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What

Century Plants (Genus Agave)

Observer

okbirdman

Date

July 27, 2012 10:28 AM CDT

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What

Domestic Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos var. domesticus)

Observer

jnstuart

Date

April 17, 2013 01:28 PM MDT

Description

Mallard drake attempting copulation with a Domestic Swan Goose. Greene Acres Park, Clovis, NM. 17 Apr 2013.

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Observer

abhiapc

Date

May 4, 2021 11:02 AM IST

Place

Kalalavadi (Google, OSM)

Description

Pseudoscorpion & its babies !
These tiny creatures are really amazing to watch. Other day I posted how these false scorpions carry their eggs, like a bunch of grapes on its back.
Here i got continuation of that , Where Mother pseudoscorpion is carrying its juvenile on dorsum of abdomen & few more are there on its ventral side.
I was not able to capture better than this as pseudoscorpions are restless creatures & they never sit when exposed to sunlight. They always move in search of the dark. These Arachnids have the unique strength of moving both forward & backward.
This makes us very difficult to capture . I am sharing three record photos,to showcase its maternal care.
ಹುಸಿಚೇಳಿನ ಬಗೆಗೆ ನಾನು ಈ ಹಿಂದೆ ನಿಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯೊಳಗೆ , ಜೇನ್ನೊಣದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಇವು ಜೀವನ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇವು ಮರದ ತೊಗಟೆಯ ಅಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಾಸಿಸುತ್ತವೆಯಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಇವು ಹೊರಜಗತ್ತಿಗೆ ಕಾಣುವುದೇ ಇಲ್ಲ.
ಈ ಅಷ್ಟಪದಿಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯೇ ಸೂಕ್ತ .
ತಿಂಗಳಿಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ನಾನು ನಮ್ಮ ತೋಟದಲ್ಲಿನ ಜೇನುಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕೈ ಹಾಕಿದಾಗ ನನಗೆ ಈ ಹುಸಿಚೇಳುಗಳ ದರ್ಶನವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರಾ ಸದಾ ಜೊತೆಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಇವು ಸದಾ ಕತ್ತಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬದುಕುವ ಜೀವಿಗಳು. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ನಾವು ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಯನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದೊಡನೆ, ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಸೆರೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಅಡಗಿಬಿಡುತ್ತವೆ.
ಮೊನ್ನೆಯೂ ಹಾಗೆ ಆಯ್ತು.
ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯ ಒಳಗೆ ಹುಸಿಚೇಳೊಂದು ಈಗ ತಾನೇ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಯಿಂದ ಹೊರ ಬಂದ ಮರಿಯನ್ನು ಬೆನ್ನ ಮೇಲೆ ಕುರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿತ್ತು. ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಯ ಕೆಳಗೆ, ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ ಗೊಂಚಲಿನಂತೆ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಗಳಿದ್ದವು ಮತ್ತು ಆ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಗಳಿಂದ ಮರಿಗಳು ಹೊರಬರಲು ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದ್ದವು.
ಈ ಅಪರೂಪದ ಕ್ಷಣಗಳನ್ನು ದಾಖಲಿಸಲು ಅನೇಕ ಸವಾಲುಗಳು.
ಹುಸಿಚೇಳು ಕತ್ತಲೆಯನ್ನು ಹುಡಿಕಿಕೊಂಡು, ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಇವುಗಳು ಹಿಂದೆ, ಮುಂದೆ ಅಡ್ಡಡ್ಡ ಚಲಿಸುವ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಥ್ಯ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಇದನ್ನು ಫೋಕಸ್ಪೆ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಬಲು ಕಷ್ಟ. ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಯೊಳಗಣ ಜೇನ್ನೊಣಗಳು ನನ್ನ ಸುತ್ತ ಹಾರುತ್ತಿದ್ದವು. ಯಾವಾಗ ಚುಚ್ಚುವುದೋ ಎಂಬ ಭಯ ಒಂದು ಕಡೆಯಾದರೆ, ಕಾಲಿಗೆ ಕುತ್ತುವ ಸೊಳ್ಳೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಕಚ್ಚುವ ಕೆಂಜುಗಗಳು ಇನ್ನೊಂದುಕಡೆ .
ಇವೆಲ್ಲದರ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ನನಗೆ ಮೂರೇ ಮೂರೂ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಸಿಕ್ಕವು. ಅಷ್ಟು ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಈ ಹುಸಿ ಚೇಳು ತನ್ನ ಮಕ್ಕಳೊಡನೆ ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯ ಸೆರೆಯೊಳಗೆ ಅವಿತುಬಿಟ್ಟಿತ್ತು.
ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಿಸಿದ ಆ ಮೂರೂ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಇದೋ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ ನಿಮಗಾಗಿ.
May 2021
Indraprastha
Mysuru.

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What

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Observer

okbirdman

Date

May 3, 2021 03:22 PM CDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

okbirdman

Date

April 16, 2021 12:11 PM CDT

Description

On Quercus stellata. Not positive gall wasp but best place to start

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What

Western Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata)

Observer

ian253

Date

April 4, 2021 03:59 PM CDT

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Observer

okbirdman

Date

April 4, 2021 04:04 PM CDT

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Observer

notemea

Date

April 2, 2021 03:26 PM HST

Description

1 seul spécimen arrivé en volant en faisant du bruit, taille de 2 à 3 cm, carapace brune tatouages noirs motifs ressemblant a du bois sculpté.

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What

Spotted Sucker (Minytrema melanops)

Observer

john442

Date

June 23, 2018 04:49 PM CDT

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What

One-flowered Cancer-Root (Aphyllon uniflorum)

Date

April 24, 2019

Description

See photos. Online sources still show Orobanche as the genus.

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What

White Lace Cactus of Texas (Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. caespitosus)

Observer

lisarudyhoke

Date

April 29, 2018 01:34 PM CDT

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What

Western Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius ssp. streckeri)

Observer

facetious76

Date

July 13, 2019 09:22 PM UTC

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What

Thin-spined Jumping Spider (Tutelina elegans)

Observer

tshahan

Date

June 2010

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What

California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 2021

Description

Leucistic? The pigment in the ocular orbitals is making me hesitate on saying albino

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What

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 1, 1989

Description

Red-winged Blackbird
near Stewardson, Illinois
1 June 1989

I'm posting this record just for the general interest of a Red-winged Blackbird with one white wing. Whether a partial albino, or a partial leucistic bird, I'm not sure. A local farmer told my wife and me that this bird had been on his farm for three summers. The bird left in the fall with the other Red-wingeds and came back in the spring. I watched it for about 30 minutes. It vocalized like any other Red-winged BB and interacted with other Red-wingeds normally. It was pretty flashy to see in flight, however. Three shots posted. These images scanned from old color slides.

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What

Fisher (Pekania pennanti)

Observer

devonted

Date

July 29, 2019 08:42 PM EDT

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Observer

okbirdman

Date

February 6, 2021 10:16 AM CST

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What

Grey Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Observer

ribitzki49

Date

January 5, 2021 07:32 PM CST

Description

home

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Observer

patricialorenz

Date

December 22, 2020 03:01 PM +08

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What

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Observer

lwbadger

Date

June 3, 2018 12:22 PM CDT

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What

Spotted Rail (Pardirallus maculatus)

Observer

mako252

Date

December 20, 2020 08:47 AM CST

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What

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Observer

sharksteward

Date

August 2020

Description

Picture Gary Emich

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Observer

simono

Date

July 1, 2018 10:54 PM AWST

Description

In the peak of the top end dry season. A mantis crashed into the spotlight of my parked vehicle and fell on the ground, stunned. The katydid immediately arrived and began eating it. This is a dried up creek bed and the nearby vegetation is extremely dry - perhaps the katydid desperately needed the moisture. Bowerbird.org.au sighting being moved to iNaturalist as the former website is shutting down.

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Muscoid Flies (Superfamily Muscoidea)

Observer

jascha_bull

Date

August 12, 2020

Description

Fly being stalked by a jumping spider I've got a few pictures of. Will add those separately as their own observation. If anyone can identify the fly, it would be helpful.

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Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

Observer

kevin193

Date

June 5, 2020 07:06 AM UTC

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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Observer

wingnut

Date

October 26, 2018 05:51 AM EDT

Description

With mantis as prey!

Mollusks

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What

Molluscs (Phylum Mollusca)

Observer

cymbalaria

Date

July 16, 2018 08:38 AM CEST

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Shrews (Family Soricidae)

Observer

colin25

Date

December 12, 2020 04:38 PM SAST

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What

Tufted × Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor × atricristatus)

Observer

lukearmstrong

Date

November 23, 2011 09:53 AM EST

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What

Great Zebra (Graphium xenocles)

Observer

stijn_de_win

Date

April 13, 2008 05:17 AM +08

Description

At arrow

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What

Western Atlantic Temperate Basses (Genus Morone)

Observer

okbirdman

Date

September 19, 2020 04:32 PM CDT

Description

I'm pretty sure a hybrid but I'm not positive which two. I believe all four are now in this waterway. I was thinking M. chrysops x americana or M. chrysops x mississippiensis but I haven't been able to find any photos of these crosses for comparison.

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

faris

Date

July 2019

Place

Private

Description

eating a Pacific Gopher Snake. Gopher snake was still alive but later died and got swallowed