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 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

 

Blue-headed Quail-Dove (Starnoenas cyanocephala)

…a unique species of dove found only on the island of Cuba. Like most doves the blue-headed quail-dove mates for life and is often found in a pair. They also forage almost exclusively on the ground, feeding on seeds, berries, snails and small insects. Blue-headed quail-doves spend almost their entire lives on the ground and rarely fly, only leaving the ground to escape predators or roost. Due to the degradation of its natural habitat of swamps and forests by habitat loss the blue-headed quail dove is currently listed as endangered.

Phylogeny

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