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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 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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Poplar admiral favorited by Anh Tuan Vestfold og Telemark, Norway 46 minutes ago

The wingspan is about 8 cm. The upper surface is chocolate brown with white spots in the forewing and a wide, white transverse band in the hindwing. There are also a row of orange, crescent-shaped spots along the outer edge of the hindwing, and in the front part of the outer edge of the forewing. The male has a faint, blue-violet metal tinge. The underside of the wings is patterned as the upper side, but the base color is orange.

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Crimson Rosella favorited by Mel11 Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia 50 minutes ago

Platycercus elegans, commonly knows as the crimson rosella, is an Australian native parrot of the family Psittaculidae. There are seven subspecies, three of which are actually crimson. P. elegans elegans is the nominate race of Victoria and eastern New South Wales. There are several colour forms of the Crimson Rosella. The form it is named for has mostly crimson (red) plumage and bright blue cheeks. The feathers of the back and wing coverts are black broadly edged with red. The flight feathers of the wings have broad blue edges and the tail is blue above and pale blue below and on the outer feathers. Other colour variations occur in different locations and subspecies. Conservation status is Secure in states where the various subspecies are found.

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (crackle) favorited by Mel11 Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia 51 minutes ago

A "crackle" of cockatoos*. No doubt that's the sound they make when they're eating your house!... but crackle it is, and that's the correct collective noun for a group of cockatoos! If ever there's a book written about birds behaving badly in Australia, then cockies will be on the front cover, guaranteed! But they are gorgeous and funny and fascinating, and I love them. They are iconic and quintessentially Australian birds! Here's a spotting I made the same day in March, of a cockatoo nesting in the bush a short distance away.... NB: The first three photos in this set were taken in March, 2021, and the later three were taken last week, in June 2021. The grooming pair are part of a subgroup of about six birds, and they frequent the area often, sometimes going from house-to-house hoping for handouts. They form part of the larger group shown here, which represents a substantial part of the crackle, but there are still many birds that weren't present here. I could hear them off in the trees farther afield! PS: There's loads of information about the species available via the reference links.

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Trilobite Beetle favorited by Anh Tuan West Java, Indonesia 55 minutes ago

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Pea blue Azuré porte-queue spotted by Anh Tuan Thành phố Sa Đéc, Đồng Tháp, Viet Nam an hour ago

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Trilobite Beetle spotted by soto.kelinci West Java, Indonesia 2 hours ago

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