…a small species of asity (Philepittidae) that is endemic to the eastern forests of Madagascar. N. hypoxantha are typically found in humid/mossy montane evergreen woodlands and prefer areas with shrubby vegetation. As their curved bills suggest yellow-bellied sunbird asitys are primarily nectar feeders, using their bills to probe various plants. However, they will also feed on small insects and other invertebrates as well. Despite their small size N. hypoxantha are fairly aggressive and will defend their nectar sources from rivals and even humans!
Currently Neodrepanis hypoxantha is listed as vulnerable and faces threats due to habitat destruction.
Caribbean flamingo tongue snail (Cyphoma gibbosum). Often mistakenly caught by shell collectors for its superb colours, its shell is in fact white. The bright colours are only due to the fleshy mantle of the living creature.