is a pheasant of the family (phasianidae). they can be found on a single island in the Philippines, Palawan island (thus the name). they are a medium size bird growing up to 50cm long, their most distinguishing characteristic is their plumage, as they have highly iridescent blue feathers on their backs and with peacock like ocelli on their tail feathers (thus the name peacock pheasant. females are smaller than the male and are less colorful. (as the male uses his plumage for mating). due to habitat loss, hunting and limited habitat range they are listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.
A tawny-bellied hermit (Untamed Americas - NGC)
Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula)
The alligator gar is a large freshwater fish found in sluggish pools in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. The fish can grow up to 3m (10 ft), weighting at least 91kg (200 lb).
The fish has seen a decline in population due to overfishing and habitat destruction. Flood-control measures such as dams and dikes have dramatically altered their riverine ecosystems and largely eliminated their preferred spawning habitats across North America.
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Hakama (袴) that usually worn by woman at graduation ceremony
denizensofearth: African Striped Grass Mice
These mice belong to the family Lemniscomys, whose members are known as striped grass mice, African striped mice, or zebra mice. There are 11 recognized species, all of which are found in sub-Saharan Africa but one, the Barbary striped grass mouse (L. barbarus). They are generally found in grassy habitats and are mostly diurnal, but they are very adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats, particularly where their ranges overlap. They are very short-lived and average only a year in the wild, and feed on plants and some insects.