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A female fringe-lipped bat, Trachops cirrhosus, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

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A vulnerable, federally endangered lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A scarlet-rumped cacique (Cacicus uropygialis) at the National Aviary breeding center in Palmar, Colombia.

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A crane hawk (Geranospiza caerulescens) at the PanAmerican Conservation Association in Gamboa, Panama.

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A cave with thousands of Egyptian fruit bats in the Maramagambo Forest in Africa.

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A female Bonaparte’s gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia, at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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An Indian roller (Coracias benghalensis affinis) at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A female fringe-lipped bat, Trachops cirrhosus, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

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A female fringe-lipped bat, Trachops cirrhosus. Also sometimes known as the frog-eating bat. The function of the mouth tubercles are a mystery. Its long been hypothesized that they are used for chemo-reception, that the bat can fly over a frog or toad and just brush its skin with its lips, thus very quickly (and non-lethally) assess the palatability of its prey. Nobody knows for sure though.

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A white-naped jacobin hummingbird (Florisuga mellivora) from the wild in Gamboa, Panama.

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A white-naped jacobin hummingbird (Florisuga mellivora) from the wild in Gamboa, Panama.

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A tropical milkweed butterfly (Lycorea halia cleobaea) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This is a subspecies found only in the Dominican Republic.

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A tropical milkweed butterfly (Lycorea halia cleobaea) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This is a subspecies found only in the Dominican Republic.

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A calisto batesi butterfly (Calisto bates) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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A calisto batesi butterfly (Calisto bates) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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A common lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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A common lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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A tropical milkweed butterfly (Lycorea halia cleobaea) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This is a subspecies found only in the Dominican Republic.

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A tropical milkweed butterfly (Lycorea halia cleobaea) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This is a subspecies found only in the Dominican Republic.

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A common lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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A common lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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A male ashy-headed goose, Chloephaga poliocephala, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

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The black spur-winged goose, Plectropterus gambensis niger, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. This species has spurs on the wing joints that can be used defensively.

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The black spur-winged goose, Plectropterus gambensis niger, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. This species has spurs on the wing joints that can be used defensively.

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The black spur-winged goose, Plectropterus gambensis niger, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. This species has spurs on the wing joints that can be used defensively.

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Richardson’s cackling goose, Branta hutchinsii hutchinsii, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

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Greater sandhill crane (Grus canadensis tabida) at Tracy Aviary.

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Kambo, a red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus), at Tracy Aviary.

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Kambo, a red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus), at Tracy Aviary.

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Kambo, a red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus), at Tracy Aviary.

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A short-tailed hawk (Buteo brachyurus) at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

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A short-tailed hawk (Buteo brachyurus) at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

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A swallow-tail kite (Elanoides forficatus) at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

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A swallow-tail kite (Elanoides forficatus) at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

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A swallow-tail kite (Elanoides forficatus) at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

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