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ngnpope Indian Peafowl (White)
Indian Peafowl (White) commented on by ngnpope Montalcino, TOS, Italy4 years ago

Lovely photos. Interestingly this is not an albino, as it would have red or pink eyes. The Indian Peafowl (or Blue Peafowl) can often have a genetic mutation known as leucism that causes a lack of pigment in the plumage. Apparently the chicks are also born yellow and become white as they mature!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peafowl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_peaf...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucism

ngnpope Ruddy Darter
Ruddy Darter commented on by ngnpope Three Rivers, England, United Kingdom4 years ago

Great spotting!

ngnpope Common red soldier beetle
Common red soldier beetle commented on by ngnpope Calderdale, England, United Kingdom4 years ago

Nice spotting. I managed to capture a good photograph of one of these taking off from my arm last summer: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/340...

ngnpope Hoverfly
Hoverfly commented on by ngnpope Westerveld, Drenthe, Netherlands5 years ago

Ah, sorry. Thanks for sorting it out for me.

ngnpope Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly commented on by ngnpope Westerveld, Drenthe, Netherlands5 years ago

Thanks. Will do.

ngnpope Black Medick
Black Medick commented on by ngnpope Winchester District Council, England, United Kingdom6 years ago

Changed identification from Lesser Hop Trefoil (Trifolium dubium). Both look very similar and there are a few differences. In this spotting, note the point at the center of the apex of each leaflet.

ngnpope Common Blue Butterfly
Common Blue Butterfly commented on by ngnpope London Borough of Hackney, England, United Kingdom6 years ago

I understood that this was a male. The female is usually very brown on the upper side.

ngnpope Common Field-speedwell
Common Field-speedwell commented on by ngnpope Winchester District Council, England, United Kingdom6 years ago

Ah, good. Thanks. My main reason for adding this second spotting was because I noticed the fruit in the top-left-hand corner of the photo which isn't in the previous spotting.

ngnpope Common Field-speedwell
Common Field-speedwell commented on by ngnpope Winchester District Council, England, United Kingdom6 years ago

Hi Maria. Thanks. Before I combine it, I want to clarify some points. The two spottings, while on the same day and in the same general area, were a number of hours and miles apart. So should they be combined? Will there ever be support for a spotting with multiple locations? (And the possibility to link individual photos to individual locations, if so?) Should all my spottings of the same species be combined under a single spotting? Perhaps some of these questions would make sense in the FAQs?

ngnpope Long Horned Beetle
Long Horned Beetle commented on by ngnpope Berchtesgaden, Bayern, Germany6 years ago

Was just looking it up for you: Pachyta quadrimaculata.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachyta_qua...
http://www.koleopterologie.de/gallery/FH...

It seems that http://www.koleopterologie.de/gallery/ is a useful site for all your beetle identification needs :)