Rabbit Bot Fly (Cuterebra buccata)
…a species of New World skin bot fly (Cuterebrinae) that is native to northeastern and eastern North America. Like other members of the genus Cuterebra C. buccata larvae are parasitic on rabbits (Typically Sylvilagus floridanus). C. buccata larvae are subcutaenous (under the skin) parasite and will typically bore into their hosts throat or flanks, once there they will feed on their hosts’s flesh. The larvae breaths inside its host by everting its anal spiracle out of the hole.
Spotted Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma punctatum)
…a species of quail-thrush (Cinclosoma spp.) that is endemic to eastern and south-eastern Australia. Spotted quail-thrushes are neither quails nor thrushes and are a member of the family Cinclosomatidae, a family of passerine birds which includes the jewel-babblers and whipbirds. Spotted quail-thrushes are very shy and secretive birds, making them fairly difficult to spot in the wild. They are usually seen either by themselves or in small family groups.A majority of their lives is spent on the forest floor foraging though the leaf litter for food.
Waterbuck [Kobus ellipsiprymnus]
i think i feel good enough to post this….. it’s nothing special but, been practicing humans
The African Fish Eagle, Haliaeetus vocifer (Accipitridae), is probably the most familiar bird of prey in Africa. Perched majestically on a high branch, the contrast between the white upper-body and tail, the chestnut belly and the black wings is unmistakeable [source].
It occurs throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. It is the national bird of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
If you want to know why the name of the species is vocifer, hear their calling here.
Photo credit: ©Tarique Sani | African Fish Eagle photographed in Moremi, Botswana.
why live your life punk rock when you can live it prog rock: long, complicated, and nearly incomprehensible
(photo via rod planck)
noooo i haven’t!! i’m not a birder and i actually never paid much attention to the birds around me before this summer……. i only saw my first wren maybe a few weeks ago and only heard his warning call before that!! i think they sing beautifully though and they’re really gorgeous birds
and I KNOW THAT VIDEO did you maybe reblog that before? i love it so much it’s really gorgeous