Brian Kenney
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Tricolor Rough Coat Border Collie Playing Frisbee, Florida.  The Border Collie Breed (Canis lupus  familiaris) was developed in the Scottish / English Border country around 1900 as working dogs for herding sheep.  MR.
© Brian Kenney
Tricolor Rough Coat Border
Collie...

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

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Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus) northern South America.  These arboreal constrictors are well camouflaged amid greenery.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus
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Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax violaceus / Syn: Nyctanassa violacea) looking for food in shallow water on Siesta Key Beach in southwest Florida.  Found in swamps, marshes, estuaries, and shoreline areas from the eastern United States to north-eastern South America.
© Brian Kenney
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax violaceus...


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Rosenberg's Treefrog (Hypsiboas rosenbergi) is a nest-building gladiator frog with a widespread, but discontinous distribution in Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela).
© Brian Kenney
Rosenberg's Treefrog
(Hypsiboas rosenbergi) is...

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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)
© Brian Kenney
Painted Belly Monkey Frog /...

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Prehensile-Tailed Gecko / Bauer's Chameleon Gecko (Eurydactylodes agricolae) 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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Neotropical Butterflies (Heliconius metaphorus) Male hovers over Female during Courtship. Brazil.
© Brian Kenney
Neotropical Butterflies
(Heliconius metaphorus)
Male...


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Serval (Leptailurus serval / Formerly: Felis serval) Snarling, Africa.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Serval (Leptailurus serval /
Formerly:...

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Baby Green Tree Python (Chondropython viridis / Syn: Morelia viridis) hatching from egg.  Species found in the rainforests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, & Australia.   These arboreal constrictors are usually yellow or red colored at birth, transforming to a brilliant green as they mature (Ontogenetic Color Change).  CITES II.  The Green Tree Python and  unrelated Emerald Tree Boa (of n. South America) are often cited as a classic example of Convergent Evolution.
© Brian Kenney
Baby Green Tree Python
(Chondropython...

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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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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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White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) Bathing.  Breeds in South America & sub-Saharan Africa.
© Brian Kenney
White-faced Whistling Duck
(Dendrocygna viduata)...

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Tricolor Rough Coat Border Collie Playing Frisbee, Florida.  The Border Collie Breed (Canis lupus  familiaris) was developed in the Scottish / English Border country around 1900 as working dogs for herding sheep.  MR.
© Brian Kenney
Tricolor Rough Coat Border
Collie...

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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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Indochinese Tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) Snarling, Aggression, Threat Display.  Endangered Species (IUCN Red List & USESA).  CITES I.  Range = Thailand, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, & Malaysia.
© Brian Kenney
Indochinese Tiger (Panthera
tigris corbetti)...


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Red-Eyed Treefrog / Red-Eyed Leaf Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) on bromeliad.  Species ranges from Mexico to Panama.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Red-Eyed Treefrog / Red-Eyed
Leaf...

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Asian Leopard (Panthera pardus) Snarling.  Endangered Species (USESA).  Near Threatened (IUCN).  CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Asian Leopard (Panthera
pardus) Snarling....

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Brown Pelican / Eastern Brown Pelican(Pelecanus occidentalis carolinensis) Adult in Breeding Plumage Bathing in Gulf of Mexico, Florida.  State Bird of Louisiana.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
© Brian Kenney
Brown Pelican / Eastern
Brown...

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 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)
bathing, Florida....


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

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African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) Sub-Saharan Africa.  Threatened Species (USESA).  Near Threatened (IUCN).  CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
African Leopard (Panthera
pardus pardus)...

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Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) young cat cooling off in water, India.  Endangered Species (USESA & IUCN).  CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris
tigris)...

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h. herodias) among pickerelweed in wetland, Florida.
© Brian Kenney
Great Blue Heron (Ardea h....


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American Oystercatcher / American Pied Oystercatcher / Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) Adult Preening / using Foot as Comb, 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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Florida Bark Scorpion / Slender Brown Scorpion / Brown Bark Scorpion (Centruroides gracilis) Venomous, Florida.  Species is native to Mexico, Antilles, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Venezuela.  Species has been introduced in the United States (FL, GA, & AL), 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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Neon Day Gecko / Yellow-Headed Day Gecko (Phelsuma klemmeri) Endemic to Madagascar.  Endangered (IUCN) / CITES II
© Brian Kenney
Neon Day Gecko /
Yellow-Headed...

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Two Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) squabbling over a stick (nesting material), Florida.  Endangered Species (USESA). Breeds in the se United States (FL, GA, NC, & SC), the Caribbean, Central America, & South America.
© Brian Kenney
Two Wood Storks (Mycteria
americana)...


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Cougar / Mountain Lion / Panther / Puma (Puma concolor / formerly: Felis concolor) mother picking up kitten by the scruff of its neck, Montana.
© Brian Kenney
Cougar / Mountain Lion /...

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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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Margay / Tree Ocelot (Leopardus wiedii / Formerly: Felis wiedi) Mexico to Argentina. Endangered Species (USESA), Near Threatened (IUCN), CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Margay / Tree Ocelot
(Leopardus...

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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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Potter Wasp (Eumenes fraternus) Female laying egg inside mud "pot" that she built to house her larvae, southwest Florida.
© Brian Kenney
Potter Wasp (Eumenes
fraternus) Female...

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Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli) in full Breeding Plumage, in Flight, landing with Nesting Material at a rookery on a Red Mangrove island, Florida.  This subspecies breeds from Canada south to Patagonia (South America).
© Brian Kenney
Black-crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax...

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Black Skimmer (Rynchops n. niger) in Flight, 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.
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Green-winged Macaw / Red & Green Macaw / Red & Blue Macaw (Ara chloroptera) preening.  South America.  CITES II
© Brian Kenney
Green-winged Macaw / Red &...


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Madagascar Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma grandis) Licking eye with tongue to clean.  Endemic to Madagascar.  Introduced to Mauritius & Réunion.  Considered to be a subspecies of the Madagascar Day Gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis) until elevated to full species status in 2007.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
(Phelsuma...

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Young Malagasy Spider Tortoise / Common Spider Tortoise (Pyxis a. arachnoides) Endemic to Madagascar.  Critically Endangered (IUCN). CITES I.
© Brian Kenney
Young Malagasy Spider Tortoise
/...

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African Spurred Tortoise / African Spur Thigh Tortoise / Sulcata Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata / Syn: Centrochelys sulcata) Hatching, Africa.  Largest mainland tortoise species, and third largest tortoise species worldwide.  Vulnerable (IUCN).  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
African Spurred Tortoise /
African...

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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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Golden Retriever (Canis lupus familiaris) retrieving Toy from water at the Beach in southwest Florida.   This popular Breed was developed in Scotland in the mid-1800's as a gundog and retriever.  MR.
© Brian Kenney
Golden Retriever (Canis lupus
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Blond Desert Hairy Scorpion / Giant Hairy Scorpion / Arizona Desert Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis pallidus) Venomous.  Can Spray Venom up to 25cm.  LD-50 value of venom is 198 mg/kg subcutaneous & 168 mg/kg intraperitoneal.  Largest scorpion species in the United States, reaching 5.5" (14 cm).  This scorpion exhibits a variety of different forms and color morphs, but always has a yellow patch between the eyes and chelicerae.  Species range = United States (AZ, CA, NV, UT)  & Mexico (Baja California, Sonora).  This subspecies is typically found on sand dunes in the Sonoran & Mojave Deserts.
© Brian Kenney
Blond Desert Hairy Scorpion
/...

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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
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Brown Pelican / Eastern Brown Pelican(Pelecanus occidentalis carolinensis) Adult in Breeding Plumage Bathing in Gulf of Mexico, Florida.  State Bird of Louisiana.  Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
© Brian Kenney
Brown Pelican / Eastern
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Green Heron / Green-Backed Heron (Butorides v. virescens / formerly: B. striatus) in alert pose, with crest raised and neck stretched out, on Red Mangrove, Florida.  Subspecies breeding range = United States & s Canada east of the Rocky Mountains.
© Brian Kenney
Green Heron / Green-Backed
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Great Egret / Great White Egret / Common Egret (Ardea alba egretta / Syn: Egretta alba egretta; Casmerodius albus egretta) Chick Begging for Food, 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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Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) at entrance to nest hole in Longleaf Pine Tree (Pinus palustris), Ocala National Forest, Florida.  The birds keep the sap flowing around the nest cavity as a defense against rat snakes.  Endangered Species (USESA).  Vulnerable (IUCN).
© Brian Kenney
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
(Picoides borealis) at...

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Bobcat / Bay Lynx (Lynx rufus pallescens / Syn: Felis rufus) adult, Montana.  Named for black-tipped, stubby tail. Subspecies range = nw United States and sw Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, & Saskatchewan). Species range = s Canada to n Mexico.  CITES II
© Brian Kenney
Bobcat / Bay Lynx (Lynx...


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Sign asking people to keep out of a nesting colony of Black Skimmers (Rynchops n. niger) Anna Maria Island, Florida.
© Brian Kenney
Sign asking people to keep...

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Southern Orange-Legged Leaf Frog / Southern Orange-Legged Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa hypocondrialis azurea / Syn: Phyllomedusa azurea) has flash colors on legs that are visible when in motion.  Endemic to South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay)
© Brian Kenney
Southern Orange-Legged Leaf
Frog /...

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea h. herodias) in Breeding Plumage, in Flight, with Nesting Material, Florida.
© Brian Kenney
Great Blue Heron (Ardea h....

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Flattened Musk Turtle (Sternotherus depressus) Swimming, Underwater.   Black Warrior River Basin, nw Alabama.  3-4.5" (7.6 -11.4 cm) Threatened (USESA).  Critically Endangered (IUCN). Interbreeds with the Stripe-necked Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor) in parts of its range, and some scientists consider it to be a subspecies.  Digitally retouched to remove floating debris in water.
© Brian Kenney
Flattened Musk Turtle
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Hentz's Striped Scorpion (Centruroides hentzi) Venomous.  Eating roach prey, Florida.
© Brian Kenney
Hentz's Striped Scorpion
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Moluccan Red Lory / Amboina Red Lory (Eos bornea bornea) Moluccan Islands of Amboina & Saparua, Indonesia.  CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Moluccan Red Lory / Amboina...

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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) in Flight over water, carrying nesting material, southwest Florida.  Endangered Species (USESA).  Range = se United States, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
© Brian Kenney
Wood Stork (Mycteria
americana) in...

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Malaysian King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) Skin Detail.  World's Largest Venomous Snake, growing to a length of 18.5 ft (5.7m).  Potent neurotoxic venom attacks the victim's central nervous system, inducing severe pain, blurred vision, vertigo, drowsiness, and paralysis, followed by cardiovascular collapse, coma, and death.  LD-50 (mg/kg) of venom = 1.7 subcutaneous, 1.8 intramuscular, 1.31 intravenous, & 1.644 intraperitoneal.  Scientists believe that components of the venom have the potential to treat neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.  SE Asia, India, and China.  Vulnerable (IUCN). CITES II.
© Brian Kenney
Malaysian King Cobra
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