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sitta-pusilla  asked:

Top 5 nuthatches

(I only know 5 off the top of my head)

5. European or w/e they have over there ewwww

4. Red-breasted. Just a small knockoff of the original nerdhatch. Still very cute though, good bird.

3. White-breasted

2. squeaky boys the brown-headeds

1. their even more adorable cousins PYGMY NUTHATCH

honorable mention: turns out there’s something called BEAUTIFUL NUTHATCH and BLUE NUTHATCH, magnificent

Aquarium Plants List

(By no means a complete list.  For any suggestions/corrections, please message me.  Please research the needs of your particular plant before purchasing)

Africa
Foreground

  • Anubias Nana Petite (West Africa)
  • Dwarf Hairgrass (Elocharis parvula)
  • Willow Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica) (North Africa)

Midground

  • Anubias barteri (West Africa)
  • Anubias gracilis
  • Anubias augustifolia ‘Afzelii’ (West Africa)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Nymphaea lotus (East Africa)
  • Nymphaea rubra (East Africa)

Background

  • Red Ammannia (ammania gracilis)
  • Anubias congensis (West Africa)
  • Aponogeton boivinianus (Madagascar)
  • Apoogeton longiplumulosus (Northern Madagascar)
  • Madagascar Lace (Aponogeton madagascariensis) (Madagascar)
  • Bacopa monnieri (West Africa)
  • Congo Fern (Bolbitis heudelotii)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Floating Fern (Ceratopteris cornuta)
  • African Onion Plant (Crinum natans) (West Africa)
  • Lagarosiphon major (South Africa)
  • Nesaea cassicaulis (West Africa)
  • Nesaea pedicellata (Tanzania, Mozambique)
  • Potamogeton mascarensis (Madagascar)

Floating

  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
  • Salvinia natans (North Africa)

North America
Foreground

  • Dwarf Hairgrass (Elocharis parvula) (Cuba)
  • Willow Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica)
  • Dwarf Sagittaria (Sagittaria pusilla) (Eastern North America)
  • Water Cabbage (Samolus valerandi)
  • Fissidens fontanus (USA)

Midground

  • Giant Bacopa (Bacopa caroliniana) (North-Central America)
  • Water Hedge (Didiplis diandra)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Pearlweed (Hemianthus micranthemoides) (Cuba, Southeast USA)
  • Hydrocotyle verticillata (North to Central America)
  • Scarlet Lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Ludwigia glandulosa (Southern USA)
  • Banana Plant (Nyphoides aquatica) (Southern USA)
  • Giant Sagittaria (Sagittaria platyphylla)
  • Sagittaria subulata (Eastern USA)
  • Lizard’s Tail (Saururus cernuus)
  • Dwarf Vallisneria (Vallisneria Americana)

Background 

  • Acmella oppositifoli (Southern USA to Paraguay)
  • Round Bacopa (Bacopa rotundifolia) (Southern USA)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Radicans Sword (Echinodorus cordifolius) (North America to Mexico)
  • Egeria densa
  • Eleocharis prolifera (Eastern USA)
  • Elodea Canadensis
  • Ludwigia brevipes
  • Ludwigia palustris (USA)
  • Ludwigia repens (North to Central America)
  • Lysmichia nummularia
  • Myriophyllum hippuroides
  • Myiophylum scabratum (Eastern North America, Cuba)
  • Shinnersia rivularis (Mexico)

Floating

  • Water Velvet (Azolla caroliniana)
  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans) 

South America
Foreground

  • Alternanthera reineckii ‘Lilacina’
  • Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’
  • Bolivian Sword (Echinodorus bolivianus) (Brazil)
  • Echinodorus quadricostatus var. xinguensis
  • Echinodorus tenellus
  • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay)
  • Hemianthus callitrichoides (Central to South America)
  • Water Cabbage (Samolus valerandi)
  • Staurogyne Repens (Southern Amazon)

Midground

  • Amazon Sword (Echinosorus amazonicus) (Brazil)
  • Black Amazon Sword (Echinodorus horemanii) (Brazil)
  • Peruvian Sword (Echinodorus parviflorus) (Peru to Bolivia)
  • Echinodorus opacus
  • Echinodorus uruguayensis
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Hygrophila guianensis

Background 

  • Acmella oppositifoli (Southern USA to Paraguay)
  • Aciotis acuminifolia (Lesser Antilles to Brazil, Bolivia)
  • Alternanthera rosaefolia (Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil)
  • Althernanthera Aquatica (Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay)
  • Giant Cabomba (Cabomba aquatica) (Central to South America)
  • Green Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) (Central to South America)
  • Red Cabomba (Cabomba piauhyensis) (Central to South America)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Braodleaved Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri)
  • Echinodorus grandiflorus (Central to South America)
  • Echinodorus macrophyllus (Guyana, Brazil)
  • Echinodorus major (Brazil)
  • Echinosorus Osiris (Brazil)
  • Egeria naja (Brazil,Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina)
  • Eichhornia azurea
  • Spadeleaf Plant (Gymnocoronis spilanthoides)
  • Stargrass (Heteranthera zosterifolia)
  • Brazillian Pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala)
  • Micranthemum umbrosum (Central to South America)
  • Brailian Milfoil (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
  • Red Myriophyllum (Myriopylum tuberculatum)
  • Potagmogeto gayii
  • Spathiphylum wallisii (Columbia) (Semi Aquatic)

Floating

  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Amazonian Frogbit (Limomium laevigatum)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
  • Salvinia auriculata (Central to South America)
  • Salvinia Minima

Asia
Foreground

  • Dwarf Hairgrass
  • Japanese Rush (Blyxa japonica)
  • Cryptocoryne walkeri var. lutea (Sri Lanka)
  • Cryptocoryne siamensis (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne parva (Sri Lanka)
  • Cryptocoryne willisii (Sri Lanka)
  • Willow Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica)
  • Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
  • Java Moss
  • Monosolenium tenerum (India, China)
  • Pogostemon helferi (Thailand)

Midground

  • Cryptocoryne albida (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne affinis (Malaysia)
  • Cryptocoryne beckettii (Sri Lanka)
  • Cryptocoryne ciliata (Southeast Asia)
  • Cryptocoryne undulata (India)
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii (Sri Lanka)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Java Fern (Microsorium pteropus) (Southeast Asia)
  • Nymphaea lotus (Southeast Asia)
  • Nymphaea rubra (Southeast Asia)
  • Giant Sagittaria (Sagittaria platyphylla) (Southeast Asia)
  • Vallisneria tortifolia (Southeast Asia)
  • Cyperus helferi (Southeast Asia)

Background 

  • Ruffled Aponogeton (Aponogeton crispus) (Sri Lanka)
  • Compact Aponogeton (Aponogeton ulvaceus) (Sri Lanka)
  • Aponogeton rigidifolius (Sri Lanka)
  • Aponogeton undulates (India)
  • Chinese Ivy (Cardamine lyrata) (China, Korea)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Onion Plant (Crinum thaianum) (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne balansae (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne cordata (Thailand)
  • Star Rotala (Eusteralis stellata)
  • Giant Hygrophila (Hygrophila corymbosa) (India)
  • Water Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis) (India, Thailand, Malaysia)
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Gracilis’
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Strigosa’
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Glabra’
  • Hygrophila stricta (Thailand, Southeast Asia)
  • Hygrophila polysperma (India)
  • Giant Ambulia (Limnophila aquatica) (India, Sri Lanka)
  • Dwarf Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora) (India, Sri Lanka)
  • Najas indica
  • Nymphaea stellata (India)
  • Giant Red Rotala (Rotala macrandra) (India)
  • Dwarf Rotala (Rotala rotundifolia) (Southeast Asia)
  • Rotala Wallichii (Southeast Asia)
  • Vallisneria spirialis
  • Orchid Lily (Barclaya longifolia) (Southeast Asia)

Floating

  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
  • Salvinia natans

Pacifica
Foreground

  • Marsilea hirsute (Australia)
  • Glossostigma elantinoides (Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania)
  • Monosolenium tenerum (Japan, Taiwan)
  • Buce (Bucaphalandra spp.) (Borneo)

Midground

  • Cryptocoryne moehlmannii (Sumatra)
  • Cryptocoryne pondtederiifolia (Sumatra, Borneo)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • New Zealand Grassplant (Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae) (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Nuphar japonica (Japan)
  • Ranunculus inundatas (Australia)

Background

  • Chinese Ivy (Cardamine lyrata) (Japan)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Star Rotala (Eusteralis stellata) (Australia)
  • Giant Hygrophila (Hygrophila corymbosa) (Indonesia)
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Crispa’ (Indonesia)
  • Dwarf Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora) (Indonesia)
  • Lysmichia nummularia (Japan)
  • Corkscrew Valisneria (Callisneria asiatica var. biwaensis
  • Giant Vallisneria (Vallisneria gigantean)
  • Vallisneria spirialis
  • Orchid Lily (Barclaya longifolia) (New Guinea)

Floating

  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)

Little Kingfisher (Alcedo pusilla)

…a very small (4.3-5 inches!) species of River Kingfisher (Alcedinidae) that is native to northern Queensland and the north Northern Territory in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. Little kingfishers are often seen in open forest, woodlands, swamps, mangroves, and other sufficiently wet places. Where, like other kingfishers it will plunge dive for small fish and aquatic invertebrates. Little kingfishers will nest on the banks of rivers, nesting typically occurs from October through March. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Coraciiformes-Alcedinidae-Alcedo-A. pusilla

Image: JJ Harrison

“OH HELLO”

Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. I love these guys! They sound like little squeaky toys and are cooperative breeders, which means that many birds will work together to raise a single clutch of eggs– in essence, they’re the pygmy nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) of the east. 

(Or is the pygmy nuthatch the brown-headed nuthatch of the west?)