Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Coyote کایوتی

Coyote کایوتی
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The coyote (US /kaɪˈoʊtiː/ or /ˈkaɪ.oʊt/, UK /kɔɪˈjoʊteɪ/, or /kɔɪˈjoʊt/;[a] Canis latrans) is a canid native to North America. It is a smaller, more basal animal than its close relative, the gray wolf,[2] being roughly the North American equivalent to the old world golden jackal, though it is larger and more predatory in nature.[3] It is listed as "least concern" by the IUCN, on account of its wide distribution and abundance throughout North America, Mexico and into Central America. It is a highly versatile species, whose range has expanded amidst human environmental modification.[1] This expansion is ongoing, and it may one day reach South America, as shown by the animal's presence beyond the Panama Canal in 2013.[4] As of 2005, 19 subspecies are recognized.

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کایوت یا کایوتی (نام علمی: Canis latrans) پستانداری از راستهٔ گوشت‌خواران، ردهٔ سگ‌سانان است. این جانور بومی آمریکای شمالی و مرکزی است. کایوت خز قهوه‌ای-زرد (دشتی) یا قهوه‌ای-خاکستری (کوهی) دارد. خز زیر شکم جانور سفید رنگ است. بینی سیاه و چشم‌هایی زرد با دمی پشمالو دارد.

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The ancestors of the coyote diverged from those of the gray wolf, 1-2 million years ago,[6] with the modern species arising in North America during the Middle Pleistocene.[2] It is highly flexible in social organization, living either in nuclear families or in loosely-knit packs of unrelated individuals. It has a varied diet consisting primarily of animal matter, including ungulates, lagomorphs, rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates, though it may also eat fruit and vegetable matter on occasion.[7] It is a very vocal animal, whose most iconic sound consists of a howl emitted by solitary individuals.[8] Other than humans, cougars[9] and gray wolves[10] are the coyote's only serious enemies. Nevertheless, coyotes have on occasion mated with the latter species, producing hybrids colloquially called "coywolves".

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کایوت‌های دشتی وزنی حدود ۱۰ کیلوگرم دارند. وزن کایوت‌های کوهی به ۲۵ کیلوگرم هم می‌رسد. کایوت‌ها شکارچیانی شبرو هستند و تنها شکار می‌کنند. عمدهٔ خوراک آن‌ها پستانداران کوچک و مارها هستند. آن‌ها می‌توانند از میوه‌ها و گیاهان هم تغذیه کنند.

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The coyote is a prominent character in Native American folklore, usually depicted as a trickster who alternately assumes the form of an actual coyote or a man. As with other trickster figures, the coyote acts as a picaresque hero which rebels against social convention through deception and humor.[11] The animal was especially respected in Mesoamerican cosmology as a symbol of military might,[12] with some scholars having traced the origin of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl to a pre-Aztec coyote deity.[13] After the European colonization of the Americas, it was reviled in Anglo-American culture as a cowardly and untrustworthy animal. Unlike the gray wolf, which has undergone a radical improvement of its public image, cultural attitudes towards the coyote remain largely negative. 


 Photographer : ebi fisher

 Photographer : ebi fisher

 Photographer : ebi fisher

 Photographer : ebi fisher

 Photographer : ebi fisher

Photographer : ebi fisher

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