June 29, 2018

Filter Cribsheet

Some shortcuts to filtering data
(this does not include simple terms accessible in the grey filter box: explore there)

Searching comments:
all:
https://www.inaturalist.org/comments?q=silky%20nest
your own comments:
https://www.inaturalist.org/comments?for_me=true&q=silkypuff

Searching Identifications:
maverick IDs:
https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications?user_id=XYZ&current=false
IDs not current:
https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications?taxon_id=119245&current=false

Useful extra terms to add to filters in filter bar:

(for multiple taxa, users, projects, fields separate values with a comma)
&taxon_id=12345,67890 &geoprivacy=open,obscured

Photos:
With & without: &photos=true or &photos= or &has=photos ; &photos=false

Observations without any ID:
&iconic_taxa=unknown

To exclude:
&without_taxon_id=1234
&not_in_project=redlist-s-afr
&not_in_place=1234

Specials:
?not_matching_project_rules_for=redlist-s-afr&project_id=redlist-s-afr

Observation Fields:
with a field:
&field:Habitat%20(s%20Afr)
with a field and value:
&field:Habitat%20(s%20Afr)=Nama%20Karoo

Observation field view:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observation_fields/1234
Observation field view for a value: (e.g. Fynbos in Habitats-s-afr):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observation_fields/7498?value=Fynbos (case sensitive)

Annotations:
Plant phenology:
&term_id=12
Sex:
&term_id=9 (male: &term_value_id=11 female: &term_value_id=10)
Life stage:
&term_id=1 (juvenile: &term_value_id=6)

To find a value of a project or field or user: add ".json" to the url, or use chrome > inspect
using APIs: http://api.inaturalist.org/v1/docs/#!/Observations/get_observations

Posted on June 29, 2018 07:53 AM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 1 comments | Leave a comment

May 14, 2018

LOST SPECIES

With the help of more than 100 IUCN Species Survival Commission Specialist Groups, Global Wildlife Conservation has compiled the following list of lost species, spanning more than 160 countries, as part of the Search for Lost Species. We welcome additional nominations and encourage conservationists, scientists and naturalists to launch searches for species on this broad list.

more at https://www.lostspecies.org/

Our LOST southern African species are:

INSECTS:
Hoppers:
• South-East African Burrowing Grasshopper Acrotylus mossambicus last seen unknown Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
• Mt. Coke False Shieldback Acilacris furcatus last seen: 1965 South Africa CR
• Peringueys Seedpod Shieldback Thoracistus peringueyi last seen: 1879 South Africa CR(PE)
• Imperiled Grass False Shieldback Paracilacris periclitatus last seen: 2008 South Africa CR
Katydids:
• Zulu Ambush Katydid Peringueyella zulu last seen: 1922 South Africa CR(PE)
Dragons:
• Elusive Skimmer Orthetrum rubens last seen: 1977 South Africa CR(PE)

CRABS:
• Suspect Rivercrab Potamonautes dubius last seen: 1890 Angola, Namibia DD

MAMMALS:
• Shortridges Rat Thallomys shortridgei last seen: 1932 South Africa DD
• De Wintons Golden Mole Cryptochloris wintoni last seen: 1937 South Africa CR(PE)
• Visagies Golden Mole Chrysochloris visagiei (incertae sedis) Only one specimen South Africa DD
• Karoo Rock Sengi Elephantulus pilicaudus last seen: 2008 South Africa DD
• Dusky Sengi Elephantulus fuscus One specimen from 2005, others pre-date 1968. Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe DD

FISH:
• Small Pipefish Campichthys nanus last seen: 1956? Mozambique DD

PLANTS:
• Watergrass Button Cotula myriophylloides last seen: 1971 South Africa CR(PE) Found by Nick Feb 2014: revised status: CR
• Pretoria Dolldaisy Dicoma pretoriensis last seen: 1925 South Africa CR(PE) [Macledium pretoriense on BODATSA]
• Lost Fingersedge Eleocharis lepta last seen: 1897 South Africa CR(PE)
• Waxen Cycad Encephalartos cerinus last seen: before 2000 South Africa CR(PE)
• Venda Cycad Encephalartos hirsutus last seen: 2004 South Africa CR(PE)
• Pearsons Panicum Panicum pearsonii last seen: 1913 Namibia CR(PE)

Are there any other species that should be included. Tell us and we will nominate them.

LIST TO BE NOMINATED:
• Mini Threadorchid Holothrix micrantha last collected: 1925 - Southern Gauteng endemic CR(PE) - Casper

Posted on May 14, 2018 11:23 PM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 10 comments | Leave a comment

April 13, 2018

iSpot migration issues.

Please log any migration issues here. Things such as

No pictures
Missing pictures
Funny commenting
Missing content.
Deleted observations loaded:

We will fix these in the mop up!

Please note:
Note yet uploaded - still coming:
* Projects (those that worked by tags! - NOT those by area: create a place for those)
* Observation Fields (e.g. Habitats, interactions, project fields).

Please DONT post:
* Pictures to be rotated.
* Pictures in the wrong order.
(But please do fix them if you can).

Please use a heading and then the url:
e.g.

No pictures:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10852817
Missing pictures:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10840705 (1 out of 4, added 2, still 1)
Deleted observations loaded:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10838105 (deleted on iSpot & now iNat duplicate - will delete)

QUICK LINKS TO ISSUES BEING MONITORED:
(no need to report or do anything with these: these are on the mop-up list)

To see observations that migrated without pictures please see:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?photos=false&place_id=113055&subview=table&verifiable=any&field:iSpot%20reference%20(2014-2017)

QUICK LINK TO HELP INDENTIFY UNIDENTIFIED OBSERVATIONS:
(note: in the url box add &user_id=XXX to see yours or use the filter box to select a Location that you know, e.g. place=Cape Peninsula or George (to add to url box you will need to know the place code)

No IDs:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?iconic_taxa=unknown&photos&place_id=113055&reviewed=any&subview=grid&verifiable=any&without_taxon_id=479641
Weak IDs:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?iconic_taxa=unknown&photos&place_id=113055&reviewed=any&subview=grid&taxon_id=48460&verifiable=any&without_taxon_id=479641

SEE YOUR OWN ISSUES
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?iconic_taxa=unknown&photos&place_id=113055&reviewed=any&subview=grid&verifiable=any&user_id=tonyrebelo
(and substitute your user name in the url box)

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?iconic_taxa=unknown&photos&place_id=113055&reviewed=any&subview=grid&taxon_id=48460&verifiable=any&user_id=tonyrebelo
(and substitute your user name in the url box)

Posted on April 13, 2018 04:37 PM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 53 comments | Leave a comment

April 10, 2018

Some historical iNat statistics

I am adding this because the southern African (iSpot) data will be inserted into the iNat data and these statistics will not be recoverable: the southern African data will be intruded into it.

Observer Statistics:

10 April 2018 - up to 500 observations (observations, species

1 tonyrebelo 5,723 1,225
2 gawie 3,089 993
3 colin25 2,146 350
4 calebcam 2,144 115
5 tonybenn 2,060 255
6 i_c_riddell 1,817 770
7 johnnybirder 1,764 757
8 joachim 1,660 680
9 vynbos 1,632 731
10 markuslilje 1,547 1,106

11 magdastlucia 1,491 453
12 shauns 1,482 542
13 nicky 1,458 780
14 florem 1,304 399
15 ricky_taylor 1,289 567
16 nanofishology 1,288 220
17 bushboy 1,226 402
18 zanskar 1,216 579
19 henrydelange 923 424
20 happyasacupcake 895 406

21 csavy 858 427
22 muir 830 360
23 snidge 819 341
24 sallyslak 786 321
25 tapaculo99 762 420
26 flower_girl 682 286
27 waterkloof 646 176
28 outramps 637 365
29 alexanderr 595 228
30 andrew_hankey 590 295

31 graeme 581 292
32 fubr 545 226
33 jaheymans 544 300
34 robert_taylor 540 290
35 lucstrydom 515 253
36 botaneek 510 426
37 peterrwarren 510 367
38 cheekychew 507 163
39 marcoschmidtffm 504 202

Dec 2017 - top 10 observers per year (observations, species)
tonyrebelo 4,765 986
gawie 2,517 931
calebcam 2,010 105
johnnybirder 1,661 704
joachim 1,522 631
markuslilje 1,506 1,079
i_c_riddell 1,344 607
nanofishology 1,288 220
zanskar 1,216 579
florem 1,064 345

Dec 2016
johnnybirder 1,364 599
i_c_riddell 851 430
muir 830 360
snidge 800 337
csavy 749 405
joachim 657 428
graeme 581 292
carmelo_lopez 485 443
tapaculo99 383 278
jimsteamer 309 114

Dec 2015
johnnybirder 864 457
muir 829 360
snidge 800 337
i_c_riddell 702 356
graeme 581 292
csavy 548 320
joachim 499 357
carmelo_lopez 468 430
tiggrx 295 247
jimsteamer 214 90

Dec 2014
snidge 720 323
muir 584 310
graeme 581 292
carmelo_lopez 468 430
i_c_riddell 393 228
joachim 354 282
tiggrx 285 237
csavy 258 188
jimsteamer 211 88
greglasley 201 150

Identifiers Statistics:

10 April 2018 - up to 1000 IDs

1 johnnybirder 18,246
2 jakob 16,241
3 tonyrebelo 10,737
4 calebcam 8,769
5 colin25 6,515
6 ldacosta 5,052
7 alexdreyer 3,771
8 henrydelange 3,527
9 wildnothos 3,287
10 rjpretor 3,122

11 beetledude 3,022
12 vynbos 2,751
13 karoopixie 2,749
14 alexanderr 2,543
15 shauns 2,524
16 bushboy 2,206
17 john8 2,153
18 robertarcher397 2,044
19 alanhorstmann 1,845
20 wouterteunissen 1,662

21 adriaan_grobler 1,469
22 martingrimm 1,436
23 joachim 1,363
24 robert_taylor 1,334
25 outramps 1,297
26 kokhuitan 1,280
27 rjq 1,198
28 prix_burgoyne 1,129
29 botaneek 1,079
30 nicovr 1,071
31 fubr 1,034

Species statistics (from Observations):


See the latest: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=113055&subview=grid&view=species

10 April 2018
84,102 OBSERVATIONS
11,135 SPECIES
1,641 IDENTIFIERS
1,564 OBSERVERS


825 Loxodonta africanaSavannah Elephant FIRST MAMMAL
532 Giraffa camelopardalisGiraffe SECOND MAMMAL
494 Aepyceros melampusImpala THIRD MAMMAL
445 Equus quaggaPlains Zebra
351 Alopochen aegyptiacaEgyptian Goose FIRST BIRD
346 Panthera leoLion
339 Phacochoerus africanusCommon Warthog
334 Tragelaphus strepsicerosGreater Kudu
266 Hippopotamus amphibiusHippopotamus
259 Connochaetes taurinusCommon Wildebeest
258 Papio ursinusChacma Baboon
240 Numida meleagrisHelmeted Guineafowl SECOND BIRD
226 Kobus ellipsiprymnusWaterbuck
223 Syncerus cafferAfrican Buffalo
219 Stigmochelys pardalisLeopard Tortoise FIRST REPTILE
216 Ceratotherium simumWhite Rhinoceros
205 Crocodylus niloticusNile Crocodile SECOND REPTILE
204 Chlorocebus pygerythrusVervet Monkey
190 Lycaon pictusAfrican Wild Dog
183 Crocuta crocutaSpotted Hyena
182 Panthera pardusLeopard
181 Tragelaphus angasiiNyala
177 Haliaeetus vociferAfrican Fish-Eagle THIRD BIRD
174 Struthio camelusCommon Ostrich
173 Procavia capensisRock Hyrax
172 Agama atraSouthern Rock Agama THIRD REPTILE
171 Hyperolius marmoratusPainted Reed Frog FIRST FROG
165 Coracias caudatusLilac-breasted Roller
160 Bostrychia hagedashHadada Ibis
157 Vanellus armatusBlacksmith Lapwing
154 Tragelaphus scriptusBushbuck
152 Antidorcas marsupialisSpringbok
150 Canis mesomelasBlack-backed Jackal
149 Chersina angulataAngulate Tortoise
149 Streptopelia senegalensisLaughing Dove
147 Oryx gazellaGemsbok
145 Gyps africanusWhite-backed Vulture
142 Spheniscus demersusAfrican Penguin
139 Raphicerus campestrisSteenbok
138 Acinonyx jubatusCheetah
131 Ardea cinereaGrey Heron
126 Tockus leucomelasSouthern Yellow-billed Hornbill
124 Trachylepis striataAfrican Striped Skink
123 Scopus umbrettaHamerkop
120 Alcelaphus buselaphusHartebeest
117 Acanthocercus atricollisBlack-necked Agama
114 Ploceus velatusSouthern Masked-Weaver
111 Pycnonotus barbatusCommon Bulbul
111 Lygodactylus capensisCape Dwarf Gecko
110 Amietia fuscigulaCape River Frog SECOND FROG
108 Lanius collarisSouthern Fiscal
103 Corythaixoides concolorGrey Go-Away-Bird
103 Trithemis arteriosaRed-veined Dropwing
102 Microcarbo africanusReed Cormorant
100 Ceryle rudisPied Kingfisher
98 Terathopius ecaudatusBateleur
98 Bucorvus leadbeateriSouthern Ground-Hornbill
96 Bitis arietansPuff Adder
96 Paraxerus cepapiSmith's Bush Squirrel
95 Halcyon albiventrisBrown-hooded Kingfisher
94 Threskiornis aethiopicusSacred Ibis
93 Onychognathus morioRed-winged Starling
92 Arctocephalus pusillusBrown Fur Seal FIRST MARINE NON-BIRD
92 Tragelaphus oryxEland
91 Streptopelia capicolaCape Turtle Dove
91 Damaliscus pygargusBontebok/Blesbok
91 Oreotragus oreotragusKlipspringer
91 Diceros bicornisBlack Rhinoceros
91 Varanus niloticusNile Monitor
91 Buphagus erythrorhynchusRed-billed Oxpecker
90 Anhinga rufaAfrican Darter
90 Dicrurus adsimilisFork-tailed Drongo
88 Dendrocygna viduataWhite-faced Whistling-Duck
88 Trachylepis margaritiferaRainbow Skink
87 Aquila rapaxTawny Eagle
87 Melierax canorusPale Chanting-Goshawk
87 Chamaeleo dilepisFlap-necked Chameleon
86 Merops bullockoidesWhite-fronted Bee-Eater
86 Phalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant
86 Actophilornis africanusAfrican Jacana
85 Ardeotis koriKori Bustard
85 Chiromantis xerampelinaGrey Foam-nest Treefrog THIRD FROG
84 Tockus rufirostrisSouthern Red-billed Hornbill
83 Larus dominicanusKelp Gull
83 Ephippiorhynchus senegalensisSaddle-billed Stork
81 Merops pusillusLittle Bee-Eater
81 Milvus migransBlack Kite
81 Sylvicapra grimmiaBush Duiker
80 Mycteria ibisYellow-billed Stork
80 Bubulcus ibisCattle Egret
79 Ardea goliathGoliath Heron
78 Hemidactylus mabouiaTropical House Gecko
78 Orthetrum juliaJulia Skimmer FIRST INSECT
77 Uraeginthus angolensisBlue Waxbill
76 Egretta garzettaLittle Egret
76 Polemaetus bellicosusMartial Eagle
76 Upupa epopsCommon Hoopoe
75 Euplectes orixSouthern Red Bishop
75 Sclerophrys capensisRaucous Toad
74 Coracias garrulusEuropean Roller
74 Corvus albusPied Crow
74 Apis melliferaWestern Honey Bee SECOND INSECT
74 Protea cynaroidesKing Protea FIRST PLANT
73 Promerops caferCape Sugarbird
73 Lamprotornis nitensCape Starling
73 Pseudaspis canaMole Snake
73 Hippotragus nigerSable Antelope
72 Motacilla capensisCape Wagtail
71 Charadrius tricollarisThree-banded Plover
71 Haematopus moquiniAfrican Black Oystercatcher
71 Saxicola torquatusAfrican Stonechat
71 Papilio demodocusCitrus Swallowtail THIRD INSECT
71 Adansonia digitataBaobab SECOND PLANT
71 Zonocerus elegansElegant Grasshopper
70 Crocothemis erythraeaBroad Scarlet
70 Trachyphonus vaillantiiCrested Barbet
69 Ciconia episcopusWoolly-necked Stork
69 Vanellus coronatusCrowned Lapwing
69 Mungos mungoBanded Mongoose
68 Leptoptilos crumeniferMarabou Stork
67 Turtur chalcospilosEmerald-spotted Wood-Dove
67 Ardea melanocephalaBlack-headed Heron
67 Sclerophrys gutturalisGuttural Toad
67 Aloidendron dichotomumQuiver Tree THIRD PLANT
66 Cynictis penicillataYellow Mongoose
66 Xerus inaurisGround Squirrel
65 Lybius torquatusBlack-collared Barbet
64 Plectropterus gambensisSpur-winged Goose
64 Quelea queleaRed-billed Quelea
64 Sagittarius serpentariusSecretarybird
64 Corythornis cristatusMalachite Kingfisher
63 Plocepasser mahaliWhite-browed Sparrow-Weaver
63 Naja niveaCape Cobra
63 Phoenicopterus roseusGreater Flamingo
62 Colius striatusSpeckled Mousebird
62 Elanus caeruleusBlack-shouldered Kite
61 Erica cerinthoidesFire Heath
60 Ploceus capensisCape Weaver
60 Bubo africanusSpotted Eagle-Owl
59 Tringa glareolaWood Sandpiper
59 Burhinus vermiculatusWater Thick-Knee
59 Motacilla aguimpAfrican Pied Wagtail
59 Protea repens
59 Leucadendron salignumCommon Sunshine Conebush
58 Merops apiasterEuropean Bee-Eater
58 Buteo rufofuscusJackal Buzzard
58 Cossypha caffraCape Robin-Chat
58 Vidua macrouraPin-tailed Whydah
58 Bradypodion damaranumKnysna Dwarf Chameleon
58 Danaus chrysippusPlain Tiger
58 Passer diffususSouthern Grey-headed Sparrow
58 Brachythemis leucostictaBanded Groundling
57 Anastomus lamelligerusAfrican Openbill
57 Cercomela familiarisFamiliar Chat
56 Terpsiphone viridisAfrican Paradise-Flycatcher
56 Lamprotornis chalybaeusGreater Blue-eared Starling
56 Megaceryle maximaGiant Kingfisher
56 Anthropoides paradiseusBlue Crane
56 Buteo buteoCommon Buzzard
55 Halcyon senegalensisWoodland Kingfisher
55 Himantopus himantopusBlack-winged Stilt
55 Polyboroides typusAfrican Harrier-Hawk
55 Passer melanurusCape Sparrow
55 Acacia mearnsiiBlack Wattle FIRST ALIEN PLANT
55 Zosterops capensisCape White-Eye
54 Centropus superciliosusWhite-browed Coucal
54 Streptopelia semitorquataRed-eyed Dove
54 Necrosyrtes monachusHooded Vulture
54 Nectarinia famosaMalachite Sunbird
54 Dispholidus typusBoomslang
54 Anthobaphes violaceaOrange-breasted Sunbird
53 Platalea albaAfrican Spoonbill
53 Phalacrocorax capensisCape Cormorant
53 Prinia subflavaTawny-flanked Prinia
53 Varanus albigularisRock Monitor
53 Eupodotis afraoidesNorthern Black Korhaan
53 Merops nubicoidesSouthern Carmine Bee-Eater
53 Gallinula chloropusCommon Moorhen
52 Anas undulataYellow-billed Duck
52 Damaliscus lunatusTsessebe
52 Amietia delalandiiCommon River Frog
51 Corvinella melanoleucaMagpie Shrike
50 Columba guineaSpeckled Pigeon
50 Charadrius marginatusWhite-fronted Plover
50 Schismaderma carensRed Toad
50 Helogale parvulaCommon Dwarf Mongoose
50 Hystrix africaeaustralisCape Porcupine
50 Junonia hiertaYellow Pansy
50 Junonia oenoneBlue Pansy
50 Chroicocephalus hartlaubiiHartlaub's Gull
49 Philetairus sociusSociable Weaver
49 Bubo lacteusVerreaux's Eagle-Owl
49 Chondrodactylus turneriTurner's Thick-toed Gecko
49 Pelusios sinuatusSerrated Hinged Terrapin
49 Equus zebraMountain Zebra
49 Eupodotis ruficristaRed-crested Korhaan
49 Dendroperdix sephaenaCrested Francolin
49 Pternistis natalensisNatal Francolin
49 Pternistis swainsoniiSwainson's Spurfowl
49 Mimetes cucullatusCommon Pagoda
48 Pternistis capensisCape Spurfowl
47 Vanellus senegallusAfrican Wattled Lapwing
47 Ploceus cucullatusVillage Weaver
47 Herpestes sanguineusSlender Mongoose
47 Cotyledon orbiculataPig's Ear
47 Pelomedusa subrufaHelmeted Turtle
47 Cinnyris chalybeusSouthern Double-collared Sunbird
47 Protea nitidaWagon Tree
46 Circaetus cinereusBrown Snake-Eagle
46 Erica plukenetii
45 Burhinus capensisSpotted Thick-Knee
45 Hirundo smithiiWire-tailed Swallow
45 Brunsvigia orientalisCandelabra Lily
45 Lophoceros nasutusAfrican Grey Hornbill
45 Crithagra mozambicaYellow-fronted Canary
44 Rhabdomys pumilioStriped Fieldmouse
44 Vanessa carduiPainted Lady
44 Afrogecko porphyreusMarbled Leaf-toed Gecko
44 Cecropis abyssinicaLesser Striped Swallow
43 Lanius collurioRed-backed Shrike
43 Pycnonotus capensisCape Bulbul
43 Trachylepis variaVariable Skink
43 Mellivora capensisHoney Badger
43 Ceriagrion glabrumCommon Citril
43 Ardea albaGreat Egret
43 Turdus libonyanaKurrichane Thrush
43 Bicyclus safitzaCommon Bush Brown
42 Torgos tracheliotosLappet-faced Vulture
42 Laniarius atrococcineusCrimson-breasted Shrike
42 Pycnonotus nigricansAfrican Red-eyed Bulbul
42 Cordylus nigerBlack Girdled Lizard
42 Ischnura senegalensisCommon Bluetail
42 Prionops plumatusWhite Helmetshrike
42 Pterocles bicinctusDouble-banded Sandgrouse
42 Dictyophorus spumansKoppie Foam Grasshopper
42 Hedydipna collarisCollared Sunbird
42 Acraea hortaGarden Acraea
42 Zapornia flavirostraBlack Crake
41 Fulica cristataRed-knobbed Coot
41 Nycticorax nycticoraxBlack-crowned Night Heron
41 Crotaphopeltis hotamboeiaRed-lipped Snake
41 Sympetrum fonscolombiiRed-veined Darter
41 Phaenocoma proliferaCape Everlasting
40 Tauraco porphyreolophusPurple-crested Turaco
40 Cinnyricinclus leucogasterViolet-backed Starling
40 Oxalis obtusaYelloweye Woodsorrel
40 Haemanthus sanguineusApril-Fool
39 Rostratula benghalensisGreater Painted-Snipe
39 Lophaetus occipitalisLong-crested Eagle
39 Pytilia melbaMelba Finch
39 Dendropicos fuscescensCardinal Woodpecker
39 Phoeniculus purpureusGreen Woodhoopoe
39 Suricata suricattaMeerkat
39 Boophone distichaPoison-Bulb
38 Ardeola ralloidesSquacco Heron
38 Dryoscopus cublaBlack-backed Puffback
38 Andropadus importunusSombre Greenbul
38 Lamprotornis australisBurchell's Starling
38 Harmonia axyridisHarlequin Lady Beetle
38 Precis archesiaGarden Inspector
38 Turdus olivaceusOlive Thrush
38 Pelomedusa galeataCape Terrapin
37 Guttera pucheraniCrested Guineafowl
37 Oriolus larvatusBlack-headed Oriole
37 Amblyospiza albifronsThick-billed Weaver
37 Anaplectes rubricepsRed-headed Weaver
37 Cercopithecus mitisBlue Monkey
37 Zantedeschia aethiopicaArum Lily
37 Python natalensisSouthern African Python
37 Spermestes cucullataBronze Mannikin
37 Aseroe rubraStar Stinkhhorn FIRST FUNGUS
36 Bradypodion pumilumCape Dwarf Chameleon
36 Redunca arundinumSouthern Reedbuck
36 Lantana camaraCommon Lantana
36 Herpestes pulverulentusCape Grey Mongoose
36 Pelargonium capitatumRose-scented Geranium
36 Helicoverpa armigeraAfrican Bollworm
36 Nesciothemis farinosaEastern Blacktail
36 Hieraaetus wahlbergiWahlberg's Eagle
36 Bycanistes bucinatorTrumpeter Hornbill
36 Probergrothius angolensisWelwitschia Bug
36 Syncarpha vestitaCape Snow
35 Sarkidiornis melanotosComb Duck
35 Prinia maculosaKaroo Prinia
35 Xenopus laevisAfrican Clawed Frog
35 Duberria lutrixCommon Slug-Eater
35 Chalcomitra senegalensisScarlet-chested Sunbird
35 Protea neriifoliaBlue Sugarbush
35 Vachellia karrooSweetthorn
34 Urocolius indicusRed-faced Mousebird
34 Pelecanus onocrotalusGreat White Pelican
34 Telophorus zeylonusBokmakierie
34 Eurocephalus anguitimensSouthern White-crowned Shrike
34 Lamprotornis mevesiiMeves's Starling
34 Mylothris agathinaEastern Dotted Border
34 Trithemis kirbyiKirby's Dropwing
34 Pelargonium cucullatumWild Mallow
34 Chroicocephalus cirrocephalusGrey-headed Gull
34 Leucospermum conocarpodendronTree Pincushion
33 Tachybaptus ruficollisLittle Grebe
33 Anas erythrorhynchaRed-billed Teal
33 Lagonosticta senegalaRed-billed Firefinch
33 Chlorocichla flaviventrisYellow-bellied Greenbul
33 Turdoides jardineiiArrow-marked Babbler
33 Otocyon megalotisBat-eared Fox
33 Connochaetes gnouBlack Wildebeest
33 Clathrus archeriDevil's-Fingers SECOND FUNGUS
33 Agama aculeataGround Agama
33 Emberiza capensisCape Bunting
33 Melaenornis silensFiscal Flycatcher
33 Boaedon capensisCape House Snake
32 Oena capensisNamaqua Dove
32 Circaetus pectoralisBlack-breasted Snake-Eagle
32 Trachylepis sulcataWestern Rock Skink
32 Hippotragus equinusRoan Antelope
32 Carpobrotus edulisEdible Sourfig
32 Junonia natalicaNatal Pansy
32 Cyligramma latonaCream-striped Owl
32 Palpopleura luciaLucia Widow
32 Tricholaema leucomelasAcacia Pied Barbet
32 Cinnyris aferGreater Double-collared Sunbird
32 Euphorbia mauritanica
32 Erica viscariaRoughpetal Heath Complex
31 Merops hirundineusSwallow-tailed Bee-Eater
31 Batis molitorChinspot Batis
31 Muscicapa adustaAfrican Dusky Flycatcher
31 Passer domesticusHouse Sparrow
31 Scotopelia peliPel's Fishing-Owl
31 Platysaurus intermediusCommon Flat Lizard
31 Atilax paludinosusMarsh Mongoose
31 Disa unifloraRed Disa
31 Chalcomitra amethystinaAmethyst Sunbird
31 Cinnyris talatalaWhite-breasted Sunbird
31 Falco rupicolusRock Kestrel
31 Erica coccinea
30 Actitis hypoleucosCommon Sandpiper
30 Hirundo albigularisWhite-throated Swallow
30 Philothamnus semivariegatusSpotted Bush Snake
30 Cordylus cordylusCape Girdled Lizard
30 Acacia cyclopsRedeye Wattle
30 Acraea encedonCommon Acraea
30 Precis octaviaGaudy Commodore
30 Zizeeria knysnaSooty Blue
30 Erica discolor
30 Hycleus oculatusCMR Bean Beetle
30 Senegalia melliferaKaoko Black Thorn
30 Pillansia templemannii
29 Ploceus ocularisSpectacled Weaver
29 Ploceus intermediusLesser Masked-Weaver
29 Trachylepis capensisCape Skink
29 Cephalophus natalensisNatal Red Duiker
29 Butorides striataStriated Heron
29 Argiope australis FIRST CHELICERATE
29 Trithemis sticticaJaunty Dropwing
29 Dodonaea viscosaAkeake
29 Aquila spilogasterAfrican Hawk-Eagle
29 Coracias naeviusRufous-crowned Roller
29 Cassytha ciliolataDevils Tresses
29 Pternistis adspersusRed-billed Spurfowl
29 Lophoceros alboterminatusCrowned Hornbill
28 Phoeniconaias minorLesser Flamingo
28 Falco amurensisAmur Falcon
28 Vanellus albicepsWhite-headed Lapwing
28 Corvus albicollisWhite-necked Raven
28 Glaucidium perlatumPearl-spotted Owlet
28 Psammophylax rhombeatusRhombic Skaapsteker
28 Kobus lecheLechwe
28 Acacia salignaPort Jackson Wattle
28 Trachylepis punctatissimaSpeckled Rock Skink
28 Pterocles namaquaNamaqua Sandgrouse
28 Gloriosa superbaFlame Lily
28 Catopsilia florellaAfrican Migrant
28 Belenois creonaAfrican Common White
28 Saltera sarcocollaSalter
28 Leucadendron xanthoconus
27 Halcyon chelicutiStriped Kingfisher
27 Tringa nebulariaCommon Greenshank
27 Ciconia ciconiaWhite Stork
27 Camaroptera brachyuraGrey-backed Camaroptera
27 Cossypha heugliniWhite-browed Robin-Chat
27 Psophocichla litsitsirupaGroundscraper Thrush
27 Estrilda astrildCommon Waxbill
27 Bubalornis nigerRed-billed Buffalo-Weaver
27 Strongylopus grayiiGray's Stream Frog
27 Genetta tigrinaCape Genet
27 Caracal caracalCaracal
27 Latrodectus geometricusBrown Widow
27 Aloe arborescensCandelabra Aloe
27 Tylecodon paniculatusBotterboom
27 Cheilomenes lunataLunate Lady Beetle
27 Grewia occidentalisCrossberry
27 Crithagra gularisStreaky-headed Seedeater
27 Chnootriba hirta
26 Chrysococcyx capriusDideric Cuckoo
26 Laniarius ferrugineusSouthern Boubou
26 Batis capensisCape Batis
26 Emberiza flaviventrisGolden-breasted Bunting
26 Myrmecocichla formicivoraSouthern Anteater-Chat
26 Monticola rupestrisCape Rock-Thrush
26 Sporopipes squamifronsScaly-feathered Finch
26 Macronyx croceusYellow-throated Longclaw
26 Psammophis subtaeniatusStripe-bellied Sand Snake
26 Lycodonomorphus rufulusCommon Brown Water Snake
26 Acraea natalicaNatal Acraea
26 Wachendorfia paniculataSpider-Flower
26 Crassula muscosaBootlaces
26 Phymateus leprosus
26 Micronisus gabarGabar Goshawk
26 Leucadendron argenteumCape Silver Tree
26 Papilio nireusGreen-banded Swallowtail
26 Miomantis caffraSouth African Mantis
26 Circellium bacchusCape Flightless Dung Beetle
26 Camponotus niveosetosusHairy Sugar Ant
26 Lamprotornis bicolorAfrican Pied Starling
26 Tritoniopsis triticea
25 Falco biarmicusLanner Falcon
25 Recurvirostra avosettaPied Avocet
25 Trigonoceps occipitalisWhite-headed Vulture
25 Melaenornis pammelainaSouthern Black-Flycatcher
25 Macronyx capensisCape Longclaw
25 Dasypeltis scabraEgg-eating Snake
25 Agama kirkiiKirk's Rock Agama
25 Cisticola chinianaRattling Cisticola
25 Kigelia africanaSausage Tree
25 Homopus areolatusParrot-beaked Tortoise
25 Hippodamia variegataVariegated Ladybeetle
25 Lissotis melanogasterBlack-bellied Bustard
25 Thalasseus bergiiSwift Tern
25 Crassula coccineaRochea
25 Leucadendron spissifolium
24 Treron calvusAfrican Green Pigeon
24 Charadrius pecuariusKittlitz's Plover
24 Tauraco corythaixKnysna Loerie
24 Ploceus xanthopsHolub's Golden-Weaver
24 Euplectes capensisYellow Bishop
24 Genetta maculataCentral African Large-spotted Genet
24 Civettictis civettaAfrican Civet
24 Otolemur crassicaudatusBrown Greater Galago
24 Hypolimnas misippusCommon Diadem
24 Pteridium aquilinumCommon Bracken
24 Acacia melanoxylonBlackwood
24 Kniphofia uvariaRed Hot Poker
24 Pantala flavescensWandering Glider
24 Cassionympha cassiusRainforest Brown
24 Pycnoporus sanguineus
24 Crematogaster peringueyiBlack Cocktail Ant
24 Pachnoda sinuataGarden Fruit Chafer
24 Erica mammosa
23 Plegadis falcinellusGlossy Ibis
23 Falco rupicoloidesGreater Kestrel
23 Lanius minorLesser Grey Shrike
23 Cossypha natalensisRed-capped Robin-Chat
23 Campethera abingoniGolden-tailed Woodpecker
23 Pseudocordylus melanotusDrakensberg Crag Lizard
23 Eubalaena australisSouthern Right Whale SECOND MARINE NON-BIRD
23 Pelea capreolusGrey Rhebok
23 Welwitschia mirabilisWelwitschia
23 Trithemis annulataViolet Dropwing
23 Leonotis leonurusWild Dagga
23 Widdringtonia nodifloraMountain Cedar
23 Paraserianthes lophanthaStinkbean
23 Bugeranus carunculatusWattled Crane
23 Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventrisMocking Cliff-Chat
23 Cercotrichas paenaKalahari Scrub-Robin
23 Hakea sericeaSilky Needlebush
23 Apalis thoracicaBar-throated Apalis
23 Haemanthus coccineus
23 Chironia bacciferaChristmas Berry
23 Pternistis aferRed-necked Francolin
23 Sclerophrys garmaniGarman's Toad
23 Ornithogalum dubium
22 Balearica regulorumGrey Crowned Crane
22 Ardea purpureaPurple Heron
22 Aquila verreauxiiVerreaux's Eagle
22 Cisticola tinniensLevaillant's Cisticola
22 Serinus canicollisCape Canary
22 Hirundo rusticaBarn Swallow
22 Hyperolius parallelusAngolan Reed Frog
22 Leptopelis natalensisNatal Forest Tree Frog
22 Taphozous mauritianusMauritian Tomb Bat
22 Nephila fenestrata Hairy Golden Orb-weaving Spider SECOND CHELICERATE
22 Hamanumida daedalusGuineafowl
22 Boscia albitruncaShepherd's Tree
22 Crocothemis sanguinolentaLittle Scarlet
22 Trachylepis variegataVariegated Skink
22 Buphagus africanusYellow-billed Oxpecker
22 Belenois aurotaPioneer White
22 Cinnyris venustusVariable Sunbird
22 Pontia heliceMeadow White
22 Scadoxus puniceusPaintbrush Lily
22 Vidua paradisaeaEastern Paradise-Whydah
22 Vachellia xanthophloeaFever Tree
22 Camponotus fulvopilosusKaroo Balbyter Ants
22 Protea laurifolia
22 Mausoleopsis amabilisWhite-spotted Fruit Chafer
22 Dicerothamnus rhinocerotisRenosterbush
22 Colpoon compressum
22 Crithagra flaviventrisYellow Canary
22 Erica corifolia
22 Lanaria lanataLambstail
NO FISH

December 2017
25,810 OBSERVATIONS
4,640 SPECIES
1,050 IDENTIFIERS
768 OBSERVERS


378 Loxodonta africanaSavannah Elephant FIRST MAMMAL
239 Giraffa camelopardalisGiraffe SECOND MAMMAL
231 Equus quaggaPlains Zebra THIRD MAMMAL
225 Aepyceros melampusImpala
190 Panthera leoLion
172 Tragelaphus strepsicerosGreater Kudu
156 Lycaon pictusAfrican Wild Dog
152 Phacochoerus africanusCommon Warthog
148 Ceratotherium simumWhite Rhinoceros
146 Hippopotamus amphibiusHippopotamus
142 Connochaetes taurinusCommon Wildebeest
138 Papio ursinusChacma Baboon
129 Alopochen aegyptiacaEgyptian Goose FIRST BIRD
124 Struthio camelusCommon Ostrich SECOND BIRD
116 Numida meleagrisHelmeted Guineafowl THIRD BIRD
113 Acinonyx jubatusCheetah
112 Syncerus cafferAfrican Buffalo
109 Crocodylus niloticusNile Crocodile FIRST REPTILE
108 Chlorocebus pygerythrusVervet Monkey
105 Panthera pardusLeopard
100 Haliaeetus vociferAfrican Fish-Eagle
99 Tragelaphus angasiiNyala
97 Spheniscus demersusAfrican Penguin
96 Oryx gazellaGemsbok
95 Procavia capensisRock Hyrax
94 Kobus ellipsiprymnusWaterbuck
92 Antidorcas marsupialisSpringbok
91 Coracias caudatusLilac-breasted Roller
91 Crocuta crocutaSpotted Hyena
86 Canis mesomelasBlack-backed Jackal
81 Bostrychia hagedashHadada Ibis
77 Gyps africanusWhite-backed Vulture
77 Tockus leucomelasSouthern Yellow-billed Hornbill
77 Stigmochelys pardalisLeopard Tortoise SECOND REPTILE
74 Alcelaphus buselaphusHartebeest
70 Vanellus armatusBlacksmith Lapwing
66 Tragelaphus scriptusBushbuck
65 Raphicerus campestrisSteenbok
62 Arctocephalus pusillusBrown Fur Seal
62 Damaliscus pygargusBontebok/Blesbok
61 Ploceus velatusSouthern Masked-Weaver
60 Terathopius ecaudatusBateleur
58 Ardeotis koriKori Bustard
58 Actophilornis africanusAfrican Jacana
58 Corythaixoides concolorGrey Go-Away-Bird
58 Pycnonotus barbatusCommon Bulbul
57 Agama atraSouthern Rock Agama THIRD REPTILE
56 Tragelaphus oryxEland
55 Melierax canorusPale Chanting-Goshawk
54 Bucorvus leadbeateriSouthern Ground-Hornbill
53 Onychognathus morioRed-winged Starling
52 Halcyon albiventrisBrown-hooded Kingfisher
52 Scopus umbrettaHamerkop
51 Merops bullockoidesWhite-fronted Bee-Eater
51 Ardea cinereaGrey Heron
50 Anhinga rufaAfrican Darter
49 Ceryle rudisPied Kingfisher
49 Chersina angulataAngulate Tortoise
49 Varanus niloticusNile Monitor
49 Streptopelia senegalensisLaughing Dove
48 Oreotragus oreotragusKlipspringer
47 Larus dominicanusKelp Gull
47 Aquila rapaxTawny Eagle
47 Dicrurus adsimilisFork-tailed Drongo
46 Chamaeleo dilepisFlap-necked Chameleon
46 Tockus rufirostrisSouthern Red-billed Hornbill
45 Trachylepis margaritiferaRainbow Skink
45 Paraxerus cepapiSmith's Bush Squirrel
44 Diceros bicornisBlack Rhinoceros
44 Lanius collarisSouthern Fiscal
43 Buphagus erythrorhynchusRed-billed Oxpecker
42 Bitis arietansPuff Adder
42 Cynictis penicillataYellow Mongoose
42 Sagittarius serpentariusSecretarybird
41 Vanellus coronatusCrowned Lapwing
41 Corvus albusPied Crow
41 Acanthocercus atricollisBlack-necked Agama
40 Merops pusillusLittle Bee-Eater
40 Ephippiorhynchus senegalensisSaddle-billed Stork
40 Hippotragus nigerSable Antelope
40 Xerus inaurisGround Squirrel
40 Adansonia digitataBaobab FIRST PLANT
40 Leptoptilos crumeniferMarabou Stork
40 Microcarbo africanusReed Cormorant
40 Threskiornis aethiopicusSacred Ibis
39 Phalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant
39 Polemaetus bellicosusMartial Eagle
39 Uraeginthus angolensisBlue Waxbill
39 Trachylepis striataAfrican Striped Skink
38 Lamprotornis nitensCape Starling
38 Upupa epopsCommon Hoopoe
38 Mungos mungoBanded Mongoose
38 Phoenicopterus roseusGreater Flamingo
37 Streptopelia capicolaCape Turtle Dove
37 Phalacrocorax capensisCape Cormorant
37 Ardea goliathGoliath Heron
37 Lygodactylus capensisCape Dwarf Gecko
36 Turtur chalcospilosEmerald-spotted Wood-Dove
36 Anastomus lamelligerusAfrican Openbill
36 Trachyphonus vaillantiiCrested Barbet
35 Haematopus moquiniAfrican Black Oystercatcher
35 Dendrocygna viduataWhite-faced Whistling-Duck
35 Chroicocephalus hartlaubiiHartlaub's Gull
34 Mycteria ibisYellow-billed Stork
34 Motacilla aguimpAfrican Pied Wagtail
34 Probergrothius angolensisWelwitschia Bug FIRST INSECT
33 Lamprotornis chalybaeusGreater Blue-eared Starling
33 Equus zebraMountain Zebra
33 Eupodotis afraoidesNorthern Black Korhaan
32 Streptopelia semitorquataRed-eyed Dove
32 Colius striatusSpeckled Mousebird
32 Egretta garzettaLittle Egret
32 Merops nubicoidesSouthern Carmine Bee-Eater
32 Lybius torquatusBlack-collared Barbet
31 Ciconia episcopusWoolly-necked Stork
31 Promerops caferCape Sugarbird
31 Chiromantis xerampelinaGrey Foam-nest Treefrog FIRST FROG
31 Sylvicapra grimmiaBush Duiker
31 Eupodotis ruficristaRed-crested Korhaan
31 Anthropoides paradiseusBlue Crane
30 Burhinus vermiculatusWater Thick-Knee
30 Bubulcus ibisCattle Egret
30 Buteo rufofuscusJackal Buzzard
30 Helogale parvulaCommon Dwarf Mongoose
30 Suricata suricattaMeerkat
29 Elanus caeruleusBlack-shouldered Kite
29 Plocepasser mahaliWhite-browed Sparrow-Weaver
29 Junonia hiertaYellow Pansy
29 Megaceryle maximaGiant Kingfisher
29 Corythornis cristatusMalachite Kingfisher
29 Anthobaphes violaceaOrange-breasted Sunbird
28 Centropus superciliosusWhite-browed Coucal
28 Cordylus nigerBlack Girdled Lizard
28 Bubo africanusSpotted Eagle-Owl
27 Hirundo smithiiWire-tailed Swallow
27 Damaliscus lunatusTsessebe
27 Saxicola torquatusAfrican Stonechat
26 Columba guineaSpeckled Pigeon
26 Ardea melanocephalaBlack-headed Heron
26 Cercomela familiarisFamiliar Chat
26 Philetairus sociusSociable Weaver
26 Euplectes orixSouthern Red Bishop
26 Pycnonotus nigricansAfrican Red-eyed Bulbul
26 Platysaurus intermediusCommon Flat Lizard
26 Trithemis arteriosaRed-veined Dropwing
26 Bycanistes bucinatorTrumpeter Hornbill
25 Charadrius tricollarisThree-banded Plover
25 Circaetus cinereusBrown Snake-Eagle
25 Milvus migransBlack Kite
25 Torgos tracheliotosLappet-faced Vulture
25 Corvinella melanoleucaMagpie Shrike
25 Dendroperdix sephaenaCrested Francolin
25 Pternistis capensisCape Spurfowl
25 Pternistis swainsoniiSwainson's Spurfowl
24 Pelecanus onocrotalusGreat White Pelican
24 Charadrius marginatusWhite-fronted Plover
24 Himantopus himantopusBlack-winged Stilt
24 Cossypha caffraCape Robin-Chat
24 Motacilla capensisCape Wagtail
24 Ploceus capensisCape Weaver
24 Otocyon megalotisBat-eared Fox
24 Danaus chrysippusPlain Tiger
24 Junonia oenoneBlue Pansy SECOND INSECT
24 Papilio demodocusCitrus Swallowtail THIRD INSECT
24 Herpestes sanguineusSlender Mongoose
24 Zosterops capensisCape White-Eye
23 Halcyon senegalensisWoodland Kingfisher
23 Platalea albaAfrican Spoonbill
23 Necrosyrtes monachusHooded Vulture
23 Passer melanurusCape Sparrow
23 Bubo lacteusVerreaux's Eagle-Owl
23 Chondrodactylus turneriTurner's Thick-toed Gecko
23 Hedydipna collarisCollared Sunbird
23 Cinnyris chalybeusSouthern Double-collared Sunbird
22 Merops hirundineusSwallow-tailed Bee-Eater
22 Ardeola ralloidesSquacco Heron
22 Polyboroides typusAfrican Harrier-Hawk
22 Plectropterus gambensisSpur-winged Goose
22 Prinia subflavaTawny-flanked Prinia
22 Eurocephalus anguitimensSouthern White-crowned Shrike
22 Dendropicos fuscescensCardinal Woodpecker
22 Schismaderma carensRed Toad SECOND FROG
22 Varanus albigularisRock Monitor
22 Crocothemis erythraeaBroad Scarlet
22 Cecropis abyssinicaLesser Striped Swallow
22 Chalcomitra senegalensisScarlet-chested Sunbird
22 Falco rupicolusRock Kestrel
22 Pternistis adspersusRed-billed Spurfowl
21 Fulica cristataRed-knobbed Coot
21 Guttera pucheraniCrested Guineafowl
21 Lophaetus occipitalisLong-crested Eagle
21 Anas undulataYellow-billed Duck
21 Laniarius atrococcineusCrimson-breasted Shrike
21 Quelea queleaRed-billed Quelea
21 Kobus lecheLechwe
21 Passer diffususSouthern Grey-headed Sparrow
21 Turdus libonyanaKurrichane Thrush
21 Euchrysops malathanaCommon Smoky Blue
21 Lophoceros nasutusAfrican Grey Hornbill
20 Halcyon chelicutiStriped Kingfisher
20 Phoeniconaias minorLesser Flamingo
20 Anas erythrorhynchaRed-billed Teal
20 Tauraco porphyreolophusPurple-crested Turaco
20 Oriolus larvatusBlack-headed Oriole
20 Telophorus zeylonusBokmakierie
20 Nectarinia famosaMalachite Sunbird
20 Andropadus importunusSombre Greenbul
20 Glaucidium perlatumPearl-spotted Owlet
20 Pseudaspis canaMole Snake
20 Mellivora capensisHoney Badger
20 Cephalophus natalensisNatal Red Duiker
20 Hippotragus equinusRoan Antelope
20 Cercopithecus mitisBlue Monkey
20 Vanessa carduiPainted Lady
20 Welwitschia mirabilisWelwitschia
20 Prionops plumatusWhite Helmetshrike
20 Zapornia flavirostraBlack Crake
19 Urocolius indicusRed-faced Mousebird
19 Tachybaptus ruficollisLittle Grebe
19 Sporopipes squamifronsScaly-feathered Finch
19 Vidua macrouraPin-tailed Whydah
19 Turdoides jardineiiArrow-marked Babbler
19 Phoeniculus purpureusGreen Woodhoopoe
19 Taphozous mauritianusMauritian Tomb Bat
19 Redunca arundinumSouthern Reedbuck
19 Hamanumida daedalusGuineafowl
19 Zonocerus elegansElegant Grasshopper
19 Pterocles bicinctusDouble-banded Sandgrouse
19 Pterocles namaquaNamaqua Sandgrouse
19 Precis archesiaGarden Inspector
19 Ardea albaGreat Egret
19 Buteo buteoCommon Buzzard
19 Pternistis natalensisNatal Francolin
18 Coracias garrulusEuropean Roller
18 Oena capensisNamaqua Dove
18 Vanellus senegallusAfrican Wattled Lapwing
18 Cossypha heugliniWhite-browed Robin-Chat
18 Pytilia melbaMelba Finch
18 Pycnonotus capensisCape Bulbul
18 Trachylepis variaVariable Skink
18 Epomophorus crypturusPeters's Epauletted Fruit Bat
18 Cyligramma latonaCream-striped Owl
18 Python natalensisSouthern African Python
18 Dictyophorus spumansKoppie Foam Grasshopper
18 Chroicocephalus cirrocephalusGrey-headed Gull
18 Emberiza capensisCape Bunting
17 Tringa glareolaWood Sandpiper
17 Burhinus capensisSpotted Thick-Knee
17 Batis molitorChinspot Batis
17 Ploceus intermediusLesser Masked-Weaver
17 Cinnyricinclus leucogasterViolet-backed Starling
17 Hyperolius marmoratusPainted Reed Frog THIRD FROG
17 Hyperolius parallelusAngolan Reed Frog
17 Dispholidus typusBoomslang
17 Rhabdomys pumilioStriped Fieldmouse
17 Hypolimnas misippusCommon Diadem
17 Pelomedusa subrufaHelmeted Turtle
17 Acraea oncaeaWindow Acraea
17 Bicyclus safitzaCommon Bush Brown
17 Hycleus oculatusCMR Bean Beetle
17 Crithagra mozambicaYellow-fronted Canary
16 Treron calvusAfrican Green Pigeon
16 Falco biarmicusLanner Falcon
16 Sarkidiornis melanotosComb Duck
16 Corvus albicollisWhite-necked Raven
16 Lanius collurioRed-backed Shrike
16 Ploceus ocularisSpectacled Weaver
16 Lagonosticta senegalaRed-billed Firefinch
16 Macronyx capensisCape Longclaw
16 Lamprotornis mevesiiMeves's Starling
16 Eubalaena australisSouthern Right Whale
16 Connochaetes gnouBlack Wildebeest
16 Acraea natalicaNatal Acraea
16 Hemidactylus mabouiaTropical House Gecko
16 Acanthoplus discoidalisCorn Cricket
16 Cisticola chinianaRattling Cisticola
16 Micronisus gabarGabar Goshawk
16 Cinnyris talatalaWhite-breasted Sunbird
16 Gallinula chloropusCommon Moorhen
16 Catopsilia florellaAfrican Migrant
16 Lophoceros alboterminatusCrowned Hornbill
16 Lamprotornis bicolorAfrican Pied Starling
16 Melaenornis silensFiscal Flycatcher
16 Aloidendron dichotomumQuiver Tree
15 Calidris ferrugineaCurlew Sandpiper
15 Thalassarche chlororhynchosYellow-nosed Albatross
15 Pelecanus rufescensPink-backed Pelican
15 Vanellus albicepsWhite-headed Lapwing
15 Trigonoceps occipitalisWhite-headed Vulture
15 Laniarius ferrugineusSouthern Boubou
15 Muscicapa adustaAfrican Dusky Flycatcher
15 Ploceus cucullatusVillage Weaver
15 Ploceus xanthopsHolub's Golden-Weaver
15 Amadina erythrocephalaRed-headed Finch
15 Chlorocichla flaviventrisYellow-bellied Greenbul
15 Agama planicepsNamib Rock Agama
15 Eidolon helvumStraw-colored Fruit Bat
15 Junonia natalicaNatal Pansy
15 Mylothris agathinaEastern Dotted Border
15 Agama aculeataGround Agama
15 Bugeranus carunculatusWattled Crane
15 Coracias naeviusRufous-crowned Roller
15 Calendulauda sabotaSabota Lark
15 Cercotrichas paenaKalahari Scrub-Robin
15 Cinnyris aferGreater Double-collared Sunbird
15 Granatina granatinaViolet-eared Waxbill
15 Turdus olivaceusOlive Thrush
15 Belenois creonaAfrican Common White
15 Spermestes cucullataBronze Mannikin
15 Sclerophrys gutturalisGuttural Toad
14 Balearica regulorumGrey Crowned Crane
14 Falco rupicoloidesGreater Kestrel
14 Recurvirostra avosettaPied Avocet
14 Kaupifalco monogrammicusLizard Buzzard
14 Dryoscopus cublaBlack-backed Puffback
14 Bradornis mariquensisMarico Flycatcher
14 Myrmecocichla formicivoraSouthern Anteater-Chat
14 Vidua regiaShaft-tailed Whydah
14 Anaplectes rubricepsRed-headed Weaver
14 Lamprotornis australisBurchell's Starling
14 Sphenoeacus aferCape Grassbird
14 Naja niveaCape Cobra
14 Agama kirkiiKirk's Rock Agama
14 Chamaeleo namaquensisNamaqua Chameleon
14 Otolemur crassicaudatusBrown Greater Galago
14 Melanitis ledaCommon Evening Brown
14 Ischnura senegalensisCommon Bluetail
14 Proteles cristataAardwolf
14 Pterocles burchelliBurchell's Sandgrouse
14 Protea cynaroidesKing Protea
14 Aquila spilogasterAfrican Hawk-Eagle
14 Smutsornis africanusDouble-banded Courser
14 Thalasseus bergiiSwift Tern
14 Acridotheres tristisCommon Myna
14 Acraea hortaGarden Acraea
14 Apalis thoracicaBar-throated Apalis
14 Amietia delalandiiCommon River Frog
14 Crithagra flaviventrisYellow Canary
13 Merops apiasterEuropean Bee-Eater
13 Calidris minutaLittle Stint
13 Charadrius pecuariusKittlitz's Plover
13 Aquila verreauxiiVerreaux's Eagle
13 Circaetus pectoralisBlack-breasted Snake-Eagle
13 Anas capensisCape Teal
13 Prinia maculosaKaroo Prinia
13 Batis capensisCape Batis
13 Emberiza flaviventrisGolden-breasted Bunting
13 Oenanthe monticolaMountain Wheatear
13 Psophocichla litsitsirupaGroundscraper Thrush
13 Melaenornis pammelainaSouthern Black-Flycatcher
13 Psammophis subtaeniatusStripe-bellied Sand Snake
13 Trachylepis sulcataWestern Rock Skink
13 Pelusios sinuatusSerrated Hinged Terrapin
13 Nycteris thebaicaEgyptian Slit-faced Bat
13 Genetta maculataCentral African Large-spotted Genet
13 Apis melliferaWestern Honey Bee
13 Trithemis kirbyiKirby's Dropwing
13 Hieraaetus wahlbergiWahlberg's Eagle
13 Lissotis melanogasterBlack-bellied Bustard
13 Calandrella cinereaRed-capped Lark
13 Byblia anvataraCommon Joker
13 Eupodotis rueppeliiRüppell's Korhaan
13 Parahyaena brunneaBrown Hyena
12 Columba arquatrixAfrican Olive Pigeon
12 Actitis hypoleucosCommon Sandpiper
12 Procellaria aequinoctialisWhite-chinned Petrel
12 Tadorna canaSouth African Shelduck
12 Camaroptera brachyuraGrey-backed Camaroptera
12 Terpsiphone viridisAfrican Paradise-Flycatcher
12 Hirundo albigularisWhite-throated Swallow
12 Cossypha natalensisRed-capped Robin-Chat
12 Monticola rupestrisCape Rock-Thrush
12 Bubalornis nigerRed-billed Buffalo-Weaver
12 Turdoides bicolorSouthern Pied-Babbler
12 Felis silvestrisWildcat
12 Raphicerus sharpeiSharpe's Grysbok
12 Ourebia ourebiOribi
12 Kigelia africanaSausage Tree SECOND PLANT
12 Trachylepis punctatissimaSpeckled Rock Skink
12 Trithemis furvaNavy Dropwing
12 Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventrisMocking Cliff-Chat
12 Cercotrichas leucophrysWhite-browed Scrub Robin
12 Acraea encedonCommon Acraea
12 Precis octaviaGaudy Commodore
12 Papilio nireusGreen-banded Swallowtail
12 Vachellia xanthophloeaFever Tree
12 Lentinus sajor-caju
12 Colophospermum mopane THIRD PLANT
12 Cercotrichas coryphoeusKaroo Scrub-Robin
12 Crithagra gularisStreaky-headed Seedeater
12 Spatula smithiiCape Shoveler
11 Morus capensisCape Gannet
11 Ciconia nigraBlack Stork
11 Passer domesticusHouse Sparrow
11 Macronyx croceusYellow-throated Longclaw
11 Onychognathus nabouroupPale-winged Starling
11 Poicephalus meyeriMeyer's Parrot
11 Strix woodfordiiAfrican Wood-Owl
11 Scotopelia peliPel's Fishing-Owl
11 Xenopus laevisAfrican Clawed Frog
11 Pyxicephalus adspersusAfrican Bullfrog
11 Pelea capreolusGrey Rhebok
11 Carcharodon carchariasWhite Shark
11 Butorides striataStriated Heron
11 Amietia fuscigulaCape River Frog
11 Brachythemis leucostictaBanded Groundling
11 Nesciothemis farinosaEastern Blacktail
11 Platycypha caligataDancing Jewel
11 Buphagus africanusYellow-billed Oxpecker
11 Tricholaema leucomelasAcacia Pied Barbet
11 Belenois aurotaPioneer White
11 Chalcomitra amethystinaAmethyst Sunbird
11 Anthus cinnamomeusGrassveld Pipit
11 Chersomanes albofasciataSpike-heeled Lark
11 Ixobrychus minutusLittle Bittern
11 Acraea eponinaOrange Acraea
11 Euphorbia mauritanica
11 Sclerophrys capensisRaucous Toad
11 Laniarius majorTropical Boubou
10 Neotis denhamiDenham's Bustard
10 Chrysococcyx capriusDideric Cuckoo
10 Eurystomus glaucurusBroad-billed Roller
10 Tringa nebulariaCommon Greenshank
10 Rostratula benghalensisGreater Painted-Snipe
10 Polihierax semitorquatusPygmy Falcon
10 Ardea purpureaPurple Heron
10 Tockus monteiriMonteiro's Hornbill
10 Serinus canicollisCape Canary
10 Cercomela tractracTractrac Chat
10 Euplectes capensisYellow Bishop
10 Euplectes progneLong-tailed Widowbird
10 Amblyospiza albifronsThick-billed Weaver
10 Petronia superciliarisYellow-throated Petronia
10 Campethera abingoniGolden-tailed Woodpecker
10 Agapornis roseicollisRosy-faced Lovebird
10 Philothamnus semivariegatusSpotted Bush Snake
10 Cordylus cordylusCape Girdled Lizard
10 Karusasaurus polyzonusKaroo Girdled Lizard
10 Epomophorus wahlbergiWahlberg's Epauletted Fruit Bat
10 Civettictis civettaAfrican Civet
10 Vulpes chamaCape Fox
10 Madoqua kirkiiKirk's Dik-Dik
10 Hystrix africaeaustralisCape Porcupine
10 Nephila senegalensisBanded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider
10 Cotyledon orbiculataPig's Ear
10 Aloe arborescensCandelabra Aloe
10 Crotaphopeltis hotamboeiaRed-lipped Snake
10 Crocothemis sanguinolentaLittle Scarlet
10 Orthetrum juliaJulia Skimmer
10 Phalanta phalanthaCommon Leopard
10 Dichrostachys cinereaAroma
10 Gloriosa superbaFlame Lily
10 Cinnyris venustusVariable Sunbird
10 Coccopygia melanotisSwee Waxbill
10 Leucospermum conocarpodendronTree Pincushion
10 Millettia stuhlmanniiPanga-Panga
10 Euphaedra neophronGold Banded Forester
10 Tarucus sybarisDotted Blue
10 Charaxes varanesKarkloof Emperor
10 Pternistis aferRed-necked Francolin
10 Phaenocoma proliferaCape Everlasting
10 Crithagra sulphurataBrimstone Canary
10 Crithagra tottaCape Siskin
10 Lessertia frutescens
9 Centropus senegalensisSenegal Coucal
9 Halcyon leucocephalaGrey-headed Kingfisher
9 Streptopelia decipiensAfrican Mourning Dove
9 Columba liviaRock Dove
9 Plegadis falcinellusGlossy Ibis
9 Sterna hirundoCommon Tern
9 Rynchops flavirostrisAfrican Skimmer
9 Falco amurensisAmur Falcon
9 Ciconia ciconiaWhite Stork
9 Gypohierax angolensisPalm-nut Vulture
9 Mirafra africanaRufous-naped Lark
9 Prinia flavicansBlack-chested Prinia
9 Corvus capensisCape Crow
9 Tchagra australisBrown-crowned Tchagra
9 Oenanthe pileataCapped Wheatear
9 Estrilda astrildCommon Waxbill
9 Creatophora cinereaWattled Starling
9 Bradypodion damaranumKnysna Dwarf Chameleon
9 Homopholis walbergiiWahlberg's Velvet Gecko
9 Trachylepis capensisCape Skink
9 Canis adustusSide-striped Jackal
9 Herpestes pulverulentusCape Grey Mongoose
9 Lestes plagiatusCommon Spreadwing
9 Sympetrum fonscolombiiRed-veined Darter
9 Trithemis annulataViolet Dropwing
9 Hyobanche sanguineaScarlet Catsnails
9 Tylecodon paniculatusBotterboom
9 Cheilomenes lunataLunate Lady Beetle
9 Cassionympha cassiusRainforest Brown
9 Charaxes brutusWhite-barred Emperor
9 Brunsvigia orientalisCandelabra Lily
9 Leonotis leonurusWild Dagga
9 Tagiades flesusClouded Skipper
9 Acraea caldarenaBlack Tip Acraea
9 Calendulauda africanoidesFawn-colored Lark
9 Cecropis semirufaRufous-chested Swallow

December 2016
14,319 OBSERVERS
3,302 SPECIES
744 IDENTIFIERS
528 OBSERVERS

165 Loxodonta africana Savannah Elephant FIRST MAMMAL
138 Lycaon pictus African Wild Dog SECOND MAMMAL
118 Giraffa camelopardalis Giraffe THIRD MAMMAL
117 Equus quagga Plains Zebra
105 Panthera leo Lion
103 Aepyceros melampus Impala
99 Hippopotamus amphibiusHippopotamus
92 Tragelaphus strepsicerosGreater Kudu
88 Ceratotherium simumWhite Rhinoceros
86 Acinonyx jubatusCheetah
82 Phacochoerus africanusCommon Warthog
80 Papio ursinusChacma Baboon
76 Syncerus cafferAfrican Buffalo
75 Struthio camelusCommon Ostrich FIRST BIRD
72 Connochaetes taurinusCommon Wildebeest
70 Spheniscus demersusAfrican Penguin SECOND BIRD
69 Crocodylus niloticusNile Crocodile FIRST REPTILE
63 Panthera pardusLeopard
58 Crocuta crocutaSpotted Hyena
58 Chlorocebus pygerythrusVervet Monkey
56 Numida meleagrisHelmeted Guineafowl THIRD BIRD
56 Kobus ellipsiprymnusWaterbuck
55 Haliaeetus vociferAfrican Fish-Eagle
54 Alopochen aegyptiacaEgyptian Goose
52 Procavia capensisRock Hyrax
50 Canis mesomelasBlack-backed Jackal
48 Coracias caudatusLilac-breasted Roller
48 Antidorcas marsupialisSpringbok
47 Tockus leucomelasSouthern Yellow-billed Hornbill
46 Oryx gazellaGemsbok
45 Tragelaphus angasiiNyala
43 Stigmochelys pardalisLeopard Tortoise SECOND REPTILE
41 Bostrychia hagedashHadada Ibis
38 Gyps africanusWhite-backed Vulture
38 Arctocephalus pusillusBrown Fur Seal
37 Terathopius ecaudatusBateleur
35 Actophilornis africanusAfrican Jacana
35 Vanellus armatusBlacksmith Lapwing
35 Onychognathus morioRed-winged Starling
34 Ploceus velatusSouthern Masked-Weaver
34 Damaliscus pygargusBontebok/Blesbok
33 Corythaixoides concolorGrey Go-Away-Bird
32 Halcyon albiventrisBrown-hooded Kingfisher
32 Chamaeleo dilepisFlap-necked Chameleon THIRD REPTILE
32 Bucorvus leadbeateriSouthern Ground-Hornbill
31 Agama atraSouthern Rock Agama
30 Anhinga rufaAfrican Darter
30 Alcelaphus buselaphusHartebeest
30 Varanus niloticusNile Monitor
29 Ephippiorhynchus senegalensisSaddle-billed Stork
29 Anastomus lamelligerusAfrican Openbill
29 Pycnonotus barbatusCommon Bulbul
29 Tragelaphus scriptusBushbuck
28 Merops bullockoidesWhite-fronted Bee-Eater
28 Ceryle rudisPied Kingfisher
28 Ardea cinereaGrey Heron
28 Trachylepis striataAfrican Striped Skink
28 Raphicerus campestrisSteenbok
28 Chroicocephalus hartlaubiiHartlaub's Gull
28 Streptopelia senegalensisLaughing Dove
28 Leptoptilos crumeniferMarabou Stork
27 Scopus umbrettaHamerkop
27 Phoenicopterus roseusGreater Flamingo
27 Tragelaphus oryxEland
27 Threskiornis aethiopicusSacred Ibis
26 Larus dominicanusKelp Gull
26 Bitis arietansPuff Adder
26 Dicrurus adsimilisFork-tailed Drongo
25 Ardeotis koriKori Bustard
25 Merops pusillusLittle Bee-Eater
25 Melierax canorusPale Chanting-Goshawk
25 Polemaetus bellicosusMartial Eagle
25 Lygodactylus capensisCape Dwarf Gecko
24 Phalacrocorax capensisCape Cormorant
24 Mycteria ibisYellow-billed Stork
24 Corvus albusPied Crow
24 Diceros bicornisBlack Rhinoceros
24 Merops nubicoidesSouthern Carmine Bee-Eater
24 Sagittarius serpentariusSecretarybird
23 Dendrocygna viduataWhite-faced Whistling-Duck
23 Chiromantis xerampelinaGrey Foam-nest Treefrog FIRST FROG
23 Mungos mungoBanded Mongoose
23 Hippotragus nigerSable Antelope
23 Tockus rufirostrisSouthern Red-billed Hornbill
22 Burhinus vermiculatusWater Thick-Knee
22 Chersina angulataAngulate Tortoise
22 Paraxerus cepapiSmith's Bush Squirrel
22 Junonia oenoneBlue Pansy
22 Buphagus erythrorhynchusRed-billed Oxpecker
22 Trachyphonus vaillantiiCrested Barbet
22 Bubo africanusSpotted Eagle-Owl
21 Egretta garzettaLittle Egret
21 Lamprotornis chalybaeusGreater Blue-eared Starling
21 Cynictis penicillataYellow Mongoose
21 Adansonia digitataBaobab FIRST PLANT
21 Lanius collarisSouthern Fiscal
21 Euchrysops malathanaCommon Smoky Blue
20 Haematopus moquiniAfrican Black Oystercatcher
20 Aquila rapaxTawny Eagle
20 Upupa epopsCommon Hoopoe
20 Trachylepis margaritiferaRainbow Skink
20 Helogale parvulaCommon Dwarf Mongoose
20 Junonia hiertaYellow Pansy
20 Microcarbo africanusReed Cormorant
19 Ardea goliathGoliath Heron
19 Cordylus nigerBlack Girdled Lizard
19 Oreotragus oreotragusKlipspringer
19 Eupodotis afraoidesNorthern Black Korhaan
19 Trithemis arteriosaRed-veined Dropwing
19 Anthropoides paradiseusBlue Crane
19 Anthobaphes violaceaOrange-breasted Sunbird
18 Milvus migransBlack Kite
18 Philetairus sociusSociable Weaver
18 Lamprotornis nitensCape Starling
18 Suricata suricattaMeerkat
18 Xerus inaurisGround Squirrel
18 Epomophorus crypturusPeters's Epauletted Fruit Bat
18 Eupodotis ruficristaRed-crested Korhaan
18 Lybius torquatusBlack-collared Barbet
17 Streptopelia capicolaCape Turtle Dove
17 Phalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant
17 Bubulcus ibisCattle Egret
17 Torgos tracheliotosLappet-faced Vulture
17 Motacilla aguimpAfrican Pied Wagtail
17 Uraeginthus angolensisBlue Waxbill
17 Acanthocercus atricollisBlack-necked Agama
17 Kobus lecheLechwe
17 Papilio demodocusCitrus Swallowtail
17 Megaceryle maximaGiant Kingfisher
16 Turtur chalcospilosEmerald-spotted Wood-Dove
16 Colius striatusSpeckled Mousebird
16 Charadrius marginatusWhite-fronted Plover
16 Ardeola ralloidesSquacco Heron
16 Plectropterus gambensisSpur-winged Goose
16 Promerops caferCape Sugarbird
16 Ploceus capensisCape Weaver
16 Euplectes orixSouthern Red Bishop
16 Schismaderma carensRed Toad FIRST FROG
16 Hyperolius parallelusAngolan Reed Frog SECOND FROG
16 Taphozous mauritianusMauritian Tomb Bat
16 Equus zebraMountain Zebra
16 Python natalensisSouthern African Python
16 Acraea oncaeaWindow Acraea FIRST INSECT
15 Platalea albaAfrican Spoonbill
15 Vanellus coronatusCrowned Lapwing
15 Necrosyrtes monachusHooded Vulture
15 Motacilla capensisCape Wagtail
15 Pycnonotus nigricansAfrican Red-eyed Bulbul
15 Varanus albigularisRock Monitor
15 Eidolon helvumStraw-colored Fruit Bat
15 Mellivora capensisHoney Badger
15 Cercopithecus mitisBlue Monkey
15 Corvinella melanoleucaMagpie Shrike
15 Cecropis abyssinicaLesser Striped Swallow
15 Dendroperdix sephaenaCrested Francolin
15 Bycanistes bucinatorTrumpeter Hornbill
14 Centropus superciliosusWhite-browed Coucal
14 Columba guineaSpeckled Pigeon
14 Pelecanus onocrotalusGreat White Pelican
14 Passer melanurusCape Sparrow
14 Vidua macrouraPin-tailed Whydah
14 Hyperolius marmoratusPainted Reed Frog THIRD FROG
14 Dispholidus typusBoomslang
14 Damaliscus lunatusTsessebe
14 Danaus chrysippusPlain Tiger
14 Herpestes sanguineusSlender Mongoose
14 Hedydipna collarisCollared Sunbird
14 Zosterops capensisCape White-Eye
13 Tachybaptus ruficollisLittle Grebe
13 Lophaetus occipitalisLong-crested Eagle
13 Oriolus larvatusBlack-headed Oriole
13 Cossypha heugliniWhite-browed Robin-Chat
13 Plocepasser mahaliWhite-browed Sparrow-Weaver
13 Glaucidium perlatumPearl-spotted Owlet
13 Phoeniculus purpureusGreen Woodhoopoe
13 Platysaurus intermediusCommon Flat Lizard
13 Nycteris thebaicaEgyptian Slit-faced Bat
13 Cephalophus natalensisNatal Red Duiker
13 Redunca arundinumSouthern Reedbuck
13 Sylvicapra grimmiaBush Duiker
13 Cinnyris chalybeusSouthern Double-collared Sunbird
13 Pternistis swainsoniiSwainson's Spurfowl
13 Sclerophrys gutturalisGuttural Toad
12 Merops hirundineusSwallow-tailed Bee-Eater
12 Treron calvusAfrican Green Pigeon
12 Calidris ferrugineaCurlew Sandpiper
12 Phoeniconaias minorLesser Flamingo
12 Himantopus himantopusBlack-winged Stilt
12 Circaetus cinereusBrown Snake-Eagle
12 Batis molitorChinspot Batis
12 Cossypha caffraCape Robin-Chat
12 Cercomela familiarisFamiliar Chat
12 Cinnyricinclus leucogasterViolet-backed Starling
12 Dendropicos fuscescensCardinal Woodpecker
12 Trachylepis variaVariable Skink
12 Junonia natalicaNatal Pansy
12 Bugeranus carunculatusWattled Crane
12 Cinnyris talatalaWhite-breasted Sunbird
12 Turdus libonyanaKurrichane Thrush
12 Buteo buteoCommon Buzzard
12 Belenois creonaAfrican Common White
12 Pternistis adspersusRed-billed Spurfowl
12 Zapornia flavirostraBlack Crake
11 Fulica cristataRed-knobbed Coot
11 Guttera pucheraniCrested Guineafowl
11 Streptopelia semitorquataRed-eyed Dove
11 Polyboroides typusAfrican Harrier-Hawk
11 Elanus caeruleusBlack-shouldered Kite
11 Anas undulataYellow-billed Duck
11 Prinia subflavaTawny-flanked Prinia
11 Quelea queleaRed-billed Quelea
11 Anaplectes rubricepsRed-headed Weaver
11 Chlorocichla flaviventrisYellow-bellied Greenbul
11 Turdoides jardineiiArrow-marked Babbler
11 Bubo lacteusVerreaux's Eagle-Owl
11 Chondrodactylus turneriTurner's Thick-toed Gecko
11 Hypolimnas misippusCommon Diadem SECOND INSECT
11 Saxicola torquatusAfrican Stonechat
11 Hamanumida daedalusGuineafowl
11 Acraea natalicaNatal Acraea THIRD INSECT
11 Pterocles namaquaNamaqua Sandgrouse
11 Dictyophorus spumansKoppie Foam Grasshopper
11 Chalcomitra senegalensisScarlet-chested Sunbird
11 Cinnyris aferGreater Double-collared Sunbird
11 Acraea encedonCommon Acraea
11 Subfamily Asilinae (????)
11 Bicyclus safitzaCommon Bush Brown
11 Pternistis capensisCape Spurfowl
11 Spermestes cucullataBronze Mannikin
11 Falco rupicolusRock Kestrel
11 Lophoceros nasutusAfrican Grey Hornbill
10 Coracias garrulusEuropean Roller
10 Halcyon senegalensisWoodland Kingfisher
10 Oena capensisNamaqua Dove
10 Burhinus capensisSpotted Thick-Knee
10 Trigonoceps occipitalisWhite-headed Vulture
10 Tauraco porphyreolophusPurple-crested Turaco
10 Telophorus zeylonusBokmakierie
10 Laniarius atrococcineusCrimson-breasted Shrike
10 Terpsiphone viridisAfrican Paradise-Flycatcher
10 Hirundo smithiiWire-tailed Swallow
10 Eurocephalus anguitimensSouthern White-crowned Shrike
10 Muscicapa adustaAfrican Dusky Flycatcher
10 Ploceus ocularisSpectacled Weaver
10 Ploceus intermediusLesser Masked-Weaver
10 Pseudaspis canaMole Snake
10 Agama planicepsNamib Rock Agama
10 Trachylepis sulcataWestern Rock Skink
10 Otocyon megalotisBat-eared Fox
10 Melanitis ledaCommon Evening Brown
10 Proteles cristataAardwolf
10 Agama aculeataGround Agama
10 Pelomedusa subrufaHelmeted Turtle
10 Prionops plumatusWhite Helmetshrike
10 Pterocles bicinctusDouble-banded Sandgrouse
10 Precis archesiaGarden Inspector
10 Ardea albaGreat Egret
10 Corythornis cristatusMalachite Kingfisher
10 Catopsilia florellaAfrican Migrant
10 Acraea eponinaOrange Acraea
10 Millettia stuhlmanniiPanga-Panga
10 Tarucus sybarisDotted Blue
10 Byblia anvataraCommon Joker
10 Lophoceros alboterminatusCrowned Hornbill
10 Aloidendron dichotomumQuiver Tree SECOND PLANT
10 Crithagra mozambicaYellow-fronted Canary
9 Halcyon chelicutiStriped Kingfisher
9 Morus capensisCape Gannet
9 Thalassarche chlororhynchosYellow-nosed Albatross
9 Pelecanus rufescensPink-backed Pelican
9 Vanellus senegallusAfrican Wattled Lapwing
9 Recurvirostra avosettaPied Avocet
9 Circaetus pectoralisBlack-breasted Snake-Eagle
9 Kaupifalco monogrammicusLizard Buzzard
9 Anas erythrorhynchaRed-billed Teal
9 Sarkidiornis melanotosComb Duck
9 Emberiza flaviventrisGolden-breasted Bunting
9 Lanius collurioRed-backed Shrike
9 Ploceus cucullatusVillage Weaver
9 Sporopipes squamifronsScaly-feathered Finch
9 Pytilia melbaMelba Finch
9 Vidua regiaShaft-tailed Whydah
9 Amadina erythrocephalaRed-headed Finch
9 Pycnonotus capensisCape Bulbul
9 Lamprotornis australisBurchell's Starling
9 Poicephalus meyeriMeyer's Parrot
9 Xenopus laevisAfrican Clawed Frog
9 Chamaeleo namaquensisNamaqua Chameleon
9 Eubalaena australisSouthern Right Whale
9 Hippotragus equinusRoan Antelope
9 Vanessa carduiPainted Lady
9 Amietia fuscigulaCape River Frog
9 Hemidactylus mabouiaTropical House Gecko
9 Passer diffususSouthern Grey-headed Sparrow
9 Nesciothemis farinosaEastern Blacktail
9 Platycypha caligataDancing Jewel
9 Belenois aurotaPioneer White
9 Gloriosa superbaFlame Lily
9 Lissotis melanogasterBlack-bellied Bustard
9 Thalasseus bergiiSwift Tern
9 Papilio nireusGreen-banded Swallowtail
9 Acridotheres tristisCommon Myna
9 Emberiza capensisCape Bunting
9 Leptotes pirithousCommon Zebra Blue
9 Afzelia quanzensisPod-Mahogany
9 Pternistis natalensisNatal Francolin
9 Parahyaena brunneaBrown Hyena
9 Sclerophrys capensisRaucous Toad
9 Amietia delalandiiCommon River Frog
8 Balearica regulorumGrey Crowned Crane
8 Merops apiasterEuropean Bee-Eater
8 Eurystomus glaucurusBroad-billed Roller
8 Calidris minutaLittle Stint
8 Tringa nebulariaCommon Greenshank
8 Falco biarmicusLanner Falcon
8 Falco rupicoloidesGreater Kestrel
8 Ciconia episcopusWoolly-necked Stork
8 Charadrius tricollarisThree-banded Plover
8 Buteo rufofuscusJackal Buzzard
8 Hirundo albigularisWhite-throated Swallow
8 Nectarinia famosaMalachite Sunbird
8 Lagonosticta senegalaRed-billed Firefinch
8 Lamprotornis mevesiiMeves's Starling
8 Psammophis subtaeniatusStripe-bellied Sand Snake
8 Dendroaspis polylepisBlack Mamba
8 Naja niveaCape Cobra
8 Otolemur crassicaudatusBrown Greater Galago
8 Carcharodon carchariasWhite Shark
8 Ischnura senegalensisCommon Bluetail
8 Mylothris agathinaEastern Dotted Border
8 Kigelia africanaSausage Tree THIRD PLANT
8 Crocothemis erythraeaBroad Scarlet
8 Zonocerus elegansElegant Grasshopper
8 Trithemis kirbyiKirby's Dropwing
8 Trithemis sticticaJaunty Dropwing
8 Tricholaema leucomelasAcacia Pied Barbet
8 Charaxes zoolinaClub-tailed Emperor
8 Chroicocephalus cirrocephalusGrey-headed Gull
8 Cercotrichas paenaKalahari Scrub-Robin
8 Cercotrichas leucophrysWhite-browed Scrub Robin
8 Colotis ioneBushveld Purple Tip
8 Turdus olivaceusOlive Thrush
8 Calandrella cinereaRed-capped Lark
8 Leucospermum conocarpodendronTree Pincushion
8 Euphaedra neophronGold Banded Forester
8 Melaenornis silensFiscal Flycatcher
7 Chrysococcyx capriusDideric Cuckoo
7 Columba arquatrixAfrican Olive Pigeon
7 Urocolius indicusRed-faced Mousebird
7 Actitis hypoleucosCommon Sandpiper
7 Vanellus albicepsWhite-headed Lapwing
7 Gypohierax angolensisPalm-nut Vulture
7 Anas capensisCape Teal
7 Corvus albicollisWhite-necked Raven
7 Dryoscopus cublaBlack-backed Puffback
7 Serinus canicollisCape Canary
7 Cossypha natalensisRed-capped Robin-Chat
7 Oenanthe monticolaMountain Wheatear
7 Psophocichla litsitsirupaGroundscraper Thrush
7 Cercomela tractracTractrac Chat
7 Bubalornis nigerRed-billed Buffalo-Weaver
7 Andropadus importunusSombre Greenbul
7 Onychognathus nabouroupPale-winged Starling
7 Scotopelia peliPel's Fishing-Owl
7 Phrynomantis bifasciatusRed-Banded Rubber Frog
7 Pyxicephalus adspersusAfrican Bullfrog
7 Philothamnus semivariegatusSpotted Bush Snake
7 Genetta maculataCentral African Large-spotted Genet
7 Connochaetes gnouBlack Wildebeest
7 Rhabdomys pumilioStriped Fieldmouse
7 Apis melliferaWestern Honey Bee
7 Welwitschia mirabilisWelwitschia
7 Hippocampus fuscusSea Pony
7 Lestes plagiatusCommon Spreadwing
7 Buphagus africanusYellow-billed Oxpecker
7 Pterocles burchelliBurchell's Sandgrouse
7 Lampides boeticusPea Blue
7 Brunsvigia orientalisCandelabra Lily
7 Tagiades flesusClouded Skipper
7 Acraea caldarenaBlack Tip Acraea
7 Micronisus gabarGabar Goshawk
7 Hieraaetus wahlbergiWahlberg's Eagle
7 Smutsornis africanusDouble-banded Courser
7 Ispidina pictaAfrican Pygmy-Kingfisher
7 Coracias naeviusRufous-crowned Roller
7 Calendulauda sabotaSabota Lark
7 Calendulauda africanoidesFawn-colored Lark
7 Coccopygia melanotisSwee Waxbill
7 Granatina granatinaViolet-eared Waxbill
7 Precis octaviaGaudy Commodore
7 Heteropsis perspicuaEyed Bush Brown
7 Tuxentius caliceWhite Pie
7 Bromophila caffra
7 Senna petersianaEared Senna
7 Vachellia xanthophloeaFever Tree
7 Crudaria leromaSilver-spotted Grey
6 Clamator jacobinusPied Cuckoo
6 Cuculus solitariusRed-chested Cuckoo
6 Geronticus calvusSouthern Bald Ibis
6 Rynchops flavirostrisAfrican Skimmer
6 Ardea purpureaPurple Heron
6 Ardea melanocephalaBlack-headed Heron
6 Nettapus auritusAfrican Pygmy-Goose
6 Cisticola tinniensLevaillant's Cisticola
6 Prinia flavicansBlack-chested Prinia
6 Prinia maculosaKaroo Prinia
6 Laniarius ferrugineusSouthern Boubou
6 Batis capensisCape Batis
6 Bradornis mariquensisMarico Flycatcher
6 Myrmecocichla formicivoraSouthern Anteater-Chat
6 Euplectes progneLong-tailed Widowbird
6 Petronia superciliarisYellow-throated Petronia
6 Turdoides bicolorSouthern Pied-Babbler
6 Poicephalus cryptoxanthusBrown-headed Parrot
6 Agapornis roseicollisRosy-faced Lovebird
6 Strix woodfordiiAfrican Wood-Owl
6 Breviceps adspersusCommon Rain Frog
6 Telescopus semiannulatusCommon Tiger Snake
6 Naja mossambicaMozambique Spitting Cobra
6 Agama kirkiiKirk's Rock Agama
6 Homopholis walbergiiWahlberg's Velvet Gecko
6 Pedioplanis lineoocellataSpotted Sand Lizard
6 Mochlus sundevalliSundevall's Writhing Skink
6 Pelusios sinuatusSerrated Hinged Terrapin
6 Caracal caracalCaracal
6 Vulpes chamaCape Fox
6 Butorides striataStriated Heron
6 Cisticola chinianaRattling Cisticola
6 Smutsia temminckiiTemminck's Ground Pangolin
6 Scadoxus multiflorusBloodlily
6 Crotaphopeltis hotamboeiaRed-lipped Snake
6 Ceratogomphus pictusCommon Thorntail
6 Crocothemis sanguinolentaLittle Scarlet
6 Orthetrum juliaJulia Skimmer
6 Trithemis annulataViolet Dropwing
6 Trithemis furvaNavy Dropwing
6 Physalia physalisPortuguese Man O' War
6 Gonimbrasia belinaMopane Worm
6 Cheilomenes lunataLunate Lady Beetle
6 Agrius convolvuliConvolvulus Hawkmoth
6 Phalanta phalanthaCommon Leopard
6 Protea cynaroidesKing Protea
6 Scorpaenopsis oxycephalaTassled Scorpionfish
6 Aquila spilogasterAfrican Hawk-Eagle
6 Cecropis semirufaRufous-chested Swallow
6 Cercotrichas quadrivirgataBearded Scrub-Robin
6 Pinacopteryx eriphiaZebra White
6 Accipiter tachiroAfrican Goshawk
6 Cacyreus lingeusCommon Bush Blue
6 Acraea hortaGarden Acraea
6 Hyphaene coriaceaIlala Palm
6 Erythrina livingstonianaAloe Coraltree
6 Turraea niloticaLowveld Honeysuckle-Tree
6 Millettia mossambicensisSangkala
6 Cordyla africanaWild-Mango
6 Stereospermum kunthianumPink-Jacaranda
6 Graphium antheusLarger Striped Swordtail
6 Charaxes varanesKarkloof Emperor
6 Eupodotis rueppeliiRüppell's Korhaan
6 Microcarbo coronatusCrowned Cormorant
6 Cercotrichas coryphoeusKaroo Scrub-Robin
6 Crithagra flaviventrisYellow Canary
6 Matobosaurus validusGiant Plated Lizard
5 Neotis denhamiDenham's Bustard
5 Neotis ludwigiiLudwig's Bustard
5 Merops persicusBlue-cheeked Bee-Eater
5 Halcyon leucocephalaGrey-headed Kingfisher
5 Columba liviaRock Dove
5 Calidris albaSanderling
5 Polihierax semitorquatusPygmy Falcon
5 Charadrius hiaticulaCommon Ringed Plover
5 Charadrius pallidusChestnut-banded Plover
5 Vanellus crassirostrisLong-toed Lapwing
5 Egretta ardesiacaBlack Heron
5 Ardeola rufiventrisRufous-bellied Heron
5 Accipiter minullusLittle Sparrowhawk
5 Stephanoaetus coronatusCrowned Eagle
5 Tadorna canaSouth African Shelduck
5 Mirafra africanaRufous-naped Lark
5 Apalis flavidaYellow-breasted Apalis
5 Telophorus sulfureopectusSulphur-breasted Bushshrike
5 Laniarius bicolorSwamp Boubou
5 Monticola rupestrisCape Rock-Thrush
5 Estrilda astrildCommon Waxbill
5 Estrilda erythronotosBlack-faced Waxbill
5 Ploceus xanthopsHolub's Golden-Weaver
5 Euplectes capensisYellow Bishop
5 Euplectes ardensRed-collared Widowbird
5 Macronyx capensisCape Longclaw
5 Macronyx croceusYellow-throated Longclaw
5 Phyllastrephus terrestrisTerrestrial Brownbul
5 Campethera abingoniGolden-tailed Woodpecker
5 Geocolaptes olivaceusGround Woodpecker
5 Apaloderma narinaNarina Trogon
5 Rhinopomastus cyanomelasCommon Scimitarbill
5 Pyxicephalus edulisEdible Bullfrog
5 Dasypeltis scabraEgg-eating Snake
5 Psammophis notostictusKaroo Sand Snake
5 Agama anchietaeAnchieta's Agama
5 Bradypodion pumilumCape Dwarf Chameleon

December 2015
10,057 OBSERVATIONS
2,876 SPECIES
584 IDENTIFIERS
337 OBSERVERS

100 Loxodonta africana Savannah Elephant FIRST MAMMAL
76 Giraffa camelopardalis Giraffe SECOND MAMMAL
71 Equus quagga Plains Zebra THIRD MAMMAL
63 Panthera leo Lion
59 Hippopotamus amphibius Hippopotamus
59 Aepyceros melampusImpala
59 Tragelaphus strepsicerosGreater Kudu
58 Phacochoerus africanusCommon Warthog
48 Struthio camelusCommon Ostrich FIRST BIRD
47 Ceratotherium simumWhite Rhinoceros
46 Papio ursinusChacma Baboon
44 Connochaetes taurinusCommon Wildebeest
43 Syncerus cafferAfrican Buffalo
41 Acinonyx jubatusCheetah
39 Crocodylus niloticusNile Crocodile FIRST REPTILE
38 Chlorocebus pygerythrusVervet Monkey
37 Oryx gazellaGemsbok
36 Tockus leucomelasSouthern Yellow-billed Hornbill SECOND BIRD
33 Numida meleagrisHelmeted Guineafowl THIRD BIRD
33 Haliaeetus vociferAfrican Fish-Eagle
33 Crocuta crocutaSpotted Hyena
33 Lycaon pictusAfrican Wild Dog
32 Alopochen aegyptiacaEgyptian Goose
31 Spheniscus demersusAfrican Penguin
31 Panthera pardusLeopard
30 Canis mesomelasBlack-backed Jackal
30 Kobus ellipsiprymnusWaterbuck
30 Procavia capensisRock Hyrax
29 Ploceus velatusSouthern Masked-Weaver
29 Tragelaphus angasiiNyala
28 Stigmochelys pardalisLeopard Tortoise SECOND REPTILE
27 Halcyon albiventrisBrown-hooded Kingfisher
27 Antidorcas marsupialisSpringbok
26 Coracias caudatusLilac-breasted Roller
26 Bostrychia hagedashHadada Ibis
24 Terathopius ecaudatusBateleur
23 Arctocephalus pusillusBrown Fur Seal
22 Damaliscus pygargusBontebok/Blesbok
21 Merops pusillusLittle Bee-Eater
21 Merops bullockoidesWhite-fronted Bee-Eater
21 Actophilornis africanusAfrican Jacana
21 Gyps africanusWhite-backed Vulture
21 Corythaixoides concolorGrey Go-Away-Bird
21 Chamaeleo dilepisFlap-necked Chameleon THIRD REPTILE
21 Lygodactylus capensisCape Dwarf Gecko
21 Alcelaphus buselaphusHartebeest
21 Euchrysops malathanaCommon Smoky Blue FIRST INSECT
20 Pycnonotus barbatusCommon Bulbul
20 Trachylepis striataAfrican Striped Skink
20 Varanus niloticusNile Monitor
20 Tragelaphus oryxEland
20 Bucorvus leadbeateriSouthern Ground-Hornbill
20 Onychognathus morioRed-winged Starling
19 Vanellus armatusBlacksmith Lapwing
19 Chiromantis xerampelinaGrey Foam-nest Treefrog
19 Phoenicopterus roseusGreater Flamingo
19 Chroicocephalus hartlaubiiHartlaub's Gull
19 Dicrurus adsimilisFork-tailed Drongo
18 Ceryle rudisPied Kingfisher
18 Ardea cinereaGrey Heron
18 Anhinga rufaAfrican Darter
18 Bitis arietansPuff Adder
18 Raphicerus campestrisSteenbok
18 Merops nubicoidesSouthern Carmine Bee-Eater
17 Scopus umbrettaHamerkop
17 Polemaetus bellicosusMartial Eagle
17 Agama atraSouthern Rock Agama
17 Hippotragus nigerSable Antelope
17 Tragelaphus scriptusBushbuck
16 Ephippiorhynchus senegalensisSaddle-billed Stork
16 Burhinus vermiculatusWater Thick-Knee
16 Melierax canorusPale Chanting-Goshawk
16 Adansonia digitataBaobab FIRST PLANT
16 Lanius collarisSouthern Fiscal
16 Acraea oncaeaWindow Acraea
15 Colius striatusSpeckled Mousebird
15 Chersina angulataAngulate Tortoise
15 Taphozous mauritianusMauritian Tomb Bat
15 Cynictis penicillataYellow Mongoose
15 Equus zebraMountain Zebra
15 Junonia hiertaYellow Pansy SECOND INSECT
15 Junonia oenoneBlue Pansy THIRD INSECT
15 Trithemis arteriosaRed-veined Dropwing
15 Lybius torquatusBlack-collared Barbet
15 Sagittarius serpentariusSecretarybird
15 Threskiornis aethiopicusSacred Ibis
14 Ardeotis koriKori Bustard
14 Streptopelia capicolaCape Turtle Dove
14 Phalacrocorax capensisCape Cormorant
14 Larus dominicanusKelp Gull
14 Acanthocercus atricollisBlack-necked Agama
14 Suricata suricattaMeerkat
14 Oreotragus oreotragusKlipspringer
14 Diceros bicornisBlack Rhinoceros
14 Buphagus erythrorhynchusRed-billed Oxpecker
14 Trachyphonus vaillantiiCrested Barbet
14 Streptopelia senegalensisLaughing Dove
14 Leptoptilos crumeniferMarabou Stork
14 Bubo africanusSpotted Eagle-Owl
13 Haematopus moquiniAfrican Black Oystercatcher
13 Egretta garzettaLittle Egret
13 Aquila rapaxTawny Eagle
13 Corvus albusPied Crow
13 Motacilla capensisCape Wagtail
13 Lamprotornis nitensCape Starling
13 Upupa epopsCommon Hoopoe
13 Hyperolius marmoratusPainted Reed Frog FIRST FROG
13 Varanus albigularisRock Monitor
13 Eidolon helvumStraw-colored Fruit Bat
13 Helogale parvulaCommon Dwarf Mongoose
13 Mungos mungoBanded Mongoose
13 Papilio demodocusCitrus Swallowtail
13 Python natalensisSouthern African Python
13 Anthobaphes violaceaOrange-breasted Sunbird
13 Dendroperdix sephaenaCrested Francolin
12 Turtur chalcospilosEmerald-spotted Wood-Dove
12 Phalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant
12 Anastomus lamelligerusAfrican Openbill
12 Plectropterus gambensisSpur-winged Goose
12 Cossypha caffraCape Robin-Chat
12 Motacilla aguimpAfrican Pied Wagtail
12 Ploceus capensisCape Weaver
12 Schismaderma carensRed Toad
12 Trachylepis margaritiferaRainbow Skink
12 Paraxerus cepapiSmith's Bush Squirrel
12 Xerus inaurisGround Squirrel
12 Epomophorus crypturusPeters's Epauletted Fruit Bat
12 Danaus chrysippusPlain Tiger
12 Anthropoides paradiseusBlue Crane
12 Hedydipna collarisCollared Sunbird
12 Belenois creonaAfrican Common White
12 Zosterops capensisCape White-Eye
12 Microcarbo africanusReed Cormorant
11 Centropus superciliosusWhite-browed Coucal
11 Lophaetus occipitalisLong-crested Eagle
11 Dendrocygna viduataWhite-faced Whistling-Duck
11 Promerops caferCape Sugarbird
11 Vidua macrouraPin-tailed Whydah
11 Hyperolius parallelusAngolan Reed Frog
11 Dispholidus typusBoomslang
11 Nycteris thebaicaEgyptian Slit-faced Bat
11 Redunca arundinumSouthern Reedbuck
11 Kobus lecheLechwe
11 Eupodotis afraoidesNorthern Black Korhaan
11 Junonia natalicaNatal Pansy
11 Acraea natalicaNatal Acraea
11 Megaceryle maximaGiant Kingfisher
11 Tockus rufirostrisSouthern Red-billed Hornbill
11 Acraea encedonCommon Acraea
10 Fulica cristataRed-knobbed Coot
10 Guttera pucheraniCrested Guineafowl
10 Calidris ferrugineaCurlew Sandpiper
10 Tachybaptus ruficollisLittle Grebe
10 Charadrius marginatusWhite-fronted Plover
10 Vanellus coronatusCrowned Lapwing
10 Ardea goliathGoliath Heron
10 Milvus migransBlack Kite
10 Prinia subflavaTawny-flanked Prinia
10 Lamprotornis chalybaeusGreater Blue-eared Starling
10 Platysaurus intermediusCommon Flat Lizard
10 Sylvicapra grimmiaBush Duiker
10 Cercopithecus mitisBlue Monkey
10 Eupodotis ruficristaRed-crested Korhaan
10 Buteo buteoCommon Buzzard
10 Acraea eponinaOrange Acraea
10 Subfamily Asilinae
10 Millettia stuhlmanniiPanga-Panga
10 Tarucus sybarisDotted Blue
10 Sclerophrys gutturalisGuttural Toad SECOND FROG
9 Merops hirundineusSwallow-tailed Bee-Eater
9 Columba guineaSpeckled Pigeon
9 Mycteria ibisYellow-billed Stork
9 Torgos tracheliotosLappet-faced Vulture
9 Necrosyrtes monachusHooded Vulture
9 Anas undulataYellow-billed Duck
9 Oriolus larvatusBlack-headed Oriole
9 Batis molitorChinspot Batis
9 Ploceus ocularisSpectacled Weaver
9 Philetairus sociusSociable Weaver
9 Euplectes orixSouthern Red Bishop
9 Quelea queleaRed-billed Quelea
9 Uraeginthus angolensisBlue Waxbill
9 Dendropicos fuscescensCardinal Woodpecker
9 Cordylus nigerBlack Girdled Lizard
9 Chondrodactylus turneriTurner's Thick-toed Gecko
9 Trachylepis variaVariable Skink
9 Trachylepis sulcataWestern Rock Skink
9 Hamanumida daedalusGuineafowl
9 Pterocles namaquaNamaqua Sandgrouse
9 Precis archesiaGarden Inspector
9 Gloriosa superbaFlame Lily
9 Bugeranus carunculatusWattled Crane
9 Corvinella melanoleucaMagpie Shrike
9 Chalcomitra senegalensisScarlet-chested Sunbird
9 Cinnyris chalybeusSouthern Double-collared Sunbird
9 Turdus libonyanaKurrichane Thrush
9 Papilio nireusGreen-banded Swallowtail
9 Catopsilia florellaAfrican Migrant
9 Leptotes pirithousCommon Zebra Blue
9 Bicyclus safitzaCommon Bush Brown
9 Afzelia quanzensisPod-Mahogany
9 Byblia anvataraCommon Joker
9 Spermestes cucullataBronze Mannikin
9 Falco rupicolusRock Kestrel
9 Pternistis natalensisNatal Francolin
9 Parahyaena brunneaBrown Hyena
9 Lophoceros alboterminatusCrowned Hornbill
9 Amietia delalandiiCommon River Frog THIRD FROG
8 Coracias garrulusEuropean Roller
8 Halcyon senegalensisWoodland Kingfisher
8 Streptopelia semitorquataRed-eyed Dove
8 Calidris minutaLittle Stint
8 Pelecanus onocrotalusGreat White Pelican
8 Ardeola ralloidesSquacco Heron
8 Kaupifalco monogrammicusLizard Buzzard
8 Sarkidiornis melanotosComb Duck
8 Tauraco porphyreolophusPurple-crested Turaco
8 Terpsiphone viridisAfrican Paradise-Flycatcher
8 Passer melanurusCape Sparrow
8 Plocepasser mahaliWhite-browed Sparrow-Weaver
8 Anaplectes rubricepsRed-headed Weaver
8 Pycnonotus nigricansAfrican Red-eyed Bulbul
8 Chlorocichla flaviventrisYellow-bellied Greenbul
8 Cinnyricinclus leucogasterViolet-backed Starling
8 Turdoides jardineiiArrow-marked Babbler
8 Glaucidium perlatumPearl-spotted Owlet
8 Psammophis subtaeniatusStripe-bellied Sand Snake
8 Damaliscus lunatusTsessebe
8 Saxicola torquatusAfrican Stonechat
8 Passer diffususSouthern Grey-headed Sparrow
8 Herpestes sanguineusSlender Mongoose
8 Charaxes zoolinaClub-tailed Emperor
8 Thalasseus bergiiSwift Tern
8 Corythornis cristatusMalachite Kingfisher
8 Cinnyris talatalaWhite-breasted Sunbird
8 Colotis ioneBushveld Purple Tip
8 Acridotheres tristisCommon Myna
8 Pternistis swainsoniiSwainson's Spurfowl
8 Bycanistes bucinatorTrumpeter Hornbill
8 Zapornia flavirostraBlack Crake
8 Sclerophrys capensisRaucous Toad
8 Crithagra mozambicaYellow-fronted Canary
7 Balearica regulorumGrey Crowned Crane
7 Treron calvusAfrican Green Pigeon
7 Platalea albaAfrican Spoonbill
7 Vanellus senegallusAfrican Wattled Lapwing
7 Recurvirostra avosettaPied Avocet
7 Circaetus cinereusBrown Snake-Eagle
7 Trigonoceps occipitalisWhite-headed Vulture
7 Anas erythrorhynchaRed-billed Teal
7 Emberiza flaviventrisGolden-breasted Bunting
7 Hirundo smithiiWire-tailed Swallow
7 Lanius collurioRed-backed Shrike
7 Andropadus importunusSombre Greenbul
7 Poicephalus meyeriMeyer's Parrot
7 Bubo lacteusVerreaux's Eagle-Owl
7 Phoeniculus purpureusGreen Woodhoopoe
7 Phrynomantis bifasciatusRed-Banded Rubber Frog
7 Xenopus laevisAfrican Clawed Frog
7 Pyxicephalus adspersusAfrican Bullfrog
7 Dendroaspis polylepisBlack Mamba
7 Agama planicepsNamib Rock Agama
7 Chamaeleo namaquensisNamaqua Chameleon
7 Mellivora capensisHoney Badger
7 Otolemur crassicaudatusBrown Greater Galago
7 Vanessa carduiPainted Lady
7 Hypolimnas misippusCommon Diadem
7 Melanitis ledaCommon Evening Brown
7 Ischnura senegalensisCommon Bluetail
7 Mylothris agathinaEastern Dotted Border
7 Agama aculeataGround Agama
7 Hippocampus fuscusSea Pony
7 Prionops plumatusWhite Helmetshrike
7 Belenois aurotaPioneer White
7 Tagiades flesusClouded Skipper
7 Acraea caldarenaBlack Tip Acraea
7 Ardea albaGreat Egret
7 Cecropis abyssinicaLesser Striped Swallow
7 Cinnyris aferGreater Double-collared Sunbird
7 Granatina granatinaViolet-eared Waxbill
7 Heteropsis perspicuaEyed Bush Brown
7 Euphaedra neophronGold Banded Forester
7 Senna petersianaEared Senna
7 Pternistis capensisCape Spurfowl
7 Vachellia xanthophloeaFever Tree SECOND PLANT
7 Crudaria leromaSilver-spotted Grey
7 Pternistis adspersusRed-billed Spurfowl
7 Melaenornis silensFiscal Flycatcher
6 Chrysococcyx capriusDideric Cuckoo
6 Merops apiasterEuropean Bee-Eater
6 Oena capensisNamaqua Dove
6 Morus capensisCape Gannet
6 Phoeniconaias minorLesser Flamingo
6 Falco rupicoloidesGreater Kestrel
6 Ciconia episcopusWoolly-necked Stork
6 Himantopus himantopusBlack-winged Stilt
6 Bubulcus ibisCattle Egret
6 Buteo rufofuscusJackal Buzzard
6 Circaetus pectoralisBlack-breasted Snake-Eagle
6 Elanus caeruleusBlack-shouldered Kite
6 Gypohierax angolensisPalm-nut Vulture
6 Anas capensisCape Teal
6 Nettapus auritusAfrican Pygmy-Goose
6 Hirundo albigularisWhite-throated Swallow
6 Cossypha natalensisRed-capped Robin-Chat
6 Cossypha heugliniWhite-browed Robin-Chat
6 Oenanthe monticolaMountain Wheatear
6 Muscicapa adustaAfrican Dusky Flycatcher
6 Cercomela familiarisFamiliar Chat
6 Nectarinia famosaMalachite Sunbird
6 Sporopipes squamifronsScaly-feathered Finch
6 Pytilia melbaMelba Finch
6 Vidua regiaShaft-tailed Whydah
6 Amadina erythrocephalaRed-headed Finch
6 Lamprotornis mevesiiMeves's Starling
6 Turdoides bicolorSouthern Pied-Babbler
6 Breviceps adspersusCommon Rain Frog
6 Telescopus semiannulatusCommon Tiger Snake
6 Homopholis walbergiiWahlberg's Velvet Gecko
6 Pedioplanis lineoocellataSpotted Sand Lizard
6 Pelusios sinuatusSerrated Hinged Terrapin
6 Eubalaena australisSouthern Right Whale
6 Genetta maculataCentral African Large-spotted Genet
6 Otocyon megalotisBat-eared Fox
6 Cephalophus natalensisNatal Red Duiker
6 Hippotragus equinusRoan Antelope
6 Proteles cristataAardwolf
6 Amietia fuscigulaCape River Frog
6 Smutsia temminckiiTemminck's Ground Pangolin
6 Kigelia africanaSausage Tree THIRD PLANT
6 Crotaphopeltis hotamboeiaRed-lipped Snake
6 Crocothemis erythraeaBroad Scarlet
6 Zonocerus elegansElegant Grasshopper
6 Platycypha caligataDancing Jewel
6 Trithemis kirbyiKirby's Dropwing
6 Buphagus africanusYellow-billed Oxpecker
6 Pterocles bicinctusDouble-banded Sandgrouse
6 Dictyophorus spumansKoppie Foam Grasshopper
6 Lampides boeticusPea Blue
6 Agrius convolvuliConvolvulus Hawkmoth
6 Brunsvigia orientalisCandelabra Lily
6 Hieraaetus wahlbergiWahlberg's Eagle
6 Lissotis melanogasterBlack-bellied Bustard
6 Calendulauda africanoidesFawn-colored Lark
6 Precis octaviaGaudy Commodore
6 Tuxentius caliceWhite Pie
6 Emberiza capensisCape Bunting
6 Bromophila caffra
6 Leucospermum conocarpodendronTree Pincushion
6 Erythrina livingstonianaAloe Coraltree
6 Turraea niloticaLowveld Honeysuckle-Tree
6 Millettia mossambicensisSangkala
6 Cordyla africanaWild-Mango
6 Stereospermum kunthianumPink-Jacaranda
6 Charaxes varanesKarkloof Emperor
5 Clamator jacobinusPied Cuckoo
5 Cuculus solitariusRed-chested Cuckoo
5 Eurystomus glaucurusBroad-billed Roller
5 Columba arquatrixAfrican Olive Pigeon
5 Calidris albaSanderling
5 Tringa nebulariaCommon Greenshank
5 Thalassarche chlororhynchosYellow-nosed Albatross
5 Pelecanus rufescensPink-backed Pelican
5 Rynchops flavirostrisAfrican Skimmer
5 Burhinus capensisSpotted Thick-Knee
5 Polyboroides typusAfrican Harrier-Hawk
5 Tadorna canaSouth African Shelduck
5 Apalis flavidaYellow-breasted Apalis
5 Telophorus zeylonusBokmakierie
5 Laniarius atrococcineusCrimson-breasted Shrike
5 Dryoscopus cublaBlack-backed Puffback
5 Serinus canicollisCape Canary
5 Myrmecocichla formicivoraSouthern Anteater-Chat
5 Estrilda erythronotosBlack-faced Waxbill
5 Ploceus intermediusLesser Masked-Weaver
5 Euplectes progneLong-tailed Widowbird
5 Petronia superciliarisYellow-throated Petronia
5 Macronyx croceusYellow-throated Longclaw
5 Bubalornis nigerRed-billed Buffalo-Weaver
5 Lamprotornis australisBurchell's Starling
5 Onychognathus nabouroupPale-winged Starling
5 Campethera abingoniGolden-tailed Woodpecker
5 Poicephalus cryptoxanthusBrown-headed Parrot
5 Scotopelia peliPel's Fishing-Owl
5 Apaloderma narinaNarina Trogon
5 Rhinopomastus cyanomelasCommon Scimitarbill
5 Pyxicephalus edulisEdible Bullfrog
5 Philothamnus semivariegatusSpotted Bush Snake
5 Naja niveaCape Cobra
5 Naja mossambicaMozambique Spitting Cobra
5 Karusasaurus polyzonusKaroo Girdled Lizard
5 Mochlus sundevalliSundevall's Writhing Skink
5 Caracal caracalCaracal
5 Vulpes chamaCape Fox
5 Welwitschia mirabilisWelwitschia
5 Butorides striataStriated Heron
5 Hemidactylus mabouiaTropical House Gecko
5 Nesotragus moschatusSuni
5 Pelomedusa subrufaHelmeted Turtle
5 Hippocampus capensisKnysna Seahorse
5 Nesciothemis farinosaEastern Blacktail
5 Trithemis annulataViolet Dropwing
5 Tricholaema leucomelasAcacia Pied Barbet
5 Hyobanche sanguineaScarlet Catsnails
5 Cheilomenes lunataLunate Lady Beetle
5 Charaxes jasiusTwo-tailed Pasha
5 Phalanta phalanthaCommon Leopard
5 Sterculia appendiculataTall-boy Star-Chestnut
5 Scorpaenopsis oxycephalaTassled Scorpionfish
5 Libythea labdacaAfrican Snout Butterfly
5 Micronisus gabarGabar Goshawk
5 Smutsornis africanusDouble-banded Courser
5 Ispidina pictaAfrican Pygmy-Kingfisher
5 Cercotrichas quadrivirgataBearded Scrub-Robin
5 Cercotrichas paenaKalahari Scrub-Robin
5 Cercotrichas leucophrysWhite-browed Scrub Robin
5 Coccopygia melanotisSwee Waxbill
5 Pinacopteryx eriphiaZebra White
5 Axiocerses tjoaneEastern Scarlet
5 Holarrhena pubescens
5 Turdus olivaceusOlive Thrush
5 Accipiter tachiroAfrican Goshawk
5 Calandrella cinereaRed-capped Lark
5 Cacyreus lingeusCommon Bush Blue
5 Combretum hereroenseRusset Bushwillow
5 Cleistanthus schlechteriFalse-Tamboti
5 Xylotheca tettensisNorthern African Dogrose
5 Balanites maughamiiGreenthorn
5 Ficus busseiZambezi Fig
5 Eurytela dryopeGolden Piper
5 Eupodotis rueppeliiRüppell's Korhaan
5 Saltera sarcocollaSalter
5 Broadleysaurus majorRough-scaled Plated Lizard
5 Lophoceros nasutusAfrican Grey Hornbill
5 Aloidendron dichotomumQuiver Tree
5 Matobosaurus validusGiant Plated Lizard

December 2014
7,099 OBSERVATIONS
2,332 SPECIES
483 IDENTIFIERS
241 OBSERVERS

65 Loxodonta africana Savannah Elephant FIRST MAMMAL
49 Equus quagga Plains Zebra SECOND MAMMAL
48 Giraffa camelopardalis Giraffe THIRD MAMMAL
46 Panthera leoLion
42 Phacochoerus africanus Common Warthog
42 Aepyceros melampusImpala
41 Tragelaphus strepsicerosGreater Kudu
40 Hippopotamus amphibiusHippopotamus
36 Papio ursinusChacma Baboon
35 Ceratotherium simumWhite Rhinoceros
34 Struthio camelusCommon Ostrich FIRST BIRD
33 Syncerus cafferAfrican Buffalo
30 Connochaetes taurinusCommon Wildebeest
27 Numida meleagrisHelmeted Guineafowl SECOND BIRD
26 Crocodylus niloticusNile Crocodile FIRST REPTILE
25 Spheniscus demersusAfrican Penguin
24 Haliaeetus vociferAfrican Fish-Eagle
24 Tockus leucomelasSouthern Yellow-billed Hornbill
24 Chlorocebus pygerythrusVervet Monkey
23 Oryx gazellaGemsbok
22 Bostrychia hagedashHadada Ibis THIRD BIRD
22 Alopochen aegyptiacaEgyptian Goose
21 Crocuta crocutaSpotted Hyena
20 Coracias caudatusLilac-breasted Roller
20 Terathopius ecaudatusBateleur
20 Chamaeleo dilepisFlap-necked Chameleon SECOND/ THIRD REPTILE
20 Stigmochelys pardalisLeopard Tortoise SECOND/ THIRD REPTILE
19 Halcyon albiventrisBrown-hooded Kingfisher
19 Lycaon pictusAfrican Wild Dog
19 Antidorcas marsupialisSpringbok
18 Merops bullockoidesWhite-fronted Bee-Eater
18 Ploceus velatusSouthern Masked-Weaver
18 Lygodactylus capensisCape Dwarf Gecko
18 Kobus ellipsiprymnusWaterbuck
17 Panthera pardusLeopard
17 Procavia capensisRock Hyrax
16 Actophilornis africanusAfrican Jacana
16 Bitis arietansPuff Adder
16 Canis mesomelasBlack-backed Jackal
16 Alcelaphus buselaphusHartebeest
15 Ceryle rudisPied Kingfisher
15 Anhinga rufaAfrican Darter
15 Polemaetus bellicosusMartial Eagle
15 Corythaixoides concolorGrey Go-Away-Bird
15 Chiromantis xerampelinaGrey Foam-nest Treefrog FIRST FROG
15 Agama atraSouthern Rock Agama
15 Tragelaphus angasiiNyala
15 Merops nubicoidesSouthern Carmine Bee-Eater
15 Varanus niloticusNile Monitor
15 Phoenicopterus roseusGreater Flamingo
14 Merops pusillusLittle Bee-Eater
14 Vanellus armatusBlacksmith Lapwing
14 Gyps africanusWhite-backed Vulture
14 Arctocephalus pusillusBrown Fur Seal
14 Diceros bicornisBlack Rhinoceros
14 Junonia oenoneBlue Pansy FIRST INSECT
14 Adansonia digitataBaobab FIRST PLANT
14 Chroicocephalus hartlaubiiHartlaub's Gull
13 Acinonyx jubatusCheetah
13 Damaliscus pygargusBontebok/Blesbok
12 Melierax canorusPale Chanting-Goshawk
12 Pycnonotus barbatusCommon Bulbul
12 Taphozous mauritianusMauritian Tomb Bat
12 Suricata suricattaMeerkat
12 Hippotragus nigerSable Antelope
12 Raphicerus campestrisSteenbok
12 Tragelaphus oryxEland
12 Lybius torquatusBlack-collared Barbet
12 Onychognathus morioRed-winged Starling
11 Ephippiorhynchus senegalensisSaddle-billed Stork
11 Burhinus vermiculatusWater Thick-Knee
11 Upupa epopsCommon Hoopoe
11 Acanthocercus atricollisBlack-necked Agama
11 Trachylepis striataAfrican Striped Skink
11 Eidolon helvumStraw-colored Fruit Bat
11 Epomophorus crypturusPeters's Epauletted Fruit Bat
11 Junonia hiertaYellow Pansy
11 Junonia natalicaNatal Pansy
11 Trithemis arteriosaRed-veined Dropwing
11 Leptoptilos crumeniferMarabou Stork
11 Dicrurus adsimilisFork-tailed Drongo
10 Streptopelia capicolaCape Turtle Dove
10 Colius striatusSpeckled Mousebird
10 Haematopus moquiniAfrican Black Oystercatcher
10 Ardea cinereaGrey Heron
10 Lophaetus occipitalisLong-crested Eagle
10 Motacilla aguimpAfrican Pied Wagtail
10 Vidua macrouraPin-tailed Whydah
10 Hyperolius parallelusAngolan Reed Frog
10 Platysaurus intermediusCommon Flat Lizard
10 Chersina angulataAngulate Tortoise
10 Tragelaphus scriptusBushbuck
10 Sagittarius serpentariusSecretarybird
10 Bucorvus leadbeateriSouthern Ground-Hornbill
10 Hedydipna collarisCollared Sunbird
10 Anthobaphes violaceaOrange-breasted Sunbird
10 Acraea encedonCommon Acraea
10 Dendroperdix sephaenaCrested Francolin
10 Bubo africanusSpotted Eagle-Owl
10 Lanius collarisSouthern Fiscal
10 Millettia stuhlmanniiPanga-Panga
10 Euchrysops malathanaCommon Smoky Blue SECOND INSECT
10 Microcarbo africanusReed Cormorant
10 Threskiornis aethiopicusSacred Ibis
9 Ardeotis koriKori Bustard
9 Turtur chalcospilosEmerald-spotted Wood-Dove
9 Phalacrocorax capensisCape Cormorant
9 Egretta garzettaLittle Egret
9 Milvus migransBlack Kite
9 Cossypha caffraCape Robin-Chat
9 Motacilla capensisCape Wagtail
9 Euplectes orixSouthern Red Bishop
9 Lamprotornis nitensCape Starling
9 Schismaderma carensRed Toad THIRD FROG
9 Chondrodactylus turneriTurner's Thick-toed Gecko
9 Trachylepis margaritiferaRainbow Skink
9 Varanus albigularisRock Monitor
9 Megaceryle maximaGiant Kingfisher
9 Python natalensisSouthern African Python
9 Buphagus erythrorhynchusRed-billed Oxpecker
9 Streptopelia senegalensisLaughing Dove
9 Leptotes pirithousCommon Zebra Blue THIRD INSECT
9 Belenois creonaAfrican Common White
9 Bicyclus safitzaCommon Bush Brown
9 Afzelia quanzensisPod-Mahogany
9 Zosterops capensisCape White-Eye
8 Guttera pucheraniCrested Guineafowl
8 Scopus umbrettaHamerkop
8 Larus dominicanusKelp Gull
8 Anastomus lamelligerusAfrican Openbill
8 Vanellus coronatusCrowned Lapwing
8 Aquila rapaxTawny Eagle
8 Plectropterus gambensisSpur-winged Goose
8 Quelea queleaRed-billed Quelea
8 Dispholidus typusBoomslang
8 Cordylus nigerBlack Girdled Lizard
8 Trachylepis sulcataWestern Rock Skink
8 Cynictis penicillataYellow Mongoose
8 Redunca arundinumSouthern Reedbuck
8 Equus zebraMountain Zebra
8 Paraxerus cepapiSmith's Bush Squirrel
8 Eupodotis afraoidesNorthern Black Korhaan
8 Danaus chrysippusPlain Tiger
8 Hamanumida daedalusGuineafowl
8 Papilio demodocusCitrus Swallowtail
8 Acraea natalicaNatal Acraea
8 Trachyphonus vaillantiiCrested Barbet
8 Charaxes zoolinaClub-tailed Emperor
8 Gloriosa superbaFlame Lily
8 Anthropoides paradiseusBlue Crane
8 Cinnyris chalybeusSouthern Double-collared Sunbird
8 Papilio nireusGreen-banded Swallowtail
8 Buteo buteoCommon Buzzard
8 Acraea eponinaOrange Acraea
8 Lophoceros alboterminatusCrowned Hornbill
8 Sclerophrys gutturalisGuttural Toad
7 Centropus superciliosusWhite-browed Coucal
7 Columba guineaSpeckled Pigeon
7 Phalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant
7 Mycteria ibisYellow-billed Stork
7 Vanellus senegallusAfrican Wattled Lapwing
7 Ardea goliathGoliath Heron
7 Necrosyrtes monachusHooded Vulture
7 Kaupifalco monogrammicusLizard Buzzard
7 Sarkidiornis melanotosComb Duck
7 Oriolus larvatusBlack-headed Oriole
7 Ploceus capensisCape Weaver
7 Chlorocichla flaviventrisYellow-bellied Greenbul
7 Glaucidium perlatumPearl-spotted Owlet
7 Pyxicephalus adspersusAfrican Bullfrog
7 Psammophis subtaeniatusStripe-bellied Sand Snake
7 Chamaeleo namaquensisNamaqua Chameleon
7 Nycteris thebaicaEgyptian Slit-faced Bat
7 Mungos mungoBanded Mongoose
7 Sylvicapra grimmiaBush Duiker
7 Melanitis ledaCommon Evening Brown
7 Saxicola torquatusAfrican Stonechat
7 Belenois aurotaPioneer White
7 Acraea caldarenaBlack Tip Acraea
7 Chalcomitra senegalensisScarlet-chested Sunbird
7 Heteropsis perspicuaEyed Bush Brown
7 Catopsilia florellaAfrican Migrant
7 Euphaedra neophronGold Banded Forester
7 Acraea oncaeaWindow Acraea
7 Senna petersianaEared Senna
7 Vachellia xanthophloeaFever Tree SECOND PLANT
7 Byblia anvataraCommon Joker
7 Pternistis natalensisNatal Francolin
7 Parahyaena brunneaBrown Hyena
7 Bycanistes bucinatorTrumpeter Hornbill
6 Balearica regulorumGrey Crowned Crane
6 Merops hirundineusSwallow-tailed Bee-Eater
6 Platalea albaAfrican Spoonbill
6 Tachybaptus ruficollisLittle Grebe
6 Pelecanus onocrotalusGreat White Pelican
6 Ciconia episcopusWoolly-necked Stork
6 Ardeola ralloidesSquacco Heron
6 Trigonoceps occipitalisWhite-headed Vulture
6 Torgos tracheliotosLappet-faced Vulture
6 Dendrocygna viduataWhite-faced Whistling-Duck
6 Anas undulataYellow-billed Duck
6 Anas erythrorhynchaRed-billed Teal
6 Corvus albusPied Crow
6 Cossypha heugliniWhite-browed Robin-Chat
6 Passer melanurusCape Sparrow
6 Philetairus sociusSociable Weaver
6 Vidua regiaShaft-tailed Whydah
6 Plocepasser mahaliWhite-browed Sparrow-Weaver
6 Pycnonotus nigricansAfrican Red-eyed Bulbul
6 Lamprotornis chalybaeusGreater Blue-eared Starling
6 Cinnyricinclus leucogasterViolet-backed Starling
6 Turdoides jardineiiArrow-marked Babbler
6 Dendropicos fuscescensCardinal Woodpecker
6 Bubo lacteusVerreaux's Eagle-Owl
6 Hyperolius marmoratusPainted Reed Frog
6 Phrynomantis bifasciatusRed-Banded Rubber Frog
6 Breviceps adspersusCommon Rain Frog
6 Xenopus laevisAfrican Clawed Frog
6 Agama planicepsNamib Rock Agama
6 Trachylepis variaVariable Skink
6 Helogale parvulaCommon Dwarf Mongoose
6 Damaliscus lunatusTsessebe
6 Cercopithecus mitisBlue Monkey
6 Vanessa carduiPainted Lady
6 Genus XylocopaCarpenter Bees
6 Hypolimnas misippusCommon Diadem
6 Mylothris agathinaEastern Dotted Border
6 Eupodotis ruficristaRed-crested Korhaan
6 Platycypha caligataDancing Jewel
6 Trithemis kirbyiKirby's Dropwing
6 Lampides boeticusPea Blue
6 Tagiades flesusClouded Skipper
6 Corythornis cristatusMalachite Kingfisher
6 Corvinella melanoleucaMagpie Shrike
6 Tuxentius caliceWhite Pie
6 Bromophila caffra
6 Turraea niloticaLowveld Honeysuckle-Tree
6 Millettia mossambicensisSangkala
6 Cordyla africanaWild-Mango
6 Stereospermum kunthianumPink-Jacaranda
6 Pternistis capensisCape Spurfowl
6 Charaxes varanesKarkloof Emperor
6 Spermestes cucullataBronze Mannikin
6 Pternistis adspersusRed-billed Spurfowl
6 Sclerophrys capensisRaucous Toad
6 Melaenornis silensFiscal Flycatcher
5 Coracias garrulusEuropean Roller
5 Eurystomus glaucurusBroad-billed Roller
5 Streptopelia semitorquataRed-eyed Dove
5 Oena capensisNamaqua Dove
5 Pelecanus rufescensPink-backed Pelican
5 Rynchops flavirostrisAfrican Skimmer
5 Falco rupicoloidesGreater Kestrel
5 Charadrius marginatusWhite-fronted Plover
5 Recurvirostra avosettaPied Avocet
5 Burhinus capensisSpotted Thick-Knee
5 Circaetus cinereusBrown Snake-Eagle
5 Elanus caeruleusBlack-shouldered Kite
5 Tauraco porphyreolophusPurple-crested Turaco
5 Prinia subflavaTawny-flanked Prinia
5 Terpsiphone viridisAfrican Paradise-Flycatcher
5 Emberiza flaviventrisGolden-breasted Bunting
5 Hirundo smithiiWire-tailed Swallow
5 Hirundo albigularisWhite-throated Swallow
5 Nectarinia famosaMalachite Sunbird
5 Promerops caferCape Sugarbird
5 Ploceus ocularisSpectacled Weaver
5 Sporopipes squamifronsScaly-feathered Finch
5 Pytilia melbaMelba Finch
5 Uraeginthus angolensisBlue Waxbill
5 Amadina erythrocephalaRed-headed Finch
5 Anaplectes rubricepsRed-headed Weaver
5 Andropadus importunusSombre Greenbul
5 Lamprotornis australisBurchell's Starling
5 Phoeniculus purpureusGreen Woodhoopoe
5 Dendroaspis polylepisBlack Mamba
5 Karusasaurus polyzonusKaroo Girdled Lizard
5 Pedioplanis lineoocellataSpotted Sand Lizard
5 Mochlus sundevalliSundevall's Writhing Skink
5 Eubalaena australisSouthern Right Whale
5 Cephalophus natalensisNatal Red Duiker
5 Kobus lecheLechwe
5 Oreotragus oreotragusKlipspringer
5 Xerus inaurisGround Squirrel
5 Butorides striataStriated Heron
5 Amietia fuscigulaCape River Frog
5 Agama aculeataGround Agama
5 Crotaphopeltis hotamboeiaRed-lipped Snake
5 Buphagus africanusYellow-billed Oxpecker
5 Pterocles bicinctusDouble-banded Sandgrouse
5 Pterocles namaquaNamaqua Sandgrouse
5 Precis archesiaGarden Inspector
5 Sterculia appendiculataTall-boy Star-Chestnut THIRD PLANT
5 Bugeranus carunculatusWattled Crane
5 Hieraaetus wahlbergiWahlberg's Eagle
5 Thalasseus bergiiSwift Tern
5 Tockus rufirostrisSouthern Red-billed Hornbill
5 Axiocerses tjoaneEastern Scarlet
5 Precis octaviaGaudy Commodore
5 Colotis ioneBushveld Purple Tip
5 Holarrhena pubescens
5 Turdus libonyanaKurrichane Thrush
5 Erythrina livingstonianaAloe Coraltree
5 Combretum hereroenseRusset Bushwillow
5 Cleistanthus schlechteriFalse-Tamboti
5 Xylotheca tettensisNorthern African Dogrose
5 Balanites maughamiiGreenthorn
5 Ficus busseiZambezi Fig
5 Tarucus sybarisDotted Blue
5 Crudaria leromaSilver-spotted Grey
5 Amietia delalandiiCommon River Frog
5 Matobosaurus validusGiant Plated Lizard

December 2013
3,160 OBSERVATIONS
1,345 SPECIES
344 IDENTIFIERS
163 OBSERVERS

44 Loxodonta africana Savannah Elephant FIRST MAMMAL
37 Giraffa camelopardalis Giraffe SECOND MAMMAL
29 Equus quagga Plains Zebra THIRD MAMMAL
28 Panthera leoLion
27 Phacochoerus africanusCommon Warthog
26 Aepyceros melampusImpala
24 Struthio camelusCommon Ostrich FIRST BIRD
22 Hippopotamus amphibiusHippopotamus
22 Tragelaphus strepsicerosGreater Kudu
22 Ceratotherium simumWhite Rhinoceros
21 Papio ursinusChacma Baboon
18 Connochaetes taurinusCommon Wildebeest
18 Oryx gazellaGemsbok
18 Crocodylus niloticusNile Crocodile FIRST REPTILE
16 Tockus leucomelasSouthern Yellow-billed Hornbill SECOND BIRD
16 Antidorcas marsupialisSpringbok
16 Syncerus cafferAfrican Buffalo
15 Haliaeetus vociferAfrican Fish-Eagle THIRD BIRD
14 Spheniscus demersusAfrican Penguin
14 Lycaon pictusAfrican Wild Dog
14 Chlorocebus pygerythrusVervet Monkey
13 Numida meleagrisHelmeted Guineafowl
13 Coracias caudatusLilac-breasted Roller
13 Alcelaphus buselaphusHartebeest
12 Panthera pardusLeopard
12 Canis mesomelasBlack-backed Jackal
11 Actophilornis africanusAfrican Jacana
11 Crocuta crocutaSpotted Hyena
11 Suricata suricattaMeerkat
11 Procavia capensisRock Hyrax
11 Alopochen aegyptiacaEgyptian Goose
10 Merops bullockoidesWhite-fronted Bee-Eater
10 Ceryle rudisPied Kingfisher
10 Chamaeleo dilepisFlap-necked Chameleon SECOND REPTILE
10 Acinonyx jubatusCheetah
10 Merops nubicoidesSouthern Carmine Bee-Eater
9 Merops pusillusLittle Bee-Eater
9 Bostrychia hagedashHadada Ibis
9 Anhinga rufaAfrican Darter
9 Stigmochelys pardalisLeopard Tortoise THIRD REPTILE
9 Raphicerus campestrisSteenbok
9 Varanus niloticusNile Monitor
8 Terathopius ecaudatusBateleur
8 Corythaixoides concolorGrey Go-Away-Bird
8 Arctocephalus pusillusBrown Fur Seal
8 Kobus ellipsiprymnusWaterbuck
7 Halcyon albiventrisBrown-hooded Kingfisher
7 Streptopelia capicolaCape Turtle Dove
7 Vanellus armatusBlacksmith Lapwing
7 Melierax canorusPale Chanting-Goshawk
7 Gyps africanusWhite-backed Vulture
7 Euplectes orixSouthern Red Bishop
7 Lamprotornis nitensCape Starling
7 Agama atraSouthern Rock Agama
7 Varanus albigularisRock Monitor
7 Damaliscus pygargusBontebok/Blesbok
7 Hippotragus nigerSable Antelope
7 Equus zebraMountain Zebra
7 Diceros bicornisBlack Rhinoceros
7 Eupodotis afraoidesNorthern Black Korhaan
7 Phoenicopterus roseusGreater Flamingo
7 Tragelaphus oryxEland
7 Sagittarius serpentariusSecretarybird
7 Lanius collarisSouthern Fiscal
7 Onychognathus morioRed-winged Starling
6 Ardeotis koriKori Bustard
6 Ploceus velatusSouthern Masked-Weaver
6 Quelea queleaRed-billed Quelea
6 Turdoides jardineiiArrow-marked Babbler
6 Hyperolius parallelusAngolan Reed Frog FIRST/ SECOND FROG
6 Chiromantis xerampelinaGrey Foam-nest Treefrog FIRST/ SECOND FROG
6 Bitis arietansPuff Adder
6 Acanthocercus atricollisBlack-necked Agama
6 Nycteris thebaicaEgyptian Slit-faced Bat
6 Taphozous mauritianusMauritian Tomb Bat
6 Cynictis penicillataYellow Mongoose
6 Redunca arundinumSouthern Reedbuck
6 Epomophorus crypturusPeters's Epauletted Fruit Bat
6 Megaceryle maximaGiant Kingfisher
6 Lybius torquatusBlack-collared Barbet
6 Acraea encedonCommon Acraea
6 Leptoptilos crumeniferMarabou Stork
6 Dicrurus adsimilisFork-tailed Drongo
6 Parahyaena brunneaBrown Hyena
6 Microcarbo africanusReed Cormorant
6 Threskiornis aethiopicusSacred Ibis
5 Colius striatusSpeckled Mousebird
5 Phalacrocorax capensisCape Cormorant
5 Ephippiorhynchus senegalensisSaddle-billed Stork
5 Haematopus moquiniAfrican Black Oystercatcher
5 Vanellus coronatusCrowned Lapwing
5 Egretta garzettaLittle Egret
5 Elanus caeruleusBlack-shouldered Kite
5 Cossypha caffraCape Robin-Chat
5 Cossypha heugliniWhite-browed Robin-Chat
5 Pycnonotus barbatusCommon Bulbul
5 Bubo lacteusVerreaux's Eagle-Owl
5 Dispholidus typusBoomslang
5 Agama planicepsNamib Rock Agama
5 Chondrodactylus turneriTurner's Thick-toed Gecko
5 Lygodactylus capensisCape Dwarf Gecko
5 Chersina angulataAngulate Tortoise
5 Eidolon helvumStraw-colored Fruit Bat
5 Mungos mungoBanded Mongoose
5 Kobus lecheLechwe
5 Tragelaphus scriptusBushbuck
5 Sylvicapra grimmiaBush Duiker
5 Paraxerus cepapiSmith's Bush Squirrel
5 Adansonia digitataBaobab FIRST PLANT
5 Python natalensisSouthern African Python
5 Acraea caldarenaBlack Tip Acraea
5 Chroicocephalus hartlaubiiHartlaub's Gull
5 Corythornis cristatusMalachite Kingfisher
5 Bubo africanusSpotted Eagle-Owl
5 Pternistis natalensisNatal Francolin
5 Lophoceros alboterminatusCrowned Hornbill

December 2012
1,869 observations
974 SPECIES
273 IDENTIFIERS
73 OBSERVERS

20 Loxodonta africana Savannah Elephant FIRST MAMMAL
17 Giraffa camelopardalis Giraffe SECOND MAMMAL
16 Oryx gazella Gemsbok THIRD MAMMAL
15 Panthera leo Lion
15 Phacochoerus africanus Common Warthog
14 Aepyceros melampus Impala
13 Struthio camelus Common Ostrich FIRST BIRD
13 Antidorcas marsupialisSpringbok
13 Tragelaphus strepsicerosGreater Kudu
12 Hippopotamus amphibiusHippopotamus
12 Connochaetes taurinusCommon Wildebeest
11 Canis mesomelasBlack-backed Jackal
11 Equus quaggaPlains Zebra
11 Crocodylus niloticusNile Crocodile FIRST REPTILE
10 Tockus leucomelasSouthern Yellow-billed Hornbill SECOND BIRD
10 Alcelaphus buselaphusHartebeest
10 Papio ursinusChacma Baboon
9 Coracias caudatusLilac-breasted Roller THIRD/4TH BIRD
9 Actophilornis africanusAfrican Jacana THIRD/4TH BIRD
9 Raphicerus campestrisSteenbok
8 Chamaeleo dilepisFlap-necked Chameleon SECOND REPTILE
8 Arctocephalus pusillusBrown Fur Seal
8 Acinonyx jubatusCheetah
8 Syncerus cafferAfrican Buffalo
7 Bostrychia hagedashHadada Ibis
7 Haliaeetus vociferAfrican Fish-Eagle
7 Stigmochelys pardalisLeopard Tortoise THIRD REPTILE
7 Panthera pardusLeopard
7 Lycaon pictusAfrican Wild Dog
7 Procavia capensisRock Hyrax
7 Ceratotherium simumWhite Rhinoceros
7 Chlorocebus pygerythrusVervet Monkey
7 Varanus niloticusNile Monitor
6 Numida meleagrisHelmeted Guineafowl
6 Merops bullockoidesWhite-fronted Bee-Eater
6 Halcyon albiventrisBrown-hooded Kingfisher
6 Ceryle rudisPied Kingfisher
6 Anhinga rufaAfrican Darter
6 Melierax canorusPale Chanting-Goshawk
6 Euplectes orixSouthern Red Bishop
6 Chiromantis xerampelinaGrey Foam-nest Treefrog FIRST FROG
6 Bitis arietansPuff Adder
6 Varanus albigularisRock Monitor
6 Crocuta crocutaSpotted Hyena
6 Cynictis penicillataYellow Mongoose
6 Suricata suricattaMeerkat
6 Eupodotis afraoidesNorthern Black Korhaan
6 Merops nubicoidesSouthern Carmine Bee-Eater
6 Alopochen aegyptiacaEgyptian Goose
6 Tragelaphus oryxEland
6 Sagittarius serpentariusSecretarybird
6 Acraea encedonCommon Acraea FIRST INSECT
6 Parahyaena brunneaBrown Hyena
5 Ardeotis koriKori Bustard
5 Merops pusillusLittle Bee-Eater
5 Spheniscus demersusAfrican Penguin
5 Vanellus armatusBlacksmith Lapwing
5 Terathopius ecaudatusBateleur
5 Ploceus velatusSouthern Masked-Weaver
5 Quelea queleaRed-billed Quelea
5 Hyperolius parallelusAngolan Reed Frog SECOND FROG
5 Agama atraSouthern Rock Agama
5 Chondrodactylus turneriTurner's Thick-toed Gecko
5 Genus RhinolophusHorseshoe Bats
5 Python natalensisSouthern African Python
5 Lybius torquatusBlack-collared Barbet
5 Acraea caldarenaBlack Tip Acraea SECOND INSECT
5 Lanius collarisSouthern Fiscal
NO PLANTS

December 2011
FIRSTS:(listed in order):

FIRST OBSERVATION & FIRST BIRD: Terathopius ecaudatus Bateleur
SECOND BIRD: Merops pusillus Little Bee-Eater (over 20 more birds before:)
FIRST MAMMAL: Panthera leo melanochaita Southern Lion
SECOND MAMMAL: Loxodonta africana Savannah Elephant
FIRST FROG: Hyperolius parallelus Angolan Reed Frog
FIRST REPTILE: Crocodylus niloticus nile Crocodile (all these above by godutchbaby)
SECOND REPTILE: Kinixys spekii Speke's Hinge-back Tortoise
FIRST INSECT: Genus Glossina Tsetse Flies
SECOND INSECT: Family Cicadidae Typical Cicadas (all these above by loarie)
FIRST PLANT: Welwitschia mirabilis Welwitschia
FIRST ROADKILL: Falco subbuteo Eurasian Hobby
SECOND FROG: Kassina senegalensis Senegal Kassina
FIRST FISH: Order Scorpaeniformes Mail-cheeked Fishes (all these above by johnybirder)
FIRST SNAIL: Lissachatina fulica African Giant Snail (check ID?)
SECOND PLANT (& FIRST ALIEN): Cosmos bipinnatus Garden Cosmos

Posted on April 10, 2018 09:32 AM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 4 comments | Leave a comment

March 12, 2018

Some historical iSpot stats:

Latest Stats: 15 May 2015
29 May 2015 - 10:41PM Tony Rebelo

iSpot data : 15 May 2015

With the exception of the overall summary, this is only data linked to the SANBI dictionary, so it excludes any unidentified data, and it also excludes identifications not in the dictionary (e.g. several hundred Leopard Tortoise observations -the dictionary is to subspecies but users are only IDing to species).

191 584 Observations on iSpot
175 460 Observations linked to dictionary
(16 124 observations not linked to dictionary or not identified)
174 743 Likely IDs
(720 with an ID but not likely)
324 956 Agreements
138 506 Comments
5 400 Interactions
2 992 Users (who have made an ID linked to the dictionary)

Social points (southern African only)


89 193 Tony Rebelo
21 387 Nicky vB
16 180 Pbsouthwood
12 598 Brian KD2
12 537 Karoopixie
11 580 outramps
10711 vynbos
8 946 Riaan Stals
7 328 Wynand Uys
6 903 Alex Dreyer
6 127 Colin Ralston
5 593 Bushboy
5 551 Gawie
5 498 Nick Helme
5 245 kbraunsd
5 031 Lee Jones
4 914 Judd Kirkel W
4 664 rianabate
4 572 marlandza

Observations per user (>2000)


24 232 Tony Rebelo
10 323 Nicky vB
7 541 Pbsouthwood
5 205 Brian KD2
4 221 outramps
3 950 Karoopixie
2 721 Gawie
2 614 Alex Dreyer
2 544 kbraunsd
2 404 Colin Ralston
2 160 Nick Helme

IDs per User (>2000)


17 363 Tony Rebelo
10 966 Nicky vB
8 613 Pbsouthwood
7 510 Alex Dreyer
6 318 Brian KD2
6 152 Karoopixie
5 848 outramps
5 717 Riaan Stals
5 191 Nick Helme
4 386 Judd Kirkel W
3 659 Colin Ralston
3 028 Wynand Uys
2 947 Lee Jones
2 849 Gawie
2 708 Andrew Hankey
2 625 vynbos
2 621 Charles Stirton
2 394 kbraunsd
2 381 rjpretor
2 370 Cassine
2 283 Jannie Groenewald
2 235 qgrobler
2 232 rianabate
2 227 Bushboy
2 140 Alan Horstmann

Agreements per user (>5000)


50 047 Tony Rebelo
18 219 Alex Dreyer
15 282 Nicky vB
15 161 Karoopixie
14 242 outramps
12 918 Riaan Stals
8 903 Colin Ralston
8 586 Kenneth Oberlander
7 616 Brian KD2
7 297 Alan Horstmann
7 144 Charles Stirton
6 678 Wynand Uys
6 191 Jan-Hendrik
5 938 rjpretor

Comments per user (>1500)


40 729 Tony Rebelo
8 902 Riaan Stals
7 469 vynbos
4 637 Karoopixie
3 851 Lee Jones
3 490 Wynand Uys
3 138 outramps
2 296 marlandza
2 288 magrietb
2 188 Brian KD2
1 751 Prix Burgoyne
1 703 Kenneth Oberlander
1 675 Alex Dreyer
1 629 Cassine
1 609 Bushboy

Reputation by group


Amphibians and Reptiles
189.7 Tony Rebelo
183.3 Alex Dreyer
156.0 Ryan van Huyssteen
103.3 AlexanderR
95.1 sediqa.khatieb
85.6 Colin Ralston
74.6 Brian KD2
74.5 Bushboy
72.7 Luke Bax
61.2 _John

Birds
1621.1 Brian KD2
1255.1 Karoopixie
1091.0 Alex Dreyer
689.1 Bushboy
600.6 rudi von staden
571.9 Colin Ralston
503.2 Nicky vB
488.4 Tony Rebelo
474.1 Gawie
369.1 Stuart Shearer

Fish
904.1 Pbsouthwood
399.3 RosePalmer
202.3 seastung
198.2 Rowan Watt-Pringle
156.3 Alex Dreyer
139.3 Pieterjl
91.2 Andrew Deacon
77.2 UnderwaterWendy
64.6 MatthewMelidonis
49.3 Triton Dive Lodge

Fungi and Lichens
196.9 gaby
97.3 Lizzie.
81.4 Nicky vB
58.7 Colin Ralston
51.2 marlandza
31.7 Tony Rebelo
26.9 _flaxton
21.4 Glenvn
10.9 Wynand Uys
10.6 Brian KD2
10.6 mark1985

Invertebrates
2389.6 Riaan Stals
1765.3 Alex Dreyer
1729.7 rjpretor
1313.4 Wynand Uys
1309.4 Tony Rebelo
1088.9 Brian KD2
1007.6 Karoopixie
951.2 rianabate
875.9 Nicky vB
753.5 WolfRoland
707.1 vynbos

Mammals
348.3 Alex Dreyer
224.8 Tony Rebelo
199.5 Brian KD2
187.0 Karoopixie
177.2 Bushboy
142.1 Gawie
111.9 17calbbievans
80.8 Nicky vB
67.4 Francois Kriel
58.9 Ryan van Huyssteen
58.9 Wynand Uys

Other organisms
9.5 Nicky vB
9.1 Brian KD2
6.5 Pbsouthwood
3.5 Riaan Stals
2.0 qgrobler
2.0 Charles Stirton
2.0 Alex Dreyer
1.5 Mo_
1.0 vynbos
1.0 Karoopixie

Plants
7278.6 Nicky vB
6857.7 outramps
6012.6 Tony Rebelo
4185.3 Brian KD2
2578.2 Judd Kirkel W
2473.1 Nick Helme
1941.8 Karoopixie
1752.3 vynbos
1724.5 Alex Dreyer
1686.2 Alan Horstmann
1641.4 Cassine

Habitats summary


47 459 Fynbos
13 894 Grassveld
13 630 Gardens
12 213 Succulent Karoo
8 906 Savanna: Moist
8 669 Marine Benthic
6 193 Renosterveld
5 173 Afrotemperate Forest
5 066 Wetland
4 729 Urban Parkland
4 308 Savanna: Arid
3 526 Nama Karoo
3 513 Strandveld
3 298 Dwellings
2 862 Eastern Coastal Belt Forest
2 816 Albany Thicket
2 700 Littoral
1 906 Coral Reef
1 490 Plantation
1 049 Aquatic
1 026 Desert
1 014 Estuaries
932 Cropland
767 Marine Pelagic
305 Wasteland
180 Zoos and Aquaria
143 Marine Canyon
113 Deepreef
86 Caves
(53) Grassland - - in brackets are illegal habitats brought over during amalgamation
(47) Gardens and parks
(38) Mountains and rocks
26 Subantarctic Tundra
(26) Woodland
(20) Freshwater
(19) Coastal
(13) Heathland
(10) Indoors
(8) Farmland
(5) Marine
(4) Marsh and bog

Number of agreements (>15)


24 Protea cynaroides
21 Leucadendron argenteum
19 Latimeria chalumnae
17 Bitis arietans subsp. arietans
16 Protea cynaroides
16 Alopochen aegyptiaca
16 Burhinus capensis subsp. capensis
16 Sagittarius serpentarius
16 Alopochen aegyptiaca
15 Pachypodium namaquanum
15 Platalea alba
15 Disa uniflora
15 Spheniscus demersus
15 Bostrychia hagedash subsp. hagedash
15 Threskiornis aethiopicus
15 Burhinus capensis subsp. capensis
15 Bucorvus leadbeateri
15 Haematopus moquini
15 Haematopus moquini
15 Bitis arietans subsp. arietans
15 Bitis arietans subsp. arietans

average agreements per species


16.5 Latimeria chalumnae
9.00 Cannabis sativa var. sativa
8.57 Aspidelaps lubricus subsp. lubricus
8.30 Aloe plicatilis
8.00 Serinus canicollis subsp. thompsonae
8.00 Turdus olivaceus subsp. culminans
8.00 Atelerix frontalis subsp. frontalis
8.00 Chlorophoneus viridis subsp. quadricolor
7.97 Sagittarius serpentarius
7.89 Bitis arietans subsp. arietans
7.88 Laniarius atrococcineus
7.80 Smutsia temminckii
7.77 Upupa africana
7.75 Poicephalus robustus
7.67 Rhincodon typus
7.67 Haematopus moquini
7.66 Burhinus capensis subsp. capensis
7.58 Spheniscus demersus
7.50 Poicephalus meyeri subsp. transvaalensis
7.50 Zographus oculator
7.50 Hemisus guttatus

Observations Per Species


2 990 Amietophrynus pantherinus
316 Bonisa nakaza
260 Leucadendron salignum
238 Amietia fuscigula
227 Protea repens
214 Agama atra
205 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis
199 Protea cynaroides
199 Chersina angulata
192 Protea nitida
190 Melithaea rubra
185 Clinus venustris
177 Marthasterias glacialis
176 Protea neriifolia
172 Tragelaphus strepsiceros subsp. strepsiceros
172 Oxalis obtusa
170 Parechinus angulosus
170 Pachymetopon blochii
167 Loxodonta africana
165 Promerops cafer
163 Callopatiria granifera
161 Amietophrynus rangeri
161 Alopochen aegyptiaca

Observations per taxon (i.e. any ranking)


2990 Amietophrynus pantherinus
929 Lepidoptera
316 Bonisa nakaza
308 Hopliini
287 Diptera
284 Helichrysum
276 Acrididae
266 Noctuidae
260 Leucadendron salignum
254 Araneae
238 Amietia fuscigula
227 Protea repens
222 Asteraceae
217 Aspalathus
214 Agama atra
205 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis
199 Protea cynaroides
199 Chersina angulata
198 Pentatomidae
192 Protea nitida
190 Melithaea rubra
186 Erica
185 Clinus venustris
182 Asilidae

Number of Taxa (of all ranks) per group linked to dictionary:


(NB to current version of dictionary submitted March and still not yet loaded)
13 238 Plants
3 422 Insects
1 054 Birds
805 Fish
529 Molluscs
503 Chelicerae
458 Invertebrates
452 Amphibians and Reptiles
365 Fungi and Lichens
304 Mammals
162 Crustacea
29 Chromista
15 Other organisms
7 Bacteria
2 Null

Number of Species per group linked to dictionary:


(NB to current version of dictionary submitted March and still not yet loaded)
12 260 Plants
2 097 Insects
1025 Birds
720 Fish
406 Molluscs
403 Amphibians and Reptiles
325 Invertebrates
274 Chelicerae
249 Mammals
220 Fungi and Lichens
115 Crustacea
25 Chromista
9 Other organisms
3 Bacteria

Level of ID per group:


Amphibians and Reptiles
5 Class
25 Order
11 Suborder
39 Family
1 Subfamily
86 Genus
8 380 Species

Birds
9 Class
4 Order
10 Family
33 Genus
14 606 Species

Chelicerae
99 Class
53 Subclass
379 Order
11 Suborder
894 Family
976 Genus
1 364 Species

Crustacea
3 Subphylum
27 Class
28 Order
28 Infraorder
13 Family
3 Species

Fish
1 Subdivision
11 Class
5 Subclass
5 Order
99 Family
125 Genus
4 464 Species

Fungi and Lichens
7 Phylum
20 Kingdom
3 Class
26 Order
15 Family
1 088 Genus
1 295 Species

Insects
2 Clade
1 Subphylum
110 Class
1 773 Order
196 Suborder
3 Infraorder
56 EpiFamily
242 SuperFamily
6 146 Family
847 Subfamily
427 Tribe
2 Subtribe
2 355 Genus
9 425 Species

Other Invertebrates
54 Phylum
105 Class
40 Subclass
172 Order
37 Genus
111 Species

Mammals
8 Class
1 SuperOrder
15 Order
3 Suborder
1 SuperFamily
70 Family
3 Subfamily
3 Tribe
54 Genus
4 567 Species

Molluscs
5 Phylum
30 Class
6 Subclass
2 Order
4 Suborder
25 Family
60 Genus
224 Species

Hopeless cases
2 Kingdom
14 Phylum

Other organisms
12 Class
28 Genus
316 Species

Plants
3 Clade
10 Division
15 Kingdom
3 Subkingdom
65 Phylum
15 Subphylum
21 Class
20 Order
785 Family
21 Subfamily
9 691 Genus
91 226 Species
2 Hybrid

Most used tags


(62 391 rural)
(13 018 urban)
12 686 SeaKeys
7 499 CC-by-sa 3.0
4 063 Alien
3 920 Sea Fish Atlas
2 807 Sea Coral Atlas
2 675 WLT Monitoring
2 276 GreatNatureProject
2 071 Sea Slug Atlas
2 056 COS
1 729 Saasveld Nature-con Practical 2014
1 525 EchinoMAP
1 358 Garden Route Botanical Gardens
816 Seaweed Atlas
806 Overberg Renosterveld Project
792 invasive
695 Juveniles & Larvae
592 Medike Mountain Sanctuary
592 SCBC
592 Soutpansberg
581 Vhembe Biosphere Reserve
571 indigenous
565 Outramps CREW Site Sheet
555 Montagu Moths
547 Bioblitz-Mgobezeleni

Observations with the most comments: (>40)


71 Aloe plicatilis dt
66 Pupae? - Montagu WCape
63 Plant family characters | Malvaceae | southern Africa
61 My how theys a-growin'!
52 Weird calcretions
51 Chasmanthe
51 Unknown Bug
49 Life on the hot side
45 Sarcophyte sanguinea subsp. sanguinea
43 The Gate to Hell
42 Fresh fishling - Montagu WCape
41 The Life and Times of Ms Pillar of Kleinmond

Species identified by synonym or not linked to dictionary: (>20 observations)


110 Tragelaphus sylvaticus
108 Dictyophorus spumans
102 Aloe perfoliata
83 Agama atra subsp. atra
77 Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera
76 Trithemis arteriosa
70 Stigmochelys pardalis subsp. pardalis
68 Aloe dichotoma
61 Crocodylus niloticus
59 Moraea tripetala
56 Oxalis flava
53 Euphorbia mauritanica var. mauritanica
51 Stigmochelys pardalis subsp. babcocki
50 Orthetrum caffrum
48 Erica curviflora var. curviflora
45 Cyanella lutea
44 Carissa haematocarpa
44 Lessertia frutescens
43 Spiloxene capensis
41 Chamaeleo dilepis
41 Pelomedusa subrufa subsp. subrufa
41 Trichostetha capensis
38 Chaenostoma
37 Corycium orobanchoides
34 Afrogecko porphyreus
33 Aloe ramosissima
30 Kalanchoe rotundifolia
30 Zosterops virens subsp. capensis
27 Acacia erioloba
27 Dorotheanthus bellidiformis subsp. bellidiformis
26 Acacia karroo
26 Caulerpa filiformis
26 Osyris compressa
26 Phymateus leprosus
26 Romulea flava
26 Sargassum incisifolium
25 Silene undulata
24 Aloe variegata
24 Knowltonia vesicatoria subsp. vesicatoria
24 Teloschistes capensis
23 Ferraria crispa subsp. crispa
23 Gnidia capitata
23 Pelargonium alternans
22 Brunia albiflora
21 Hypertelis salsoloides var. salsoloides
21 Nephila senegalensis
20 Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora
20 Aloe plicatilis
20 Corycium carnosum
20 Ficus ingens
20 Hedydipna collaris subsp. collaris
19 Cisticola tinniens subsp. brookei

Time to IdentificationAs the stats do not include IDs without ID, this statistic is currently meaningless. Hopefully we can fix this and provide this stats soon.
If you would like additional stats, please ask and we will try and determine it for you.

Interactions: 15 May 2015


5 400 Interactions
857 Observations have interactions but are not in the list (as it would create duplicates). < not included below >number of observations per interaction_type
2 488 visiting a flower of
1 957 associated with
981 eating
279 parasitizing
156 attached to
69 carrying

Total for all taxa (irrespective of A or B)


526 Capsicum
152 Diptera
151 Helichrysum foetidum var. foetidum
121 Hopliini
108 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis
99 Lepidoptera
78 Brachylaena discolor
78 Formicidae
68 Insecta
68 Thomisidae
64 Araneae
57 Pentatomidae
54 Calliphoridae
53 Aphididae
52Syrphidae

Top all interactions


sp A
520 Capsicum
115 Hopliini
83 Diptera
82 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis
71 Brachylaena discolor
66 Lepidoptera
56 Helichrysum foetidum var. foetidum
44 Formicidae
44 Melyridae
41 Thomisidae

Top all interactions sp B
95 Helichrysum foetidum var. foetidum
69 Diptera
53 Araneae
46 Insecta
39 Lepidoptera
36 Ruschia caroli
32 Cicadellidae
31 Formicidae
29 Syncarpha argyropsis
28 Salticidae

Visiting a flower:
109 Hopliini
78 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis
77 Diptera
43 Melyridae
38 Thysanoptera
37 Formicidae
36 Syrphidae
35 Bombyliidae
35 Apoidea
34 Cyrtothyrea marginalis

A flower visited:
94 Helichrysum foetidum var. foetidum
34 Ruschia caroli
29 Syncarpha argyropsis
26 Duranta erecta
26 Helichrysum cymosum subsp. cymosum
22 Senecio ilicifolius
21 Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi
20 Senecio
19 Euphorbia mauritanica
18 Asteraceae
15 Helichrysum

parasitizing:
23 Acari
10 Insecta
9 Arrenurus
8 Dasineura dielsi
7 Pompilidae
7 Braconidae
7 Amblyomma
5 Ixodida
5 Tapinanthus oleifolius
5 Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae

parasitized:
8 Acacia cyclops
5 Acacia longifolia
5 Acacia mearnsii
5 Chersina angulata
4 Vachellia karroo
4 Ischnura senegalensis
4 Lepidoptera
3 Gardenia jasminoides var. fortuniana
3 Acacia pycnantha
3 Ceriagrion glabrum
3 Diptera
3 Ficus sur
3 Panicum maximum
3 Searsia

eating:
36 Lepidoptera
19 Thomisidae
10 Asilidae
9 Thomisus
9 Salticidae
9 Rhabdomys pumilio
9 Sceliphron
8 Danaus chrysippus subsp. orientis
8 Hystrix africaeaustralis subsp. africaeaustralis
7 Ceroctis capensis

eaten:
20 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis
18 Lepidoptera
13 Citrus sinensis
11 Odontotermes
10 Diptera
9 Osteichthyes
8 Vachellia karroo
8 Acrididae
8 Insecta
7 Aves
7 Calliphoridae

carrying: ( > 1)
10 Pompilidae
2 Anoplolepis custodiens
2 Formicidae
2 Histeridae
2 Turdus libonyanus subsp. libonyanus
2 Aquila verreauxii
2 Clibanarius longitarsus

carried: ( > 1)
5 Acari
4 Palystes
2 Oligochaeta
2 Amphipoda
2 Orchidaceae

Attached to: ( > 1)
7 Vachellia karroo
3 Flatidae
3 Salsola aphylla
2 Lepidoptera
2 Araneae
2 Xylotheca kraussiana
2 Duranta erecta
2 Dombeya rotundifolia var. rotundifolia
2 Astrocladus euryale
2 Gloveria integrifolia

attached on: ( > 1)
7 Insecta
3 Ceroplastes
3 Salacia gerrardii
3 Teloschistes
2 Lepidoptera
2 Vachellia karroo
2 Schotia brachypetala
2 Eunicella papillosa
2 Cecidomyiidae
2 Chthamalus dentatus
2 Crematogaster
2 Eriophyoidea
2 Euclea racemosa subsp. racemosa
2 Mesorhizobium
2 Polystachya ottoniana
2 Psychidae
2 Usnea
2 Viscum continuum

Associated with Sp A:
14 Helichrysum aureum var. aureum
13 Xylotheca kraussiana
12 Vachellia karroo
12 Buphagus erythrorhynchus
11 Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
10 Albizia adianthifolia var. adianthifolia
9 Ceratotherium simum subsp. simum
9 Thomisidae
9 Aphididae
8 Lepidoptera
8 Bridelia micrantha
8 Citrus sinensis
8 Ficus sycomorus subsp. gnaphalocarpa

Associated with Sp B:
55 Diptera
50 Araneae
31 Insecta
31 Cicadellidae
28 Formicidae
27 Thomisidae
24 Salticidae
23 Aphididae
20 Pentatomidae
19 Miridae

Riana Bate asks (email: Fri 2015/05/29 17:42):
Basically because you asked, the one thing we would like to see in the stats is: a list of new sp, genera, etc. identified. i.e the growth of Ispot as an identification tool.
Here:
(Sorry iSpot does not have a nice table formatting method):
These are only species linked to the dictionary (the current version submitted March 2015, not the previous version currently on iSpot)
* to date = to 15 May 2015
GENERA (IDs to species/subspecies level only, excludes IDs to genus only) - cumulative totals per year:
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 to date
. . . 0 . . 10 . 433 1267 1798 2035 Plants (out of 2639)
. . . 0 . . . 9 . 111 . 447 . 970 1198 Insects
. . . 0 . . . 9 . . 26 . . 75 . 304 . 379 Fish
. . . 0 . . . 0 . . 80 . 246 . 302 . 337 Birds
. . . 0 . . . 0 . . . 9 . . 40 . 193 . 229 Molluscs
. . . 0 . . . 0 . . . 7 . . 20 . 183 . 203 Invertebrates
. . . 0 . . . 4 . . 24 . 104 . 132 . 139 Mammals
. . . 0 . . . 5 . . 26 57 . 104 . . . 129 Chelicerae
. . . 0 . . . 0 . . 46 . . 90 . 115 . 127 Fungi and Lichens
. . . 0 . . . 2 . . 26 . . 75 . 107 . 125 Amphibians and Reptiles
. . . 0 . . . 1 . . . 9 . . 18 . . 49 . . 90 Crustacea
. . . 0 . . . 0 . . . 0 . . . 4 . . 15 . . 19 Chromista
. . . 0 . . . 0 . . . 1 . . . 5 . . . 8 . . . 8 Other organisms
. . . 0 . . . 0 . . . 0 . . . 0 . . . 1 . . 2 Bacteria

SPECIES (and subsp., vars and formas) - cumulative totals per year:
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 to date
. . . 0 1728 5685 9224 11766 12260 Plants (out of 24 035 taxa*, 22 000 species)
. . . 0 . 103 . 459 1046 1886 2097 Insects
. . . 0 . 174 . 591 . 830 . 975 1025 Birds
. . . 0 . . 33 . . 91 . 209 . 665 . 720 Fish
. . . 0 . . 12 . . 40 . 111 . 372 . 406 Molluscs
. . . 0 . . 81 . 224 . 309 . 385 . 403 Amphibians and Reptiles
. . . 0 . . . 3 . . 29 . . 50 . 309 . 325 Invertebrates
. . . 0 . . 25 . . 81 . 137 . 252 . 274 Chelicerae
. . . 0 . . 72 . 155 . 202 . 246 . 249 Mammals
. . . 0 . . 19 . 122 . 166 . 206 . 220 Fungi and Lichens
. . . 0 . . . 6 . . 26 . . 39 . . 90 . 115 Crustacea
. . . 0 . . . 1 . . . 2 . . . 8 . . 2 4 . . 25 Chromista
. . . 0 . . . 1 . . . 2 . . . 6 . . . 9 . . . 9 Other organisms
. . . 0 . . . 1 . . . 1 . . . 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 Bacteria
So we have the data. We just need a few more tools to get at it.
* There are more vars and forms in the dictionary, but access to the literature to ID these is highly problematic. These figures are from the s Afr checklist (Strelitzia 14).

Thanks to Riaan for finding these on the Dark Side.

AND

iSpot southern Africa data : 01 November 2015


Data are for southern African contributions only: see user profiles for global contributions.
(Queries extracting data are complex: if you notice any anomalies, please tell us).

206 462 Observations on iSpot
265 719 Identifications
366 341 Agreements
153 204 Comments
6 991 Interactions
3 380 Users (registered, contributing – number of registered non-contributing users is hidden in global figures)
205 377 Identifications with Likely IDs
197 422 Identifications with Likely IDs linked to dictionary***
5 780 Observations with Likely ID not in Dictionary ***
22 664 Taxa linked to dictionary***

*** Apologies our March 2015 update is still not loaded onto iSpot, so that on iSpot recent updates are not linking. These data are from the current SANBI offline Dictionary.

Social points


102 816 Tony Rebelo
24 434 Nicky vB
18 045 Pbsouthwood
13 660 outramps
13 482 Brian KD2
13 101 vynbos
12 809 Karoopixie
9 731 Riaan Stals
8 702 Colin Ralston
8 212 Alex Dreyer
7 416 Wynand Uys
6 661 Nick Helme6 080 kbraunsd
5 596 Bushboy
5 561 Gawie
5 543 rianabate
5 458 Shaun Swanepoel
5 057 Lee Jones
4 925 marlandza
4 919 Judd Kirkel W
4 919 sallyslak
4 910 WolfRoland
4 792 Richard Adcock
4 605 magrietb
4 200 PieterMier
4 025 Ryan van Huyssteen

Observations per user (>2000, southern African contribution only)


29 049 Tony Rebelo
11 770 Nicky vB
8 309 Pbsouthwood
5 605 Brian KD2
4 928 outramps
3 997 Karoopixie
3 471 Colin Ralston
3 160 Alex Dreyer
2 951 kbraunsd
2 726 Gawie
2 643 Nick Helme
2 586 Shaun Swanepoel
2 458 vynbos
2 257 rianabate
2 107 sallyslak
2 089 WolfRoland

IDs per User (>2000)


21 434 Tony Rebelo
12 512 Nicky vB
10 550 Pbsouthwood
9 042 Alex Dreyer
6 759 Brian KD2
6 658 outramps
6 339 Nick Helme
6 306 Karoopixie
6 219 Riaan Stals
5 236 Colin Ralston
4 384 Judd Kirkel W
3 389 vynbos
3 060 Wynand Uys
2 948 Lee Jones
2 938 Andrew Hankey
2 850 Gawie
2 803 kbraunsd
2 777 rianabate
2 757 rjpretor
2 733 WolfRoland
2 673 Cassine
2 655 Charles Stirton
2 637 Jannie Groenewald
2 452 Alan Horstmann
2 452 RosePalmer
2 391 Richard Adcock
2 332 Shaun Swanepoel
2 330 qgrobler
2 227 Bushboy
2 151 sallyslak

Agreements per user (>5000)


56 634 Tony Rebelo
21 195 Alex Dreyer
16 750 Nicky vB
15 738 outramps
15 468 Karoopixie
13 340 Riaan Stals
13 060 Colin Ralston
9 624 Kenneth Oberlander
7 740 Alan Horstmann
7 640 Brian KD2
7 362 Jan-Hendrik
7 245 Charles Stirton
6 703 Wynand Uys
5 964 rjpretor
5 844 Pbsouthwood
5 616 17calbbievans
5 391 adriaan_grobler

Comments per user (>1500)


44 718 Tony Rebelo
9 683 Riaan Stals
8 185 vynbos
4 815 Karoopixie
3 873 Lee Jones
3 804 outramps
3 512 Wynand Uys
2 595 marlandza
2 407 magrietb
2 272 Brian KD2
2 038 Kenneth Oberlander
1 892 Alex Dreyer
1 859 Prix Burgoyne
1 796 Cassine
1 760 Colin Ralston
1 610 Bushboy

Reputation by group (top 10 (occ. cutoff by score)


Amphibians and Reptiles
223 Tony Rebelo
208 Alex Dreyer
194 Ryan van Huyssteen
162 AlexanderR
145 Colin Ralston
95 sediqa.khatieb
77 Bushboy
74 Brian KD2
73 Luke Bax
61 _John
55 Karoopixie

Birds
1644 Brian KD2
1313 Alex Dreyer
1286 Karoopixie
951 Colin Ralston
713 Bushboy
637 Shaun Swanepoel
633 17calbbievans
610 rudi von staden
548 Nicky vB
523 Tony Rebelo

Fish
1025 Pbsouthwood
686 RosePalmer
395 Alex Dreyer
294 chrisbrooks
217 Rowan Watt-Pringle
214 seastung
148 lisa hengelein
142 Pieterjl
101 Andrew Deacon
77 UnderwaterWendy

Fungi and Lichens
225 gaby
101 Lizzie.
88 Nicky vB
71 Colin Ralston
51 marlandza
34 Tony Rebelo
26 _flaxton
26 Glenvn
10 Wynand Uys
10 Brian KD2
10 mark1985
10 Alex Dreyer

Invertebrates
2 595 Riaan Stals
1 952 Alex Dreyer
1 819 rjpretor
1 388 Tony Rebelo
1 311 Wynand Uys
1 185 rianabate
1 118 Brian KD2
1 039 Karoopixie
959 WolfRoland
931 Nicky vB

Mammals
416 Alex Dreyer
312 Colin Ralston
240 Tony Rebelo
203 17calbbievans
202 Brian KD2
191 Karoopixie
178 Bushboy
143 Gawie
87 Nicky vB
74 Ryan van Huyssteen
71 Wynand Uys

Other organisms
10.1 Brian KD2
10.0 Nicky vB
8.0 Pbsouthwood
3.5 Riaan Stals
2.0 qgrobler
2.0 Charles Stirton
2.01 Alex Dreyer
1.5 Mo_
1.5 Karoopixie
1.0 vynbos

Plants
7 983 Nicky vB
7 554 outramps
6 569 Tony Rebelo
4 530 Brian KD2
2 889 Nick Helme
2 585 Judd Kirkel W
2 227 vynbos
2 008 Karoopixie
1 989 Alex Dreyer
1 861 Alan Horstmann
1 793 Cassine

Habitats summary


57 258 Fynbos
16 652 Gardens
15 537 Grassveld
14 330 Succulent Karoo
10 853 Marine Benthic
10 071 Savanna: Moist
7 475 Renosterveld
5 774 Wetland
5 679 Afrotemperate Forest
5 674 Urban Parkland
5 006 Savanna: Arid
4 349 Nama Karoo
3 947 Dwellings
3 936 Strandveld
3 617 Littoral
3 319 Albany Thicket
3 076 Eastern Coastal Belt Forest
2 409 Coral Reef
1 773 Plantation
1 277 Estuaries
1 276 Desert
1 225 Aquatic
1 071 Cropland
815 Marine Pelagic
383 Wasteland
202 Zoos and Aquaria
161 Marine Canyon
112 Deepreef
91 Caves
27 Subantarctic Tundra
Curation issues: 56 Grassland
50 Gardens and parks
45 Mountains and rocks
28 Woodland
20 Coastal
20 Freshwater
16 Heathland
10 Indoors
10 Marine
8 Farmland
4 Marsh and bog

Number of agreements (>=15)


24 Protea cynaroides
21 Leucadendron argenteum
19 Latimeria chalumnae
17 Bitis arietans subsp. arietans
16 Alopochen aegyptiaca (2)
16 Burhinus capensis subsp. capensis
16 Protea cynaroides
16 Sagittarius serpentarius
15 Aloe plicatilis (2)
15 Bitis arietans subsp. arietans (2)
15 Haematopus moquinii (2)
15 Bostrychia hagedash subsp. hagedash
15 Bucorvus leadbeateri
15 Burhinus capensis subsp. capensis
15 Disa uniflora
15 Haliaeetus vocifer
15 Lycaon pictus
15 Pachypodium namaquanum
15 Platalea alba
15 Spheniscus demersus
15 Threskiornis aethiopicus

Average agreements per species (for more than 10 observations – number of observations in parenthesis)


3.5 (19) Aloe plicatilis
3.4 (11) Aloe longistyla
3.3 (21) Bartholina etheliae
3.3 (31) Bartholina burmanniana
3.2 (73) Disa uniflora
3.28 (37) Crassula coccinea
3.1 (221) Protea cynaroides
3.1 (43) Disa graminifolia
3.1 (46) Pachypodium namaquanum
3.06 (11) Conchyloctenia punctata
3.05 (27) Mimetes chrysanthus
3.04 (13) Drepanogynis bifasciata
3.00 (19) Pelargonium tricolor
3.00 (36) Welwitschia mirabilis subsp. namibiana

Observations Per Species (for rank of species)


3 405 Amietophrynus pantherinus (Herps)
357 Bonisa nakaza (Molluscs)
308 Leucadendron salignum (Plants)
271 Amietia fuscigula (Herps)
266 Protea repens (Plants)
249 Oxalis obtusa (Plants)
245 Agama atra (Herps)
240 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis (Insects)
221 Protea cynaroides (Plants)
219 Protea nitida (Plants)
219 Chersina angulata (Herps)
207 Protea neriifolia (Plants)
207 Melithaea rubra (Invertebrates)
203 Acacia mearnsii (Plants)
203 Loxodonta africana (Mammals)
203 Marthasterias glacialis (Invertebrates)
201 Clinus venustris (Fish)
198 Tragelaphus strepsiceros subsp. strepsiceros (Mammals)
193 Lantana camara (Plants)
190 Parechinus angulosus (Invertebrates)
186 Alopochen aegyptiaca (Birds)
185 Promerops cafer (Birds)
184 Pachymetopon blochii (Fish)
181 Erica cerinthoides var. cerinthoides (Plants)
180 Callopatiria granifera (Invertebrates)
179 Oxalis purpurea (Plants)
176 Amietophrynus rangeri (Herps)
176 Papio ursinus subsp. ursinus (Mammals)
174 Hyperolius marmoratus subsp. verrucosus (Herps)
172 Corynactis annulata (Invertebrates)
172 Equus quagga subsp. antiquorum (Mammals)

Observations per taxon (i.e. any ranking) (taxonomic rank shown)


3 405 Amietophrynus pantherinus (Herps Species)
1 615 Lecanoromycetes (Fungi and Lichens Class)
1 386 Lepidoptera (Insects Order)
385 Hopliini (Insects Tribe)
357 Bonisa nakaza (Molluscs Species)
336 Diptera (Insects Order)
320 Helichrysum (Plants Genus)
308 Leucadendron salignum (Plants Species)
296 Acrididae (Insects Family)
282 Araneae (Chelicerae Order)
278 Noctuidae (Insects Family)
271 Amietia fuscigula (Herps Species)
266 Protea repens (Plants Species)
259 Asteraceae (Plants Family)
254 Aspalathus (Plants Genus)
249 Oxalis obtusa (Plants Species)
245 Agama atra (Herps Species)
240 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis (Insects Species)
221 Protea cynaroides (Plants Species)
219 Protea nitida (Plants Species)
219 Chersina angulata (Herps Species)
217 Erica (Plants Genus)
215 Indigofera (Plants Genus)
210 Pentatomidae (Insects Family)
207 Melithaea rubra (Invertebrates Species)
207 Protea neriifolia (Plants Species)
203 Loxodonta africana (Mammals Species)
203 Marthasterias glacialis (Invertebrates Species)
203 Acacia mearnsii (Plants Species)
201 Asilidae (Insects Family)
201 Clinus venustris (Fish Species)

Number of taxa per group linked to dictionary:


13 807 Plants
3 821 Insects
1 101 Birds
895 Fish
574 Molluscs
534 Chelicerae
502 Invertebrates
469 Amphibians and Reptiles (Herps)
403 Fungi and Lichens
319 Mammals
184 Crustacea
30 Chromista
16 Other organisms
7 Bacteria
2 Null

Level of ID per group (observations):


Hopeless cases
2 Kingdom
14 Phylum

Amphibians and Reptiles3 Class
25 Order
12 Suborder
44 Family
1 Subfamily
98 Genus
9185 Species

Birds
10 Class
4 Order
20 Family
38 Genus
16 813 Species

Chelicerae
1 Clade
118 Class
56 Subclass
431 Order
18 Suborder
15 SuperFamily
1025 Family
53 Subfamily
1 130 Genus
1 611 Species

Crustacea
4 Subphylum
2 Class
1 Subclass
28 Infraclass
56 Order
6 Suborder
51 Infraorder
1 SuperFamily
38 Family
72 Genus
717 Species

Fish
2 Subdivision
11 Class
5 Subclass
3 SuperOrder
6 Order
128 Family
185 Genus
6 519 Species

Fungi and Lichens
7 Phylum
25 Kingdom
1616 Class
34 Order
19 Family
1 359 Genus
1 826 Species

Insects
2 Clade
1 Subphylum
135 Class
2376 Order
207 Suborder
4 Infraorder
77 EpiFamily
305 SuperFamily
6816 Family
1221 Subfamily
693 Tribe
5 Subtribe
4 339 Genus
59 Subgenus
14 226 Species

Other Invertebrates
117 Phylum
161 Class
85 Subclass
243 Order
84 Family
9 Suborder
487 Genus
4 960 Species

Mammals
10 Class
1 SuperOrder
18 Order
5 Suborder
77 Family
1 SuperFamily
4 Subfamily
3 Tribe
66 Genus
5 527 Species

Molluscs
5 Phylum
37 Class
10 Subclass
11 Order
5 Suborder
4 Infraorder
4 SuperFamily
80 Family
3 Subfamily
549 Genus
3 416 Species

Other organisms - (problem : iSpot is no longer recognizing these as Likely_ID online, so actual data may differ)
Other (Water moulds, Amoeboids)
4 Class
8 Genus
39 Species

Bacteria
3 Order
7 Genus
46 Species
Chromista
8 Class
15 Genus
282 Species

Plants
3 Clade
20 Kingdom
3 Subkingdom
114 Division
22 Class
28 Order
1 SuperFamily
938 Family
22 Subfamily
12 Tribe
11 316 Genus
3 Subgenus
29 Section
94 601 Species
2 Hybrid

Most used tags (total = 198 289 tags)


(62 573) rural – discontinued: once off survey in UK
(13 047) urban
16 698 SeaKeys
8 268 CC-by-sa 3.0
5 855 Sea Fish Atlas
5 129 Alien
3 209 Sea Coral Atlas
3 022 WLT Monitoring
2 552 Sea Slug Atlas
2 324 GreatNatureProject
2 078 COS
1 834 Saasveld Nature-con Practical 2014
1 759 EchinoMAP
1 731 Garden Route Botanical Gardens
1 445 invasive
1 226 redlist
947 Seaweed Atlas
937 Overberg Renosterveld Project
875 WEI Marine
873 Outramps CREW Site Sheet
867 WEI Research
733 SCBC
729 Soutpansberg
716 Vhembe Biosphere Reserve
713 Juveniles & Larvae
695 Medike Mountain Sanctuary
577 indigenous
556 Bioblitz-Mgobezeleni
555 Montagu Moths
536 Chilibush
512 Crustacean Atlas

Observations with the most comments: (>40) .


71 Aloe plicatilis dt
66 Pupae? - Montagu WCape
65 Plant family characters | Malvaceae | southern Africa
61 My how theys a-growin'!
54 Life on the hot side
54 Chasmanthe
52 Weird calcretions
51 Unknown Bug
45 Sarcophyte sanguinea subsp. sanguinea
43 The Gate to Hell
42 Fresh fishling - Montagu WCape
41 The Life and Times of Ms Pillar of Kleinmond

Species identified by synonym: (>20 observations)


These need correcting, but please desist until the latest dictionary update is uploaded. These are not included in the stats for species provided above
120 Aloe perfoliata
119 Tragelaphus sylvaticus
113 Dictyophorus spumans
83 Agama atra subsp. atra
77 Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera
77 Trithemis arteriosa
72 Crocodylus niloticus
71 Stigmochelys pardalis subsp. pardalis
69 Oxalis flava
66 Moraea tripetala
64 Aloe dichotoma
55 Cyanella lutea
55 Carissa haematocarpa
53 Erica curviflora var. curviflora
53 Euphorbia mauritanica var. mauritanica
51 Stigmochelys pardalis subsp. babcocki
50 Orthetrum caffrum
47 Chamaeleo dilepis
45 Lessertia frutescens
43 Spiloxene capensis
43 Trichostetha capensis
42 Afrogecko porphyreus
41 Pelomedusa subrufa subsp. subrufa
40 Chaenostoma
39 Corycium orobanchoides
37 Romulea flava
33 Kalanchoe rotundifolia
33 Aloe ramosissima
31 Caulerpa filiformis
30 Zosterops virens subsp. capensis
28 Dorotheanthus bellidiformis subsp. bellidiformis
28 Osyris compressa
27 Acacia erioloba
27 Gnidia capitata
26 Silene undulata
26 Sargassum incisifolium
26 Ferraria crispa subsp. crispa
26 Acacia karroo
25 Teloschistes capensis
25 Pelargonium alternans
25 Phymateus leprosus
24 Aloe variegata
23 Knowltonia vesicatoria subsp. vesicatoria
22 Brunia albiflora
22 Trachylepis striata
21 Python natalensis
21 Teloschistes chrysophthalmus
21 Ficus ingens
21 Nephila senegalensis
21 Corycium carnosum
21 Hypertelis salsoloides var. salsoloides
21 Silene gallica
20 Nebelia paleacea
20 Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora
20 Silene bellidioides
20 Hedydipna collaris subsp. collaris

Interactions:


5 400 Interactions
857 Observations have interactions as comments, but are not in the list (as it would create duplicates). < not included below >
Observations per interaction_type
2 960 visiting a flower of
2 234 associated with
1 174 eating
346 parasitizing
191 attached to
86 carrying

Observations with the most interactions (>10)


235 Life on the hot side
133 Life on the hot side - More Summer obs
103 Life on the Hot Side - into Summer!
59 Life on the Hot Side - Spring edition
56 Heli
39 Coastal Silver Oak
24 Coastal Silver Oak at uBhejane picnic site
18 African Dog Rose
15 Tree with flat beetle and other critters
14 Yellow everlasting
10 Bug's Feast
10 Bush with white rimmed purple flowers attracting many critters

Species with the most interactions (>50)


Parent A
521 Capsicum
149 Hopliini
103 Apis mellifera subsp. capensis
95 Diptera
82 Lepidoptera
72 Brachylaena discolor
56 Helichrysum foetidum var. foetidum

Parent B
98 Helichrysum foetidum var. foetidum
75 Diptera
56 Insecta
54 Araneae
50 Lepidoptera

Projects Number of projects per user:


168 Tony Rebelo
37 outramps
33 jimmymac2
28 Shaun Swanepoel
25 Nicky vB
18 Riaan Stals
17 Tuli
16 Ricky Taylor
14 Colin Ralston
12 vynbos
11 carina l
11 miked
11 Pbsouthwood
10 Robert Taylor
7 adriaan_grobler
7 MickETalbot
7 rianabate
6 Brian KD2
6 dejayM
6 Faan du Preez
6 Jonathan
6 Karoopixie
6 Kaveesha
6 RosePalmer

Societies and badges:


The data we are getting for these are corrupt: we will provide these data again when the OU team figure out the problem. Our apologiesTime to IdentificationThere are issues with this data that need to be resolved. When solved we will supply this statistics.
If you would like additional stats, please ask and we will try and determine it for you.
Posted on March 12, 2018 11:41 AM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 01, 2018

COURSES PLANNED 2018

------ TODAY--------

Done

February:

Wed 8 Feb Kirstenbosch 10h00
Tue 13 Feb Tygerberg 09h00
Thu 15 Feb Glenwood HS George 08h30
Thu 15 Feb Saasveld 14h00
Fri 16 Feb Saasveld 09h00
Fri 16 Feb Saasveld 14h00
Fri 19 Feb Swellendam 11h00
Wed 21 Feb Kirstenbosch 09h00
Thu 22 Feb Steenbras 10h00 (intro - CoCT)
Sat 24 Feb Kirstenbosch 10h00

March:

Tue 13 Mar Kirstenbosch 09h00 (Georgina Jones)
Thu 15 Mar Cape Town 14h00 (CoCT interns: Leanne Mossop)
Sat 17 Mar Walter Sisulu NBG 09h30 (RSVP: Michelle (deklerk.m@gmail.com))
Wed 21 March Pretoria NBG 09h30 (Michelle)
Thu 22 Mar Pretoria NBG 09h00 (Taxonomy: Biogaps: Janine Victor)
Thu 29 Mar 09h00 Helderberg Nature Reserve (staff & Friends)

April:

Fri 6 Apr Empangeni 17h00 (CREW: Suvarna)
Wend 14-15 April: Citizen Science Expo & field trip Kirstenbosch (CREW)

May:

Sat 12 May Kirstenbosch 09h00 (CREW and Table Mountain Honorary Rangers)

dates undecided: Helderberg (after 16 April - CREW: Carina)

Workshop: Introduction to iNaturalist (Autumn 2018)

1. Introduce the philosophy of the site. How it is designed and works. This centres around:
The layout:
• Observations
• Species
• Places
• Projects
• Guides
• People

How it works:
• What makes an observation.
• Species and the dictionary and links
• Extracting and showcasing your data

The differences between iSpot and iNature and how to think iNature.

2. How to use iNature:

Practical coursework:

• How to upload an observation
• How to edit observations, including bulk edits
• How to custom access data and updates, and use your dashboard
• How to manage your account
• How to add CREW data

3. Have some more fun (time permitting):

• Creating Places and species lists
• Creating Projects and managing data
• Creating Guides
• Reviewing IDs and contributing identifications
• Anything you find interesting and would like to explore in more detail.

Please bring to the course!

o Your computer (laptop, palmtop, ipad, cellphone, smartphone or equivalent, with Wifi or Bluetooth capabilities), and powercord.
o Between 10 and 20 pictures suitable for uploading to iNaturalist: of 5 to 15 different organisms. Plants, animals or fungi – not people, pets or places.
o If you are into checklists and guides, please bring along a checklist to your nature reserve, farm, garden or whatever. Just a list of species names without authors.
o Please sign up before you come to the course: www.inaturalist.org - make sure that you are properly registered. Bring along your user-name and your password – and preferably an email address that you can access at SANBI (not one tied to your home line).
o Yourself, with lots of questions.

See also our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iSpotNatureZA

Posted on March 01, 2018 09:46 AM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 1 comments | Leave a comment

February 07, 2018

AVIAN INFLUENZA AND PENGUINS

SANCOBB PRESS RELEASE:

Bottom Line: Terns and Penguins.
Live: Carefully collect bird (the Virus is harmless to you, but may spread to your garden and domestic birds). Put in a box with newspaper in quite place and arrange for it to be collected (DO NOT GO NEAR TO A BIRD REHAB CENTRE). Disinfect your clothing and vehicle afterwards!
Dead: Report these.
In each case, take a photograph, get the locality, and put in iNat and add project Avian Influenza (s Afr).

05 February 2018

Avian Influenza (H5N8) in African Penguins
Summary
African Penguins have recently tested positive for the H5N8 strain of African Influenza (Bird Flu). This is the same strain that had a devastating effect on the local poultry industry in 2017 and continues to affect wild birds, including terns. Affected birds show neurological signs such as twitching, difficulty breathing, and may have bright green guano. They should be reported to the nearest seabird rehabilitation centre and handled with caution to reduce the chance of spreading the disease to domestic poultry and other birds.

Introduction
Since the outbreak of this virus in South Africa in 2017, we have been monitoring new cases for signs of the disease. In early January 2018 it was diagnosed in Swift Terns and later confirmed in another tern species. Recently, three African penguins have were admitted to SANCCOB Table View with similar symptoms and have been confirmed by PCR to have avian influenza.

We are not yet sure how this will affect the wild population of African Penguins. At present the number of penguins showing signs of the disease in the wild is small. Only five have been reported to SANCCOB since the beginning of the year and not all have been confirmed to have had the disease. None of these have been reported from the penguin colonies. However, only one of the affected birds has survived and is being treated at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary.

We urge conservation authorities and colony managers to be vigilant and to report any suspicious cases in any wild bird. Anyone receiving any reports of penguins or other seabirds behaving unusually should immediately contact their nearest seabird rehabilitation facility, except in the case of affected terns, these can be taken to a private or state vet for euthanasia.

Any animal welfare or rehabilitation centre which receives birds with suspected avian influenza are urged to isolate these birds promptly to avoid the spread of disease to other birds and domestic poultry. Strict biosecurity measures should be employed when dealing with suspected cases and all such centres which may see potentially affected birds are urged to prepare for such cases by preparing a biosecurity protocol to use when a suspected bird is presented.

The virus can be spread by any affected bird as well as equipment that has had contact with an affected bird.


Symptoms
Affected birds are weak. They may show neurological signs such as: tremors, seizures, loss of balance, swimming in circles or head twitches. Respiratory signs such as: foam around the mouth, fluid running from the nostrils or mouth, difficulty breathing or sticky mucous in the mouth may be present. Many affected birds have bright green diarrhoea. Cloudy eyes are a symptom often seen in other species with bird flu.

Any birds showing these symptoms should be isolated from other birds as soon as possible.

Risk
The disease is highly contagious to birds. The virus is excreted in the guano of infected birds and discharges from the mouth, nostrils and eyes. Any birds carrying bird flu can spread the disease to other birds. Any person, vehicle or equipment that comes into contact with an affected bird can potentially carry the virus. Although the virus dies quickly in the environment, it can survive in damp areas and pieces of organic matter such as guano or mud.

This strain of bird flu does not affect people. Testing of people in contact with infected chickens in South Africa in 2017 has supported this fact, already reported overseas. At present the conservation risk to wild bird populations is considered low. Although individual birds have died from the disease, the number of dead birds is low compared to the total population. The natural population is continually exposed to the virus from other wild birds and so no intervention is recommended to control the disease in the natural population. Managers of bird colonies are urged to remain vigilant and report any unusual deaths in the colonies.

The major risk of the disease is to domestic birds, especially domestic poultry which are very susceptible. Under no circumstances should anyone who owns or works with domestic poultry come into contact with any bird suspected of carrying avian influenza. No person who has worked with a suspected bird should visit any areas where domestic poultry are kept for at least two weeks. Special care should also be taken with other captive birds or birds undergoing rehabilitation.

How to deal with a live penguin or other seabird with suspected Avian Influenza
1. Put on appropriate protective clothing to prevent contaminating your clothing. Long disposable gloves and a disposable apron are recommended. Protective clothing can be sourced from a veterinary wholesaler such as Lakato: 021 944 6900.
2. Collect the bird and place it in a SANCCOB transport box without a towel. The box can be lined with newspaper instead.
3. Isolate the bird in a protected area and prevent other people from causing it undue stress: prevent people from looking into the box where it has been placed, keep noise to a minimum, keep movement of the box to a minimum.
4. Inform a seabird rehabilitation facility that you have a suspected bird, record the exact location where it has been found, the time found, what it’s symptoms were and if it was in contact with other birds.
5. SANCCOB can help to arrange transport for live seabirds, except terns, to the nearest SANCCOB centre and will inform the state veterinary services if necessary.
6. Any equipment, clothing or vehicle that has come into contact with a suspected bird should be cleaned with disinfectant such as F10 or Virkon.

Dead birds should be collected if unusual numbers are noted in the colonies. However, the benefit of collecting dead birds must be weighed against the disturbance caused by human interference in the colonies. When a dead bird is collected it should be picked up using disposable gloves or newspaper and transported in 3 plastic bags inside one another. The outside bag should be sprayed with disinfectant. Carcasses can be disposed of by burial, composting or incineration and are the responsibility of the management authority overseeing the area where they were found. Areas with a pre-existing agreement with SANCCOB for wild bird disease surveillance can still send carcasses to SANCCOB unless carcass numbers are unusually high.

Suggested protective gear
Long disposable gloves and a disposable apron. For added protection, face masks can be worn over the nose and mouth. There is a small risk that the virus may become infectious to humans, so caution is advised.

Transport
Potentially infected birds should be transported in an old SANCCOB transport box according the SANCCOB transport SOPs. The box used to transport the bird should be disposed of after being used and the car cleaned with disinfectant before being used to transport other birds.

Notification and Reporting
Avian Influenza is a controlled disease and suspected cases should be reported to your local state vet. Please report all live seabird cases (except terns) to SANCCOB (Office hours +27 21 557 6155, After Hours +27 78 638 3731) or another seabird rehabilitation centre. If birds are sent to SANCCOB then we will submit a report to the state vets.

Report all dead birds or terns euthanized by another vet to your local state vet: Western Cape state vet contact information can be found at:
http://www.elsenburg.com/services-and-programmes/veterinary-services-0#s=Animal-Health-and-Disease-Control
The state vets will inform you if samples need to be taken to confirm the disease and therefore, if the carcass needs to be refrigerated or can be disposed of.

Tern cases (all species showing signs that are suspicious of avian influenza) should be reported to Belinda Peyrot at the Stellenbosch Provincial Vet Lab (belindap@elsenburg.com/ 021 887 0324) who is collecting fresh samples for viral isolation. Affected live terns can be taken to the Stellenbosch Provincial Labs for euthanasia and testing, or they can be euthanased by a veterinarian and the carcass or tissue samples taken to the lab. A list of vets who have volunteered to help with euthanizing sick terns can be obtained from the reception at SANCCOB 021 557 6155.

It is important to correctly identify the species of bird affected. Photographs of can be sent to SANCCOB for identification. Photographs of dead birds should be taken from above and below, with the wings stretched out and tail spread). The location where the bird was found is also important. An exact GPS location or street address is far better than a suburb or only the street name.

The location where the bird was found is also important. An exact GPS location or street address is far better than a suburb or only the street name.

Each organization should keep a database of the following information for all suspected cases: Date found, exact location found, if the bird was found alive or dead, if alive: What symptoms was it showing, if dead: what state of decay was it found in, what was done with the bird, were samples sent to confirm avian influenza, if so what samples and what were the results. To avoid confusion each bird should be assigned a number which should be reported on any samples submitted to the lab.

Sample collection
For those rehabilitation centres, local or state vets that are taking samples, please take note of the following: To confirm Avian Influenza tracheal and cloacal swabs can be taken from live birds. Sterile cotton swabs with plastic handles are recommended. Samples can be stored in the original sterile swab tube or placed into viral transport medium. They should be transported to a lab as quickly as possible and kept cool and protected from UV light, but not frozen.

If a dead bird is tested, brain swabs should also be taken as well as approximately five grams of pooled fresh organ samples. Tissue samples of the spleen, kidney, liver, lung, trachea and brain, in a sterile container, chilled. Please do NOT freeze the sample. Put an ice pack in the sample box for transport.

Thank you for your continued support though this outbreak. I hope that with continued collaboration, open communication and swift responses we can continue to tackle this disease. We will endeavour to keep everyone informed of any changes as we become aware of them for the benefit of all our seabirds.

Yours sincerely

David Roberts
Clinical Veterinarian
Email: david.gr@sanccob.co.za
Tel: 021 557 6155/042 298 0160
SANCCOB is a non-profit organization (Non Profit Company, Registration No. 2001/026273/08, Non-profit Number: 003-134 NPO).

Posted on February 07, 2018 02:26 PM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November 27, 2017

iNaturalist as iSpot

It is now nearly a month since we took the decision to migrate from iSpot to iNaturalist. We: the iSpot 5000 team (those iSpotters with more than 2000 observations and 1000 identifications and comments) and about 150 iSpotters who undertook the migration survey.

The biggest issue by far is getting used to iNaturalist. The philosophy is so different. iSpot was simple: it was about getting an ID and evaluating the accuracy of the ID. Everything centred around that. Yes there were interactions, and badges, and the taxonomy surfer, and the quiz and projects: but the philosophy was getting an accurate ID and evaluating it. To that end the reputation system with its expert and knowledgeable reputation was core. Outside experts regularly contributed to the IDs making the IDs really powerful. It was clearly designed for old eyes and computer novices – simple and logical.

iNat is quite different. It seems to centre more around the user and promoting the user. IDs are almost incidental: a world expert in a group is just another anonomous user with no acknowledgement or reputation of their status. There are tools to allow you to make dozens of IDs every hour, but your contribution to the ID is the same as the world expert and a green schoolkid: IDs by world experts to species level are drowned by well-meaning contributions like “plant”. And it is busy! There are observations and species and users and places and projects and they all contribute to the milieu and philosophy. The word “species” means at least four different things: any taxon, species only, species and subspecific taxa, and taxa that are research grade. Starting from a place and selecting a species gives different layout and results from starting from a species and selecting a place. iNat was clearly designed for young eyes and computer gurus: everything clicks, fonts start at almost-invisible serife 1 pt and anything you might want to do can be found on the page – somewhere, and not necessarily using the wording that you might expect! Click and discover!

It will take quite a while to make the transition. Clearly iNat has lots of features that we only dreamed about on iSpot (I still believe that the iNatters visited the iSpot forums and implemented most of our iSpot wish list). The four items we will miss most are the reputation (iSpot was leagues ahead), the interactions (should be easy for iNat to implement), society badges and keys. But iNat has features that are supercool. The ID tool is magic. The guides are really cool (and in time could include keys). The observation fields and projects work really well (once one gets used to them). And who knows: with a bit of training the machine ID might be able to identify southern African plants without giving us lists of irrelevant North American ones.
And we already have our plant dictionary half on. All the current names. Synonyms are coming soon with common names. And then our animal names ...

So if iNat is going to be home, what have we got? What are we starting with?

Let us look at the iNat stats for southern Africa as at 25 November. You can see these for yourself at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?created_d2=2017-11-25&place_id=113055 (although this stats was for half way through the day):

39 374 Observations (= verifiable; vs 43 453 tota - I must find out what "verifiable" means)

The top observers out of 1002 observers are (over 500, ***= “iSpotter”) –

gawie 2,394 ***
tonyrebelo 2,046 ***
johnnybirder 1,664
calebcam 1,579
markuslilje 1,500
Joachim 1,460
zanskar 1,216
i_c_riddell 1,186 ***
florem 1,064
muir 830
snidge 822
csavy 771
tapaculo99 762
tonybenn 652
shauns 617 ***
graeme 581
colin25 514 ***

The top identifiers (our of 1086 identifiers) are (over 800) –

johnnybirder 18,247
jakob 11,748
calebcam 6,319
alexdreyer 3,162 ***
ldacosta 3,089
tonyrebelo 2,142 ***
wildnothos 1,746
wouterteunissen 1,656
john8 1,591
henrydelange 1,510
kokhuitan 1,301
martingrimm 1,197
colin25 1,101 ***
karoopixie 987 ***
alexanderr 985 ***
joachim 980
alanhorstmann 966 ***
shauns 931 ***
beetledude 862 ***

But the crux of the issue are the species records.

There are 6032 species (= verifiable (I need to find out what that means) out of 6295 total): In descending order:

Elephant 649
Giraffe 388
Impala 359
Zebra 338
Kudu 249
Egyption Goose 243
Warthog 242
Lion 241
Hippo 196
Baboon 193
Wildebeest 189
White Rhino 165
African Wild Dog 162
Guineafowl 158
Waterbuck 152
Nile Crocodile 150
Buffalo, Vervet, Spotted Hyaena, Ostrich, Nyala, Leopard, African Fish-Eagle, Cheetah, Springbok, Hadada Ibis, Gemsbok, Lilac-breasted Roller, Rock Hyrax, Blacksmith Lapwing, African Penguin, Black-backed Jackal, Laughing Dove (101), Bushbuck, White-backed Vulture, Leopard Tortoise, Steenbok, Hartebeest, Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Grey Heron (84),Southern Rock Agama, Black Rhinoceros, Grey Go-away-bird, Hamerkop, Southern Masked Weaver, Common Bulbul, African Striped Skink, Black-necked Agama, Bontebok/Blesbok, Southern Fiscal, Red-winged Starling, Bateleur (70), Angulate Tortoise, Brown Fur Seal, Klipspringer, Long-tailed Cormorant, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, African Darter, Bush Duiker, Eland, Pied Kingfisher, African Jacana, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Pale Chanting-Goshawk, Painted Reed Frog (60), White-fronted Bee-eater, Southern Red-billed Hornbill, Smith's Bush Squirrel, Nile Monitor, Fork-tailed Drongo, Sacred Ibis, Ring-necked Dove, Kelp Gull, Cape Dwarf Gecko, Red-billed Oxpecker, Puff Adder, Woolly-necked Stork, White-faced Whistling-Duck, Rainbow Skink, Saddle-billed Stork, Pied Crow, Banded Mongoose, Cattle Egret, Tawny Eagle, Flap-necked Chameleon,

Baobab 51 – our First plant

- Another 55 species
Yellow Pansy 34 – first invertebrate
- Another 2 vertebrates – second invert Redveined Dropwing, then Welwitschia Bug!!!!! Then another 4 vertebrates: then Citrus Swallowtail
- Another 36 species (incl Honeybee & Blue Pansy, Painted Lady, Broad Scarlet, Plain Tiger)

Next plant #2 is Pillansii templemanii (28 observations)

& 40 more verts to next invertebrate.

(if you are interested in plants: #3 = Welwitschia, #4 Pelargonium cucullatum, #5 Black Wattle, #6 King Protea)

Conclusion: It seems that iNat southern Africa has been used mainly by big game and bird tourists up until now.

Of course, it is possible that all the plants are sitting there unidentified: So what are the totals?

Birds 11,709 obs, 793 spp, 427 Identifiers, 348 observers
Plants 8,882 obs, 2,685 spp, 272 Identifiers, 328 observers
Mammals 7,108 obs, 195 spp, 386 Identifiers, 492 observers
Insects 6,351 obs, 1,310 spp, 320 Identifiers, 332 observers
Reptiles 2,285 obs, 284 spp, 204 Identifiers, 301 observers

Chelicerates 649 obs, 143 spp, 100 Identifiers, 168 observers
Amphibians 602 obs, 82 spp, 81 Identifiers, 135 observers
Fish 408 obs, 210 spp, 53 Identifiers, 49 observers
Fungi 321 obs, 85 spp, 60 Identifiers, 59 observers
Molluscs 227 obs, 107 spp, 46 Identifiers, 55 observers
Protozoans 5 obs, 2 spp, 3 Identifiers, 4 observers
&
Unknown 431 obs, 2 spp, 9 Identifiers, 88 observers

So iNat currently has about as many plant species as the Cape Peninsula, out of 22 000 plant species for s Africa.
So that is our baseline. That is what we are starting with. What are we going to make of this site?

Our next step is to design our iNaturalist southern Africa user interface. If you would like to participate, or have some cool ideas, please contact me. (Just remember we are at the southern tip of darkest Africa. Fibre-optics stops somewhere in the Mediterranean. Fast lines drown in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. And in remote areas, emails may be almost as slow as ordinary mail, which is an achievement only possible in Africa. Our landing interface needs to take this into account).
Marion has some ideas which I will be circulating soon. If you feel strongly, contact me now, before ideas start stablizing.

PS: Would you like to help with the unknowns? You can:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=113055&subview=table&iconic_taxa=unknown

Posted on November 27, 2017 04:05 PM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 36 comments | Leave a comment