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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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Signal Crayfish favorited by Anh Tuan Mapleton, Oregon, United States a minute ago

Signal Crayfish spotted in Knowles Creek, near Mapleton, Oregon. The creek was full of these little guys on this day, and it was such a fun sight to see!

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Banded flower mantis spotted by Anh Tuan Thành phố Sa Đéc, Đồng Tháp, Viet Nam 4 minutes ago

Body lenght 09 mm, nymph.

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Thick-headed fly spotted by Brian38 Federal Way, Washington, United States 9 minutes ago

The thick-headed fly is an amazing wasp mimic. Dark red with black marking and a yellow face. the species has a variable appearance. One set of wings and fly-like antennae help differentiate it from wasp in appearance.

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Latebraria amphipyroides commented on by Francierlem Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil an hour ago

Ornithoptera80 . Obrigado!

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Crab spider spotted by sunshinejanani Othakalmandapam, Tamil Nadu, India an hour ago

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (crackle) favorited by Brian38 Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia an hour 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. Iconic and quintessentially Australian birds! Here's a spotting I made at the same time, of a bird 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 form part of a subgroup of about six birds, and they frequent the area often, sometimes going from house-to-house looking for handouts. The larger group forms 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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