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

 

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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