8763 thumb The Natural World of Southern Illinois

This is a growing guide of all the wildlife and plant species that one might find in Southern Illinois.

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American Toad 1
Anaxyrus americanus
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Fowler's Toad 2
Anaxyrus fowleri
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Blanchard's Cricket Frog 3
Acris blanchardi
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Spring Peeper 4
Pseudacris crucifer
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Green Tree Frog 5
Hyla cinerea
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American Bullfrog 6
Lithobates catesbeianus
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Green Frog 7
Lithobates clamitans
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Southern Leopard Frog 8
Lithobates sphenocephalus
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Spotted Salamander 9
Ambystoma maculatum
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Marbled Salamander 10
Ambystoma opacum
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Mole Salamander 11
Ambystoma talpoideum
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Northern Slimy Salamander 12
Plethodon glutinosus
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Long-tailed Salamander 13
Eurycea longicauda
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Cave Salamander 14
Eurycea lucifuga
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Eastern Newt 15
Notophthalmus viridescens
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Lesser Siren 16
Siren intermedia
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Eastern Fence Lizard 17
Sceloporus undulatus
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Common Five-lined Skink 18
Plestiodon fasciatus
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Broadhead Skink 19
Plestiodon laticeps
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Six-lined Racerunner 20
Aspidoscelis sexlineatus
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Common Garter Snake 21
Thamnophis sirtalis
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DeKay's Brownsnake 22
Storeria dekayi
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Graham's Crayfish Snake 23
Regina grahamii
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Plain-bellied Watersnake 24
Nerodia erythrogaster
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Northern Water Snake 25
Nerodia sipedon
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Eastern Hognose Snake 26
Heterodon platirhinos
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North American Racer 27
Coluber constrictor
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Rough Greensnake 2
Opheodrys aestivus
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Yellow-bellied Kingsnake 28
Lampropeltis calligaster
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Prairie Kingsnake 29
Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster
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Black Kingsnake 30
Lampropeltis nigra
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Gray Ratsnake 31
Pantherophis spiloides
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Copperhead 17
Agkistrodon contortrix
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Cottonmouth 20
Agkistrodon piscivorus
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Timber Rattlesnake 32
Crotalus horridus
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Common Snapping Turtle 33
Chelydra serpentina
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Common Box Turtle 34
Terrapene carolina
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Eastern Box Turtle 35
Terrapene carolina carolina
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Painted Turtle 36
Chrysemys picta
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Midland Painted Turtle 37
Chrysemys picta marginata
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Common Slider 38
Trachemys scripta
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Yellow-billed Cuckoo 39
Coccyzus americanus
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Black-billed Cuckoo 17
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
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Pileated Woodpecker 40
Dryocopus pileatus
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Red-bellied Woodpecker 41
Melanerpes carolinus
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Downy Woodpecker 42
Dryobates pubescens
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Barred Owl 43
Strix varia
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Belted Kingfisher 44
Megaceryle alcyon
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Rock Dove 45
Columba livia
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Mourning Dove 46
Zenaida macroura
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Passenger Pigeon 2
Ectopistes migratorius
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Sora 47
Porzana carolina
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King Rail 17
Rallus elegans
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Common Moorhen 48
Gallinula chloropus
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American Coot 49
Fulica americana
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Turkey Vulture 50
Cathartes aura
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Black Vulture 51
Coragyps atratus
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Northern Bobwhite 52
Colinus virginianus
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Greater Prairie-Chicken 10
Tympanuchus cupido
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Wild Turkey 53
Meleagris gallopavo
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Dunlin 54
Calidris alpina
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White-rumped Sandpiper 17
Calidris fuscicollis
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Stilt Sandpiper 55
Calidris himantopus
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Pectoral Sandpiper 56
Calidris melanotos
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Least Sandpiper 57
Calidris minutilla
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Semipalmated Sandpiper 58
Calidris pusilla
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Lesser Yellowlegs 59
Tringa flavipes
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Greater Yellowlegs 60
Tringa melanoleuca
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Solitary Sandpiper 61
Tringa solitaria
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Common Snipe 62
Gallinago gallinago
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American Woodcock 17
Scolopax minor
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Upland Sandpiper 17
Bartramia longicauda
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Forster's Tern 63
Sterna forsteri
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Common Tern 64
Sterna hirundo
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Black Tern 65
Chlidonias niger
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Herring Gull 66
Larus argentatus
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Ring-billed Gull 67
Larus delawarensis
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Semipalmated Plover 68
Charadrius semipalmatus
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Killdeer 26
Charadrius vociferus
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American Golden Plover 69
Pluvialis dominica
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Horned Grebe 60
Podiceps auritus
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Pied-billed Grebe 70
Podilymbus podiceps
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American White Pelican 71
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
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Least Bittern 72
Ixobrychus exilis
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American Bittern 73
Botaurus lentiginosus
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Little Blue Heron 74
Egretta caerulea
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Snowy Egret 75
Egretta thula
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Great Egret 47
Ardea alba
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Great Blue Heron 47
Ardea herodias
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Black-crowned Night Heron 76
Nycticorax nycticorax
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Yellow-crowned Night Heron 77
Nyctanassa violacea
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Cattle Egret 72
Bubulcus ibis
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Green Heron 78
Butorides virescens
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Merlin 79
Falco columbarius
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Peregrine Falcon 80
Falco peregrinus
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American Kestrel 81
Falco sparverius
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird 82
Archilochus colubris
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Chimney Swift 83
Chaetura pelagica
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Northern Shoveler 84
Spatula clypeata
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Blue-winged Teal 85
Spatula discors

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