10 Intriguing Animals Whose Names Start with The Letter K!

Kangaroo, koala, kingfisher and killer whale are some of the more popular animals whose names start with the letter K. However, there are a dozen more names, one can include to the list. Below is a compilation of 10 more intriguing “K” animals.

K Animals

Kiskadee

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The Kiskadee is a small passerine bird of the flycatcher widespread in Texas and South America. It lives in thickets, forest edges, orchards, open woodland and parks. Kiskadee is so small, that adult Great Kiskadee averages below 22 cm (9 in)long and weighs 63 g (2.2 oz). Kiskadee has black head with yellow crown stripe, white eye stripe and short black bill. Its upperparts, wings and tails are brown. Known for its lively “BEE-tee-WEE call”, kiskadee is omnivorous; its diet consists of slurping insects like grasshoppers, moths, wasp and beetles. At times it also eats fish, frogs, lizards, mice as well as berries and seeds.

Kagu

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The Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus), is a flightless bird, forest-dwelling bird endemic to New Caledonia. The size of a chicken (about 55 cm) long, this crested bird has a bluish-gray plumage, orange bill and bright red legs. One distinct feature of Kagu is its ‘nasal corns’, a unique  structures covering its nostrils. Kagu’s good eye vision and the ability to stand still on the ground aid this carnivorous bird to catch prey. Its diet includes snails, annelid worms, centipedes, lizards, spiders, grasshoppers beetles and bugs. Kagus are monogamous breeders, building its nest on the ground and laying a single egg. Due to habitat loss and hunting, Kagu is now a threatened bird species with about 250-1000 birds sighted in the wild.

Kudu

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Kudu are African antelope with two known species: the Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis) and the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros). The Greater Kudu inhabits woodlands, dry riverbeds and bush lands while Lesser kudus lives arid savannahs. Known for the spiral horns among adult males, these antelope grow between 100-140 cm tall and  weigh 250 kg. Kudu are typically fawn-grey, with narrow, vertical white stripes along the sides. Adult males sport brown and white fringe from the mid-throat down to the tip of the neck. Kudu feed on grass, roots, leaves, grass and at times fruits and tubers.  In the wild, kudu can live 7 to 8 years and up to 23 years in captivity

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  1. BluSphere Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Interesting and to some extent pretty funny article! I love these kind of articles with information and great pictures. Thanks for sharing! The Kinkajou was really cool :-)

    Best regards,
    Blu


  2. jennifer eiffel01 Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Excellent. I would never have thought to use this great subject.


  3. Jimmy Shilaho Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Interesting list, I have never heard of some of them, almost all.


  4. pearl2010 Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Interesting animals. Well research.:-)


  5. Emmie Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Interesting read. Thank you


  6. Rhodora Bande Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Weird names indeed… I’m only familiar with the koi. Interesting share.


  7. Shining Star Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    well written
    great share


  8. tankermone Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Well-written article, informational and interesting!


  9. albert1jemi Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    great share


  10. Jamie Myles Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Another excellent article. Thanks Papaleng


  11. Dee Gold Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    cool list


  12. giftarist Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I never knew some of them, kabayan. Fascinating and interesting article.


  13. Mr Ghaz Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    great one! another very interesting article..nice list as well. Thanks for sharing this :)


  14. Kaye TM Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    super like this! i thought there are only few animals that start with the letter K


  15. lapasan Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    great share.


  16. overclocked Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    never heard of these animals before thanks for sharing


  17. Brenda Nelson Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    omg the Kagu is so cute


  18. J Anderson Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Good Post


  19. papaleng Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    thanks friends, your comments are well- appreciated.


  20. My World Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Nice one….

    Thanks for share.


  21. joelan19 Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Cute animals, papaleng, and great pics too! :)


  22. awesome11 Says...

    On November 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Thats a interesting stuff


  23. LCM Linda Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Well researched and written. The photos are wonderful. Great share.


  24. Starpisces Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 12:39 am

    wow, very good article here with wonderful pics.
    I only heard of Kangeroo and Kookaburra.
    :P


  25. crisdiwata Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Everything is new to me. Well, I guess I’ve heard of koi but didn’t know what it is. Good pictures. Interesting read.


  26. crisdiwata Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Everything is new to me. Well, I guess I have heard of koi but didn\’t know what it is. Good pictures. Interesting read.


  27. MsPatriciaDV Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 3:00 am

    the only thing i know is koi. all else makes me wanna say WOW


  28. Lord Banks Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Great picture and great text, your onto a winner here! LB


  29. AJ Garcia Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Awesome images! Love them all. :)


  30. Kuru Tsu Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Nice info! :)


  31. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    papaleng, these animals are so interesting and the pictures finish your article just perfectly.


  32. papaleng Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks Ruby for the very nice comment.


  33. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Great piece, and I’d agree with others. Those animals are interesting and impressive. :-)


  34. mubarti Says...

    On November 6, 2010 at 12:53 am

    great pics..and rare animals


  35. Xstrike Says...

    On November 6, 2010 at 1:56 am

    This was very interesting and informative, great pictures too.


  36. ronthoughts Says...

    On November 6, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Interesting animals, lahat sila may “K”, GREAT write Bro!


  37. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On November 7, 2010 at 4:15 am

    You have done such a lot of great research. I had no idea there were so many wonderful creatures starting with K. An impressive post.

    Christine


  38. Tulan Says...

    On November 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I agree, a very impressive article.


  39. bryeunade Says...

    On November 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Nice one bro.


  40. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On November 7, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    So many animals in k. I haven’t even heard of them…lovely and amazing share.


  41. K Kristie Says...

    On November 8, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Wow post, papaleng. half of these animals I haven’t heard before.


  42. thepinkbook Says...

    On November 11, 2010 at 9:16 am

    awesome!


  43. Toy Boy Says...

    On November 12, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Really enjoyed it, well written!


  44. DAN MCHARDY Says...

    On November 20, 2010 at 8:08 am

    These names are quite new to me so thanks for sharing! However some of the pictures were inevitably familiar!


  45. sandcastle Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I like the Kudu most and I think I’ve seen one at the LA Zoo. Thanks for the share.


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