The Downlooker Snipe Fly (Rhagio scolopaceus) is an insect in the Rhagionidae family of snipe flies.
The Downlooker Snipe Fly has a slender brown body and six long stilt-like legs. It has a proboscis (sucking mouthpart) that looks like the long, slender beak of a a Snipe bird. Its head points downwards when it rests on an object or tree trunk. It does not have bristles (hairs) like the Housefly. Its wings are translucent (clear) with dark-brown markings.
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What are the seven types of bird feathers?
Birds of all species have feathers.
There are a variety of feathers, but all feathers are made of beta-keratin, which is a protein.
All feathers have similar elements: the calamus (the thick bottom part of the rachis or stem), the central rachis (like a stem going almost all the way up the feather), the barbs (like branches), and the barbules (like smaller branches with hooks that interlock with other barbules).
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The Spring Heath Robber Fly (Lasiopogon cinctus) is an insect in the Asilidae family of robber flies.
The Spring Heath Robber Fly is hairy with bristles and smoky-coloured wings. Its body has three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. Its dark body is long and tapered with yellow-grey bands on its abdomen. It has a short proboscis (sucking nose) and three simple eyes, called ocelli, between their two compound eyes. Its antennae are short with three segments. It has six spiny black legs. It has a sharp ovipositor (egg-laying segment).
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The pig, such as the Visayan Warty Pig (Sus cebifrons) has short, stiff, spiky, coarse hairs called bristles.
Pig bristles stick up, especially the hairs on a pig’s back.
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What are the rictal bristles on a bird’s beak?
The rictal bristles on a bird’s beak are the stiff hair-like feathers at the base of the beak.
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The Violet Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa violacea) is an insect in the bee family. It is not a Bumblebee, because a Bumblebee has a hairy body.
The Violet Carpenter Bee has six legs, two pairs of wings, and three body parts: (1) head, (2) thorax, and (3) abdomen. It has a shiny black body with short dark-grey hairs, called bristles. Its wings are dark (not translucent like other bees) with a violet-blue sheen. Its antennae are medium-sized, and the male has slightly bent antennae.
The male has a yellow patch on the top of its thorax, whereas the female does not (she has a black thorax). The male does not have a stinger. The female has a stinger on her abdomen, but she is not aggressive.
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The Greenbottle Fly (Lucilia caesar) is a small insect in the Calliphoridae family of blow flies. It is also known as the Common Greenbottle Fly.
The Greenbottle Fly has a metallic iridescent green colour on its thorax and abdomen. It has bright orange cheeks. It has black bristles (small hairs) on its body.
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The Blue Fly (Calliphora vicina) is a small insect in the Calliphoridae family of blow flies. It is also known as the Blow Fly, the Bottle Fly, or the Blue Bottle Fly.
The Blue Fly has a metallic iridescent blue colour on its thorax and abdomen. It has bright orange cheeks. It has black bristles (small hairs) on its body.
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What does a tiger’s tongue look like?
Mammals have tongues. A tongue is a muscle. The left and right sides of the tongue are separated by a vertical section of fibrous tissue, called a lingual septum. A tongue has a tip and a blade (the part just behind the tip).
A tongue is used for chewing, tasting, licking, swallowing, washing, and making sounds. A tongue’s upper surface is covered with taste buds. The tongue has nerves and blood vessels, and is kept moist with saliva. It can be pink, reddish, or dark-coloured (like a giraffe’s tongue).
A human’s tongue is about 10 centimetres (4 inches) long. The Tiger (Panthera tigris) has a tongue that is about 18-23 centimetres (7-9 inches) long.
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How do lizards walk upside down?
Many lizards, such as geckos and skinks, can walk upside down and climb up walls. They have special toe pads that can support their weight.
Their toe pads have microscopic hairs or bristles, called setae, that act like Velcro, enabling their feet to stick to surfaces.
On each of the setae are millions of even smaller tips, called septulae. Each one can grip the surface.
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The Feather Duster Worm (Sabellastarte spectabilis) is a tropical marine worm, or bristleworm – a polychaete. It is also called the Fan Worm. Some are sedentary (sessile) and some are mobile (errant). It is an annelid. It looks like a plant, but it is an animal.
The sedentary Feather Duster Worm lives in an elongated tube. The tube looks like a rolled-up parchment. It has segments that have appendages, called setae, or bristles, or tentacles, that look like a feather duster. The appendages are brown with white bands.
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The Australian Eastern Raven (Corvus coronoides coronoides) is a medium-sized black bird.
The Australian Eastern Raven is all black, with a black beak and grey-black legs. The upperparts have glossy feathers, with a purplish sheen. It has throat hackles with rounded tips (that looks like a beard). It has white eyes. The upper beak (mandible) has short bristles. The beak is tipped with a slight hook.
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The D’Arnaud’s Barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii) is a small east African bird.
The D’Arnaud’s Barbet has a yellow head with black spots and a narrow, black crown. Its upperparts are black with white spots, and its underparts are yellow with black spots. It has bristles (called barbets) on its pinky-cream beak.
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External covering is the outside appearance of an animal. Animals can have fur, feathers, hair, short hair, long hair, smooth hair, bristles, skin, thick skin, moist skin, dry skin, scales, waterproof scales, small scales, overlapping scales, spikes, hard shells, soft shells, smooth shells, rough shells, wool, or no covering at all.
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