Brian Kenney
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Giant Leaftail Gecko / Common Flat-Tail Gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus) Cryptic Coloration, Camouflaged, Endemic to Madagascar.  This species typically has tan eyes with a vertical striped pattern of reddish brown, laterally compressed circles around the vertical stenopeic pupil.  CITES II.  The Leaf-Tailed Geckos of Madagascar (Uroplatus) are very similar in appearance and behavior to the distantly related Leaf-Tailed Geckos of Australia ( Saltuarius & Phyllurus), an example of convergent evolution.
© Brian Kenney
Giant Leaftail Gecko /
Common...

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Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) Preening.  Siberia & se Europe. Endangered (IUCN).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Red-breasted Goose (Branta
ruficollis) Preening....

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Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) on Royal Poinciana Tree.  The Cuban Treefrog is a well established exotic nuissance species in Florida.  Native to Bahamas, Cayman Islands, & Cuba.  Introduced to Anguilla, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, United States (Florida), British Virgin Islands, & U.S. Virgin Islands.
© Brian Kenney
Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus
septentrionalis) on...

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) excavating nest hole in dead palm tree (note sawdust in bill), Sanibel Island, Florida.  Species range = southern Canada and eastern United States.
© Brian Kenney
Red-bellied Woodpecker
(Melanerpes carolinus)
excavating...


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Red-Eyed Treefrog / Red-Eyed Leaf Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) on bromeliad, Mexico to Panama
© Brian Kenney
Red-Eyed Treefrog / Red-Eyed
Leaf...

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Adult & Baby Cherry-Headed Red-footed Tortoises (Geochelone carbonaria / Syn: Chelonoidis carbonaria) Central & South America (Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Caribbean Islands, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Bolivia, Paraguay, & Argentina)  CITES II
© Brian Kenney
Adult & Baby Cherry-Headed
Red-footed...

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Groundhog / Woodchuck / Whistle-Pig / Land-Beaver (Marmota monax) gathering fall leaves, North Carolina.  Groundhogs are one of the few species that enter into true hibernation.  The species is common, with an extensive distribution in the United States and Canada.
© Brian Kenney
Groundhog / Woodchuck /
Whistle-Pig...

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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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Frilled Leaftail Gecko / Henkel's Leaf-Tailed Gecko (Uroplatus henkeli) Two, young, well-camouflaged, sexually dimorphic siblings (male & female).  Note differences in color and pattern.  Males have a yellow ground color, with large brown spots or chevrons.  Females have a beige ground color and fine speckles.  Endemic to Madagascar.  Vulnerable (IUCN) / CITES II.  The Leaf-Tailed Geckos of Madagascar (Uroplatus) are very similar in appearance and behavior to the distantly related Leaf-Tailed Geckos of Australia ( Saltuarius & Phyllurus), an example of convergent evolution.
© Brian Kenney
Frilled Leaftail Gecko /
Henkel's...

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Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) Bathing, Africa.  The Greater Flamingo is the most widespread of the six species of flamingo, occupying parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, & India.  This species was formerly considered to be conspecific with the Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Greater Flamingo
(Phoenicopterus roseus)
Bathing,...

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Giant North American Centipede / Red Headed Centipede / Giant Desert Centipede (Scolopendra heros castaneiceps)  Parental Care ~ Mother curled around and Brooding Clutch of 15 to 35 Eggs.  This is the largest centipede in North America, reaching 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) in length.  Venomous.  sw United States  & n Mexico.
© Brian Kenney
Giant North American Centipede
/...

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Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli) Adult in Breeding Plumage in Flight, southwest Florida.  Subspecies range = Canada south to Patagonia.
© Brian Kenney
Black-crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax...


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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) in Flight, carrying 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) in...

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Slaty-headed Parakeet (Psittacula himalayana) Male calling, range = Afghanstan, India, and Nepal, CITES II
© Brian Kenney
Slaty-headed Parakeet
(Psittacula himalayana)
Male...

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Black Skimmer (Rynchops n. niger) Juvenile Bathing in salt water of Gulf of Mexico.  Anna Maria Island, Florida.  Subspecies breeds in colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America and from southern California to Ecuador on the Pacific.
© Brian Kenney
Black Skimmer (Rynchops n.
niger)...

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

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Black Skimmer (Rynchops n. niger) Juvenile, Anna Maria Island, Gulf of Mexico, Florida.  Subspecies breeds in colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America and from southern California to Ecuador on the Pacific.
© Brian Kenney
Black Skimmer (Rynchops n.
niger)...

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Florida Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Adult Feeding Worms to Chicks, Florida.  Subspecies range = FL & GA.  Species range = North America & extreme ne Siberia.  Threatened (FL).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Florida Sandhill Crane (Grus
canadensis...

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Great Egret / Great White Egret / Common Egret (Ardea alba egretta / Syn: Egretta alba egretta; Casmerodius albus egretta) in Breeding Plumage, in Flight, Florida.  Subspecies range = North America.  Species found in tropical and temperate areas throughout the world.  SEQUENCE 1 of 3.
© Brian Kenney
Great Egret / Great White...


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Prehensile-Tailed Gecko / Bauer's Chameleon Gecko (Eurydactylodes agricolae) licking eye with tongue to clean.  Arboreal, nocturnal gecko endemic to Grande Terre, the main island of New Caledonia.  Near Threatened (IUCN)
© Brian Kenney
Prehensile-Tailed Gecko /
Bauer's Chameleon...

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Two Red-Eyed Leaf Frogs / Red-Eyed Tree Frogs (Agalychnis callidryas) on Heliconia, Costa Rica.  Species ranges from Mexico to Panama.  CITES II
© Brian Kenney
Two Red-Eyed Leaf Frogs /...

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Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle / Vietnamese Wood Turtle (Geoemyda spengleri) camouflaged on dead leaves.  SE Asia & Indochina. Endangered (IUCN). CITES III.
© Brian Kenney
Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle /
Vietnamese...

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Coyote / Prairie Wolf / Brush Wolf / American Jackal (Canis latrans) Mom howls while pups fight, Minnesota.
© Brian Kenney
Coyote / Prairie Wolf /...


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Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) swimming, Florida.  Breeds in tropical regions around the world.
© Brian Kenney
Fulvous Whistling Duck
(Dendrocygna bicolor)...

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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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Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) collecting nectar and pollen from Milkweed blossum, Florida
© Brian Kenney
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
collecting...

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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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Anderson's Salamander (Ambystoma andersoni) Neotenic salamander endemic to Laguna de Zacapu & surrounding streams in Michoacan, Mexico.   This totally aquatic salamander retains its external gills throughout its life.  Heavily harvested for food.  Critically Endangered (IUCN).
© Brian Kenney
Anderson's Salamander
(Ambystoma andersoni)
Neotenic...

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Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) in Flight in peak Breeding Plumage, including Red Lores and Orange Feet, Florida.  The Alula (thumb) feathers act like the flaps on an airplane's wing, improving control and maneuverability at slower speeds when landing.  Range = North, South, & Central America.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
© Brian Kenney
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
in...

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Postman (Heliconius melpomene aglaope) Male, in Flight, South America.  Each subspecies of the Postman is paired with an extremely similar color morph of the equally toxic Small Postman (Heliconius erato) that is found in the same range.  Mullerian mimicry.
© Brian Kenney
Postman (Heliconius melpomene
aglaope) Male,...

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Neotropical Butterflies (Heliconius hortense) Courting, with Male hovering over Female, El Salvador.  Part of Mullerian Mimicry Complex with H. erato and H. melpomene.
© Brian Kenney
Neotropical Butterflies
(Heliconius hortense)
Courting,...


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Atlantic Bottle-nosed Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Florida.  Official "saltwater mammal" of Florida.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Atlantic Bottle-nosed Dolphin
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Copperband Butterflyfish / Beak Coralfish (Chelmon rostratus) saltwater reef fish found in Pacific & Indian Oceans.
© Brian Kenney
Copperband Butterflyfish /
Beak Coralfish...

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Great Egret / Great White Egret / Common Egret (Ardea alba egretta / Syn: Egretta alba egretta; Casmerodius albus egretta) Picking up Stick (Nesting Material) from surface of water while Flying, Florida.  Subspecies range = North America.  Species found in tropical and temperate areas throughout the world.
© Brian Kenney
Great Egret / Great White...

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Madagascar Ground Gecko / Malagasy Ocelot Gecko / Panther Gecko (Paroedura picta) Endemic to Madagascar
© Brian Kenney
Madagascar Ground Gecko /
Malagasy...


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Florida Panther / Cougar / Mountain Lion / Puma (Puma concolor coryi / formerly: Felis concolor coryi) mating (copulation), Florida.  Endangered (USESA), CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Florida Panther / Cougar /...

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Io Moth (Automeris io) mature, final instar caterpillar curled defensively around a plant stem with stinging spines outward, Florida.  The caterpillars have urticating spines with a sting similar to that of stinging nettle, but longer lasting.  North American saturniid moth found from southern Canada to Florida and New Mexico.
© Brian Kenney
Io Moth (Automeris io)
mature,...

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Boat-Tailed Grackle / Jackdaw / Saltwater Blackbird (Quiscalus major westoni) female drinking from the end of a dripping hose at a fish-cleaning station on a fishing pier, Florida.  Eye color varies from region to region.  Florida birds have dark eyes.  Subspecies range = most of Florida.  Species range = Gulf & Atlantic coasts of the United States.  Sexually Dimorphic.  Adult males have iridescent black plumage, long dark bill, and long keel-shaped tail.  Adult females are tawny-brown in color, with darker wings and tail, and are shorter tailed than the males.  The Harem Polygyny mating system of the Jackdaws is unique among North American songbirds.  Females cluster their nests, and males compete to defend the entire colony and mate there.  Urban Wildlife.
© Brian Kenney
Boat-Tailed Grackle / Jackdaw
/...

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Yellow Scorpion (Androctonus amoreuxi)  Venomous / Deadly / Medically Significant Venom with an LD-50 value of 0.75 mg/kg subcutaneous & 0.88 mg/kg intramuscular.  The genus name "Androctonus" roughly translates as "man-killer", and this genus is one of the most dangerous groups of scorpion species in the world.  Widespread Distribution in Africa (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Sudan) and Asia (Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia).
© Brian Kenney
Yellow Scorpion (Androctonus
amoreuxi) Venomous...


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Painted Belly Monkey Frog / Waxy Monkey Treefrog / Chaco Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagei / Syn: P. sauvagii) Mating / Amplexus.  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, & Paraguay (South America)
© Brian Kenney
Painted Belly Monkey Frog /...

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Splash-Backed Poison Frog (Adelphobates galactonotus / Syn: Dendrobates galactonotus) Poisonous.  Endemic to Goias, Maranhao, & Para States in Brazil, South America.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Splash-Backed Poison Frog
(Adelphobates galactonotus...

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Dragon Moray Eel / Leopard Moray Eel / Hawaiian Dragon Eel (Enchelycore pardalis / formerly: Muraena pardalis)  Gaping.  Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Japan.
© Brian Kenney
Dragon Moray Eel / Leopard...

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Australian White's Treefrog / Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) The skin secretions of this frog have antibacterial and antiviral properties that may have medicinal uses; several of the peptides have been found to inhibit HIV infection without harming healthy T-cells.  Species has a widespread distribution in Australia & New Guinea (Indonesia & Papua New Guinea).
© Brian Kenney
Australian White's Treefrog /
Green...


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Florida Panther / Cougar / Mountain Lion / Puma (Puma concolor coryi / formerly: Felis concolor coryi) in a wet meadow, Florida.  Endangered (USESA), CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Florida Panther / Cougar /...

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Baby Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus) northern South America.  These arboreal constrictors are usually red or rust colored at birth, transforming to a brilliant green as they mature. CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Baby Emerald Tree Boa
(Corallus...

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Death Stalker / Deathstalker Scorpion / Omdurman Scorpion / Israeli Desert Scorpion / Five-Keeled Gold Scorpion  (Leiurus quinquestriatus) Venomous.  Deadly, with the most potent venom of any scorpion worldwide.  Medically Significant Venom with an LD-50 value of 0.16 to 0.33 mg/kg subcutaneous & 0.50 mg/kg intravenous.  Chlorotoxin isolated from the venom selectively binds to glioma (brain tumor) cells and prevents glioma cells from spreading to normal brain tissue.  A genetically engineered version of this toxin is used in diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.  Widespread distribution in Africa (Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia) & Asia (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen).
© Brian Kenney
Death Stalker / Deathstalker
Scorpion...

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Usambara Giant Three-Horned Chameleon / Wavy Chameleon (Trioceros deremensis / Syn: Chamaeleo deremensis) in alert (threat) colors.  Eyes can focus independently.  Endemic to Usambara & Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania, Africa.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Usambara Giant Three-Horned
Chameleon /...


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Question Mark Butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis) camouflaged on forest floor, Florida
© Brian Kenney
Question Mark Butterfly
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Cattle Egret / Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus i. ibis)  in non-peak breeding plumage, in flight, landing, Florida.  The Alula (thumb) feathers act like the flaps on an airplane's wing, improving control and maneuverability at slower speeds when landing.  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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Caiman Lizard (Dracaena guianensis) Swimming underwater.   These highly aquatic, four foot (122cm) reptiles are harvested for their meat and hides in the Amazon Basin, South America.
© Brian Kenney
Caiman Lizard (Dracaena
guianensis) Swimming...

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Splash-Backed Poison Frog (Adelphobates galactonotus / Syn: Dendrobates galactonotus) Poisonous.  Endemic to Goias, Maranhao, & Para States in Brazil, South America.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Splash-Backed Poison Frog
(Adelphobates galactonotus...


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North American Black Vulture (Coragyps a. atratus), sw Florida.  The Black Vulture is a large bird of prey, with a 5 ft (1.52 m) wingspan.  Subspecies range = s United States and n Mexico.  Species range = s United States , Mexico, Central America, and most of South America.   Protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 in the United States.
© Brian Kenney
North American Black Vulture
(Coragyps...

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) hen bathing, Florida.  Migratory dabbling duck with an extensive range.  Example of both Allen's Rule and Bergmann's Rule.  Mallards and Muscovy Ducks are believed to be the ancestors of all domestic duck breeds.
© Brian Kenney
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
hen bathing,...

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Two Caribbean Blue Scorpions (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
Two Caribbean Blue Scorpions
(Rhopalurus...

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Cougar / Mountain Lion / Panther / Puma (Puma concolor / formerly: Felis concolor) Montana. CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Cougar / Mountain Lion /...


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