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P1670152

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Eland Tragelaphus oryx

Observer

muir

Date

August 13, 2015 12:54 PM SAST

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Ants and Wasps Superfamily Vespoidea

Observer

muir

Date

August 13, 2015 01:22 PM SAST

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P1670161

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Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas

Observer

muir

Date

August 13, 2015 01:49 PM SAST

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P1660683

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Greater Kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros

Observer

muir

Date

August 10, 2015 01:33 PM SAST

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P1660688

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Eristalinus Genus Eristalinus

Observer

muir

Date

August 10, 2015 02:21 PM SAST

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Common Bluetail Ischnura senegalensis

Observer

muir

Date

August 10, 2015 02:23 PM SAST

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P1660699

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Broad Scarlet Crocothemis erythraea

Observer

muir

Date

August 10, 2015 02:23 PM SAST

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Common Bluetail Ischnura senegalensis

Observer

muir

Date

August 10, 2015 02:28 PM SAST

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P1660720

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Red-billed Francolin Francolinus adspersus

Observer

muir

Date

August 10, 2015 04:33 PM SAST

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Square

What

Shaft-tailed Whydah Vidua regia

Observer

joachim

Date

April 15, 2010

Place

Ghantsi (Google, OSM)

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What

Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

July 10, 2013 07:42 AM EDT

Description

I have at last begun to upload photos from our final day in Africa. In the morning these guineafowl and this red-billed francolin were enjoying the greens tossed out by the lodge, as were several other bird species, including some beautiful blue starlings and a couple southern yellow-billed hornbills.

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What

Mantids Order Mantodea

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

July 9, 2013 09:14 PM EDT

Description

This neat little insect was clinging to the inside of our tent in Ghanzi, Botswana. I'm not sure what it is, the front legs almost look like the claws of a mantis, but it was tiny, so I don't know.

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P1000640

What

Wawy Polyptychus Rufoclanis numosae

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:12 PM EST

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White-browed Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser mahali

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006

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P1000641

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:13 PM EST

Description

In the Thakadu loo, attracted by last night's light.

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P1000864

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Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus

Observer

muir

Date

February 9, 2006 08:06 AM EST

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What

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas

Observer

muir

Date

February 9, 2006 08:09 AM EST

Description

With caterpillar prey.

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P1000642

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Crambid Snout Moths Family Crambidae

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:13 PM EST

Description

In the Thakadu loo, attracted by last night's light.

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Tortoise Beetles and Hispines Subfamily Cassidinae

Observer

muir

Date

February 9, 2006 08:23 AM EST

Description

Help please. I know I've seen someone else post these weird arthropods that attach dung and other debris onto their back.

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Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:53 PM EST

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Tadpole Shrimp Family Triopsidae

Observer

muir

Date

February 9, 2006 08:39 AM EST

Description

Tadpole shrimp. Only two genera in this order (Triops & Lepidurus), but no idea how to distinguish them.

This group is considered a living fossil and have not changed much since the Triassic.

I only saw them this one wet season, so I'm guessing that they don't hatch every year. Their eggs in the sediment must be very resilient to survive the hot Kalahari summers.

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Serrated Tortoise Psammobates oculiferus

Observer

muir

Date

February 3, 2006 01:18 AM EST

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P1000894

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Frogs and Toads Order Anura

Observer

muir

Date

February 9, 2006 08:47 AM EST

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Yellow Pansy Junonia hierta

Observer

muir

Date

February 3, 2006 01:26 AM EST

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P1000841

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Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus

Observer

muir

Date

February 8, 2006 09:30 PM EST

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Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Observer

muir

Date

February 7, 2006

Description

Not 100% confident of ID. The eyebrow looks more distinct than the A. hypoleucos in my guide book, but the white shoulder patch (combined with the yellow legs) seems diagnostic. The wings look barred.

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What

Cream striped owl Cyligramma latona

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:05 PM EST

Description

Common attracted lepidopteran to the light. Large.

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What

Kalahari Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas paena

Observer

muir

Date

February 5, 2006 05:53 AM EST

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P1000637

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:12 PM EST

Description

Heniocha dyops or marnois?

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What

Frogs and Toads Order Anura

Observer

muir

Date

February 4, 2006 10:18 PM EST

Description

Swarms of tadpoles in this overflowing Kalahari pan during the rainy season.

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