Portrait of a non-breeding male Everglades pygmy sunfish (Elassoma evergladei). When breeding, these males turn jet black with prominent metallic blue markings (visible on this specimen). This species is very common in the wild and occurs in south-eastern United-States.

Portrait of a non-breeding male Everglades pygmy sunfish (Elassoma evergladei). When breeding, these males turn jet black with prominent metallic blue markings (visible on this specimen). This species is very common in the wild and occurs in south-eastern United-States.

Portrait of a cute male Brown-throated wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea). Yes… I said brown-throated… actually females have rich brown throats whereas males display jet black throats. This species is commonly found in woodlands and gardens in central Africa.

Portrait of a cute male Brown-throated wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea). Yes… I said brown-throated… actually females have rich brown throats whereas males display jet black throats. This species is commonly found in woodlands and gardens in central Africa.