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Western Domestic Dog Canis familiaris ssp. familiaris

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

March 12, 2021 10:59 AM CST

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Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Observer

birdboy

Date

January 3, 2020 07:54 AM HST

Description

Behold the battle of the century!

It began when the bird on the left, we'll name it Larmulus, was minding its own business and eating a fry. All of a sudden, the bird on the right, we'll name it Lemus, swooped down and stuck its bill down the throat of Larmulus, going after the fry that it had already swallowed.

An intense battle lasting nearly a minute ensued, creating a substantial crowd of people who wished to witness the event.

In the end, Larmulus won, but not without a physical toll, and most likely a psychological one too.

For some reason every time I look at the first photo, all I see is a crab staring at me.

Note on the naming of the birds: Since they were in Rome, I named them Larmulus and Lemus, the genus Larus forms of Romulus and Remus. There were some honorable mentions suggested by members of the iNat discord group, such as Ptoughneigh and Tony, Geoff and Jeff, and Sea and Gull.

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Eastern Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus ssp. zibethicus

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dongminsung

Date

April 17, 2017 12:20 PM EDT

Description

Confirm?

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Eastern Fence Lizard Sceloporus undulatus

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brdnrdr

Date

March 30, 2021 12:06 PM CDT

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aidancampos

Date

April 1, 2020 11:00 AM CDT

Description

A Dothideomycete capable of infecting humans:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Krishna_Karthik9/publication/328829523_A_rare_case_of_subcutaneous_Phaeohyphomycosis_caused_by_Rhytidhysteron_rufulum/links/5be55b524585150b2ba90e8a/A-rare-case-of-subcutaneous-Phaeohyphomycosis-caused-by-Rhytidhysteron-rufulum.pdf?origin=publication_detail

This forested area was my first stop in the morning during a greenbelt-based excursion to observe the urban parks in the area. The plant diversity in these woods left a lot to be desired, but that was made up for several times over in the rewarding fungal diversity.

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Trumpet Lichen Cladonia fimbriata

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marina-privalova

Date

November 4, 2020 11:02 AM MSK

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What

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus

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nancynorman

Date

March 15, 2020 01:41 PM CDT

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What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

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imanaturenerd

Date

August 28, 2019

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What

Wolf Lichen Letharia vulpina

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earth_tide

Date

February 16, 2019 03:36 PM EST

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Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

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rdpost

Date

July 7, 2019 09:34 PM MDT

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Water Earwort Scapania undulata

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scrappapertiger

Date

October 16, 2019 11:01 AM CEST

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Dog Vomit Slime Mold Fuligo septica

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pdvmushroom

Date

July 8, 2018 09:48 AM PDT

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What

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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catherine_oc

Date

October 24, 2018 08:21 AM PDT

Description

Leucistic house finch - Gilman Circle, Placentia, CA - Oct 24, 2018

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

Observer

birdboy

Date

June 26, 2019 08:56 AM HST

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What

Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides

Observer

birdboy

Date

July 3, 2018 08:35 PM CDT

Description

On the way back, there were some fireworks that people were shooting off. I saw it as congratulating me on this giant fish. Catch and release.

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Indo-Pacific Blanket Octopus Tremoctopus gracilis

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mbartick

Date

February 27, 2019 04:40 PM AWST

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What

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

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birdboy

Date

June 8, 2019 08:12 AM HST

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Observer

birdboy

Date

June 8, 2019 08:46 AM HST

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Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

Observer

birdboy

Date

June 2019

Description

MONTY AND ROSE! Seen with Simon Tolzman and his family, as well as a few other birders whose names I did not catch. Unfortunately, there were a few off-leash dog incidents which caused the two birds to be temporarily split apart, but they rejoined a minute later in a location not too far from where they got scared. I really hope that people start reading the “no dogs” signs that are everywhere. Unfortunately, I was not able to see their nest. Besides that, though, my father and I had a great time.

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Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

Observer

birdboy

Date

June 8, 2019 09:49 AM HST

Description

It was so cute and light! That is my patented Altoids bird feeder right there. I was feeding the chickadees with my father and another birdwatcher. Photos taken by my father.

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

johnhboldt

Date

May 29, 2019 10:30 AM CDT

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What

Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens

Observer

tanyuu

Date

July 11, 2018 02:14 PM EDT

Description

... sunbathing? There's a stream a few feet away, so it'd make sense.

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Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger

Observer

birdboy

Date

May 18, 2019 11:42 AM HST

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

May 2019

Description

Great Horned Owl - owlet off nest (Bubo virginianus) Chicago Cook County IL May 2019 Week #19 Jeff Skrentny IMG_1882

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What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

birdboy

Date

May 5, 2019 01:57 PM HST

Description

MY PARENTS BOUGHT ME A CAMERA!!! Nikon D3500 with a 18-55 mm lens (set lens) and a 70-300 mm lens, which I will usually use for the birds. They said they were going to surprise me with it for my birthday, which isn’t until July, but they decided to give it to me yesterday after seeing how frustrating it is to take bird pictures with an iPhone. My mother used to be a professional photographer (with film), and she wanted me to take up photography with a DSLR camera. Clearly, I still have a lot to learn from her, but my hope is that this camera will help make me a better birder and a better photographer. The above is my first bird picture with the camera.

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Observer

mcanlic

Date

May 3, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

kechen

Date

April 27, 2019 08:28 AM EDT

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What

Typical Mergansers Genus Mergus

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

January 18, 2019 10:04 AM CST

Description

Merganser? Gull? Skull () Montrose Beach Chicago Cook County IL January 2019 Week #3 Jeff Skrentny IMG_4906

Merganser? Gull? Skull () Montrose Beach Chicago Cook County IL January 2019 Week #3 Jeff Skrentny IMG_4903

Merganser? Gull? Skull () Montrose Beach Chicago Cook County IL January 2019 Week #3 Jeff Skrentny IMG_4905

Merganser? Gull? Skull () Montrose Beach Chicago Cook County IL January 2019 Week #3 Jeff Skrentny IMG_4902

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What

Field Mushrooms and Allies Family Agaricaceae

Observer

arieopteryx

Date

July 30, 2016 06:10 PM CDT

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What

Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta

Observer

navin_sasikumar

Date

April 13, 2019 01:26 PM EDT

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies Order Agaricales

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sokolkov2002

Date

July 27, 2018 10:01 AM MSK

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Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus

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russh

Date

June 3, 2018 05:38 PM CDT

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What

Boletes and Allies Order Boletales

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birdboy

Date

September 13, 2018 03:50 PM CDT

Description

?

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What

White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

Observer

mbeatty233

Date

May 18, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

Description

Rare bird, found during Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

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Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius

Observer

bluejay2007

Date

May 17, 2018 01:06 PM ADT

Description

Once considered the same species as Plumbeous and Cassin's Vireo (called Solitary Vireo), now separated. This Blue headed Vireo was banded at Bent of the River in Southbury, Connecticut

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birdboy

Date

September 8, 2018 09:16 AM CDT

Description

?

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Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata

Observer

jorgeyro

Date

July 11, 2018 08:08 AM -03

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What

Spring Polypore Lentinus arcularius

Observer

sambiology

Date

March 21, 2019

Description

A really lovely day today, so I jumped outside at Sandy Lane Park to look for some nature. Found some! :)

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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brennafarrell

Date

March 13, 2019 04:10 PM EDT

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What

Common Sand Dollar Echinarachnius parma

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fredthefrog

Date

August 15, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

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thetorterra

Date

January 13, 2019 01:26 PM PST

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Conifercone Cap Baeospora myosura

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tombigelow

Date

December 28, 2016 11:47 AM EST

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What

Shelf Fungi Order Polyporales

Observer

wa-hayes

Date

March 10, 2019 11:25 AM PDT

Description

On a broken oak branch

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Barred Owl Strix varia

Observer

ginger21

Date

July 8, 2016 12:00 AM UTC

Description

i know that the photo is dark but if you zoom in you can see the owl sitting on a tree branch. I have edited the photo to make it brighter and i have circled the owl.

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus

Observer

hallnatec

Date

July 6, 2017 06:15 PM HST

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What

American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

birdboy

Date

August 24, 2018 08:25 AM CDT

Description

It’s the first time I’ve seen them in my yard! One male and another female out of the picture.

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

December 31, 2014 03:37 PM CST

Description

Photo 1:
New Bird!
I was taking shots of the Carolina Chickadee when suddenly this Ruby-crowned Kinglet came out of nowhere and into my frame heading for the suet. I've never had a kinglet at my house before.
Photo 2:
New Bird Gots Skillz!
The ruby-crowned kinglet hovered at the bottom of the suet and ate, almost like a hummingbird. These birds are hard to capture because they are in constant motion usually. I'm just thrilled to have my first one show up at my home.

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Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba ssp. yarrellii

Observer

naturpel

Date

January 26, 2013 04:04 PM GMT

Description

PT-01

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

February 15, 2019 02:08 PM CST

Description

Northern Cardinal - male (Cardinalis cardinalis) LaBagh Woods Chicago Cook County IL February 2019 Week #7 Jeff Skrentny IMG_6416

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What

Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

January 2018

Description

Coyotes (#3, #2 & #1) (Canis latrans) Graceland Cemetery Chicago Cook County IL January 2018 Week #3 Jeff Skrentny IMG_4104

Coyote (#1) (Canis latrans) Graceland Cemetery Chicago Cook County IL January 2018 Week #3 Jeff Skrentny IMG_4093

Coyotes (#2 & #1) (Canis latrans) Graceland Cemetery Chicago Cook County IL January 2018 Week #3 Jeff Skrentny IMG_4101

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

elenaconser

Date

February 9, 2019 05:57 PM EST

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Plains Garter Snake Thamnophis radix

Date

May 2018

Description

It was living inside a black garbage bag we found cleaning up the area.

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Fen Grass of Parnassus Parnassia glauca

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pfautsch

Date

October 27, 2018 03:45 PM CDT

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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wild-about-texas

Date

September 28, 2005

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What

Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

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itmndeborah

Date

January 14, 2019 10:44 AM CST

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

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rwp84

Date

January 12, 2019

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Northern Pintail Anas acuta

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psweet

Date

August 3, 1991 05:55 PM CDT

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Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis

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cmweissburg

Date

October 29, 2017 02:11 PM EDT

Description

Adult

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Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

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tfreitas

Date

December 23, 2018 12:28 PM CST

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Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

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pfautsch

Date

October 27, 2018 04:20 PM CDT

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Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus

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birdboy

Date

June 27, 2018 06:29 PM CDT

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What

Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea

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tomegatherion

Date

November 30, 2016 11:25 AM MSK
Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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taco2000

Date

July 22, 2018 10:13 AM CDT

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hills47448

Date

October 27, 2018 02:57 PM EDT

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Oak Bracket Pseudoinonotus dryadeus

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robnorris

Date

September 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

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What

Splitgill Mushroom Schizophyllum commune

Observer

tanyuu

Date

October 15, 2018 04:12 PM EDT

Description

Shown here with a Handsome Fungus Beetle.

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

cloreally

Date

August 5, 2018 09:18 AM PDT

Description

Albino crow? Seen two consecutive days. Poor skill at flying/landing seems to indicate a juvenile.

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Observer

birdboy

Date

July 30, 2018 12:22 PM CDT

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What

Sensitive Fern Onoclea sensibilis

Observer

psweet

Date

June 13, 2018 11:22 AM CDT

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What

Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

Observer

birdboy

Date

May 10, 2018 04:08 PM CDT

Description

This indigo bunting was found by my mother in front of Toast restaurant where they kindly gave her a to-go tray to keep it in. We will be giving it to the Chicago bird collision monitors today. It must have recently died because it’s body is in great shape. Being my first bird specimen, I was allowed to look at it which was very exciting. As you can tell by the size of the gloves on my hands, I am only a child and was afraid to open the wings thinking that I would break them. Hopefully, this bird will provide valuable information to the ornithologists even though it was not banded. I am intrigued as to how the bird died. Also, if anyone has any knowledge about how to spread the wings of the bird, I would love to know.

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Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

Observer

tanyuu

Date

September 20, 2017 04:31 PM EDT

Description

It hit a window, so I got it to a safe location to recover.

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Myrtle Warbler Setophaga coronata ssp. coronata

Observer

tanyuu

Date

April 21, 2018 07:46 PM EDT

Description

Never seen this guy before. Must be migrating!

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Yellow-bellied Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. scripta

Observer

paulroots

Date

April 28, 2018

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What

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

Observer

birdboy

Date

April 28, 2018 01:41 PM CDT