Brian Kenney
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Caribbean Blue Scorpion (Rhopalurus junceus) Venomous, with an LD-50 of 8.0 mg/kg intraperitoneal.  This is the most common scorpion in Cuba.  Many people are stung each year, but the only reported deaths have been from anaphylactic shock.  Escozul is a folk remedy for cancer made from the diluted venom.  This species produces a strongly audible stridulatory sound when disturbed (threat display).  Cuba, Haiti, & Venezuela.
© Brian Kenney
Caribbean Blue Scorpion
(Rhopalurus junceus)...

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Parson's Chameleon (Calumma p. parsonii / Formerly: Chamaeleo p. parsonii) Largest Chameleon Species.  Endemic to Madagascar.  CITES II.  This species is capable of rapid color changes; Female in muted, relaxed colors.  2/2
© Brian Kenney
Parson's Chameleon (Calumma p.
parsonii...

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Cattle Egret / Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus i. ibis) in peak breeding plumage, in flight, landing with nesting material at rookery on Red Mangrove Island in southwest Florida.  For a very brief time just before pair bonds form for the new nesting season, the lores turn purple and the bill, legs, and feet flush with color.  The Cattle Egret is native to parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe, but it has successfully colonized much of the world.
© Brian Kenney
Cattle Egret / Western
Cattle...

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Tricolored Heron / Louisiana Heron (Egretta tricolor) Threat Display, Florida.  By fluffing up its feathers and raising its crest, this heron is attempting to scare off a large Fish Crow that is after its eggs.  Resident breeder from the Gulf states in the United States through Central America & the Caribbean to Brazil & Peru (South America).
© Brian Kenney
Tricolored Heron / Louisiana
Heron...


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Young Argentine Snakeneck Turtles / South American Snake-Necked Turtles (Hydromedusa tectifera) in shallow water.  Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, & Uruguay (South America).
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Young Argentine Snakeneck
Turtles /...

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Great Egret / Great White Egret / Common Egret (Ardea alba egretta / Syn: Egretta alba egretta; Casmerodius albus egretta) Juvenile, in Flight, Florida.  The Alula (thumb) feathers act like the flaps on an airplane's wing, improving control and maneuverability at slower speeds when landing.  Subspecies range = North America.  Species found in tropical and temperate areas throughout the world.
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Great Egret / Great White...

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Great Plains Wolf / Timber Wolf / Gray Wolf (Canis lupus nubilus) Howling / Communication, Minnesota.
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Great Plains Wolf / Timber...

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Cougar / Mountain Lion / Panther / Puma (Puma concolor / formerly: Felis concolor) mother carrying kitten by the scruff of its neck, Montana. CITES II.
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Cougar / Mountain Lion /...


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Young Pig-Nosed Turtle / Pig-Nose Turtle / Fly River Turtle / New Guinea Plateless Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) with fish prey, underwater.  This almost totally aquatic turtle is found in the rivers of Papua New Guinea and the Northern Territory of Australia.  Vulnerable (IUCN).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Young Pig-Nosed Turtle /
Pig-Nose...

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Malaysian Box Turtle / Asian Box Turtle / Southeast Asian Box Turtle / Amboina Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis)  Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, & Viet Nam. Vulnerable (IUCN).  CITES II.
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Malaysian Box Turtle /
Asian...

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h. herodias) in Flight, with Nesting Material, Florida.
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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h....

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Crested New Caledonian Gecko / New Caledonian Crested Gecko / Guichenot's Giant Gecko / Eyelash Gecko (Rhacodactylus ciliatus) Eye Detail.  This species has many naturally-occurring colors and patterns, which are not geographically determined.  Endemic to New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Ile des Pins).  Thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1994.  Vulnerable (IUCN).
© Brian Kenney
Crested New Caledonian Gecko
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Eastern Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis carolinensis) Adult in Breeding Plumage Bathing in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida.  State Bird of Louisiana.
© Brian Kenney
Eastern Brown Pelican
(Pelecanus occidentalis...

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Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly (Eurytides marcellus floridensis) Emerging from Chrysalis / Metamorphosis. Florida
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Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
(Eurytides marcellus...

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Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) adult, portrait. Fastest Land Animal in the World, sprinting at 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph).  Africa & India.  Endangered (USESA), Vulnerable (IUCN), CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
adult, portrait....

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Great Egret / Great White Egret / Common Egret (Ardea alba egretta / Syn: Egretta alba egretta; Casmerodius albus egretta) handing Nesting Material to mate, Florida.  Subspecies range = North America.  Species found in tropical and temperate areas throughout the world.
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Great Egret / Great White...


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Gold Dust Day Gecko / Broad-Tailed Day Gecko (Phelsuma laticauda) Licking eye with tongue to clean.  Endemic to Madagacar.  Species introduced to Comoros, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Mauritius, Mayotte, Réunion, & Seychelles.  CITES II.
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Gold Dust Day Gecko /...

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Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) India.  Endangered Species (USESA & IUCN).  CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris
tigris)...

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Blue Merle Aussie Playing Frisbee, Florida. The Australian Shepherd or "Aussie" (Canis lupus familiaris) breed of working dogs was actually developed in the western United States, in spite of its name.  They are used as stock dogs, search and rescue dogs, disaster dogs, detection dogs, guide dogs, and family pets. MR.
© Brian Kenney
Blue Merle Aussie Playing
Frisbee,...

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Southern Bald Ibis (Geronticus calvus) Southern Africa. Vulnerable (IUCN).  CITES II
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Southern Bald Ibis (Geronticus
calvus)...


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Bolivian Giant Red-footed Tortoise Hatchling (Chelonoidis carbonaria / Syn: Geochelone carbonaria) The "egg tooth" used to slice through the egg shell on hatching is still visible on the snout.  This hard, sharp bit of keratin falls off a few days after hatching.  Bolivia, South America.  Species Range = Central & South America (Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Caribbean Islands, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Bolivia, Paraguay, & Argentina)  CITES II
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Bolivian Giant Red-footed
Tortoise Hatchling...

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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) Gathering Nesting Material, Florida.  Endangered Species (USESA).  Breeds in the se United States (FL, GA, NC, & SC), the Caribbean, Central America, & South America.
© Brian Kenney
Wood Stork (Mycteria
americana) Gathering...

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Big-Headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, & Myanmar (Asia).  Endangered (IUCN).  CITES II.
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Big-Headed Turtle
(Platysternon megacephalum)
China,...

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Jaguar (Panthera onca) young cat swimming.  United States (AZ), Mexico, Central America, & South America.  Endangered (USESA), Near Threatened (IUCN), CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Jaguar (Panthera onca) young
cat...


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Ferocious Water Bug / Giant Water Bug (Abedus herberti) Male underwater with Eggs on its back.  Unusual Parental Care Behavior.  Female cements up to 150 eggs to male's forewings.  Eggs take about three weeks to hatch.  During this period, male keeps the eggs wet and aerates them periodically.  Ferocious water bugs are able to sense storms and leave their streams for higher ground when flash floods threaten.  Arizona and Mexico.
© Brian Kenney
Ferocious Water Bug / Giant...

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Barred Owl / Hoot Owl (Strix varia) Florida.  Species range = Canada, eastern United States, & Central America.
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Barred Owl / Hoot Owl...

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Radiated Tortoise (Astrochelys radiata / Syn: Geochelone radiata) Endemic to southern Madagascar.  Critically Endangered (IUCN).  Endangered (USESA). CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Radiated Tortoise (Astrochelys
radiata /...

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Painted Belly Monkey Frog / Waxy Monkey Treefrog / Chaco Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagei / Syn: P. sauvagii) eating a grasshopper.  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, & Paraguay (South America)
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Painted Belly Monkey Frog /...


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Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli) Flying low over water, returning to nest with nesting material, Florida.  Subspecies range = Canada to Patagonia.  Species range = tropical areas in the Americas, Europe, Asia, & Africa.
© Brian Kenney
Black-crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax...

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Florida Bark Scorpion / Slender Brown Scorpion / Brown Bark Scorpion (Centruroides gracilis) displaying Parental Care, with Babies Carried on Mom's Back.  This species is capable of Parthenogenesis (reproduction without mating). Venomous with an LD-50 value of venom of 2.7 mg/kg subcutaneous.  Florida.  Species is native to Mexico, Antilles, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Venezuela.  Species has been introduced in Florida, Africa (Cameroon, Gabon), Europe (Canary Islands), the Caribbean (Cuba, Martinique), Central America (Panama), and South America (Colombia).
© Brian Kenney
Florida Bark Scorpion /
Slender...

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White Ibis / American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus / Syn: E. ruber) flying over water, Florida.  Ranges from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States to South America.
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White Ibis / American White...

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Sahara Sand Viper / Avicenna Viper / Common Sand Viper / Egyptian Asp / Cleopatra's Asp (Cerastes vipera) burying itself in the sand.  An ambush predator with eyes located on the top of its flattened head, the Sahara Sand Viper also burrows for thermoregulation.  By burying their bodies at varying depths, changing their cardiac rythms, and dilating surface blood vessels, they can maintain a constant internal body temperature in spite of wide fluctuations in air temperature.  Venomous Snake with an LD-50 (mg/kg) of venom = 0.64 intravenous & 0.25 intraperitoneal.  north Africa (Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mali, Libya, Niger, Chad) & Sinai Peninsula (Egypt, Israel).
© Brian Kenney
Sahara Sand Viper /
Avicenna...


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Albino Florida Softshell Turtle (Apalone ferox, Syn: Trionyx ferox) hatchling, Florida
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Albino Florida Softshell
Turtle (Apalone...

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Red-eyed Devil / Red-eyed Spiny Katydid / Greater Arid-land Katydid (Neobarrettia spinosa) Portrait,  Texas.  Range = AZ, NM, & TX.
© Brian Kenney
Red-eyed Devil / Red-eyed
Spiny...

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Morelet's Leaf Frog / Black-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis moreletii) The population of Morelet's Treefrogs is being decimated due to Chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease that kills amphibians.  Widespread, but patchy distribution in Latin America (Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, & Mexico).  Critically Endangered (IUCN) / CITES II
© Brian Kenney
Morelet's Leaf Frog /
Black-Eyed...

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Barking Treefrog (Hyla gratiosa) Endemic to the United States (AL, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, SC, TN, & VA).  Endangered Species by State Law in Delaware & Maryland.
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Barking Treefrog (Hyla
gratiosa) Endemic...


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Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) in Flight, Dragging its brightly colored Feet through the water to Lure small Fish to the surface, Florida. The Snowy Egret has the most diverse foraging techniques of any heron.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
© Brian Kenney
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
in...

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Japanese Wood Turtle / Ryukyu Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle (Geoemyda japonica / Syn: Mauremys japonica) Endemic to Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Endangered (IUCN).
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Japanese Wood Turtle /
Ryukyu...

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h. herodias) in Flight, Florida.
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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h....

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Angolan Black and White Colobus Monkey (Colobus a. angolensis) Angola, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Kenya, & Tanzania, Africa.  CITES II.
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Angolan Black and White
Colobus...


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Caribbean Blue Scorpion (Rhopalurus junceus) Venomous, with an LD-50 of 8.0 mg/kg intraperitoneal.  This is the most common scorpion in Cuba.  Many people are stung each year, but the only reported deaths have been from anaphylactic shock.  Escozul is a folk remedy for cancer made from the diluted venom.  This species produces a strongly audible stridulatory sound when disturbed (threat display).  Cuba, Haiti, & Venezuela.
© Brian Kenney
Caribbean Blue Scorpion
(Rhopalurus junceus)...

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American Oystercatcher / American Pied Oystercatcher / Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) Walking on Oyster Bar, Gulf of Mexico, Florida.  Range = coastal areas of North, Central, & South America from Baja California & New England south to Argentina & Chile.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
© Brian Kenney
American Oystercatcher /
American Pied...

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Israeli Black Scorpion (Hottentotta judaicus) Venomous, with an  LD-50 of venom = 7.94 mg/kg intravenous.  Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, & Turkey.
© Brian Kenney
Israeli Black Scorpion
(Hottentotta judaicus)...

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Green Lynx spider (Peucetia viridans) eating Bee Assassin (Zelus longipes) prey, Florida.  The bright orange and black warning colors on the assassin bug might cause a vertebrate predator to avoid it, but they do not deter the spider from her meal.  The Bee Assassin mimics the Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus), which is bad tasting to vertebrate predators (Batesian Mimicry).
© Brian Kenney
Green Lynx spider (Peucetia
viridans)...


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Malagasy Orange Millipede (Family Spirobolida?) crawling, Madagascar.  Warning Colors.
© Brian Kenney
Malagasy Orange Millipede
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Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) Running through Water, India.  Endangered Species (USESA & IUCN).  CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris
tigris)...

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Manchurian Armor-tailed Scorpion / Chinese Golden Scorpion (Mesobuthus martensii / Syn: Buthus martensii) Venomous.  Medically Significant Venom, with an LD-50 = 0.75 to 0.8 mg/kg intravenous. Neurotoxins in venom have both anticancer and immune stimulating effects.  China, Korea, Mongolia, and Japan (introduced).
© Brian Kenney
Manchurian Armor-tailed
Scorpion / Chinese...

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Mated Pair of Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) engaged in a Courtship Ritual called "Bill Clacking" where they strike their bills together loudly and repeatedly, Florida.  The reproductive cycle is triggered by decreasing water levels that concentrate fish prey.  Endangered Species (USESA).  Range = se United States, the Caribbean, Central America, & South America.
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American Oystercatcher / American Pied Oystercatcher / Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) young bird eating an oyster that was just pulled out of its shell by its parent, Gulf of Mexico, Florida.  Research has shown that the two techniques used (Stabbers & Hammerers) to open the mollusks are learned behaviors.  Baby Oystercatchers are Precocial, leaving the nest within about three days of hatching, but staying with the parents for 35+ days before fledging.  Range = coastal areas of North, Central, & South America from Baja California & New England south to Argentina & Chile.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
© Brian Kenney
American Oystercatcher /
American Pied...

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Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko gecko) Gaping.  Second largest gecko species in the world, reaching lengths of up to 12 inches (30.5 cm).  Species has a widespread distribution in tropical Asia, from India to Indonesia.  Introduced to Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Belize, and several Caribbean Islands.  Often used in traditional Chinese medicine.
© Brian Kenney
Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko
gecko)...

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h. herodias) in Flight, with Nesting Material, southwest Florida.  Subspecies range = southern Florida and the Caribbean Islands.  Species range = Canada to South America.
© Brian Kenney
Great Blue Heron (Ardea h....

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Four-Eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata) Swimming Underwater, se China, Vietnam, & Hainan Island.  Some scientists consider this to be a subspecies of the Beal's Eyed Turtle (Sacalia bealei quadriocellata).  Endangered Species (IUCN).  CITES III.
© Brian Kenney
Four-Eyed Turtle (Sacalia
quadriocellata) Swimming...


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Florida Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia floridana / Syn: Speotyto cunicularia floridana) at entrance to nest burrow, Cape Coral, Florida.  Young birds respond to threats by making a hissing call that sounds like a rattlesnake (acoustical Batesian Mimicry). Subspecies found in Florida and the Bahamas.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Florida Burrowing Owl (Athene
cunicularia...

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis) Male, flying over his nest, built on top of a traffic light, Florida.  Female, identifiable by the scattering of dark brown feathers on her breast, is on the nest.  The Osprey is also known as a Seahawk, Fish Hawk, and Fish Eagle.  This successful diurnal raptor is found on all continents throughout the world with the exception of Antarctica.  The Osprey is equally at home in both urban and wilderness environments.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
© Brian Kenney
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus
carolinensis) Male,...

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Clawed Gecko / Malayan Forest Gecko / Malayan Bow-Fingered Gecko / Banded Bent-Toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus) Endemic to Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, & Thailand).  Unconfirmed reports from Myanmar.
© Brian Kenney
Clawed Gecko / Malayan
Forest...

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Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly (Eurytides marcellus floridensis) Florida.  The Summer  Generation (shown here) is larger and has longer tails than butterflies that emerge in the Spring.  The sexes are very similar.
© Brian Kenney
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
(Eurytides marcellus...


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