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African Twig Mantis Popa spurca

Observer

glynn

Date

February 7, 2019

Description

I spotted this praying mantis on a handrail in the garden. Initially, I thought it was a stick insect, with a dried twig-like colouring and appearance and with its forelimbs extended in front of its head. The overall length, from head to tail, was approximately 55 - 60 mm.

I subsequently lifted it up on a dried aloe leaf and placed it, out of harm's way, on a banana plant leaf...

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European White Stork Ciconia ciconia ssp. ciconia

Observer

glynn

Date

January 9, 2019

Description

I have not known that these storks are found in the Southern Cape, until now. I saw four storks one evening in a pasture with some cows and then witnessed as many as fourteen storks fly from another pasture, nearby, to roost in a dead bluegum (Eucalyptus) tree at sunset.

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Angulate Tortoise Chersina angulata

Observer

glynn

Date

January 4, 2019

Description

I spotted this very healthy-looking, young specimen on the driveway. I would estimate the shell length to have been 180 - 200 mm.

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Green Iguana Iguana iguana

Observer

glynn

Date

November 21, 2018

Description

This is one of about four iguanas that appear to be living in and around the so-called Iguana Tree at The Placencia Hotel...

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Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

glynn

Date

November 8, 2018

Description

I spotted these fish in the evening off the quay at the Port St Charles. The fish came to the surface, apparently attracted by the underwater light.

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Common Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes

Observer

glynn

Date

August 29, 2018

Description

These plants are flourishing in a major drainage canal alongside the Pump Road and which passes under the Rupert-Craig Highway to the pump station that drains water over the seawall. I would estimate there to be an area of approximately 1 Ha of coverage over waters in the canal and some feeder canals...

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Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata ssp. imbricata

Observer

glynn

Date

August 19, 2018

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We came across this trail up the beach in the morning... and there was a returning trail, to the right of the upward trail, back to the water's edge...

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Giant Waterlily Victoria amazonica

Observer

glynn

Date

August 9, 2018

Description

These are the plants in the 'Caiman Pond' on the university campus... the photos show various stages of development of the leaves and the subsequent decay. The largest of these lily pads was approximately 1,200 mm in diameter...

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Kapok Tree Ceiba pentandra

Observer

glynn

Date

August 5, 2018

Description

This is the second of the three Silk-cotton trees at Perseverance on the main road from Georgetown to Rosignol...

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What

Kapok Tree Ceiba pentandra

Observer

glynn

Date

August 5, 2018

Description

This is one of three Silk-cotton trees, as they are known in Guyana, that are located on the Georgetown - Rosignol main road at the village called Perseverance, a few kilometres to the West of Mahaicony.

This specimen is growing in the middle of the road, on an island, and it (apparently) replaces an older tree that collapsed.

A second specimen is visible in the first photo, in the background, on the northern side of the road.

The third tree, which looks biggest and tallest of the three, is located about thirty metres off the road on the southern side...

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What

Green Iguana Iguana iguana

Observer

glynn

Date

July 28, 2018

Description

I saw this small (juvenile?) Iguana on the ground being harassed by some birds... on closer inspection I found a larger, older specimen as well but both of them scuttled up the vegetation around a travellers palm before I could get closer... the second photo is of this 'older' specimen but sadly the image is out of focus.

The body of the smaller iguana was approx. 250 mm long and it was approx 500 mm in total length. The corresponding dimensions for the older iguana would have been approx. 450 and 900 mm respectively...

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Green Monkey Chlorocebus sabaeus

Observer

glynn

Date

July 10, 2018

Description

I came across this single adult female monkey with a baby on her tummy, at sunset, perched on the remnants of a derelict building along the main road... She sat, motionless and observing, while I reached over the boundary wall of the property to take the photo. Unfortunately, the fixed length lens prevented a more 'zoomed in' photo...

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Observer

glynn

Date

May 26, 2005

Description

this small cluster of plants were growing adjacent to the path leading up to the contour path below the upper cable station on Table Mountain...

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What

Southern Rock Agama Agama atra

Observer

glynn

Date

May 16, 2018

Description

This Agama was sheltering behind a ceramic panel that was mounted on a west-facing facebrick wall... It was quite large, approximately 240 - 250mm in length... it did not move from the back of the panel, as the panel was carried to a different location, but jumped off into the garden when prodded with a finger...

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Discomedusans Subclass Discomedusae

Observer

glynn

Date

May 8, 2018

Description

This large specimen, approximately 450 mm in diameter (see size 11 footprint), was lying high up on the shoreline... and being devoured by Ploughshell snails (Bullia digitalis?)...

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Menelaus Morpho Morpho menelaus

Observer

glynn

Date

April 21, 2018

Description

Unfortunately, I was only able to capture this single, blurry image of the butterfly flitting through the forest vegetation...

I estimate the wingspan to have been approximately 120 - 150mm..

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Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber

Observer

glynn

Date

April 20, 2018

Description

This flock of Scarlet Ibises (and flocks of egrets and some other birds such as cormorants) are roosting in the trees on the East Bank of the Demerara River adjacent to the Demerara Harbour Bridge. They are best viewed from the river... Unfortuntately, I only had a wide-angle lens on the the camera...

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Sloths and Anteaters Order Pilosa

Observer

glynn

Date

April 21, 2018

Description

This sloth (visible above the palm frond) was identified as a mature two-toed sloth by the guide on Sloth Island... It was high up in the branches of an unidentified tree and relatively motionless due to the rainy weather...

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Baobab Adansonia digitata

Observer

glynn

Date

April 14, 2018

Description

This is one of the two specimens in Barbados... there seem to be some fanciful accounts of the age of the tree and its provenance... https://www.barbadospocketguide.com/our-island-barbados/plants/trees/baobab-tree.html. Not in the same league as the Sunland Baobab: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/sunland-baobab

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What

Pale-throated Sloth Bradypus tridactylus

Observer

glynn

Date

March 30, 2018

Description

This three-toed sloth and her baby are being reintroduced into the wild...

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Margay Leopardus wiedii

Observer

glynn

Date

March 30, 2018

Description

I was informed that this orphaned Margay was approximately twelve months old. It was being looked after with the intention of reintroducing it to the wild...

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Black Curassow Crax alector

Observer

glynn

Date

March 30, 2018

Description

This bird has been domesticated and roams freely in a farmyard. It follows people around and pecks insects off their legs and feet...

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Black-headed Snake Tantilla melanocephala

Observer

glynn

Date

March 29, 2018

Description

This small snake remained motionless for over ten minutes as we walked around it...

I have not been able to identify it but it had the very distinctive narrow yellow band (or stripe) on the back of the 'neck' and yellow speckled underside of the 'neck'.

I estimated it to be approximately 250 mm long and the diameter of a small finger.

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Observer

glynn

Date

March 5, 2018

Description

I came across two 'fishermen' who had caught six of these Pacuma (?) fishes in the muddy pools around submerged rocks on the mudflats at a very low tide off the seawall... They were 'fishing' with the short pole (in the photos) with a iron/steel hook on the end... with which they would 'feel' for a fish in a muddy pool and then hook the fish out on the end of the pole... apologies for the poor quality photos.

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Sea Grape Coccoloba uvifera

Observer

glynn

Date

February 20, 2018

Description

This was one of a few trees that are growing on the strip of land between the road and the ocean...

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Cannonball Tree Couroupita guianensis

Observer

glynn

Date

March 3, 2018

Description

This is the larger of the two trees that are growing in the Promenade Gardens, Georgetown. The trunk has a diameter of approximately 1,500 -1,800 mm at the base...

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Red Mangrove Rhizophora mangle

Observer

glynn

Date

February 9, 2018

Description

These are a few photos of the plants along the route of an evening boat tour through the Caroni Swamp...

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Bromeliads Family Bromeliaceae

Observer

glynn

Date

January 20, 2018

Description

This epiphytic plant had fallen to the ground from a large tree that was festooned with other specimens...

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Cassava Manihot esculenta

Observer

glynn

Date

January 20, 2018

Description

A ubiquitous cultivated staple crop for a range of uses in Guyana...

This small stand of plants was planted at the Aratak community on the Kamuni Creek...

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Kapok Tree Ceiba pentandra

Observer

glynn

Date

January 20, 2018

Description

This is apparently a very 'famous' Silk Cotton Tree in Guyana... it is clearly a very old tree and it appears that branches and parts of the upper trunk have broken off in the past. It has very substantial and gnarled old roots that extend (on the surface) up to 20 metres from the base of the trunk...

I estimate the height to be approximately 30 metres...

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