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

 

Schalow’s Turaco (Tauraco schalowi)

…a species of turaco that occurs from southwest Kenya, to Angola and Zimbabwe. Like other forest turacos, Schalow’s turaco is arboreal and lives most of its live in the trees. They feed almost exclusively on fruit, however young are also fed small invertebrates. Shcalow’s turacos are poor fliers and instead use their climbing abilities to move from tree to tree. However, if need be they can fly for short distances. Although Shcalow’s turacos usually feed in small groups, breeding is a private matter. And pairs will claim and fiercely defend territories

Phylogeny

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Images: Ian Kinshott and James L. Taylor

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