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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Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri)

also known as the Waller’s gazelle, the gerenuk is a species of long-necked gazelle native to the scrub forests and deserts of Eastern Africa. This gazelle is different than other gazelles in that it doesn’t really graze but instead forages on bushes and trees which they reach with their long necks, they also can stand on their hind legs to reach higher branches if needed. They also don’t ever drink water! like ever they get all the water they need from the plants they eat, because of this the gerenuk can survive in the driest of habitats.

Phylogeny

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