Tropical Dry Forest By: Veronica Thompson Jenny Taylor& Nell Battle • climate • Rich soil ,subject to erosion • Humidity. • This biome spreads out around the globe. • It is located: India Indochina W. Africa W. Madagascar Chile Southern Africa S. America North and South of the Amazon Central America W. Indies N. Australia • • • • The length of daylight is 12 hours The temperature is on average 20-25 c Precipitation is evenly distributed Soil is nutrient-poor and acidic, decomposition is rapid and soil are subject to heavy leaching trees are 25-35 m tall. MORE FUN FACTS!!!! • The average rainfall is sufficient enough to promote growth of trees and plants species must be able to withstand periods of low precipitation. • The waterhole in the season( note the absence of leaves in the taller trees) is a magnet to wildlife! • There is high and low pressure systems on the continental interior. • The yellow –naped parrot is one of several parrots and parakeet species occurring in the region • White- tipped Dove and other species are frequent visitors to the waterhole during the dry season. • Zoology is the branch of biology the that focuses on the study of animals. • Lions tigers and bears are three of thousands animals the zoologist study. • They research all aspects of animal life, including where animals live and how they interact with their surroundings. • Botany is the scientific study of plants. • Carl Linnaeus was the finder of botany. • • • • hhtp://the birdzoo.com/tropical forest .htm www.swisher.wikispaces.com www.bbc.co.uk www.schoolsintheusa.com • What are the 3 animals that zoology study? • Who was the finder of botany? • What are the two main birds that live in the dry tropical forest? • How long does day light last?