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Karoo Sand Snake Psammophis notostictus

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dianastuder

Date

March 6, 2019 09:31 AM SAST

Description

snake eating lizard. Rock agama and ?? striped snake

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Cape Fox Vulpes chama

Date

April 22, 2018 07:59 AM SAST

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Southern Lion Panthera leo ssp. melanochaita

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bill6711

Date

February 2015

Description

Mother with a rare light blond juvenile.

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White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis

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nickleggatt

Date

August 23, 2021 01:48 PM SAST

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Orange-breasted Sunbird Anthobaphes violacea

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thibaudaronson

Date

March 28, 2016 01:21 PM CEST

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Black-footed Cat Felis nigripes

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niallp

Date

August 2018

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African Leopard Panthera pardus ssp. pardus

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riaan22

Date

May 2019

Description

Female leopard in heat with 2 attentive males

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Small Cannibal Snail Nata vernicosa

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colin25

Date

March 1, 2019 06:51 AM SAST

Place

Bergville (Google, OSM)

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Giant Petaltail Petalura ingentissima

Observer

matthew_connors

Date

March 2018

Description

I present to you: the largest dragonfly in the world, featuring my face for size comparison! :P Photos simply don't convey its sheer size and bulk but hopefully having something for comparison helps.

Anyway, story time! This guy was flying around erratically for at least an hour and a half since we arrived - I assume due to the missing wing half. I hadn't seen it myself but a couple of my friends had, and it somehow hit me in the side of the head and quickly flew off. :P
Anyway, while we were all chilling around the river, it decided to fly straight into the waterfall (in the background in pic 3) and was promptly swept downstream. What else could I do?? I jumped in and chased after it! 😂
As you can tell from the photos, my swim was successful, and I ended up with the most enormous dragonfly I have ever seen right before me. :P I can't even properly describe how enormously huge it was. And those amazing cerci! I gave it some time to dry off, but being humid tropical Queensland, it wasn't happening very quickly. It was more than happy to sit on my hand and so I wondered if it would prefer somewhere a bit higher and drier :P
So that is how it ended up on my face! As it dried and we were plagued by march flies, the obvious solution was to give him one to eat. He accepted it gratefully and somehow ate the entire thing in a single bite. Hopefully that goes a way into showing just how huge and formidable these guys are! Not content, he then sliced his huge mandibles into my nose -_- and had to be gently prized off. He slowly lapped up blood for a while after but luckily didn't do any more biting! If I squint in the mirror I can still see a faint line there now :P
He sat for about an hour before we had to leave and I left him on a shrub. I hope he was okay with half a wing missing, but there wasn't much else I could do. All in all one of the best experiences of my life! :D

First photo is by Haley Harding because I am incapable of taking selfies :P

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Western Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus ssp. caeruleus

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ianrijsdijk

Date

May 29, 2021 04:41 PM SAST

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Grey Rhebok Pelea capreolus

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rion_c

Date

May 2, 2021 09:31 AM SAST

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Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis

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hirons

Date

May 2, 2021 10:19 AM SAST

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Puff Adder Bitis arietans

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capeleopard

Date

May 1, 2021 07:09 PM SAST

Description

One of my fellow nature enthusiasts spotted this snake not far from where we observed the chameleon!

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What

Cape Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion pumilum

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capeleopard

Date

May 1, 2021 07:01 PM SAST

Description

So glad I spotted it! Tiny thing the size of my pinky finger.

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Western Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus ssp. caeruleus

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capeleopard

Date

May 1, 2021 11:46 AM SAST

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Southern Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea ssp. phaeonota

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capeleopard

Date

May 1, 2021 01:37 PM SAST

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Cape Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion pumilum

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linkie

Date

May 3, 2021 03:00 PM SAST

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Southern Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa ssp. famosa

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tonyrebelo

Date

May 3, 2021 03:20 PM SAST

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Cape Eland Tragelaphus oryx ssp. oryx

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suretha_dorse

Date

May 3, 2021 07:08 AM SAST

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Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica

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jhklue

Date

May 2, 2021 08:34 AM SAST

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Asian Wildcat Felis lybica ssp. ornata

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andriy

Date

January 2020

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Cream-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis ssp. rhizophorae

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earthknight

Date

April 6, 2020 09:00 AM +07

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Southern Olive Woodpecker Chloropicus griseocephalus ssp. griseocephalus

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lemoncul

Date

November 7, 2018 07:57 AM HST

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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mohamedhaddad

Date

April 9, 2021 01:33 PM HST

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Bat-eared Fox Otocyon megalotis

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ryanvanhuyssteen

Date

March 20, 2021 09:58 AM SAST

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Flap-necked Chameleon Chamaeleo dilepis

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ajdyason

Date

March 31, 2021 08:23 AM SAST

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Orange-breasted Sunbird Anthobaphes violacea

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

March 25, 2019 08:34 PM +07

Description

1.0 REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
1.1 Western Cape Province
Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden, very common around flowering heaths, males, females and elcipse males, 170 m, photo, 25 March 2019. Here male.

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Transvaal Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus ssp. transvaalensis

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tjeerddw

Date

November 8, 2016 11:05 AM CET

Description

rooivlerkspreeu/red-winged starling/onychognathus morio on Klipspringer [Oreotragus oreotragus]

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Snow Leopard Panthera uncia

Observer

oebarker

Date

August 2018

Description

While investigating snow leopard kill sites, we (@otocolobus) encountered two ~5 week old cubs at a secondary den site. Cubs were well hidden in a rock hollow beneath an overhanging Lonicera shrub.

Wonderful to stumble upon concrete signs of successful reproduction springing from Kyrgyzstan's continued commitment to meaningful snow leopard conservation.

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Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus

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caro_pietjouw

Date

May 2017

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Date

May 31, 2020 04:36 PM SAST

Description

Harassment in the skies. Heard the gull and saw the commotion, a falcon being chased by crows and a seagull. Seagull flew off after a bit but the crows continued to harass the falcon which flew off heading south-east.

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Kalahari Springbok Antidorcas marsupialis ssp. hofmeyri

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bedazlesa

Date

March 8, 2020 06:43 AM CET

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Four-striped Grass Mouse Rhabdomys pumilio

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chris_whitehouse

Date

August 17, 2018 09:46 PM SAST

Description

Screenshot from video: https://youtu.be/kr9QLlM0Aj0
Pollinating Protea scabra: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11086102

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Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus

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manatok

Date

July 7, 2013 09:43 AM SAST

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African Leopard Panthera pardus ssp. pardus

Date

November 2020

Description

Taken through the windscreen with camera on Auto. This sighting set the seal on a wonderful 5 days in the Eastern Cape

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

karoopixie

Date

April 2020

Description

A comparison of starlings.

This ob for the bird on the right.

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Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Bradypus variegatus

Observer

agonzalo

Date

January 31, 2020 08:26 AM EST

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Amur Leopard Panthera pardus ssp. orientalis

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petr_sonin

Date

February 2020

Description

Panthera pardus orientalis

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Southern and Eastern African Caracal Caracal caracal ssp. caracal

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gigilaidler

Date

September 27, 2020 01:46 PM SAST

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Southern and Eastern African Caracal Caracal caracal ssp. caracal

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juleswood

Date

September 27, 2020 06:32 PM SAST

Description

Carcal caught on 3 camera traps - as per time you cna see his route

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Southern and Eastern African Caracal Caracal caracal ssp. caracal

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vlakkie

Date

September 19, 2020 09:41 AM SAST

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Southern Kori Ardeotis kori ssp. kori

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mrkortegamahindi

Description

Kori basterd

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Southern and Eastern African Caracal Caracal caracal ssp. caracal

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shauns

Date

July 10, 2019 12:22 PM SAST

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Spotted Painted Reedfrog Hyperolius marmoratus ssp. verrucosus

Observer

flippie1971

Date

May 17, 2014

Description

Frog identification please


This 22mm frog was found in my garden in Bellville, Cape Town. It was hiding in the fold of a dried up palm tree leaf. Please help with ID.

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Southern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus rufirostris

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k_mcqualter

Date

August 18, 2020 01:01 PM SAST

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Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus

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twhitehead

Date

June 4, 2020 03:56 PM SAST

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Snow Leopard Panthera uncia

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romainbaujard

Date

February 2020

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Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus

Observer

gilbertreinhardt

Date

January 4, 2020