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Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across ...

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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired ...

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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside ...

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Flowers of North America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of ...

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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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Flowers of Europe

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own ...

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Spotting spotted by Brian38 Lat: 26.18 Lon: -98.37 52 minutes ago

Buprestidae. (Acmaeodera macra a possibility?) but it doesn't exactly look like that either.

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Pavon emperor (male) spotted by Brian38 Mission, Texas, United States an hour ago

This male Pavon emperor was a rare find as they are only "strays" in the LRGV. They are sexually dimorphic with males having a metallic purplish-blue overlay. This one was attracted to the fruit on this plant. The underside is seen in pic 3. Wingspans between 5.6 to 6.9 cm (2.2 to 2.7 in).

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Bar-shouldered Dove favorited by Jae Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia, Australia an hour ago

These beautiful Doves have a "blue-grey head, neck and upper breast, with a distinctive reddish-bronze patch on the hindneck, with dark barring. ... There is also a distinctive pinkish bar on the lower breast. The lower body is pale. They have a blue-grey eye-ring and reddish eye." (Birdlife Australia: https://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/bar... )

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White-throated Honeyeater favorited by Jae Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia, Australia an hour ago

These Honeyeaters have "olive-green above and white below, with a black head, a white or pale blue patch over the eye, and a white stripe across the nape." (https://ebird.org/species/whthon1?siteLa... )

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Red-winged Parrot favorited by Jae Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia, Australia an hour ago

These stunning Parrots are "the only mainly green parrot with large red shoulder patches. The male is bright lime green with a black back and deep blue rump. The tail is green with a yellow tip. The bill and eye are red and the legs are grey. The female is similar, but with a smaller wing patch and dark green back and a paler rump." (Birdlife Australia: https://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/red... )

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Sekelbos favorited by Jae White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa an hour ago

Dichrostachys cinerea, is known as Kalahari Christmas tree in South Africa after it's flower which blooms as Xmas approaches. It is a legume of the genus Dichrostachys in the family Fabaceae. Also known as sicklebush (sekelbos in Afrikaans), Bell mimosa or Chinese lantern tree.

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