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


Blushing Snail (Succinea sanctaehelenae)

…a species of amber snail endemic to the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic. Its glossy ‘blushing’ shell’s color is caused by light which strikes through the snails translucent body and shell. It’s shell also has only a few whorls and grows rapidly in size. 

This species is poorly researched and little is known about is biology or reproductive habits. Currently the blushing snail is listed as near threatened this is thought to be due to a mix of its small habitat and deforestation. 



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