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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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Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:12 PM EST

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What

White-browed Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser mahali

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006

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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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What

African Monarch (Danaus chrysippus) Danaus chrysippus

Observer

muir

Date

February 9, 2006 08:06 AM EST

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Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas

Observer

muir

Date

February 9, 2006 08:09 AM EST

Description

With caterpillar prey.

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Family Crambidae 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 (Subfamily Cassidinae) 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) Gallinula chloropus

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:53 PM EST

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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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Frogs & Toads Order Anura

Observer

muir

Date

February 9, 2006 08:47 AM EST

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Yellow Pansy (Junonia hierta) Junonia hierta

Observer

muir

Date

February 3, 2006 01:26 AM EST

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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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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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Kalahari Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas paena

Observer

muir

Date

February 5, 2006 05:53 AM EST

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What

Genus Heniocha Genus Heniocha

Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:12 PM EST

Description

Heniocha dyops or marnois?

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What

Frogs & 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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Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:15 PM EST

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What

Bat-eared Fox Otocyon megalotis

Observer

muir

Date

February 4, 2006 10:38 PM EST

Description

Tame bat-eared fox, named Basil. Raised by people since a pup, Basil was a fan of cheese, causing sh*t with the terrier, and wandering about. Not a fan of children. Free-ranging. Seen at the bar.

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Observer

muir

Date

February 2, 2006 11:15 PM EST

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Leopard Tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis

Observer

muir

Date

February 11, 2006

Description

Juvenile leopard tortoise.

Location approximate.

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What

flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

muir

Date

February 23, 2006 01:29 AM EST

Description

Not sure if this is a grass? Not in my guide to grasses of Southern Africa.

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Serrated Tortoise Psammobates oculiferus

Observer

muir

Date

March 6, 2006 12:58 AM EST

Description

There are 3 species of Psammobates in Southern Africa. Good site to distinguish those species is the Biodiversity Explorer.

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Bibrons Dickfingergecko Chondrodactylus bibronii

Observer

muir

Date

March 6, 2006 11:47 AM EST

Description

House gecko, but doesn't look like Cosmopolitan house gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia). Not 100% confident of ID.

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Elegant grasshopper Zonocerus elegans

Observer

muir

Date

February 13, 2006 02:53 AM EST

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Red-crested Bustard Eupodotis ruficrista

Observer

muir

Date

February 10, 2006 08:00 AM EST

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corn cricket Acanthoplus discoidalis

Observer

muir

Date

February 10, 2006 10:14 PM EST