Any idea what this is?
Another amphibian I cannot identify.
Any idea which species this is?
Once more I do not know which species?
And one more amphibian I saw during my trip to Waka National Park in Gabon.
Any idea what this is?
Any idea if one can distinguish from this picture if it is Cinnyris minullus or Cinnyris chloropygius?
Any idea what kind of bird of prey this could be?
1 individual roosting in a niche, alone, next to a cave, sleeping.
50 individuals, dark brown, one orange.
The same species we saw in the other caves.
In a 20m long narrow galery. All asleep.
dead, head smashed, at the bottom of the entrance shaft
We heard the calls of a picatharte, then, after half an hour, saw one!
50 individuals, in a narrow cave with water stream
5 individuals in large open rockshelter.
captured over a small stream passing a village, alongside road
feeding on banana
Colony roosting on a small island in a large river, around 50.000-100.000 individuals. Bats are hanging relatively close to the ground, in a shrub thicket
roosting in a cave. only a few individuals.
twice smaller than egyptian roussette
Seen a lot of nest, one in each a
cave visited during the expedition (around 20 so far)
laying at the entrance of the cave
roosting in a cave
in a cave with a small stream.
A single nest inside the cave. No eggs.
old nest, with several reutilisation.
one nest, alone, with 2 eggs, on a cliff with large overahang in the forest.
At the end of rainy season, in May.
found 2 old nests inside the cave.
in forest area
3 crocodiles in this cave, this time (only 1 in 2010, 0 in 2011).
1 big animal
flooded cave (40cm of water level).
pH: 7 +/- 0.5
Confirmation of flooded passages in this cave that have no horizontal access to the exterior.
Single crocodile in this cave.
small stream in the cave
pH 6.5 +/- 0.5
big animal (170+ cm) evaluation at 3m distance
In the orange crocodile cave.
the cave was flooded (rainy season).
Same population size/composition than previous observations.
Mainly orange individuals in this cave, though a few dark bats were spotted.
around one thousand bats in this cave, only one species in the site.
The cave is wide.
Unsure of id, seems different from H. caffer seen in the other caves of the area (round ears, small nose).
Got some tissu sample in pure alcohol.
a thousand, at the northern entrance of the cave mixed with H. caffer and H. gigas
tens of thousands.
mixed with H. caffer, R. aegyptiacus
thousands, in the cave, in rainy season, mixed with 2 other species.
Both orange / grey specimen.
Picture of a dead animal, found on the cave floor
Beach tiger beetle. Found right at wave line.
Tens of dead turtles wash up on shore every year -- some natural mx, some mx due to artisinal fisheries that may not target marine turtles but do harvest the meat opportunistically, and some mx due to illegal offshore trawlers who do not harvest the meat but cut off a flipper (or so) to free it from the net and toss it back to the ocean. This turtle was dead too long to make a guess at what caused its death. The WCS project onsite has a catch and release program, exchanging net materials for release of live turtles, with artisinal fishermen that seems successful. The program is modeled off a larger scale program run by the NGO, Renatura, who work on beaches south of the park: http://www.renatura.org/
Found on bamboo that had washed onshore.
Observation courtesy of Olly Griffin: