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".

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Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)

is a species of stingray found in most tropical waters around the world. This ray gets its name from the bright spots/rings that line the animals back. they can get fairly big with mature adults growing up to 16ft long and can have a wingspan of up to 10 feet. Spotted eagle rays are usually found near the bottom where they dig through the sand with their snout to find small crustaceans and burrowing fish, they are also known to jump out of the water and there has been one instance of one striking and killing someone in a boat…..

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Chondrichtyhes-Myliobatiformes-Myliobatidae-Aetobatus-narinari

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