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What

Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

Observer

mags49

Date

July 5, 2016 09:39 AM BST

Description

I had forgotten about this lovely bird, often seen on French holidays. I was reminded by discussion of one visiting Scotland last year - I didn't see it!

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What

Southern Early-purple Orchid Orchis olbiensis

Observer

mags49

Date

April 11, 2013 04:18 PM BST

Description

Uncertain of exact location of observation, it was on path leading from the Mirador Luis Ceballos o Caucon.

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What

Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus

Observer

mags49

Date

December 24, 2019 02:10 PM GMT

Description

Wonderful little birds. Nearly forgot about these, reminded by a recent post of one of them.

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Square

What

Madagascar Demoiselle Phaon rasoherinae

Observer

mags49

Date

December 31, 2019 01:21 PM GMT

Description

Damselfly of some sort.

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Square

Observer

mags49

Date

December 26, 2019 08:58 AM GMT

Description

On the beach of Assumption Island, Outer Islands, Seychelles. Looks like whelk egg sac, but not sure in Indian Ocean context. No scale shown, would have fitted in my palm, about 9 or 10 cm across.

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Observer

mags49

Date

December 26, 2019 08:29 AM GMT

Description

Found close to the beach on Assumption Island. I heard these referred to on site as White Hermit Crabs.

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What

Giant Leaf-tailed Gecko Uroplatus fimbriatus

Observer

mags49

Date

January 1, 2020 07:55 AM GMT

Description

Same animal. two different cameras. Overall length approx 25 cm. U. fimbriatus or not??

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What

Panther Chameleon Furcifer pardalis

Observer

mags49

Date

January 1, 2020 09:48 AM GMT

Description

A guide suggested this was a pregnant female.....

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What

Ants, Bees, and Stinging Wasps Infraorder Aculeata

Observer

mags49

Date

December 27, 2019 02:27 PM GMT

Description

Described by conservation team member on Aldabra as a sand-wasp. Unable to spot features of wings. The thread-like waist was clear and in flight legs appeared long. Overall length c 3 cm.

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What

Madagascar Kestrel Falco newtoni

Observer

mags49

Date

December 27, 2019 03:08 PM GMT

Description

Described by Picard Island (Aldabra) research station team as a regular presence in this location.

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What

Dimorphic Egret Egretta garzetta ssp. dimorpha

Observer

mags49

Date

December 27, 2019 04:40 AM GMT

Description

I was told that all morphs of this species are seen on the atoll (Aldabra - this was on Picard Island), remarkable variations!

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What

Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel

Observer

mags49

Date

December 27, 2019 06:54 AM GMT

Description

Can see white 'armpits' which sources indicate is diagnostic of lesser

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Observer

mags49

Date

January 3, 2020 08:23 AM GMT

Description

Might be H. tomentosa?

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Square

Observer

mags49

Date

January 3, 2020 08:23 AM GMT

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What

Beach Naupaka Scaevola taccada

Observer

mags49

Date

December 26, 2019 08:54 AM GMT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana

Observer

mags49

Date

December 24, 2019 01:42 PM GMT

Description

This bird called loudly from its treetop position. Guide advised it was this species. Open woodland close to the coast.

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What

Mexican Prickly Poppy Argemone mexicana

Observer

mags49

Date

December 24, 2019 01:48 PM GMT

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Square

What

Dimorphic Egret Egretta garzetta ssp. dimorpha

Observer

mags49

Date

December 28, 2019 05:39 AM GMT

Description

Saw several birds described thus, different morphs I was told.

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What

Brown Land Crab Cardisoma carnifex

Observer

mags49

Date

December 29, 2019 09:04 AM GMT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fish Poison Tree Barringtonia asiatica

Observer

mags49

Date

December 31, 2019 03:48 PM GMT

Description

Night in the forest, sleeping birds on branches and these tree flowers described by guide as a fish poison. Pink colouring not easily seen on phone photo.

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What

White-throated Guenon Cercopithecus mitis ssp. albogularis

Observer

mags49

Date

December 23, 2019 01:45 PM GMT

Description

In the Jozani Forest area, lots of these to be seen.

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What

Baobab Adansonia digitata

Observer

mags49

Date

December 24, 2019 01:23 PM GMT

Description

Venerable tree in graveyard on Kilwa.

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What

Red-footed Booby Sula sula

Observer

mags49

Date

December 28, 2019 07:39 AM GMT

Description

Many of these boobies on Cosmoledo in particular.

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What

Red King Crab Paralithodes camtschaticus

Observer

mags49

Date

September 30, 2016 01:48 PM BST

Description

Reminded about this one by seeing tropical crabs recently! In N Norway, we were told these are regarded as invasives but that they also represent a valued catch. The concern was described as the impact on species predated by these animals.

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What

Whitespotted Eagle Ray Aetobatus ocellatus

Observer

mags49

Date

December 27, 2019 07:22 AM GMT

Description

Guide observed spots and used the name Eagle Ray. (Edited to add the word 'and' above!)

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What

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Observer

mags49

Date

December 29, 2019 07:00 AM GMT

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What

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters Family Nectariniidae

Observer

mags49

Date

December 26, 2019 08:27 AM GMT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Masked Booby Sula dactylatra

Observer

mags49

Date

December 28, 2019 05:40 AM GMT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Coconut Crab Birgus latro

Observer

mags49

Date

December 27, 2019 03:25 PM GMT

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What

Great Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii

Observer

mags49

Date

December 28, 2019 05:27 AM GMT

Description

Cosmoledo atoll

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