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

 

Writhed Hornbill (Aceros leucocephalus)

Also known as the Mindanao Wrinkled Hornbill, the writhed hornbill is a species of hornbill that is endemic to the Philippine islands of MIndanago, Dinagat and Camigiun Sur. They typically inhabit humid forests and will feed on fruits, insects and small vertebrates. Like most hornbills A.leucocephalus is sexually dimorphic with males sporting a rufous colored head and neck. However, both sexes have bright red bills/casques and black bodies.

The writhed hornbill is currently listed as near threatened and faces threats from habitat loss and hunting.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Coraciiformes-Bucerotidae-Aceos-A. leucocephalus

Image(s): Olaf Oliviero Riemer

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