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

 

Chlorocypha cancellata

…is a colorful species of Chlorocyphid damselfy (jewel) that occurs in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Nigeria and Uganda. It usually inhabits subtropical or tropical moist forests and is generally seen near freshwater rivers and streams. Like other damselflies C. cancellata is likely a predator and feeds mainly on small flying insects.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Odonata-Zygoptera-Calopterygoidea-Chlorocyphidae-Chlorocypha-C. cancellata

Images: Nicolas Meziere and Laurel C.

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