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

 

Ring-tailed Mongoose (Galidia elegans)

…is not a true mongoose but a euplerid native solely to Madagascar. Like most carnivores the ring-tailed mongoose is a hunter and feeds on small mammals, fish, eggs and small invertebrates. They are also accomplished climbers and can navigate their humid forest habitat with ease. Ring-tailed Mongooses are also quite playful and are very active during the day.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Eupleridae-Galidia-elegans

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