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).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

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

 

Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)

…a ‘large’ species of bird related to cuckoos that ranges from Panama and Trinidad down through South America to northern Argentina. Greater Anis typically inhabit mangroves and woodlands near water. Their diet consists mostly of insects although they are also known to take lizards and frogs as well. They are very sociable birds and are almost always found in noisy groups.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Cuculiformes-Cuculidae-Crotophaga-C. major

Images: Arthur Chapman and Barbara Blaisdell

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