In weeds along road.
It was about 10m up a tree near a stream, so I couldn't get close
I think this is pistillate flowers even though it looks big enough to be a fruit. This particular tree is growing right next to the road.
I can't remember which Heliosciurus species is found in Amani (according to Kingdon). I don't think this is Paraxerus because of the body shape and tail stripes.
Giant elephant shrews (Rhynchocyon petersi). These guys are SO cool! Not dispersing seeds (which is what this camera was set up to watch), just foraging in the leaf litter for invertebrates.
Seed and green fruit (partially eaten).
This is a juvenile, only about 1.5-2 cm. I know I have the name somewhere...
Seeds pooped out by a hornbill.
Unripe/immature fruit. Fruits take a year to mature. Fruits ripen and fall January-March while trees flower simultaneously. This species has distinctive pink and white flowers and retains more lower branches than most other large tree species in the area. Those characteristics along with the enormous melon-sized fruits make it one of the easiest species to identify.
Not sure of the species because it wasn't in bloom. Growing on rocks very close to a waterfall.
I don't expect anyone else to ever confirm this, but I was pretty obsessed with this species and got good at identifying it from a distance.
Like giant pillbugs! I learned recently that these were probably introduced from India and have fairly limited distribution in the Amani Nature Reserve. This is one of the areas where they are common.
Fig tree between Zigi and Amani.
This male chameleon was observed at night in the West Usambara Mountains of northeastern Tanzania.
This male chameleon was observed at night in the Amani Mountain Reserve in the East Usambara Mountains of northeastern Tanzania.
mistnetted 19:10-19:30 h
Kock, D., Csorba, G.& Howell, K.M., 2000. Rhinolophus maendeleo n. sp. from Tanzania, a horseshoe bat noteworthy for its systematics and biogeography (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Rhinolophidae). Senckenbergiana biol. 80(1/2): 233-239.
In the Amani Nature Reserve botanical garden near Zigi (Sigi).
Spotted in low branches of a tree at night. It was rather aggressive.