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Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

Three remarkable hummingbird discoveries

Three remarkable hummingbird discoveries

Hummingbird assortment, from Haeckel's 1904 _Kunstformen der Natur_. From wikipedia. Hummingbirds are among the weirdest birds of them all. You already have a rough idea of how weird they are – there’s that hovering and humming, oh, and nectar-eating (or nectarivory).

October 3, 2011 — Darren Naish
Mystery mammal, badly photographed

Mystery mammal, badly photographed

Play the game and see if you can identify the mammal shown here. The photo’s a bit rubbish, but that’s deliberate in order to make this more of a challenge.

September 24, 2011 — Darren Naish
20-chromosome toads

20-chromosome toads

Guttural toads; photo by Petra Karstedt, from wikipedia. More toads! (for previous articles in the series – required reading if you’re really interested – see the links below).

September 12, 2011 — Darren Naish
Frankly, cattle are awesome

Frankly, cattle are awesome

I’ve written about cattle – living and fossil – at least a few times on Tet Zoo (see links below). What a fascinating and awesome assemblage of mammalian herbivores.

September 8, 2011 — Darren Naish
Obscure, extravagant tropical crows

Obscure, extravagant tropical crows

House crow (at left) by Priyanka Bansal; Tufted jay (at right) by Pete Morris. The word ‘crow’ typically conjures up an image of a reasonable large, typically black, typically unadorned passerine bird.

September 3, 2011 — Darren Naish

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