melanocephalus

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The Black-headed Python (Aspidites melanocephalus) is a constrictor native to northern Australia. Their unique head and neck coloration is used for thermoregulation, allowing them to warm up more easily without leaving their entire bodies exposed to predators. In the wild, they feed mostly on other reptiles, including venomous snakes. 

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Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)

…a striking species of trogon (Trogonidae) which is known to occur in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Black-headed trogons are known to inhabit subtropical or tropical dry forests, moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forests. Like other trogon species, black-headed trogons feed mainly on fruit, but is known to take insects as well.

Classification

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Image: Stogney

December 26, 2015 - Black-headed Parrot, Black-Headed Caique, or Black-Capped Parrot (Pionites melanocephalus)

Requested by: @theparrotproject

Found in northern South America around the Amazon Basin, these parrots can live up to 40 years. Somewhat weak fliers, they tend to climb, jump, and hop frequently. They eat seeds, flowers, fruits, and leaves with a few birds often watching for danger as others in the flock forage. Nesting in tree cavities, such as those made by woodpeckers, they lay two to four eggs. They are fairly common in captivity and known for their playful behavior.