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African Chameleon (Chamaeleo africanus) Chamaeleo africanus

Observer

milletman

Date

November 1, 2013

Description

Small green chameleon with pronounced ridge on back, crossing the foot path to my office and nearly stepped on by passers-by so I scooped it up and transferred to to a nearby Balanites aegptica tree, where it quickly (for a chameleon) climbed up and out of harm's way. It got a bit flustered by the attention and started getting purplish-red spots, but was soon safe in a bunch of green thorns.

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Chamaeleo africanus

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Windscorpions Order Solifugae

Observer

milletman

Date

October 28, 2013

Description

Large (5 cm body length, and perhaps 1 cm body width), 10-legged "spider-like" arachnid with large "jaws"; found on the floor in the hallway inside my office building when I arrived there at 08:05 this morning. Must have come in at night, attracted by the lights.

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Order Solifugae

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Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Observer

milletman

Date

June 28, 2012

Description

A small, plump, rufous-brown barred-back falcon, smaller than a Peregrine Falcon, sitting on a wooden stake about 30 cm above the ground in a field at the ICRISAT Sahelian Center that had been prepared for sowing a pearl millet crop management experiment. The large eye with a prominent yellow eye-ring, the black moustachial stripe, and the barred rufous-brown back are diagnostic for this female or juvenile Common Kestrel.

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ISC

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Observer

milletman

Date

June 27, 2012

Description

Five Four-Banded Sandgrouse nicely camouflaged in the dry grass alongside an interior road on the ICRISAT Sahelian Center research station at Sadore, approximately 40 km south-southeast of Niamey, Niger (5 km east of the Niamey-Say highway, N27). The group appears to be comprised of one male and four females.

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ISC

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Pterocles quadricinctus

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Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus [inactive]

Observer

milletman

Date

August 2, 2012

Description

Small hornbill with a red beak and pink facial skin observed in a tree in a courtyard in the office complex at the ICRISAT Sahelian Center. Northern Red-Billed Hornbill.

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ISC

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Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus

Observer

milletman

Date

June 27, 2012

Description

Dark falcon with a prominent black crown, light supercilium and a black moustachial stripe; member of a family (?) group of five individuals.

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ISC

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Falco biarmicus
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Document the local flora and fauna, and cultivated (for food, fodder, fuel, construction material and/or ornamental use) of a 500 ha agricultural research station run by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), some 40 km south-southeast of Niamey, Niger near the border of the Sahelian and Sudanian agroecologicla zones in West Africa

7893-mini milletman created this project on August 11, 2012
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