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Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus)

The Tufted Coquette is a tiny hummingbird that breeds in eastern Venezuela, Trinidad, Guiana and northern Brazil. It is an uncommon but widespread species, which appears to be a local or seasonal migrant, although its movements are not well understood. This small bird inhabits open country, gardens and cultivation. Tufted Coquettes are tame and approachable. Their food is nectar, taken from a variety of flowers, and some small invertebrates. The small size and steady flight means that this hummer often resembles a large bee as it moves from flower to flower.

photo credits: Juan Bahamon, alainrichert



honduran white tent bats roosting under a heliconia leaf, which they sever down the length of its midrib to create a ‘tent’ that provides a waterproof shelter and protection from potential predators. 

photos by (click pic) konrad wothekenji nishida, jenny theobald and tobias gerlach, leyooutofsomewherewanja krahalex figueroamatt brady, and michael and patricia fogden

Oh dear me.


Anglerfish Group

These illustrations feature at least one representative from 11 of the 16-18 recognized anglerfish families (Order Lophiiformes).  

Artist: ©John Meszaros [Top photo] - [Bottom photo]







ok 1 why the fUCK do you have a skunk

You can have their gland removed so they don’t stink, and then they’re basically cats after that.

So fuckin adorable

OMG how adorable.


Adult and hatchling Rhino Rat Snake (Rhynchophis boulengeri) by Ferry van Stralen

Natalie Dormer at EW’s Comic-Con Social Photo Booth (July 25)


10 Jobs For Wombats [video] [h/t: sizvivdeos]



day 23: they still think im one of them

I stared at this picture for like 5 minutes and then i concluded that the different one was the last one because of the chinese letters


heard some non-savory comments from my family about my dear ball python so i was inspired to make some little psa’s about snakes!!! they are our scaly friends do not harm noodles
—> buy here as stickers or w/e you want!! also if you wanna use it on your blog feel free but pls credit me thank u \m/


Kimberley Rock Monitor  (Glauert’s Monitor)

This long-necked monitor lizard is commonly known as the Kimberley Rock Monitor, and has the scientific name of Varanus glauerti (Varanidae).

Varanus glauerti is a medium-sized monitor (up to 80 cm in length) which occupies rocky habitats, being both terrestrial or arboreal. Males and pairs often share the same tree, and even the same branch stub, with no evidence of agonistic behavior outside the breeding season. They are active foragers.  

This species is distributed from western Kimberley in Western Australia, to the northwestern tip of the Northern Territory (Australia).

References: [1] - [2]

Photo: ©Henry Cook

Locality: Kimberley, Western Australia

Hello, my name is Caitlyn. 19. Hailing from Canada.

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