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

 

Hemiphractus fasciatus

…is a species of hemiphractid frog that occurs in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and possible Costa Rica. H. fasciatus typically inhabits humid lowland, montane and cloud forests. Individuals are active at night and will prey on other frogs and obsessionally small invertebrates.

Currently Hemiphractus fasciatus is listed as near threatened and faces threats from deforestation and pollution.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Amphibia-Anura-Hemiphractidae-Hemiphractus-H. fasciatus

Images: Brain Gratwicke and Edgardo J. Griffith

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