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  • Icterus galbula

    Baltimore oriole

    This species is no longer present at the Biodôme.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Coereba flaveola

    Bananaquit

    The bananaquit is the only representative of its family, but there are many regional variants, adding up to about forty subspecies. This description applies to the subspecies at the Biodôme.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Thraupidae
  • Heros severus

    Banded cichlid

    The young are marked with several dark vertical bands, which later fade, except for the ones linking the final rays on the dorsal and anal fins.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Cichlidae
  • Leporinus fasciatus

    Banded leporinus

    The conical head of the leporinus ends in a small mouth.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Anostomidae
  • Dipturus laevis

    Barndoor skate

    This skate has a flattened body, a pointed snout and fairly smooth skin. There are several mucous pores marked with black spots on its ventral surface, and several rows of spines on its tail.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Rajiformes
    Family
    Rajidae
  • Bucephala islandica

    Barrow's goldeneye

    This is a rather plump diving duck. The nuptial plumage of the male (black and white) is quite distinctive; notice the white crescent on the head, which is black with purple highlights.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Megaceryle alcyon

    Belted kingfisher

    The belted kingfisher is the same size as a pigeon, with a greyish blue back and a white breast. It is easy to identify, with its large blue crested head.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Coraciiformes
    Family
    Alcedinidae
  • Eotetranychus uncatus

    Birch spider mite

    This greenish acari lives in colonies. It produces a fine, sticky silk webbing on foliage. The webbing is typical of this family and serves mainly to protect the insect from predators.

    Class
    Arachnida
    Order
    Acari
    Family
    Tetranychidae
  • Toxoptera aurantii

    Black citrus aphid

    This small pear-shaped insect has a pair of tubular appendices on its back, close to the tip of its abdomen. It ranges in colour from reddish green to black.

    Class
    Insecta
    Order
    Homoptera
    Family
    Aphidae
  • Cepphus grylle

    Black guillemot

    The summer plumage is totally black, with the exception of a white patch on each wing. Its feet and the inside of its mouth are vermilion red.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Alcidae