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  • Eudocimus alba

    American white ibis

    The american white ibis are medium to large-sized wading birds with a rather long neck and legs.  The adult has white plumage and a bare, dark pink face (no feathers).  Like all ibises, they have

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Pelecaniformes
    Family
    Threskiornithidae
  • Aphidius matricariae

    Aphidius

    This is a tiny, delicate black wasp, with a marked indentation between the thorax and abdomen (giving it a wasp waist).

    Class
    Insecta
    Order
    Hymenoptera
    Family
    Aphididae
  • Aphidoletes aphidimyza

    Aphidoletes

    The adult aphidoletes is a delicate diptera that resembles a tiny mosquito. The larva is an orange grub.

    Class
    Insecta
    Order
    Diptera
    Family
    Cecidomyiidae
  • Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

    Arawana

    The arawana is generally greenish, with large iridescent scales. It has two barbels, which are usually blue.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Osteoglossiformes
    Family
    Osteoglossidae
  • 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
  • Leporinus fasciatus

    Banded leporinus

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

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Anostomidae
  • 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
  • Ramphocelus bresilius

    Brazilian tanager

    The male is red with black wings and tail. The female is brown with darker wings and tail. The lower mandible is silvery white.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Thraupidae
  • Tangara cayana, female

    Burnished-buff tanager

    The burnished-buff tanager is a small bird. The male has a reddish, almost orange, cap, back and flanks. His wings and tail are greenish or bluish grey.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Thraupidae
  • Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

    Capybara

    A capybara, the world's largest rodent, looks like a giant guinea pig. It has a large rectangular head with large brown eyes and a blunt muzzle.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Rodents
    Family
    Hydrochoeridae

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