Pigeon with beautiful markings and colouring. pink/purple legs, soft grey/blue,dusty pink body feathers, grey wings and tail edged with white, white band on face extending to back of head, grey cap, white forehead with blush of apricot, black eyes, irridescent wing feathers that change with movement and light. Once good eating for early settlers to this country. Low monotonous call, often mistaken for that of an owl.
Large honeyeater, also supplements diet with insects. White body, olive green back, wings, tail with grey areas, throat black with black stripe from beak to back of head/neck, white and black cap, distinctive blue skin patch around eyes this can be bright blue to turquoise in colour, also yellow/green in females and immature birds. Observed taking over nests of Grey-crowned Babblers, will build its own nest but also likes to raid the materials from others.
A sea star that is most often shades of deep or lighter blue, but varies throughout its range to green/blue, purple and even orange (as pictured in another contribution by another 'spotter' on Project Noah). Although they appear soft the texture and form of the sea star is harder than it seems. Usually five arms, and has ability to regenerate.
Teaching baby to dust bathe - Known as Happy Family birds (when you see them together you can understand why!), grey/brown back, wings, tail, face stripe, soft grey crown over white head, front and belly white, slightly curved pointed black beak, large chestnut/rufous brown patch on wings seen in flight, young have very dark eyes. Call consists of many excited notes, but main identifying call sounds like 'yahoo'.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.