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Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)

Observer

donchelu

Date

February 16, 2019 04:19 PM EAT

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What

African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

Observer

bnchapple

Date

August 2022

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What

Southern African Meerkat (Suricata suricatta ssp. suricatta)

Observer

lucy23016

Date

April 12, 2023 12:56 PM CAT

Place

Erongo, NA (Google, OSM)

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Green Dotted Tree Frog (Dendropsophus molitor)

Observer

andres34

Date

November 26, 2023 08:25 PM -05

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What

Common Gemsbok (Oryx gazella ssp. gazella)

Observer

bartwursten

Date

December 19, 2023 06:27 AM CAT

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Violet-spotted Anemone (Anthostella stephensoni)

Observer

anjadocke

Date

April 28, 2024 11:10 AM SAST

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What

Giant Feather-duster Worm (Pseudobranchiomma longa)

Observer

kareema_salie

Date

April 28, 2024 03:38 PM SAST

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What

Corymb Polyxena (Lachenalia corymbosa)

Observer

dinofelis

Date

April 29, 2024 01:44 PM SAST

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African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii)

Observer

nodiipp

Date

April 29, 2024 01:16 PM SAST

Description

The African Wood-Owl was seen at 1:15 on an old branch of our giant Strelitzia Nicolai and has been there until now, 7:13pm. It seems peaceful and settled. It is well hidden by the giant leaves and was observed when I was digging our compost into our heap. I could hear the little birds in the trees chirping in a way that seemed quite unsettled to me. As I looked around to see why they were chirping in this way, I looked into the eyes of this beautiful owl, perched amongst the leaves, about 2.5 meters away.

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Cape Cobra (Naja nivea)

Observer

scelotes

Date

April 30, 2024 12:20 PM SAST

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What

Purple-crested Turaco (Gallirex porphyreolophus)

Date

April 26, 2024 10:20 AM SAST

Description

Suburban garden adjacent to D'MOSS

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Sand Cat (Felis margarita)

Observer

boyahia

Date

February 25, 2024 07:47 PM +03

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Asian Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. venaticus)

Observer

moosa_mazinanian

Date

February 2024

Description

هیوا، توله ماده‌ی هرب
۲۱بهمن ۱۴۰۲
اطراف پاسگاه دلبر

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Cape Honey Bee (Apis mellifera ssp. capensis)

Observer

stjohns9

Date

April 24, 2022 11:07 AM SAST

Description

Bee hive

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What

Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama)

Observer

strattonhatfield

Date

March 2023

Place

Chad (Google, OSM)

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What

American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

Observer

ececc

Date

May 15, 2023 03:23 PM CEST

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What

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)

Observer

jandutoit

Date

October 5, 2012 05:07 PM SAST

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What

Blue Roundhead (Stropharia caerulea)

Observer

alan_rockefeller

Date

October 11, 2023 06:01 PM PDT

Description

In wood chip landscaping. Mild mushroom odor and flavor. Cap extremely viscid!

Spores measure

(6.9) 7.2 - 8 (9) × (3.8) 4.1 - 4.7 (4.8) x (3.6) 3.9 - 4.4 (4.5) µm
Q = (1.6) 1.64 - 1.87 (1.9) ; N = 30
Me = 7.7 × 4.4 µm ; Qe = 1.7

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What

Orca (Orcinus orca)

Observer

stevestevens

Date

May 23, 2023 10:34 PM AKDT

Description

8-9 individuals. transients. t73a1 and t64a present in encounter

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Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

Observer

horseshoekid

Date

April 22, 2023 11:35 AM MDT

Description

Sometimes you just gotta mash the shutter for too long

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What

Dingo (Canis familiaris ssp. dingo)

Observer

leverifi

Date

October 2, 2016 08:34 AM AEST

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What

Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda)

Observer

mathiasdhaen

Date

May 20, 2023 04:53 PM WAT

Place

Fada, Chad (Google, OSM)

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What

Savanna Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Observer

luisquerido

Date

January 2016

Place

Angola (Google, OSM)

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What

Southern Marico Sunbird (Cinnyris mariquensis ssp. mariquensis)

Observer

vaughanjessnitz

Date

September 13, 2021 10:41 AM CAT

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What

African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

Observer

burakdogansoysal

Date

June 2017

Place

Namibia (Google, OSM)

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What

African Social Spider (Stegodyphus dumicola)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

December 31, 2017 05:46 AM SAST

Description

A scrappy expanse of silky refuges and capture webs littered with body parts of previous victims. When preferred prey is entangled, the female spiders emerge from their 'nests' and overpower it by grabbing its extremities. In this case, a wasp https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319446.
Presumably they inject venom because after a minute or so the prey stops struggling. Then they snip it out of the web and carry it into one of several 'nests' or refuges.
Unwanted prey, often beetles (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319435 ) are also killed but sometimes left in the web, uneaten. Ants, in this case, Maranoplus ( https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319390 )scavenge around the periphery of the webs, feasting on unwanted beetles or other left-overs.

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Southern Black Sparrowhawk (Accipiter melanoleucus ssp. melanoleucus)

Observer

mariedelport

Date

March 24, 2018 07:18 PM SAST

Description

A Black Sparrowhawk pulling a Cormorant from the water. This is probably one of the most unusual sightings of my early birding hobby. Early morning, while taking photos of a Little Egret, I noticed it suddenly raising its crest in alarm and looking across the river. When I looked around it was directly into the sun but I could hear some kind of struggle in the water. I quickly focused my camera in the general direction. My limited, slow shutter snapped only 10 photos before it finally managed to pull the Cormorant from the water, with great difficulty I might add, and disappeared into the small forest along the dunes.

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Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. tigris)

Date

March 2022

Place

Thailand (Google, OSM)

Description

Mae Wong National Park, Thailand

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Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)

Observer

caramjeet

Date

February 2023

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What

Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)

Observer

vincentwang

Date

July 2022

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What

Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes)

Observer

carlosbocos

Date

August 3, 2023 01:52 AM SAST

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What

Jewel Caterpillar Moths (Family Dalceridae)

Observer

ajott

Date

February 15, 2020 01:44 PM -05

Description

more or less 30mm in lenght and 10mm wide

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What

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

tiller-bug

Date

February 12, 2023 11:45 AM CST

Description

!!!!!!

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Observer

christopher1201

Date

October 7, 2023 12:27 PM SAST

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What

Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)

Observer

fionahellmann

Date

December 23, 1997 12:00 PM -03

Description

Known as "Blondie". She bred successfully every year.

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What

Cape Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus ssp. pusillus)

Observer

callumevans

Date

November 19, 2022 12:02 PM SAST

Description

Feeding on a spotted gully shark

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What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

kmkrebs

Date

August 23, 2020 07:03 AM PDT

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What

Hawaiian Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus ssp. sandwichensis)

Observer

dialbforbirder

Date

March 2023

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What

Southern Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus ssp. pygerythrus)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

October 31, 2017 03:55 AM SAST

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What

Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

Observer

c_birds

Date

April 2023

Place

Private

Description

While doing homework on a bench, this chipmunk jumped on to see what I was doing. I let her take a look but she only got to the search bar and gave up. So I put on some of my chipmunk pictures for her to see. Posed for observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/129984459

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What

Southern and Eastern African Caracal (Caracal caracal ssp. caracal)

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

April 28, 2023 03:55 PM SAST

Description

Sammy (my dog) suddenly darted off full sprint after a Grysbok - called her off and she returned, being trailed by what looked like a dog (there was another couple about 300m away). However, this Grysbok/dog, emerged and definitely had pointy ears. Foolishly I took a picture, rather than leashing Sammy. It bowed in typical dog play invitation and darted off with Sammy in hot persuit, about 50m on it went under a pine log, and onto the next one, with Sammy going under both, at which the Caracal pounced after and chased Sammy (and I began thinking of what I would have to tell my wife about what happened to the dog) for about 80m before they reversed roles, and then the Caracal vanished: Sammy clearly thought that it had gone up a pine tree, barking and trying to climb up, but there was no sign of it there. Calling Sammy back, she returned (and was leashed) and there was some rustlings behind her, but the Caracal did not show itself again.
I presume it was a juvenile: I dont think an adult - which would probably have attacked Sammy rather than played.
All too fast for any decent photographs.

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What

Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius marmoratus)

Observer

drmckenzie

Date

January 12, 2008 07:31 AM SAST

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What

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Observer

shaneoneal

Date

March 11, 2019 08:41 AM EDT

Description

Falcon by Thomas Circle eating a dove

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European Roller (Coracias garrulus)

Observer

fielddobber

Date

January 11, 2018 03:42 AM SAST

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What

Pacific Stargazer (Astroscopus zephyreus)

Observer

alboertoalcala

Date

February 3, 2023 09:46 AM CST

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What

East African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus ssp. typus)

Observer

bushboy

Date

March 16, 2023 12:12 PM SAST

Description

Predator or scavenger?

See Prey: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/151385788

Picture kind courtesy of Mandy Moodie

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What

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Observer

bushboy

Date

March 16, 2023 12:12 PM SAST

Description

Feeding the locals

See Bird HERE: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/151385476

Picture kind courtesy of Mandy Moodie

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What

Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

Observer

dmitrymit

Date

November 20, 2022 11:36 AM MSK

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What

Cape Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis ssp. capensis)

Observer

mkoosthuizen

Date

February 6, 2023 06:56 AM SAST

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What

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis)

Observer

apples58

Date

May 24, 2021 11:31 AM UTC

Description

Regular migrant through our yard

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What

Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis)

Observer

pieterkotze

Date

October 4, 2010 08:33 AM SAST

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What

Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. orientalis)

Observer

petr_sonin

Date

October 2018

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What

Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. orientalis)

Observer

tcager

Date

March 2022

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What

Grey Wolf (Canis lupus)

Observer

janconl

Date

June 2021

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What

Grey Wolf (Canis lupus)

Observer

trickman

Date

August 2019

Description

The second photo is a size comparison between the wolf and a coyote, which were in about the same position on the trail.

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What

Cape Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus ssp. ursinus)

Observer

michellegreve

Date

December 12, 2022 11:39 AM SAST

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What

Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus ssp. cowiei)

Observer

yoelsen

Date

July 10, 2009 01:39 PM SAST

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Observer

reiner

Date

October 19, 2022 11:07 AM AEDT

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What

Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

Observer

frankielee91

Date

November 25, 2020 12:57 PM CET

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What

African Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus ssp. caeruleus)

Observer

iota

Date

August 16, 2022 11:48 AM SAST

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What

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 17, 2022 12:35 PM PDT

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What

Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes)

Observer

michael2838

Date

June 30, 2022 02:41 PM SAST

Description

While walking in the veld on a quite afternoon with several family members , I heard a tiny meow coming from a nearby ant-mound. On inspection we found two tiny little kittens, still very young, huddled toward the back of the ant-mound!

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What

White-throated Swallow (Hirundo albigularis)

Observer

peterlupton

Date

September 4, 2022 07:09 AM SAST

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What

African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

Observer

bsmit

Date

June 2022

Description

Leopard cub. Photo credit: Emily Jackson.

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What

Indochinese Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. delacouri)

Observer

plains-wanderer

Date

April 2022

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What

Southern and Eastern African Caracal (Caracal caracal ssp. caracal)

Date

August 7, 2022 12:20 PM SAST

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What

Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Observer

xander_swart

Date

December 17, 2021 05:16 PM SAST

Description

Bradypodion pumilum, Cape Dwarf Cameleon.

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What

Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala)

Observer

bobmcd

Date

October 14, 2019 04:51 PM PDT

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What

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 18, 2006 09:03 AM CDT

Description

Painted Bunting
Passerina ciris
male
at water hole
Las Colmenas Ranch
Hidalgo Co., Texas
18 April 2006

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What

Rough Greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus)

Observer

tothemax

Date

June 29, 2019 03:20 PM PDT

Description

Rough Greensnake catching an orbweaver spider. It got close to the web and then stayed there for what felt like 10 minutes (not sure it was waiting to figure out how to catch the spider or because I had disturbed it). After a while, it finally caught the spider and seemed to have no trouble eating it. My first time seeing a wild snake catch its prey!

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What

Kea (Nestor notabilis)

Observer

benweatherley

Date

February 2022

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What

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Observer

sheliahargis

Date

October 21, 2017 10:55 AM CDT

Description

Not sure what is going on but this is the fourth birder that I know of who has had a phoebe perch on their binoculars or on their person at Commons Ford.

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Rock Kestrel (Falco rupicolus)

Observer

jrgale

Date

May 1, 2022 03:42 PM SAST

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What

Dark Shyshark (Haploblepharus pictus)

Observer

raoulcos

Date

May 2, 2022 11:04 AM SAST

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What

Gorgon's Head (Astrocladus euryale)

Observer

underwater_ofek

Date

May 1, 2022 09:36 AM SAST

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What

Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)

Observer

jeremy_botswana

Date

January 6, 2022 10:39 AM EET

Description

Found this super cool albanistic Egyptian goose in the park today, I have never seen a bird this big that is albino before.

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What

White-bellied Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica ssp. rustica)

Observer

igor_voinov

Date

July 15, 2020 02:55 PM MSK

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What

Puff Adder (Bitis arietans)

Observer

jrush1980

Date

April 25, 2021 11:52 AM SAST

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What

Karoo Sand Snake (Psammophis notostictus)

Observer

dianastuder

Date

March 6, 2019 09:31 AM SAST

Description

snake eating lizard. Rock agama and ?? striped snake

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What

Cape Fox (Vulpes chama)

Date

April 22, 2018 07:59 AM SAST

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What

Southern Lion (Panthera leo ssp. melanochaita)

Observer

bill6711

Date

February 2015

Description

Mother with a rare light blond juvenile.

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What

White-throated Swallow (Hirundo albigularis)

Observer

nickleggatt

Date

August 23, 2021 01:48 PM SAST

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What

Orange-breasted Sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea)

Observer

thibaudaronson

Date

March 28, 2016 01:21 PM CEST

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What

Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes)

Observer

niallp

Date

August 12, 2018 08:50 PM SAST

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What

African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

Observer

riaan22

Date

May 2019

Description

Female leopard in heat with 2 attentive males

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What

Small Cannibal Snail (Nata vernicosa)

Observer

colin25

Date

March 1, 2019 06:51 AM SAST

Place

Bergville (Google, OSM)

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What

Giant Petaltail (Petalura ingentissima)

Observer

matthew_connors

Date

March 2018

Description

I present to you: the largest dragonfly in the world, featuring my face for size comparison! :P Photos simply don't convey its sheer size and bulk but hopefully having something for comparison helps.

Anyway, story time! This guy was flying around erratically for at least an hour and a half since we arrived - I assume due to the missing wing half. I hadn't seen it myself but a couple of my friends had, and it somehow hit me in the side of the head and quickly flew off. :P
Anyway, while we were all chilling around the river, it decided to fly straight into the waterfall (in the background in pic 3) and was promptly swept downstream. What else could I do?? I jumped in and chased after it! 😂
As you can tell from the photos, my swim was successful, and I ended up with the most enormous dragonfly I have ever seen right before me. :P I can't even properly describe how enormously huge it was. And those amazing cerci! I gave it some time to dry off, but being humid tropical Queensland, it wasn't happening very quickly. It was more than happy to sit on my hand and so I wondered if it would prefer somewhere a bit higher and drier :P
So that is how it ended up on my face! As it dried and we were plagued by march flies, the obvious solution was to give him one to eat. He accepted it gratefully and somehow ate the entire thing in a single bite. Hopefully that goes a way into showing just how huge and formidable these guys are! Not content, he then sliced his huge mandibles into my nose -_- and had to be gently prized off. He slowly lapped up blood for a while after but luckily didn't do any more biting! If I squint in the mirror I can still see a faint line there now :P
He sat for about an hour before we had to leave and I left him on a shrub. I hope he was okay with half a wing missing, but there wasn't much else I could do. All in all one of the best experiences of my life! :D

First photo is by Haley Harding because I am incapable of taking selfies :P

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African Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus ssp. caeruleus)

Observer

ianrijsdijk

Date

May 29, 2021 04:41 PM SAST

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What

Grey Rhebok (Pelea capreolus)

Observer

rion_c

Date

May 2, 2021 09:31 AM SAST

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What

Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis)

Observer

hirons

Date

May 2, 2021 10:19 AM SAST

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What

Puff Adder (Bitis arietans)

Observer

dinofelis

Date

May 1, 2021 07:09 PM SAST

Description

One of my fellow nature enthusiasts spotted this snake not far from where we observed the chameleon!

Photos / Sounds

What

Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Observer

dinofelis

Date

May 1, 2021 07:01 PM SAST

Description

So glad I spotted it! Tiny thing the size of my pinky finger.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus ssp. caeruleus)

Observer

dinofelis

Date

May 1, 2021 11:46 AM SAST

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What

Southern Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea ssp. phaeonota)

Observer

dinofelis

Date

May 1, 2021 01:37 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Observer

linkie

Date

May 3, 2021 03:00 PM SAST

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What

Southern Malachite Sunbird (Nectarinia famosa ssp. famosa)

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

May 3, 2021 03:20 PM SAST

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What

Cape Eland (Tragelaphus oryx ssp. oryx)

Observer

suretha_dorse

Date

May 3, 2021 07:08 AM SAST

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What

Bar-throated Apalis (Apalis thoracica)

Observer

jhklue

Date

May 2, 2021 08:34 AM SAST