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

 

Bridled Nail-tail Wallaby (Onychogalea fraenata)

…an endangered species of macropod marsupial that currently only occupies three isolated areas in Queensland, Australia. They typically live in Acacia shrublands and grassy woodlands in semi-arid regions in their small range. O. fraenata is nocturnal and will graze on vegetation at night, during the day they will retreat to a nest which is usually located in bushes or grass. Bridled nail-tail wallabies are typically solitary animals but are known to congregate during the dry season.

Currently Onychogalea fraenata is listed as endangered, it has lost 95% of its original range and <1,000 individuals are thought to exist. O. fraenata faces threats from habitat destruction, diseases and over-predation from introduced predators.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Marsupialia-Australidelphia-Diprotodontia-Macropodidae-Onychogalea-O. fraenata

Images: australiananimallearningzone and Lee Curtis

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