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What

Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

michaelhanrahan

Date

December 29, 1997

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What

Indian Mongoose Herpestes javanicus

Observer

msr

Date

March 13, 2014

Description

Didn't cooperate for a photo, but just sat and watched me as the car pulled up before darting under a rock. Definitely a mongoose.

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What

ʻŌhai Sesbania tomentosa

Observer

anita363

Date

November 18, 2013 10:45 AM EST

Description

Colonizing a barren lava flow. Endemic & endangered. This is on National Park Service land & was highlighted by an interpretive sign, so I don't think I'm giving away any secrets by revealing its location.

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Observer

anita363

Date

November 18, 2013 11:49 AM EST

Description

Convolvulaceae. Hawaii endemic subspecies. Creeping vine growing at border between beach & stony forest. The flowers were being visited by black ants.

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

anita363

Date

November 18, 2013 12:05 PM EST

Description

honu #28 takes a snooze

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Observer

anita363

Date

November 18, 2013 11:16 AM EST

Description

12 mm long (incl wings). Outdoors at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (seacoast, near woods, lava plain, small boat harbor).

Aha -- Balta? see cookislands.bishopmuseum.org/species.asp?id=9346.
B. similis? www.dddi.org/Pacific/PacificMedia/media/images/451.JPG

hbs.bishopmuseum.org/checklist/results.asp?grp=&tax=G...;
hbs.bishopmuseum.org/checklist/results.asp?grp=&gen=&...

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What

Gold Dust Day Gecko Phelsuma laticauda

Observer

anita363

Date

November 18, 2013 12:36 PM EST

Description

Nonnative. Led me on a merry hide-and-seek, but finally caught it in all its glory. I can see why a certain corporation chose this species as its mascot. It doesn't get much cuter!

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What

Hawaii Amakihi Hemignathus virens ssp. virens

Observer

anita363

Date

November 17, 2013 10:41 AM EST

Description

This is one of the native honeycreepers, found in hibiscus at our B&B. Not a great shot, but I was pleased to get any at all.

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What

Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva

Observer

anita363

Date

November 18, 2013 11:24 AM EST

Description

Common in upland habitats -- the 1st one we saw was at 4000 ft -- but seen in more typical shorebird habitat as well.

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What

Pallid Ghost Crab Ocypode pallidula

Observer

anita363

Date

November 18, 2013 11:43 AM EST

Description

Pallid Ghost Crab (Ocypode pallidula), per www.marinelifephotography.com/marine/arthropods/crabs/ocy.... Carapace width 8-9 mm. Incredible camo, not only in terms of coloration but also behavior. These guys looked uncannily like wind-blown debris, running with a fluid, stop-start motion, and when they froze they were utterly invisible. I just pointed the camera at where I though it had last been and hoped for the best.

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What

Asian spiny-backed spider Gasteracantha mammosa

Observer

anita363

Date

November 17, 2013 10:33 AM EST

Description

In a B&B/coffee plantation garden. Nonnative. Some sources indicate synonymous with Gasteracantha cancriformis.

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What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

damontighe

Date

June 8, 2013 03:54 PM PDT

Description

green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Kona, Hawaii

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What

Orbweavers (Family Araneidae) Family Araneidae

Observer

kucycads

Date

May 7, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:43 AM EDT

Description

This might be an interesting dragonfly. I saw common green darners (Anax junius) in three different places on my trip to Hawaii, but this one lacks the blue abdomen that can be so conspicuous in A. junius. One darner option that does has a dark abdomen, like the one shown here, is the Giant Hawaiian Darner (Anax strenuus). See photos on OdonataCentral (one, two) and a TNC photo on Facebook. Note that there seems to be lots of photos on the internet of A. junius that have been incorrectly labeled as A. strenuus. So, to avoid contributing to the problem, I'll first ID this as Anax and seek out confirmation that it is A. strenuus or something else.

A. strenuus is "common in higher elevation areas...[but] Adults will patrol stream and wetland areas and even can sometimes be found close to sea level," according to the Hawaii Biological Survey/Bishop Museum website.

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What

Rambur's forktail Ischnura ramburii

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:42 AM EDT

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What

Rambur's Forktail Ischnura ramburii

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:42 AM EDT

Description

Thought I was looking at a different species, but this should be an immature orange-form female.

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What

Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:42 AM EDT

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What

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 11:00 AM EDT

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What

Yellow-billed Cardinal Paroaria capitata

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:54 AM EDT

Description

Yellow-billed cardinal in the tidal pool.

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What

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:49 AM EDT

Description

Sort of a far-off photo, but I think this was a lone shoveler out in this brackish pond.

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What

Hawaiian Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus ssp. knudseni

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:48 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) Leucophaeus atricilla

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:37 AM EDT

Description

Laughing?

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Garden Spider (Argiope appensa) Argiope appensa

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:36 AM EDT

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Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:35 AM EDT

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sea slaters Genus Ligia

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:34 AM EDT

Description

Brackish mud. Very abundant.

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Wandering Tattler Tringa incana

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:06 AM EDT

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:01 AM EDT

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What

Yellow-billed Cardinal Paroaria capitata

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:01 AM EDT

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Zebra Dove Geopelia striata

Observer

muir

Date

April 17, 2013 10:01 AM EDT

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What

Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola

Observer

muir

Date

April 15, 2013 04:56 PM EDT