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

 

Black-billed Mountain Toucan (Andigena nigrirostris)

…a small species of toucan that is native to the highland forests in the Andes of western Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and northern Peru. Like other toucan species A.nigrirostris feeds mostly on fruit and the occasional insect or lizard.  Despite what their common name suggests only one subspecies (A.n.nigrirostris) actually has a fully black bill the others have bills that are chestnut and partially black.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Piciformes-Rhamphastidae-Andigena-A.nigrirostris

Image(s): Felix Uribe

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