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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

 

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola)

….is a unique passerine bird native to Parts of northern South America. Like its Andean cousin the male of this species has a large half-moon crest which covers its bill. These large crests are mainly used in a complex lek performance to impress females. Females lack both the crest and the coloration of the males and are instead a brown color. As their name suggests cock-of-the-rocks are usually found near rocky outcrops where they feed on fruit and small reptiles.

Phylogeny

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