Pimentos are small red peppers that are native to North and Central America. They are also known as "cherry peppers" because of their round shape, in contrast to the bell-shaped "bell peppers." Most pimentos are sweet peppers, but some varieties can be hot.Continue Reading
Pimentos are commonly chopped and stuffed into green Spanish olives. These olives are used as a garnish, such as with a martini, and are an important ingredient in pimento cheese as well as in a lunch meat known as pimento loaf. They can also be stuffed for an appetizer or pickled.
Pimentos are generally sweet and mild. They are considered one of the most mild of the chili peppers.Learn more about Food Facts
The eastern bluebird is small bird native to North and Central America, and is noted for the male's deep blue head, back, wings, tail and rusty red and white-streaked breast. The female also has blue and red coloration with some white, but her colors are duller. Juveniles are more gray.Full Answer >
Also called the alligator gar, the gator gar is a slender freshwater fish native to North and Central America. It is named for its wide, tooth-filled, alligator-like snout.Full Answer >
Coyotes range throughout North and Central America. They live in hollow logs, brush piles and burrows. They dig their own burrows or sometimes take over other animals' burrows.Full Answer >
Gophers are burrowing rodents that range in North and Central America. There are a total of 37 species of gophers, nearly half of which live in the United states. One such species, the plains pocket gopher, grows up to 12 inches long.Full Answer >