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  • 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)
  • 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
  • Melanitta nigra

    Black scoter

    The male is solid shiny black, except for a yellow blob on the bill. In contrast, the female has brown plumage, grey cheeks and a dark crown.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Poecile atricapillus

    Black-capped chickadee

    A small bird, with black head and bib. The sides of its head and neck are white, its flanks are buff, its legs are grey and its beak, black. It is an acrobatic flyer.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Paridae
  • Nycticorax nycticorax

    Black-crowned night-heron

    The back, beak and top of the adult's head are black. The tops of the wings and tail are silvery grey, the eyes red and the feet yellowish. Young birds are brown with white and beige markings.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Pelecaniformes
    Family
    Ardeidae (herons)
  • Rissa tridactyla

    Black-legged kittiwake

    In summer, the head, neck and underside of the adult's body are white, its back and the topside of its wings silvery grey, and its wingtips, feet and eyes black.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Laridae (gulls)