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Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Observer

tiller-bug

Date

May 13, 2023 11:32 AM CDT

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Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

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froggymum

Date

March 6, 2024 09:20 PM EST

Description

This observation is for the bananaquit that does not look pleased about the arrival of the black-throated mango on the left (identified separately).

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Domestic Chicken (Gallus gallus var. domesticus)

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astrobirder

Date

December 4, 2023 05:52 PM EST

Description

this chicken is extra fresh

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Hyacinth Visorbearer (Augastes scutatus)

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eduardofranco

Date

January 9, 2016 12:17 PM -02

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Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)

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agenttiger

Date

April 23, 2023 10:58 AM EEST

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Feral Pigeon (Columba livia var. domestica)

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stanlilley

Date

April 6, 2024 10:54 AM EDT

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Indigo Flowerpiercer (Diglossa indigotica)

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craigjhowe

Date

March 4, 2024 08:57 AM -05

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Masked Finch (Poephila personata)

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peterodekerken

Date

March 12, 2017 09:33 AM ACST

Description

Pair perched above nest at base of termite mound, Beswick, NT. Australia.

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Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)

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jss367

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

Dollarbird on a wire

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Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)

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ioannism

Date

November 18, 2014 04:52 AM ACST

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Red-collared Lorikeet (Trichoglossus rubritorquis)

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mscaus

Date

July 20, 2018 01:12 PM ACST

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Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)

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kingbrown87

Date

March 29, 2024 09:53 AM ACST

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Black-billed Peppershrike (Cyclarhis nigrirostris)

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craigjhowe

Date

February 26, 2024 07:13 AM -05

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Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum)

Date

February 22, 2024 07:31 AM -05

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Paradise Jacamar (Galbula dea)

Date

February 22, 2024 06:30 AM -05

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

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ececc

Date

March 29, 2024 09:29 AM CET

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Rifleman (Acanthisitta chloris)

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brittanymmason

Date

March 18, 2024 06:12 PM NZDT

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Feral Pigeon (Columba livia var. domestica)

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schattenwald

Date

March 26, 2024

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Yellowish Flycatcher (Empidonax flavescens)

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kkrockytop

Date

February 27, 2024 06:20 PM CST

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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

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msilvera

Date

February 10, 2024 06:58 PM -03

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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littlejasperfern

Date

August 13, 2023 04:51 PM MDT

Description

A monarch we tagged as part of our research project (permitted to do so)

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Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)

Observer

billpranty

Date

March 10, 2024 10:30 AM EDT

Description

A solo visit, rather last-minute. There was a report the night before about 2230 on the main Florida birding Facebook group about a possible Tufted Duck at Lake Morton in Lakeland. I decided to chase it. This morning, by 0730, before I left, two European birders had commented that the duck was a hybrid, with Tufted Duck being one parent and either a Ring-necked Duck or a Lesser Scaup being the other parent. Clearly, this news massively dampened enthusiasm for chasing the duck. I'm sure that 60+ birders who had packed their cars last night had decided to stay home once the duck was identified as a hybrid. Birders can be funny about that oftentimes ... I decided to chase the duck regardless, since it was reasonably close (less than a 90-minute drive), I had nothing else planned today, and it's always fun to see all the swans, geese, and other exotic waterfowl -- and the native species too. I arrived at 1030 and the ONLY other birder present was John Cima, who had discovered the duck about a week ago. If not for the two posts this morning, probably 100 birders would have descended on the park today. The weather at the start was sunny and 67 degrees ("feels like" 67) with a light breeze. When I left at 1230, it was sunny and low 70s with a light breeze.

I parked at the southeastern corner of the lake and walked counter-clockwise, since the light was better than walking clockwise. I tried to tally every individual of every bird species present, but it is nearly impossible given the amount of birds and the fact that I was concentrating (as always) of photographing as many birds as I could.

My camera, a Panasonic Lumix FZ80 (my sixth, I think) quit working yesterday; the camera turns off when I try to zoom in (it has 60x, zoom, which I use to the maximum). It's still under warranty, so I need to send it back. To my surprise, returning home yesterday, I found an old Lumix FZ80 (maybe my fifth) that I had forgotten about, sitting on a shelf in my closet. The exposure knob no longer functions -- a known defect with this camera model, in my experience -- but a faulty camera with a functioning 60x, zoom is 1,000,000 times better than no camera or a camera with no functioning zoom.

The first few dozen images I took today, in bright sunlight in my standard "Intelligent Auto" setting, were quite dark (the exposure "broke" in a very dark setting). I deleted most of these images, since I do not believe in editing images (other than cropping) that I upload to iNat. I experimented with other settings. To my surprise and delight, the "SCN" setting -- for scene selection -- proved to be a wonderful alternative, taking images that were beautiful in shade and only slightly (at times) overexposed in direct sunlight. Overall, I was quite pleased with this camera today -- I took more than 1,200 photographs here and at Colt Creek State Park, where I visited after leaving Lakeland!

If I have posted multiple records of a species, then I am positive or nearly certain that they represent multiple individuals. Selected bird species and estinmated numbers at Lake Morton Park follow:

White Ibis: 300+, with 95% in adult plumage

Mallard: I quit counting quickly, but I estimate 75-100 in a typically massive degree of variation in plumages. I did not see any Mallards that I thought were back-crosses with Mottled Ducks, but I marked two males as "Mallards, Pintails, and Allies."

Mute Swan: 35-40, with two active nests with eggs

Black Swan: 20-25, with 2 nests with eggs and a pair with two cygnets. NOTE: why can't I "count" the eggs or cygets as wild birds from "captive" parents? According to iNaturalist guidelines referencing captive plants or animals, the progengy of these individuals should be "countable" and Research-Gradable. Right? Or wrong?

American White Pelican: 60, mostly in one flock. At one point, a dozen or more individuals fed in a flock literally along the shoreline, less than 15 feet from where I was standing, taking videos. American White Pelicans are noisy when foraging!

Swan Goose: 1, seemingly not a hybrid/back-cross.

Graylag Goose: 1, seemingly not a hybrid/back-cross.

I did not see either of the two Black-necked Swans or the single Coscoroba Swan that were present in previous years; apparently they are now dead.

I took a ton of photographs of the putative Tufted Duck hybrid. Additional comments on Facebook since I took my photographs suggest that the duck may simply be a very worn female Lesser Scaup. Accordingly, I am listing it as "Scaups, Pochards, and Allies."

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Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans)

Observer

zahnerphoto

Date

July 2022

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

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nuh_cheema

Date

March 12, 2024 04:26 PM +03

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Shining Leaf Chafer Beetle (Cotalpa flavida)

Date

July 2019

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Common Raven (Corvus corax)

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lotyde

Date

March 10, 2022 08:15 PM MST

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Grey Vireo (Vireo vicinior)

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mccreedy

Date

May 30, 2019 03:32 PM MDT

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Cambodian Tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk)

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sebski

Date

February 2024

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Sun Lark (Galerida modesta)

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robinfjellstrom

Date

January 21, 2024 09:19 AM WAT

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True Sparrows (Genus Passer)

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danielcahen

Date

February 25, 2024 02:23 PM CET

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Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis)

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fenglqz2005

Date

February 25, 2024 01:37 PM CST

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Purple-backed Fairywren (Malurus assimilis)

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damienesquerre2

Date

June 28, 2022 06:06 PM AWST

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Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

Date

August 31, 2022 07:56 PM -05

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Feral Pigeon (Columba livia var. domestica)

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jocean

Date

November 20, 2022 11:18 AM -05

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Siberian Nuthatch (Sitta arctica)

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naturalisttt

Date

January 25, 2024 02:25 PM +09

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Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)

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md-in-ns15

Date

May 19, 2023 07:58 AM MDT

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American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)

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davidrscott

Date

October 5, 2019 02:56 PM MDT

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Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

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alex_romer

Date

February 24, 2024 07:30 AM EST

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Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

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pattygrosa

Date

July 29, 2022 03:09 PM MDT

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White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

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thundershot

Date

July 29, 2021 08:40 AM UTC

Description

Wow!

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White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

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addylong

Date

July 25, 2023 07:52 AM MDT

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White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

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gram70

Date

July 28, 2023 01:49 PM MDT

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Chuck-Will's-Widow (Antrostomus carolinensis)

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ntepper

Date

May 21, 2022 09:31 PM CDT

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American Coot (Fulica americana)

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andrealikesbirds

Date

January 15, 2024 01:58 PM PST

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Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet (Tyrannulus elatus)

Observer

rojo_pajarero

Date

February 20, 2024 07:33 AM -05

Place

Cocorná (Google, OSM)

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White-faced Nunbird (Hapaloptila castanea)

Date

December 4, 2023 05:24 AM -05

Description

Bellavista

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Southern Bentbill (Oncostoma olivaceum)

Observer

rojo_pajarero

Date

February 20, 2024 10:06 AM -05

Place

Cocorná (Google, OSM)

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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

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Kalinowski's Chat-Tyrant (Silvicultrix frontalis ssp. spodionota)

Observer

rjbaltierra

Date

November 13, 2023 12:17 PM -05

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Chachapoyas Antpitta (Grallaria gravesi)

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rjbaltierra

Date

November 13, 2023 01:05 PM -05

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Black-crested Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes nigrocristatus)

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rjbaltierra

Date

November 14, 2023 03:35 PM -05

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Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens)

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gsbonfa

Date

March 28, 2015 04:32 PM -03

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Cassin's Flycatcher (Muscicapa cassini)

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lostincr

Date

January 9, 2024 05:17 AM GMT

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Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla)

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floydehayes

Date

July 30, 1989 10:21 AM -04

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American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

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jrich_tx

Date

May 13, 2022 03:50 PM CDT

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Eastern Cicada-killer Wasp (Sphecius speciosus)

Observer

rcurtis

Date

September 7, 2015 11:24 AM EDT

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Southern Longtail Widowbird (Euplectes progne ssp. progne)

Observer

rahopko

Date

October 2, 2022 02:54 PM SAST

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Feral Pigeon (Columba livia var. domestica)

Observer

klem419

Date

February 19, 2024 09:49 AM AEDT

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What

Burbot (Lota lota)

Observer

ryan1167

Date

August 18, 2020 12:15 PM MDT

Description

Kinda tiger spotted. Long tail fins on top and bottom

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Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Observer

jasonheadley

Date

June 15, 2020 06:43 PM PDT

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Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)

Observer

jasonheadley

Date

June 15, 2020 06:43 PM PDT

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What

Margined Carrion Beetle (Oiceoptoma noveboracense)

Observer

jasonheadley

Date

April 27, 2022 05:34 PM MDT

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Blacklegged Tortoise Beetle (Jonthonota nigripes)

Observer

jyhmml

Date

June 1, 2004 12:34 PM -05

Description

CAN: AB: 11.5 km W of Fort MacLeod, 49.738271 -113.558627, 01.06.2004, col. J. D. Hummel, on soil in barley field infested with field bindweed

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Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Observer

rochepault

Date

July 6, 2019 02:31 PM CDT

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Black-faced Antthrush (Formicarius analis)

Observer

josanel1

Date

February 13, 2024 06:00 AM EST

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What

Cambodian Tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk)

Observer

sebski

Date

February 2024

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Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)

Observer

yergo

Date

February 16, 2024 05:00 PM PST

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South African Lesser Striped Swallow (Cecropis abyssinica ssp. unitatis)

Observer

drmckenzie

Date

November 22, 2008 07:02 AM SAST

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White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps)

Observer

danielgarrigues

Date

January 7, 2024 04:50 PM -03

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Siberian Rubythroat (Calliope calliope)

Date

November 19, 2022 04:02 PM PST

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What

Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)

Observer

wcanderson

Date

June 20, 2023 05:38 PM MDT

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What

Wakatobi White-Eye (Zosterops flavissimus)

Observer

blythenilson

Date

January 25, 2024 02:24 PM WITA

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Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Date

February 11, 2024 11:55 AM EST

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Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)

Observer

liznoble

Date

January 27, 2024 09:18 AM AEDT

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Mule × White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus × virginianus)

Observer

johnkrampl

Date

December 27, 2020 01:54 PM HST

Description

Mule Deer in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge

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Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Observer

wowokayyes

Date

August 2023

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Sonoma Tree Vole (Arborimus pomo)

Observer

rcallas

Date

August 2023

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What

Mescalero Jerusalem Cricket (Ammopelmatus mescaleroensis)

Observer

mjwcarr

Date

June 3, 2023 09:29 PM MDT

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What

Camp Shelby Burrowing Crayfish (Creaserinus gordoni)

Observer

mduran

Date

August 1995

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Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis)

Observer

paul31

Date

May 2021

Description

Saw this kit fox mother and 3 pups, later on saw the dad too

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Bronzed Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula ssp. versicolor)

Observer

nsharp

Date

July 7, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

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Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Observer

kingmush

Date

January 4, 2024 04:22 PM EST

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Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus)

Observer

wilson_cruz

Date

November 21, 2023 12:13 PM -05

Description

Visto por Stiven Zambrano
Parcela :206G

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Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)

Observer

blancadog

Date

December 19, 2023 12:18 PM CST

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Florida Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus ssp. extimus)

Observer

kingmush

Date

January 12, 2024 04:50 PM EST

Description

pale head

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)

Observer

ncl81

Date

January 13, 2024 09:24 AM PST

Description

Chickadee with leucistic variation!

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Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

Observer

joshuabd

Date

September 23, 2021 04:59 PM ADT

Description

Sighted in Point Pleasant Park near the Halifax container pier. Speculate that this butterfly came across the Atlantic on a container ship.

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White-winged Nightjar (Eleothreptus candicans)

Observer

boldrinvaleria

Description

Bicho em estado muito crítico de existência. Observado nos Campos de Murundus.

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Pygmy Eye-capped Moths (Family Nepticulidae)

Observer

carrollperkins

Date

July 9, 2018 11:16 AM MDT

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mothmaniac

Date

August 27, 2020

Description

CANADA, Alberta,
Fort Vermilion, 25km W at "Hungry Bend Sandhills"

Boreal Plains Ecozone (Jack Pine / Aspen / White Spruce Forest)
2020-AUG-27 (UV trap)

coll. Macaulay, A. D.

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White-capped Albatross (Thalassarche cauta)

Observer

jonodashper

Date

December 11, 2016 12:15 AM +09

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What

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

Observer

fernando28509

Date

January 10, 2024 07:01 AM -03

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What

Marañón Thrush (Turdus maranonicus)

Observer

manuelroncal

Date

January 7, 2024 11:31 AM -05

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What

Golden-hooded Tanager (Stilpnia larvata)

Observer

lucaseckert

Date

December 25, 2023 05:07 PM CST

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What

Bhutan Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron imbricatum)

Date

April 5, 2023 07:03 AM IST

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What

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Observer

kblaney

Date

September 1, 2022 11:10 AM MDT

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What

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

Observer

romanlabrousse

Date

December 9, 2023 12:04 PM -03

Description

Proyecto Reserva Privada "Laguna El Desempeño"

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What

Bananaquit (Grenada) (Coereba flaveola ssp. aterrima)

Observer

tad1946

Date

January 3, 2024 06:25 PM AST

Description

They sing at night.

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What

Eurasian Linnet (Linaria cannabina)

Observer

marietina

Date

May 4, 2023 04:50 PM EEST