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Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

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agonzalo

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February 14, 2020 06:13 PM EST

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dardaramanda

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February 10, 2020 02:03 PM AWST

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Caught by Fisher. They said its a type of river Ray.

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kueda

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March 21, 2015 01:50 PM PDT

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Many dance flies present prey as nuptial gifts as a part of their mating rituals, but as Powell and Hogue write in California Insects, "The strangest habits are exhibited by a few species in which males secrete material from the digestive tract which is formed into a frothy, white ball or "balloon". This balloon either entraps a small prey or is substituted for prey in the courtship gift-giving sequence" (p. 161). This balloon clearly has prey within, perhaps some kind of hemipteran.

Ron and I were pretty flabbergasted as we watched these two engage in mid-air copulation, their aerial control so perfect that I was able to get this picture even though each fly couldn't have been more than 7 mm long.

Jack Owicki has this great BG photo that spawned an even greater discussion: http://bugguide.net/node/view/267952/bgimage.

I suspect this is Empis and not another genus in Empidinae due to the balloon-forming behavior and the long proboscis, but I'd love correction! Habitat was very close to a running creek, vegetation was riparian, some willow, but mostly oaks and maples.

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Ladybug Mimic Spider Paraplectana duodecimmaculata

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franzanth

Date

February 14, 2020 01:04 PM WIB

Place

Indonesia (Google, OSM)

Description

If you go back and forth between photo no 2 and 3, I think the pink pattern pulsates?

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California Striped Racer Masticophis lateralis ssp. lateralis

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fundad

Date

November 13, 2007 09:10 PM PST

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YOY Found being eaten by a YOY Kingsnake. The Racer appeared to be longer than the Kingsnake.

Note: This record is for the Striped Racer, and the kingsnake has it's own observation.

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

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johndickinson68

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September 17, 2019 12:17 PM UTC

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Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Bradypus variegatus

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agonzalo

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January 31, 2020 08:26 AM EST

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June 30, 2019 10:45 AM PDT

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Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus

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photobug74

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February 5, 2020 03:43 PM EST

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Flies Order Diptera

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graysquirrel

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February 3, 2020 02:15 PM PST
Arachnids

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Arachnids Class Arachnida

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harmando

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December 13, 2019 06:25 PM -05

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arthurmgomes

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December 28, 2017 10:57 AM -02

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Pygmy Seahorse Hippocampus bargibanti

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ronigreer

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May 22, 2004 05:58 PM AEST

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Indonesia (Google, OSM)

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Alpine Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus

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theworldofpaolo

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January 30, 2020 08:10 AM CET

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Asian Sunbeam Snake Xenopeltis unicolor

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angga_wildlife

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December 10, 2019 01:01 PM +07

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eheiser21

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January 20, 2020 04:11 AM UTC

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Waterfall-climbing Cave Fish Cryptotora thamicola

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prosanta

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January 26, 2020 07:35 AM +07

Description

Deep in Maelana Cave

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Chick Lupine Lupinus microcarpus

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patricia541

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April 13, 2019 11:43 AM PDT

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Warrior Wasps Genus Synoeca

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rafael315

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January 10, 2020 10:54 AM UTC

Description

YUMKÁ ANP VILLAHERMOSA TABASCO MX

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wamoz

Date

January 24, 2020 11:54 AM ACDT

Description

Another partial specimen of the mysterious egg cluster. This time I was able to get an image of the contents (image #3) hoping that might help the process of identification.
(Apologies for large image size but I wanted to retain as much detail as possible).
See also https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18572731 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18815425

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tiwane

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January 19, 2020 10:19 PM +08

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bronzecky

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June 3, 2018 09:59 AM +08

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Numbat Myrmecobius fasciatus

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calumjbw

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November 8, 2019 03:40 PM AEST

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damienbr

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January 8, 2020 10:59 PM HST

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Cerocranus extremus, Kuschel 2008

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Burton's Snake-Lizard Lialis burtonis

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owenlishmund

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January 1, 2020 09:02 PM AEDT

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Bechstein's Bat Myotis bechsteinii

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matthieu_gauvain

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December 31, 2015 01:37 PM CET

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Gharial Gavialis gangeticus

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tomjohnson

Date

January 19, 2020

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India (Google, OSM)

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Red-and-blue Opadometa Opadometa sarawakensis

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roythedivebro

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January 17, 2020 10:51 AM AWST

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Pyramid Sea Star Pharia pyramidata

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apatten

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January 11, 2020 05:40 PM PST

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March 31, 2017 03:02 PM +14

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Sculptured Resin Bee Megachile sculpturalis

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pitrusque

Date

August 5, 2019 11:43 AM CEST

Description

Insectes. Megachilidae. Megachile sculpturalis

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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zacharge

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May 3, 2017 03:38 AM PDT

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Delta Aberrant Morph

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Common Raven Corvus corax

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evilcactus213

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August 29, 2019 12:50 AM CEST

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Large Pugnacious Ant Anoplolepis custodiens

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rjpretor

Date

January 1, 2020 06:46 PM SAST

Description

This obs. is for the larger pugnacious ants which were harassing the smaller Tetramorium. The red fierce ants can be viewed at: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37296694

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White-jawed Jumping Spider Hentzia mitrata

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wildcarrot

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January 5, 2020 10:11 AM CST

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Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus

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gwark

Date

February 27, 2016 03:04 PM AKST

Description

Sequence of a pigeon being consumed by Sharp-shinned Hawk. A second hawk stopped to look, and the first took the pigeon a bit further back into the bushes

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wendellmartin

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December 30, 2019 12:23 PM UTC

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Pygmy Ground Mantises Genus Bolbe

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matthew_connors

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November 14, 2017 02:08 PM AEST

Description

Bolbe with attachments
I've never seen a mantis with any sort of attachments, but this little one was covered in large dirt particles - maybe for camouflage? It didn't seem accidental and certainly did a good job of breaking up the mantis's outline, so I'm curious to know whether the mantis did it itself. Has anyone seen this sort of thing before?

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House Mouse Mus musculus

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carrieseltzer

Date

December 30, 2019 09:47 PM EST

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Speckled Forest Pit Viper Bothrops taeniatus

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December 12, 2019 04:45 AM GMT

Place

Ecuador (Google, OSM)

Description

Speckled Forest Pit Viper - Mapanare
Bothrops taeniatus
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Walking Catfish Clarias batrachus

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sgoodchild

Date

December 11, 2019 03:33 PM CST

Description

Getting a double-crested cormorant beatdown

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White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa

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vipulramanuj

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October 1, 2019 06:09 PM IST

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Brown Pelican (California) Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. californicus

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emjtca

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October 12, 2019 03:04 PM PDT

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Chernetid Pseudoscorpions Family Chernetidae

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alice_abela

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June 18, 2015 05:39 PM PDT

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Santa Barbara County, California

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American Eel Anguilla rostrata

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marvelliott

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December 23, 2019 11:57 AM EST

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rpillon

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July 6, 2019 02:24 PM CEST

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Tiralongo F., Pillon R. (2019). First record of Vanderhorstia mertensi Klausewitz, 1974 from Greek waters: the westernmost record from the Mediterranean Sea. In: New Mediterranean Marine Biodiversity Records. Mediterranean Marine Science, 20(3): 645–656.

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Vascular Plants Phylum Tracheophyta

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jmaughn

Date

January 3, 2015

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This is a terrible, terrible observation of some vegetation I photographed at sundown from the window of the plane as we flew into Icheon International Airport. I've been sitting on it for years, because it's so useless. It may be the closest thing I have to an verifiable observation from this date, though, since people and potted plants don't count. As such it's my only hope of having my daily streak go back to Apr. 1, 2013. I usually do better than this. I promise I won't make a habit of it.

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Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus

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ivanparr

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October 23, 2019 09:51 AM PDT

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dhobern

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November 23, 2014 12:35 AM CET

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Gracillariinae sp., to actinic light, Clump Point, Mission Beach, QLD, 22/23 November 2014

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December 19, 2019 04:51 PM SAST

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dacross

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December 14, 2019 11:01 AM -03

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fam. Calceolariaceae, Calceolaria uniflora
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emmytang

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December 19, 2019 12:58 PM EST

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Asian Ant Mantis Odontomantis planiceps

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December 19, 2019 08:08 AM AWST

Description

Asian Ant Mantis (Odontomantis planiceps) resembles a little black ant perfectly.

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Merlin Falco columbarius

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anudibranchmom

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January 8, 2019 12:23 PM PST

Description

Experts - What is going on here? This male American Kestrel sure did seem to have the hots for this female Merlin. He kept trying to get close to her and even brought her a few treats (insects?) from the grass beneath the fence. She accepted the treats but didn't seem thrilled with the attention. However, when he flew off, she followed him...

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Goldenrods Genus Solidago

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syvwlch

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December 18, 2019 12:02 PM EST

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mhedin

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March 31, 2010 02:45 PM PDT

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Yellow-eyed Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. xanthoptica

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hfabian

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December 12, 2019 01:42 PM PST

Description

Dark morph.

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Common Impala Aepyceros melampus ssp. melampus

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ivanparr

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October 23, 2019 05:25 PM PDT

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fernando286

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August 30, 2019 08:15 AM UTC

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Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber

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twillrichardson

Date

August 12, 2014 09:51 AM PDT

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This youngster flew up onto my hat and stayed there until it was time to make another net run. Cassin's Vireo in hand

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Sumatran Flying Dragon Draco sumatranus

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gancw1

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January 20, 2019 11:32 AM +08

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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gregslak

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December 8, 2019 03:46 PM PST

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This image is part of an observation I made a couple of days ago, but there was so much going on, including three different avian species, that it merits further comment. Here I am focusing on a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron (seen in the background) as it peeks out of the brush at a much larger Great Blue Heron, attempting to drive off a Red-shouldered Hawk which has landed on the island. A discarded shopping cart and other assorted trash, washed down the river by a recent storm, adds to the sense of discord, as does the turbulent water boiling in the background. Interesting to note, the hawk remained calmly on the fallen branch throughout the display (which included lots of loud squawking) until the large heron quieted down, before flying off.
So how is this observation about the Night Heron? I simply could not get over the look of that juvenile bird reacting to the conflict.

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Owlflies Subfamily Ascalaphinae

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marllus_rafael

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December 1, 2019 10:08 AM -02

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gernotkunz

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February 8, 2018 12:30 AM CET

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unfortunately found dead

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alisonp

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January 20, 2019 12:21 PM HST

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Earthballs Genus Scleroderma

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mfmagalhaes

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November 26, 2019 02:45 PM GMT

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Western Black Widow Latrodectus hesperus

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jwbrin

Date

October 17, 2015 12:16 PM MDT

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Eating some sort of small frog

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Persian Leopard Panthera pardus ssp. tulliana

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emoq

Date

November 9, 2008

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Iran (Google, OSM)

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Western Paper Wasp Mischocyttarus flavitarsis

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rose21

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June 16, 2019 12:01 PM PDT

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She is building a nest from the foam pad on a swingset.

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Tube-tailed Thrips Family Phlaeothripidae

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damienbr

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November 16, 2019 11:13 AM HST

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Central American Paper Wasp Apoica pallens

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javier183

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March 21, 2009 12:26 PM UTC

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bonasa

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May 3, 2019 07:53 AM BST

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Moustached Monkey Cercopithecus cephus

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marthaclaeys

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August 29, 2019 09:11 AM CEST

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Sweet Potato Sea Cucumber Molpadia arenicola

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thumbwave

Date

November 21, 2019 12:39 PM PST

Description

The recent storm probably stirred a bunch of them close to the surface near the shore where the gulls could grab them. The gulls have to puncture and drain them in order to be able to swallow them. Witnessed this at least 7 times on 11/21/2019.

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Coorg Yellow Bush Frog Raorchestes luteolus

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wolfgang_wuster

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October 30, 2019 10:24 AM MST

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Common Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris

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virginiadogwood

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November 10, 2019 12:27 PM EST

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Stiletto Flies Family Therevidae

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shaun-winterton

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August 17, 2009 07:55 PM PDT

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Therevidae larva. Dawn on the sand dune: The cool night has left the sand wet and firm to about 10mm depth. The wriggly lines in sand are tracks of Stiletto fly larvae moving just below the surface throughout the night. The larva occasionally breaks the surface (see holes) or reverses along their own track. The larva could be dug out easily at the end of a track.

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Papuan Frogmouth Podargus papuensis

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davidgwhite

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August 8, 2018 12:05 AM UTC

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The first time I had ever seen this, i videoed the entire event as well from entry to exit. It was as if this species swims all the time. I sent it to a frogmouth expert and she had never seen that before. The bird chose to swim and flew away very easily after its swim. There appeared to be no explanation for the bird swimming as it was not particularly hot or anything unusual.

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Hawaiian Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus ssp. sandwichensis

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sea-kangaroo

Date

October 13, 2019 03:20 PM HST

Description

Pueo! Actually saw quite a few along this section of road!

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Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata

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ricknirschl

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September 9, 2015 06:29 PM EDT

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Blanford's Pipe Snake Cylindrophis lineatus

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cclborneo

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January 25, 2014 02:18 PM +08

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Coyote Canis latrans

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eurobanana

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August 24, 2019 05:02 PM PDT

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September 25, 2019 12:08 AM IST

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sigridjakob

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October 7, 2019 04:42 PM EDT

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Spores 13µm by 8µm, on cultivated deer dung

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Naked Buckwheat Eriogonum nudum

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c_michael_hogan

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July 14, 2019 04:01 PM PDT

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ljonez

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October 2, 2019 05:05 PM PDT

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Colubrine Snakes Subfamily Colubrinae

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sebastian14

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September 10, 2019 10:37 AM PDT

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talgar-t64

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September 26, 2019 09:05 AM +06

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Dipsadine Snakes Subfamily Dipsadinae

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tinato

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September 8, 2019 04:35 PM PDT

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Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis

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lesfreck

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September 22, 2019 06:44 PM PDT

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Edwards's Digger Bee Anthophora edwardsii

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ncullen

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April 8, 2017 05:46 AM EDT

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Rubber Rabbitbrush Ericameria nauseosa

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aaroncampbell

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September 21, 2019 07:44 AM PDT

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Millipedes Class Diplopoda

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dryocopus

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September 25, 2014 07:50 AM IST

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Red Weaver Ant-mimicking Spider Myrmaplata plataleoides

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wildthings666

Date

November 2, 2014 05:30 AM IST

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1st pic is of a male and the second one shows the female below a thin layer of web. Myrmarachne plataleoides, also called the Kerengga Ant-like Jumper, is a jumping spider that mimics the Kerengga or weaver ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) in morphology and behaviour. Myrmarachne plataleoides, especially the females, mimic the Weaver Ants in size, shape and colour. The body of the Myrmarachne plataleoides appears like an ant, which has three body segments and six legs. This creates the illusion of having a distinct head, thorax and gaster of the weaver ant, complete with a long and slender waist. The large compound eyes of the weaver ant are mimicked by two black patches on the head. The males resemble a larger ant carrying a smaller one. The scientific name of the genus literally translates as "ant spider".

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August 15, 2019 10:34 PM PDT

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

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gavitp

Date

September 14, 2019 07:30 AM PDT

Description

First discovered carcass at 7:30 AM, there were 3 Western Yellow Jackets feeding on the tail and one on the head (second picture). I came back 5 more times to observe the consumption of the carcass by the yellow jackets. At 9:10 AM, there were 3 Yellow Jackets on the head and none on the tail (third picture). At 11:30 AM there were no Yellow Jackets as it was probably too hot (fourth picture). At 4:15 PM, there were 7 Yellow Jackets (fifth picture). At 7:00 PM, there were 19 Yellow Jackets, all at the upper portion (pictures 1 and 6). The next morning at 7:15 AM, the carcass was gone. There were a few bones with some flesh being eaten by Yellow Jackets. Other references to this observation are https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32776472 , https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32777138 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32777936

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richardgill

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February 28, 2018 11:26 AM SAST

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Crab spider with bee prey, being heckled by jackal flies (?) :)

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briangooding

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April 7, 2018 12:52 PM CDT

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Dipteran parasite on male Argia fumipennis

Observation of damselfly here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10797332

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

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birdingman

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September 8, 2019 02:30 PM PDT

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The AI had trouble identifying these apparent leucistic individuals.