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

 

Keel-billed Motmot (Electron carinatum)
…a species of Motmot (Momotidae), a family of birds related to the rollers, that occurs in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemalta, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Keel-billed motmots were formerly native to Mexico as well but no longer exist there. E. carinatum typically inhabits sub/tropical moist lowland and montane forests, and like other motmots its diet consists mainly of small vertebrates and fruit.
Currently Electron carinatum is listed as Vulnerable and faces threats from habitat loss.
Classification
Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Coraciiformes-Momotidae-Electron-E. carinatum
Image: Dominic Sherony

Keel-billed Motmot (Electron carinatum)

…a species of Motmot (Momotidae), a family of birds related to the rollers, that occurs in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemalta, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Keel-billed motmots were formerly native to Mexico as well but no longer exist there. E. carinatum typically inhabits sub/tropical moist lowland and montane forests, and like other motmots its diet consists mainly of small vertebrates and fruit.

Currently Electron carinatum is listed as Vulnerable and faces threats from habitat loss.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Coraciiformes-Momotidae-Electron-E. carinatum

Image: Dominic Sherony

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