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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

stsang

Date

April 6, 2018 03:20 PM EDT

Description

It's kind of spring here in DC? Hard to tell with the fact that we were supposed to get snow again this weekend. Can't really go birding for very long right now in this cold.

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

stsang

Date

February 19, 2018 10:12 AM EST

Description

Seen swimming under the pier at Sutera Harbor.

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

stsang

Date

February 24, 2018 12:31 PM EST

Description

An adult monitor near the kitchen, trying to steal some scraps.

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

stsang

Date

February 24, 2018 12:50 PM AWST

Description

A juvenile in the brush by the beach on Manukan Island, hanging out near the base camp we made during training. You can see the yellow spots up close though maybe not as easily in the photo. There were a lot of monitors around Manukan, though this was the only juvenile I saw.

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Black Longspine Urchin Diadema setosum

Observer

stsang

Date

February 19, 2018 10:19 AM AWST

Description

Near the jetty, there's not a ton of natural predators for the sea urchins so there's huge groups of them sporadically in the shallows.

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Striated Heron Butorides striata

Observer

stsang

Date

February 19, 2018 10:12 AM AWST

Description

In Kota Kinabalu for work this coming week. Saw this little heron near the boat jetty this morning eying a monitor lizard swimming away. There are a few of them around the shore.

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Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis

Observer

stsang

Date

June 15, 2013 09:13 AM EDT

Description

We were in a marine protected area north of Riung, Flores studying flying foxes...and found a Komodo dragon on the same beaches instead. The ranger belatedly told us there were also 9 Komodos on this island, so we just hung out in the boat far from shore until it left. It liked to sun on the only beach we could pull the boat up to, so we just had to wait.

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Durian Durio zibethinus

Observer

stsang

Date

October 26, 2017 05:30 PM EDT

Description

Durian flowers in bloom in the field! Not sure what species this is though since there are quite a few different ones in Indonesia.

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Apples Genus Malus

Observer

stsang

Date

November 4, 2017 04:14 PM EDT

Description

Started seeing a lot of these fruiting now near the bus station. I'm not great at ornamental plants...some kind of crabapple?

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Two-striped Water Monitor Varanus salvator ssp. bivittatus

Observer

stsang

Date

October 16, 2017 11:52 AM EDT

Description

These water monitors live around Pulau Sepa Resort, mostly in the back near the garbage pile. They get quite large and don't bother you so you can get pretty close to one to observe them.

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True Crabs Infraorder Brachyura

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stsang

Date

April 18, 2017 05:50 PM EDT

Description

We found a lot of tiny crabs found during tide pooling, every rock revealed a new one. Still going through all the photos

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Large Flying Fox Pteropus vampyrus

Observer

stsang

Date

October 16, 2017 01:48 PM EDT

Place

Indonesia (Google, OSM)

Description

A surprising find when I was at Pulau Sepa Resort running a workshop! They were not there the first night, but the second day appeared and were roosting around the island and stayed for the duration of our time there. At night, very active and noisy. By day I would find pairs spread around the island like this, and found only one group (~25-30 individuals). Unclear if they are permanent or migratory. Could be vampyrus or hypomelanus, though I'm leaning vampyrus due to relative size and the mantle coloration (hence the ID). Couldn't get a good picture since everything was so backlit from the extra sunny days we got.

And yes there really is an island there but it's so small I can't get it to appear on any version of Google Map.

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stsang

Date

September 4, 2017 09:35 AM EDT

Description

We found this snail in the mangrove in Peleng, a fairly sizable specimen.

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Date

September 4, 2017 02:52 PM EDT

Description

I think this is Rhizophora apiculata. One of the mangroves we reconned.

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River Toad Phrynoidis asper

Observer

stsang

Date

April 19, 2017 08:43 PM +07

Description

Found during a night walk by the stream in the camp grounds of Bukit Barisan Selatan NP.

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Sand Sifting Star Archaster typicus

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stsang

Date

September 4, 2017 03:50 PM EDT

Description

Found on the beach while we were waiting for the flying foxes to emerge at dusk.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

stsang

Date

September 22, 2017 07:01 PM EDT

Description

So many ducks at Lake Konstanz

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Sanderling Calidris alba

Observer

stsang

Date

September 22, 2017 06:51 PM EDT

Description

Feeding at the edge of Lake Konstanz.

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Eurasian Coot Fulica atra

Observer

stsang

Date

September 22, 2017 07:02 PM EDT

Description

Seen among a group of ducks feeding near the shore. Though, quickly ran away under the ships in harbor.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

stsang

Date

September 22, 2017 06:51 PM EDT

Description

There are so many ducks at Lake Konstanz!

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Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Observer

stsang

Date

September 22, 2017 06:48 PM SAST

Description

I'm at Lake Konstanz the next couple days at a workshop, hanging by the lake before dinner. What a massive swan!

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Sulawesi Fruit Bat Acerodon celebensis

Observer

stsang

Date

September 6, 2017 05:23 AM EDT

Description

Caught from a colony on an offshore coral sand spit with spiny brush forest.

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Small Sparrowhawk Accipiter nanus

Observer

stsang

Date

September 3, 2017 07:07 AM EDT

Description

Caught by the villagers in a forest near their house. It's the right place for a small sparrowhawk but I could be wrong since I don't have a field guide with me right now.

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Common Five-lined Skink Plestiodon fasciatus

Observer

stsang

Date

September 16, 2017 11:52 AM EDT

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

stsang

Date

September 16, 2017 11:50 AM EDT

Description

Grubs of some beetles most likely in some wet dirt behind AREC

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Earwigs Order Dermaptera

Observer

stsang

Date

September 16, 2017 11:46 AM EDT

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Serviceberries Genus Amelanchier

Observer

stsang

Date

September 16, 2017 11:39 AM EDT

Description

Shrub we found the small insect on in front of the Aquatic Resources Education Center

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Insects Class Insecta

Observer

stsang

Date

September 16, 2017 11:39 AM EDT

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Sulawesi Bear Cuscus Ailurops ursinus

Observer

stsang

Date

September 3, 2017 01:45 PM EDT

Description

Caught by a hunter in an almond tree near a village in Peleng

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Venus Clams Family Veneridae

Observer

stsang

Date

September 4, 2017 03:22 PM EDT

Description

Found in a transitional zone mudflat on the way to the coastal mangrove during lowtide.

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