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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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Nature in Yellow

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

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Flowers of Europe

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Spotting commented on by SukanyaDatta Mavinkod, Karnataka, India 41 minutes ago

If you agree, please use the Edit option and give the spotting a name.

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Eastern Blue Groper (male) favorited by Jae Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia 59 minutes ago

The eastern blue groper (Achoerodus viridis) is a species of wrasse, and native to southeastern Australia. It's a beautiful species, but despite the name, isn't a true groper. Adults can grow to over a metre in length, weigh up to 25 kgs and live to 35 years of age. Notes from the MESA Site: "Interestingly, the blue groper is one of numerous species of fish that can change sex over its lifetime. All blue groper commence life as females but can become male later in life if the local dominant male dies. Females are smaller than males and are often brownish in colour. Males achieve a rich dark blue colour. Juveniles start out as a green colour and then change to the brown of the female." The fellow in this spotting is a well-recognised local at this location. He's a large male. PS: Full credit goes to Olivia Schoots for this spotting and photo. Cheers, Livv. PPS: Here's a nice story about this popular species.... https://underwater.com.au/article/id/766...

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Friar's Cowl spotted by Yaniv and Sarit Wainer Ness Ziona, Center District, Israel an hour ago

Spotted at the foot of the kurkar hills in Ness Ziona

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Spotting commented on by Maitreyi Mavinkod, Karnataka, India 2 hours ago

Thanks for the ID, Sukanya!

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Spotting commented on by Maitreyi Mavinkod, Karnataka, India 2 hours ago

Yes. But not sure which species of rattlepod it is. plant is smaller, thinner than and flowers are also very small, growing single rather than in bunches.

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Spotting commented on by SukanyaDatta Mavinkod, Karnataka, India 2 hours ago

Rattlepod I think. Crotolaria.

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