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The long-tailed tit or long-tailed bushtit (Aegithalos caudatus), occasionally referred to as the silver-throated tit or silver-throated dasher, is a common bird found throughout Europe and Asia.

This species has been described as a tiny (at only 5–6 inches in length, including its 2.5-3.5 inch long tail), round-bodied tit with a short, stubby bill and a very long, narrow tail. The plumage is mainly black and white, with variable amounts of grey and pink. Its appearance has given rise to the nickname “the flying lollipop”.

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Bipalium is a genus of large predatory land planarians. They are often loosely called “hammerhead worms” or “broadhead planarians” because of the distinctive shape of their head region.

Hammerhead worms have no respiratory system, no circulatory system, no skeleton, and a mouth for an anus. Predatory and large, with some species capable of growing to half a meter long, hammerhead worms are a global menace. Native to the tropic and temperate zones of Asia and Australasia, hammerhead worms have invaded almost every corner of Europe and the United States.

A number of hammerhead worm species feed exclusively on earthworms, literally tearing them apart before dissolving them in enzymes and drinking them up.
Destroying native populations of earthworms wreaks havoc on native ecosystems.

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The Ural owl (Strix uralensis) is a medium-sized nocturnal owl of the genus Strix, with up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia.

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