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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

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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

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Bush Stone-curlew commented on by Neil Ross Murarrie, Queensland, Australia 19 minutes ago

Thanks, Sergio. I reckon he's better off with his curlew job, not a stupid human one! And I can't tell the difference between male and female curlews anyway, so I don't know what this one is. I can barely tell the difference with people these days. Whoever needs the bathroom can use it! :)

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Copaxa Moth favorited by Brian38 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico an hour ago

A spectacular yellow female of the Silkworm Moth Copaxa lavender. She has a wing span of almost 8 cm! She arrived about 2 in the morning and was very tame. Her body is furry yellow with pink legs and well marked spiracles on the abdomen. Family Saturniidae.

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Bush Stone-curlew favorited by tomk3886 Murarrie, Queensland, Australia 2 hours ago

Bush stone-curlew's are large, slim, mainly nocturnal, ground-dwelling birds, and are endemic to Australia. Although they look rather like a wading bird and are related to the oystercatchers, avocets and plovers, they are a terrestrial predator filling an ecological niche similar to that of the roadrunners of North America. They specialise in hunting small grassland animals: frogs, spiders, insects, molluscs, crustaceans, snakes, lizards and small mammals are all taken. This species is classifies as endangered in NSW and Victoria. They range throughout most of Australia and were formerly quite common, but have declined in numbers through habitat loss and predation by foxes and feral cats. Other states are reasonably secure.

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Black Witches' Butter favorited by tomk3886 Ferney-Voltaire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 2 hours ago

Another Exidia species found in our oak forest, third in the series. This one takes an irregular shape of a gelatinous, dark-brown to black, somewhat ear-like lumps growing from decaying larger branches and logs. These lumps do not touch, and are a less jelly-like on touch than the previous species; they are a bit firmer. This biggest form here was less than 10cm large.

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Marbled White Moth favorited by tomk3886 Bargigazani, Karnataka, India 3 hours ago

A beautiful, delicate looking, white and brown-black coloured moth. It could be easily mistaken for a butterfly, especially when its wings are in open position. The base and disc area of the fore wing were predominantly white. There was an irregular brown area followed by white spots on parts of the wing area. The apex and marginal areas are brown-black. There was a white spot of black on the margin towards the apex on both the upper fore wing and hind wing. Both the head and the tip of the abdomen had orange-yellow colour. Thorax had black stripe on white. There was black spots running along the abdomen.

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Marbled White Moth favorited by Sergio Monteiro Bargigazani, Karnataka, India 3 hours ago

A beautiful, delicate looking, white and brown-black coloured moth. It could be easily mistaken for a butterfly, especially when its wings are in open position. The base and disc area of the fore wing were predominantly white. There was an irregular brown area followed by white spots on parts of the wing area. The apex and marginal areas are brown-black. There was a white spot of black on the margin towards the apex on both the upper fore wing and hind wing. Both the head and the tip of the abdomen had orange-yellow colour. Thorax had black stripe on white. There was black spots running along the abdomen.

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