Glossary for Egretta caerulea

  • Animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
  • Bay
    An area of water bordered by land on three sides.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000032
  • Bayou
    A small, slow-moving stream or creek; usually located in low-lying areas.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000234
  • Body mass
    The amount of matter in the body of an organism.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/VT_0001259
  • Clutch/brood/litter size
    Single birth offspring quantity. The proportion or number of offspring produced from a single pregnancy (mammals) or ovulation (fish) or nesting (birds).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/VT_0001933
  • Days
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000033
  • Degrees
    A plane angle unit which is equal to 1/360 of a full rotation or 1.7453310^[-2] rad.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000185
  • Estuary
    A semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000045
  • Feeds on
    consumes for energetic or other nutritional needs
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predator
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/eats
  • Forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
  • Fresh water
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002011
  • Freshwater habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002037
  • G
    Grams. A mass unit which is equal to one thousandth of a kilogram or 10^[-3] kg.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000021
  • Grassland biome
    A grassland biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its entire spatial extent, an unbroken layer of grasses (Gramineae), sedges (Cyperaceae) or rushes (Juncaceae).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000177
  • Growth rate
    The rate of increase in the size of an organism per unit time.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/260865002
  • Habitat
    A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/habitat
  • Habitat
    The natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds (influences and is utilized by) a species population.
    Habitat. (2013, August 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:01, August 14, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Habitat&oldid=567783959
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Habitat
  • Iucn red list category
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/RedListCategory
  • Lagoon
    A sheet of saline water separated from the open sea by sand or shingle banks. The sheet of water between an offshore reef, especially of coral and mainland. The sheet of water within a ring or horseshoe shaped atoll.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000038
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
  • Least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
  • Litters per year
    Number of litters per female per year
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/LittersPerYear
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
  • Mangrove biome
    A mangrove biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its spatial extent, mangrove plants (Rhizophoraceae). Mangrove plants are able to withstand high levels of salinity as well as regions of anoxia and frequent tidal inundation. Mangrove biomes often occur near tropical and sub-tropical estuaries and depositional marine coastal environments where fine sediments (often with high organic content) collect in areas protected from high energy wave action.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000181
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
  • Marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
  • Meadow
    A habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. Typically, what is called a meadow has more biodiversity than a grassland as the former contains not only grasses but a significant variety of annual, biennial and perennial plants.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000108
  • Mud
    A liquid or semi-liquid mixture of water and some combination of soil, silt, and clay.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000001
  • Mudflat
    A wetland that forms when mud is deposited by the tides, rivers, sea or oceans.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000192
  • Onset of fertility
    The age at which an organism develops the ability to produce live offspring.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/VT_0002683
  • Per day
    A frequency rate of occurrences of something within a period of time equal to twenty-four hours.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C66968
  • Per year
    A frequency rate of occurrences of something within a period of time equal to three hundred sixty-five days.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C74924
  • Pond
    A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000033
  • Population trend
    http://iucn.org/population_trend
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
  • Saline water
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002010
  • Shoreline
    The line of contact between a body of water and the land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000486
  • Swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
  • Terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
  • Total life span
    The full period of time from birth to death of an organism.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/VT_0001661
  • Weight
    A physical quality inhering in a bearer that has mass near a gravitational body.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0000128
  • Woodland
    Land having a cover of trees, shrubs, or both.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000109
  • Years
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000036

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