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).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

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

 

Hi! This isn’t a real submission I just have a question about this animal (?) and wanted to include the picture. My friends found this picture in the internet and now we wonder what this is. To me it looks just like a funny piece of wood but … who knows ;)

Do you maybe know anything about this charming creature? Thankyou!

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That is the beautiful mug of the Mata-Mata (Chelus fimbriata)  which is a species of South American turtle, that hunts by “vacuuming” prey into its mouth. I made a post of one awhile ago so you can go there for some more information. 

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