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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

 

Genus Thelotornis

(Twig Snakes)

…also known as bird snakes Thelotornis is a genus of three species of snakes in the family Colubrinae, found in parts of Africa. The name twig  comes from their long or slender bodies and their habit of freezing and swaying on trees making them look similar twig. they may look small and cute but they are highly venomous and fatal, a trait unusual among colubrid snakes.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Serpentes-Colubridae-Colubrinae-Thelotornis-(capensis,kirtlandii,usambaricus)

Source,Source,Source

1st image is T.kirtlandii

2nd is T.capensis

3rd is T.usambaricus

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