Ann & Rob Simpson
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martial eagle, Polemaetus bellicosus; largest African eagle, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, Africa, TZ4923_P.tiff
© Ann & Rob Simpson
martial eagle, Polemaetus
bellicosus; largest...

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Olive Baboon, Papio Cynocephalus anubis, Papio anubis, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, mammals {mammal}; primate; baboon, animals; wildlife {undomesticated animals}; BaboonO28273p.jpg
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Olive Baboon, Papio
Cynocephalus anubis,...

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Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis,Nectariniidae is an old worlf family that shows convergent evolution with the new world hummingbirds; Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, Africa; SunbirdSc32527DDxOvzs.jpg
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Scarlet-chested Sunbird,
Chalcomitra
senegalensis,Nectariniidae
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Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis,Nectariniidae is an old worlf family that shows convergent evolution with the new world hummingbirds; Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, Africa; SunbirdSc32418D.jpg
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Scarlet-chested Sunbird,
Chalcomitra
senegalensis,Nectariniidae
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Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis,Nectariniidae is an old worlf family that shows convergent evolution with the new world hummingbirds; Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, Africa; SunbirdSc32379DDxnhs.jpg
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Scarlet-chested Sunbird,
Chalcomitra
senegalensis,Nectariniidae
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Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis; convergent evolution with tubular plants; compare with new world hummingbirds, coevolution; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdSC25412_P.tiff
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Scarlet-chested Sunbird,
Chalcomitra senegalensis;
convergent...

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Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis; convergent evolution with tubular plants; compare with new world hummingbirds, coevolution; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdSC25151aznhs.tif
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Scarlet-chested Sunbird,
Chalcomitra senegalensis;
convergent...

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Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis; convergent evolution with tubular plants; compare with new world hummingbirds, coevolution; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdSC25009_P.tiff
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Scarlet-chested Sunbird,
Chalcomitra senegalensis;
convergent...


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Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis; convergent evolution with tubular plants; compare with new world hummingbirds, coevolution; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdSC25003cnvzs.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Scarlet-chested Sunbird,
Chalcomitra senegalensis;
convergent...

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Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis; convergent evolution with tubular plants; compare with new world hummingbirds, coevolution; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdSC25003czhgs.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Scarlet-chested Sunbird,
Chalcomitra senegalensis;
convergent...

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Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird, Kenya Sunbird, Anthreptes orientalis; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdEVB25777_P.tiff
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird,
Kenya Sunbird,...

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Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird, Kenya Sunbird, Anthreptes orientalis; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdEVB25783_P.tiff
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Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird,
Kenya Sunbird,...


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Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird, Kenya Sunbird, Anthreptes orientalis; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdEVB25722_P.tiff
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird,
Kenya Sunbird,...

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Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird, Kenya Sunbird, Anthreptes orientalis; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdEVB24923_P.tiff
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird,
Kenya Sunbird,...

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Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird, Kenya Sunbird, Anthreptes orientalis; Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, SunbirdEVB24930_P.tiff
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird,
Kenya Sunbird,...

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Olive Bee-eater or Madagascar bee-eater, Merops superciliosus; with eating a bee; Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, BeeaterO23548anhzs3.tif
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Olive Bee-eater or Madagascar
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blue wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus, white-bearded wildebeest, brindled gnu; Ngorongoro Crater,  the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera.[16] The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 metres (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometres (100 square miles).[11][17] Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 metres (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high.[17][18][19] The crater floor is 1,800 metres (5,900 feet) above sea level.[1] The crater was voted by Seven Natural Wonders [20] as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa; Wiki. Ref. Tanzania, is in East Africa, Africa, Gnu24249a.tif
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blue wildebeest, Connochaetes
taurinus, white-bearded...

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Masai giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, ruminant, ruminants; giraffe; giraffes have 7 vertebrae in their necks as we do, tongue is 18 to 20 inches long and blue-black, tallest land animals, spend most of their day eating, acacia trees, chew their cud, male & female giraffes have distinct hair-covered horns, these horns are called ossicones}; Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, GiraffeM28583azvs.jpg
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Masai giraffe, Giraffa
camelopardalis
tippelskirchi,...

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Masai giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, ruminant, ruminants; giraffe; giraffes have 7 vertebrae in their necks as we do, tongue is 18 to 20 inches long and blue-black, tallest land animals, spend most of their day eating, acacia trees, chew their cud, male & female giraffes have distinct hair-covered horns, these horns are called ossicones}; Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, GiraffeM28583azhs.jpg
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Masai giraffe, Giraffa
camelopardalis
tippelskirchi,...

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Masai giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, ruminant, ruminants; giraffe; giraffes have 7 vertebrae in their necks as we do, tongue is 18 to 20 inches long and blue-black, tallest land animals, spend most of their day eating, acacia trees, chew their cud, male & female giraffes have distinct hair-covered horns, these horns are called ossicones}; Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa, GiraffeM28583azv2s.jpg
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Masai giraffe, Giraffa
camelopardalis
tippelskirchi,...


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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat. located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. Trinidad, Caribbean; CoquetteT9023-1zu2zv1nesbb1.tif
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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis
ornatus, hummingbird,...

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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat. located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. Trinidad, Caribbean; CoquetteT9020canzhseeg.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Tufted Coquette, Lophornis
ornatus, hummingbird,...

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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat. located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. Trinidad, Caribbean; CoquetteT9017zhzes.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Tufted Coquette, Lophornis
ornatus, hummingbird,...

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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat. located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. Trinidad, Caribbean; CoquetteT1099czhdnsennnszvx.tif
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Photography
Tufted Coquette, Lophornis
ornatus, hummingbird,...


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Black-throated Mango, Anthracothorax nigricollis, female, is mostly a South American hummingbird species, although it also occurs in the southern regions of Central America. Cuffie River Nature Retreat, a romantic and secluded tropical rainforest and exotic birding resort located at the edge of Tobago´s main ridge - the oldest protected tropical rainforest in the western hemisphere. Scarborough, Tobago, Caribbean; MangoBt80nszNik.tif
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Black-throated Mango,
Anthracothorax nigricollis,
female,...

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Black-throated Mango, Anthracothorax nigricollis, female, is mostly a South American hummingbird species, although it also occurs in the southern regions of Central America. Cuffie River Nature Retreat, a romantic and secluded tropical rainforest and exotic birding resort located at the edge of Tobago´s main ridge - the oldest protected tropical rainforest in the western hemisphere. Scarborough, Tobago, Caribbean; MangoBt14_Dh.tif
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Black-throated Mango,
Anthracothorax nigricollis,
female,...

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Black-throated Mango, Anthracothorax nigricollis, female, is mostly a South American hummingbird species, although it also occurs in the southern regions of Central America. Cuffie River Nature Retreat, a romantic and secluded tropical rainforest and exotic birding resort located at the edge of Tobago´s main ridge - the oldest protected tropical rainforest in the western hemisphere. Scarborough, Tobago, Caribbean; MangoBt08Niknzse.tif
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Black-throated Mango,
Anthracothorax nigricollis,
female,...

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Trinidad Piping Guan,  Pipile pipile, locally known as the pawi, is a bird in the chachalaca, guan and curassow family Cracidae, endemic to the island of Trinidad. Endangered with only about 250 birds left.  Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; TT7307zhs.tif
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Trinidad Piping Guan, Pipile
pipile,...


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Trinidad Piping Guan,  Pipile pipile, locally known as the pawi, is a bird in the chachalaca, guan and curassow family Cracidae, endemic to the island of Trinidad. Endangered with only about 250 birds left.  Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; GuanTP8249zh.tif
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Trinidad Piping Guan, Pipile
pipile,...

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Trinidad Piping Guan,  Pipile pipile, locally known as the pawi, is a bird in the chachalaca, guan and curassow family Cracidae, endemic to the island of Trinidad. Endangered with only about 250 birds left.  Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; GuanTP7779zhs.tif
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Trinidad Piping Guan, Pipile
pipile,...

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Trinidad Piping Guan,  Pipile pipile, locally known as the pawi, is a bird in the chachalaca, guan and curassow family Cracidae, endemic to the island of Trinidad. Endangered with only about 250 birds left.  Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; GuanTP7549zsh.tif
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Trinidad Piping Guan, Pipile
pipile,...

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Trinidad Piping Guan,  Pipile pipile, locally known as the pawi, is a bird in the chachalaca, guan and curassow family Cracidae, endemic to the island of Trinidad. Endangered with only about 250 birds left.  Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; GuanTP3002zhs.tif
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Trinidad Piping Guan, Pipile
pipile,...


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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Chrysolampis mosquitus, One of the most spectacular beautiful hummingbirds. irridescent structural color; Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve, Tobago, Caribbean; TopazR8017zvterb.tif
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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird,
Chrysolampis mosquitus, One...

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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Chrysolampis mosquitus, young immature male; One of the most spectacular beautiful hummingbirds. irridescent structural color; Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve, Tobago, Caribbean; TopazR7485znhzs.tif
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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird,
Chrysolampis mosquitus,
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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Chrysolampis mosquitus, One of the most spectacular beautiful hummingbirds. irridescent structural color; Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve, Tobago, Caribbean; TopazR7349zhs.tif
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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird,
Chrysolampis mosquitus, One...

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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Chrysolampis mosquitus, One of the most spectacular beautiful hummingbirds. irridescent structural color; Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve, Tobago, Caribbean; TopazR7197zvsv.tif
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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird,
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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Chrysolampis mosquitus, One of the most spectacular beautiful hummingbirds. irridescent structural color; Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve, Tobago, Caribbean; TopazR7194zzvsv.tif
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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird,
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White-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus ensipennis, is a large hummingbird that breeds in northeastern Venezuela and Tobago. It was thought to have become extinct in Tobago after Hurricane Flora in 1963, but the population has now largely recovered. The species is not found in Trinidad. It is the largest species of hummingbird in Trinidad and Tobago. Cuffie River Nature Retreat and Eco-Lodge and Reserve, Moriah, Tobago, Caribbean; SabrewingWt5185zhs.tif
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White-tailed Sabrewing,
Campylopterus ensipennis,
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White-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus ensipennis, is a large hummingbird that breeds in northeastern Venezuela and Tobago. It was thought to have become extinct in Tobago after Hurricane Flora in 1963, but the population has now largely recovered. The species is not found in Trinidad. It is the largest species of hummingbird in Trinidad and Tobago. Cuffie River Nature Retreat and Eco-Lodge and Reserve, Moriah, Tobago, Caribbean; SabrewingWt4948zvs.tif
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White-tailed Sabrewing,
Campylopterus ensipennis,
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White-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus ensipennis, is a large hummingbird that breeds in northeastern Venezuela and Tobago. It was thought to have become extinct in Tobago after Hurricane Flora in 1963, but the population has now largely recovered. The species is not found in Trinidad. It is the largest species of hummingbird in Trinidad and Tobago. Cuffie River Nature Retreat and Eco-Lodge and Reserve, Moriah, Tobago, Caribbean; SabrewingWt4948zhs.tif
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White-tailed Sabrewing,
Campylopterus ensipennis,
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White-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus ensipennis, is a large hummingbird that breeds in northeastern Venezuela and Tobago. It was thought to have become extinct in Tobago after Hurricane Flora in 1963, but the population has now largely recovered. The species is not found in Trinidad. It is the largest species of hummingbird in Trinidad and Tobago. Cuffie River Nature Retreat and Eco-Lodge and Reserve, Moriah, Tobago, Caribbean; SabrewingWt4916zvse.tif
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White-tailed Sabrewing,
Campylopterus ensipennis,
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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Glaucidium brasilianum; northern range, Blanchieuse Road, Trinidad, Caribbean; OwlFP3466Nhs.jpg
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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl,
Glaucidium brasilianum;...

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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Glaucidium brasilianum; northern range, Blanchieuse Road, Trinidad, Caribbean; OwlFP3398czhs_PP.jpg
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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl,
Glaucidium brasilianum;...

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leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, hence the name. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; Leatherback3632zs.tif
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leatherback sea turtle,
Dermochelys coriacea,...


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leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, hence the name. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; Leatherback3598zs.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
leatherback sea turtle,
Dermochelys coriacea,...

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leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, hence the name. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. Trinidad, Caribbean; Leatherback3565_NikS.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
leatherback sea turtle,
Dermochelys coriacea,...

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leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, hence the name. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; Leatherback3538zs.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
leatherback sea turtle,
Dermochelys coriacea,...

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leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, hence the name. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; Leatherback3468zs.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
leatherback sea turtle,
Dermochelys coriacea,...


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leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, hence the name. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; Leatherback3474zs.tif
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leatherback sea turtle,
Dermochelys coriacea,...

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leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, hence the name. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. Mt Plaisir Estate is the only true Beach Hotel in Trinidad. Located on Grande Riviere Bay along the Caribbean Northeast Coast, it hosts one of the largest colonies of the endangered leatherback turtles, the biggest sea turtles which annually nest here by the thousands between March and August. Trinidad, Caribbean; Leatherback3626zs.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
leatherback sea turtle,
Dermochelys coriacea,...

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leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, hence the name. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh. Trinidad, Caribbean; Leatherback3388_NikSO.tif
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Tobago Stream Frog, Mannophryne olmonae, = Colostethus olmonae; Ambomobatidae the Cryptic Forest Frog family; Endemic to Tobago found along streams and ravines. In 2006, Mannophryne olmonae was listed as "Critically Endangered" in the IUCN Red List as because of a more than 80 percent population decline over the previous three years, a markedly fragmented distribution, and an ongoing decline in adult individuals (Alemu et al. 2007). Chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has also been suggested to be a cause of population decline. This disease has now been described to be endemic to the species and not epidemic, meaning the species seems to have avoided the threat of extinction by this emerging disease (Alemu et al. 2008) but the low numbers still makes it classified as vulnerable. Its other common name, the Bloody Bay poison frog, suggests that the frog has toxic characteristics, but it is not poisonous. The males of this species are responsible for the protection of the eggs as well as the relocation of hatched tadpoles to shallow pools by carrying them on their back.Tobago, Caribbean; FrogTS9356zhs.tif
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Mannophryne olmonae,...


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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat. located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. Trinidad, Caribbean; CoquetteT9048zvs.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Tufted Coquette, Lophornis
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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat. located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. Trinidad, Caribbean; CoquetteT9048zv1s.tif
© Ann & Rob Simpson
Tufted Coquette, Lophornis
ornatus, hummingbird,...

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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat. located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. Trinidad, Caribbean; CoquetteT9015hsz1.tif
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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis
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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis ornatus, hummingbird, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Comprising nearly 1,500 acres of mainly forested land in the Arima and Aripo Valleys of the Northern Range, the AWNC's properties will be retained under forest cover in perpetuity, to protect the community watershed and provide important wildlife habitat. located on a former cocoa-coffee-citrus plantation, previously known as the Spring Hill Estate. This estate has now been partly reclaimed by secondary forest, surrounded by impressive rainforest, where some original climax forest on the steeper slopes have a canopy of 100-150 feet. Trinidad, Caribbean; CoquetteT6317czvtse.tif
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Tufted Coquette, Lophornis
ornatus, hummingbird,...


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