(Picture by Daniel Bensen)
    The burmese bluemasque (Personavis phagovespis) is a secretive balaclavid twitavian of southeast Asia.  This plump ground-dweller feeds mostly upon fallen fruit and insects, particularly ants and wasps.  Bluemasques prey upon these social insects by ramming their heads through the nest's wall and extending their unusually long, bristle-tipped tongues into the nest cavity, lapping up the ants or wasps as they rush to defend their home.  Any assaults of stings, jaws, or burning acids have no effect on the bluemasques, protected as they are by the leathery balaclavas that cover their faces.
(Text by Daniel Bensen)
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