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Pellucid Hawkmoth Cephonodes hylas

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 30, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Injured specimen

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Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 30, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Small bird with slender bill and glowing iridescent feathers. It was observed feeding on nectars on a flower hedge.

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Northern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 30, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Birds feeding on insects on the road. The insects had gathered around a streetlamp from the previous night.

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Field Crickets Subfamily Gryllinae

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 4, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

A cricket holed up on a football pitch in the morning

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Birds Class Aves

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 11, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Black and white bodied bird. Beak is lighter colored and pointed. Observed on this same tree most evenings.

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Whites, Yellows and Sulphurs Family Pieridae

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 16, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

A little butterfly at rest

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Flat-backed Millipedes Order Polydesmida

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 16, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

An old one with dark exoskeleton, and a younger one.

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Common Emperor Scorpion Pandinus imperator

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 16, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Carcass of a pretty large scorpion. Since my long desire to photograph a life specimen did not materialize, I gave in to the idea of posting this most recent night kill.
At the break of dawn, sights as this, and those of snakes have become quite usual.

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Waterlilies Genus Nymphaea

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

On a pond in the nature reserve

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Tiger Moths and Allies Subfamily Arctiinae

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Colourful moth on forest foliage

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Mozambique Bar Cigaritis mozambica

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 9, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

At rest on a blade of elephant grass on the field in the early hours of the day.

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Gall Wasps Family Cynipidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Node formation on leaves of a forest plant

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Squirrels and Allies Family Sciuridae

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

I think it was contemplating a leap here. It retreated shortly after, connecting branches of several trees until it went out of sight.

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Amphibians Class Amphibia

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Tadpoles in shallow water

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Common Peafowl Pavo cristatus

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Park, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Peacock at rest

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Gyna caffrorum

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Ghost porcelain cockroach (Gyna caffrorum)

It's been dubbed 'the cockroach with the butterfly tattoo'. Cool!

I think it was basking in the sunlight.

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Genus Lygodactylus

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

On a plant near the boardwalk through the swamp forest.

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Bird Snake Thelotornis kirtlandii

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

An arboreal snake camouflaged as a plant. Flattened green head, with slender body.
My guess is twig snake or African vine snake.
Apologies for the poor image quality :-)

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African Giant Skipper Pyrrhochalcia iphis

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Lone larvae of African Giant Skipper on forest foliage

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Ants Family Formicidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Arboreal nest of black ants

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Genus Hyperolius

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 26, 2016

Place

Lekki Conservation Park, Lekki, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Resting on a plant along the forest path

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Palms Family Arecaceae

Observer

jayjuicojr

Date

March 16, 2016 08:50 AM MAGT

Place

Ondo, , Ondo, NG (Google, OSM)

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Genus Acraea

Observer

dotun55

Date

January 9, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

A larvae feeding on budding flower of a vine

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Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 6, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

A dewy wasp at dawn

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 2, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Tree plant with hanging pods for fruit

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Skippers Family Hesperiidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 21, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

A skipper in the shade

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African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 6, 2016 09:19 AM CET

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Large bird, black bodied, yellow billed, with wide wingspread and long tail feathers. Has flight similar to a plantain eater and its wing edges fans out. Lives in forest areas and often seen in pairs or groups.

It maintains a good distance from people and rests atop trees. It was captured calling in one of the images (taken early in the morning).

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Genus Cuculus

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 7, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Bird of prey. My guess is a hawk!?

From the tree, I watched take a dive to the ground and returned with a small prey which it devoured completely.

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Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 1, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Mid-size brown-bodied bird with short yellow bill. Is black towards the tail.

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Straw-colored fruit bat Eidolon helvum

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 12, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Thousands of bats roost in trees in a city park.
They migrate towards evening, disperse in the morning and make a scene at noon day. Their loud chirping could be heard all day and night.

Some lads and a few adults where present hunting bats from beneath the trees. That often created a disturbance that caused the bats to take to the air en masse.
A small wood fire was prepared on site to roast killed bats. The last photo has a lad with his prize.

Videos >> https://youtu.be/-g_24Y_xvmY

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Genus Goodia

Observer

dotun55

Date

January 9, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

A brown moth on the bark of a tree

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Common Joker Byblia anvatara

Observer

dotun55

Date

January 9, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Cold butterflies basking in the morning

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Crimson tip Colotis danae

Observer

dotun55

Date

January 9, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Basking in the morning light

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Splendid Glossy-starling Lamprotornis splendidus

Observer

dotun55

Date

January 22, 2016

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Mid-size bird with blue-green iridescent plumage and contrasting cream eyes.

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Something...

Observer

maryambala

Date

January 21, 2016 08:41 AM CET

Place

Solomon Lar Way, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, NG (Google, OSM)

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Nile Monitor Varanus niloticus

Observer

kerejoo

Date

December 28, 2015

Place

Abuja (Google, OSM)

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Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Observer

dotun55

Date

December 28, 2015

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

An medium-size acquatic bird; black-bodied with white patches on the wings and tails. It also has an red bill.
It was observed swimming across a stream. Occasionally, it gets into the mass of water lettuce or on land to be seen scratching the earth, after which it returns to the stream.
The last image shows the bird habitat.

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Black and Yellow Mud Dauber Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

dotun55

Date

December 24, 2015

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Grubs of a black and yellow mud-dauber. They were safe in a small round case of dry mud attached to a surface, until the case accidentally fell to to the ground.

Black and yellow mud-daubers have been observed to build nests made entirely of mud which is often obtained from river or stream banks. The wasp lays eggs into the hollow nest when it is dry. Then it stuffs the nest with killed but uneaten prey as spiders, ants, etc., (as seen in the last photo) for the larvae to feed upon. After which the nest is completely sealed.

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Sphinx Moths Family Sphingidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

December 8, 2015

Place

Imota, Lagos (Google, OSM)

Description

Brown hawkmoth on the wall

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Nile Monitor Varanus niloticus

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:34 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

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Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 03:52 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

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Egyptian Plover Pluvianus aegyptius

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:12 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

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Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:16 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

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African Jacana Actophilornis africanus

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:18 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

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Striated Heron Butorides striata

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:31 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

Description

Green-backed Heron

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Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:33 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

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Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:34 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

Description

Walking past Monitor Lizard on shore of IITA lake.

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Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:39 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

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Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:44 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

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Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 8, 2015 04:48 PM CET

Place

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Google, OSM)

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