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Pictures of the day: 15 January 2013

This plant seems to have large red lips, just like Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. With a scientific name of Psychotria Elata, this species also goes by the fitting names of the Hot Lips Plant, Flower of Lips or even Hooker's Lips. The colourful red flowers have evolved to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. The plant can be found in the forested areas of tropical America such as Costa Rica and Colombia.

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from Rio Wiki

Blue-and-gold Macaw

Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) at Jurong Bird Park. I LOVE the colours of the bird and the sharpness of the image emphasises it's elegance.

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IO MOTH CATERPILLAR Automeris metzli ©AniSuperNova83/ Anna Maria Rincon This large and colorful caterpillar becomess a moth of the Saturniidae family. It is found from Mexico to Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. Its hairs can cause painful skin eruption (dermatitis) when handled. IO larvae possess many venomous spines (urticarial hairs) on their body and must be handled with care

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Peanut butter fruit from Venezuela. Has a sticky, dense pulp like peanut butter. Smells like peanut butter too.

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Cottontop tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottontop_tamarin Its striking "hairstyle" is said to bear some resemblance to that of Franz Liszt, but I personally think it screams Albert Einstein ;)

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Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Piculus rivolii). It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

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Mujer Leyendo, 1987 / Woman Reading © Fernando BOTERO (Artist, Columbia). More on the artist & links to his works at http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/botero_fernando.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Botero Museum art gallery: http://www.museumsyndicate.com/artist.php?artist=248

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The Venezuelan troupial (Icterus icterus) is the national bird of Venezuela and one of about 25 or so species of New World orioles. | by Francisco Piedrahita

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