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

 

Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus)

…a species of tanager that occurs in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. It typically inhabits sub/tropical moist lowland forests and sub/tropical dry shrublands. Like other tanagers T. cristatus is mainly an insectivore but will consume fruit and seeds as well. Like many birds T. cristatus is sexually dimorphic with males sporting the ‘flame-crest’ and females being a drab brownish color.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Thraupidae-Tachyphonus-T. cristatus

Images: Carlos Eduardo Gru pilo and Dario Sanches 

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