Hi, I'm Andrew and I’m just a simple 19 year old guy and zoology student that posts random factoids about obscure animals and general animal science/zoology/biology stuff so if you like animals this is the place for you, if you only like cute animals this is not the place for you… Also I can ID any animals you might need identified (just submit them to me).

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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Honduran white bat 

(Ectophylla alba)

the honduran white bat is a species of bat of the family Phyllostomidae (leaf-nosed bats), and as you might of guessed it if found in parts of Central America like Honduras and Nicaragua. They are true to their name in that they are all white with yellow extremities, they are also rather small only growing up to 2 inches long at adulthood. Unlike the typical “home” of a cave these bats will cut parts of leaves off the large heliconia plant to form a sort of tent that they use for shelter, usually in groups of around 6 individuals, they will not leave the plant unless the stem is shaken,possibly due to their coloration as the green plant casts a green shadow on their white fur.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Chiroptera-Phyllostomatidae-Ectophylla-alba

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