11
taxa
1 mollusk
1 mammal
6 birds
2 ray-finned fishes
1 plant
15
observations
12
life list firsts

Photos / Sounds

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What

Amates o higos Genus Ficus

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

A huge tree in an empty lot.

Ray-finned Fishes

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belonidae Class Actinopterygii

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

Unknown long-beaked fish, about 1 foot long.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

A red tinted seaweed common to this area.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Genus Modiolus Genus Modiolus

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

A mussel shell

Photos / Sounds

What

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

A handsome pelican.

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Arenaria interpres

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

Shore bird of some type.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

An attractive seaweed.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

Unknown Sponge

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

This entry is actually for the shell, seen here attached to some sponges.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Rock Dove Columba livia

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

Pigeons roosting in a gazebo on Sunset Pier.

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

key west (Google, OSM)

Description

Photos taken from a bridge. The crystal clear water of a tide pool revealed these long, slender fish, around a foot long, or less.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Description

Great Egrets were very common in the Keys, but I did not manage to get a photo of one, as we always saw them from the car, while driving.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Description

Saw a beautiful doe standing on a side road. Unfortunately unable to get a picture, as we only saw in passing while driving past on the highway.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

This is Gallus gallus domesticus...yes, the domestic chicken. However, this is no barnyard chicken, but a feral, endemic population of chickens that have become quite famous on the island. These are an introduced, invasive species here. They are extremely common, and are protected locally. We witnessed chickens foraging among the seaweed on the beach, and digging for insects under shrubs, around and under houses, and in wilder areas as well. The chicken population is controversial, with locals strongly in favor of extirpating or protecting the chickens. They eat large quantities of insects, which the locals appreciate, and also small reptiles and other wildlife, all of which makes them detrimental to the local environment. However, Key West is largely a suburban city. The chickens are an increasing problem, as they thrive here, and have begun to spread to other Keys.

Photos / Sounds

What

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) Leucophaeus atricilla

Observer

wingedwolfpsion

Date

November 17, 2011

Place

Key West (Google, OSM)

Description

An attractive seagull, present in large numbers.