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Family Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

Helmeted Hornbill

 (Rhinoplax vigil

the helmeted hornbill is one of the larger members of the hornbill family (Bucerotidae) growing up to 47 in long (+20 in with their long tail which is unusual in hornbills). This species has a rather large bare throat patch (red in males and blue in females) and a big casque which unlike in other hornbills is solid and makes up 10% of the birds body weight. these oddities place this bird in the genus Rhinoplax all by itself. this species is endemic to Sumatra and Borneo.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Coraciiformes-Bucerotidae-Rhinoplax-vigil

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