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".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

White-fronted Falconet (Microhierax latifrons)

…is a species of Falconet (A genus of small birds of prey) found only in the state of Sabah in Borneo. Like other falconets this species feeds primarily on insects, but they will also take small birds and reptiles when given the chance. Not too much is known about thier biology as they are reported to have a small population size and are relatively rare. Although they are only listed as near threatened these small birds are suffering due to habitat loss.

Phylogeny

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