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fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

dendroica:

invertebrate-science:

Lasaia agesilas- Metalmark Butterfly
(Image source- Claudio Dias Timm)

This seems to be known as Black-patched Bluemark or Black-Patched Blue Metalmark in English.

dendroica:

invertebrate-science:

Lasaia agesilas- Metalmark Butterfly

(Image source- Claudio Dias Timm)

This seems to be known as Black-patched Bluemark or Black-Patched Blue Metalmark in English.

libutron:

Baby Web-footed Gecko
Also referred to as Namib Sand Gecko, Pachydactylus rangei (Gekkonidae) is a very attractive gecko, found in Namibia and Angola. It is distinctive by its webbed feet, an adaptation that allows these geckoes to quickly scroll through their sandy environment. They also have translucent skin, mostly a somber brown or gray color which helps them blend in with the desert sands. 
The Web-footed Gecko is nocturnal and insectivorous, but they are known as inefficient hunters because their prey (such as grasshoppers, small spiders, and any arthropod small enough for them to digest) can easily avoid them. However, by hunting at night, they are able to take advantage of the lack of competition from other lizards during the hours when insects and spiders are off their guard. Their large eyes and vertical pupils help the gecko to see well at night.
Synonyms: Palmatogecko rangei Anderson, 1908; Syndactylosaura schultzei Werner 1910
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©cowyeow 
Locality: Sesriem, Namibia

libutron:

Baby Web-footed Gecko

Also referred to as Namib Sand Gecko, Pachydactylus rangei (Gekkonidae) is a very attractive gecko, found in Namibia and Angola. It is distinctive by its webbed feet, an adaptation that allows these geckoes to quickly scroll through their sandy environment. They also have translucent skin, mostly a somber brown or gray color which helps them blend in with the desert sands. 

The Web-footed Gecko is nocturnal and insectivorous, but they are known as inefficient hunters because their prey (such as grasshoppers, small spiders, and any arthropod small enough for them to digest) can easily avoid them. However, by hunting at night, they are able to take advantage of the lack of competition from other lizards during the hours when insects and spiders are off their guard. Their large eyes and vertical pupils help the gecko to see well at night.

Synonyms: Palmatogecko rangei Anderson, 1908; Syndactylosaura schultzei Werner 1910

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©cowyeow 

Locality: Sesriem, Namibia

(via dendroica)

fairy-wren:

Cotinga cayana (by jquental)

*Spangled Cotinga

fairy-wren:

Cotinga cayana (by jquental)

*Spangled Cotinga

libutron:

Crimson Topaz 
 Topaza pella (Apodiformes - Trochilidae) is a South American species of hummingbird found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.
The Topaza hummingbirds are amongst the largest members of the family,  occupying lowland forests of northern Amazonia and the Guianan Shield where they apparently prefer the canopy and edge of forests on sandy soils, particularly along narrow blackwater streams and elsewhere near water.
The Crimson topaz shows sexual dimorphism of foot color and notable age-related variation in plumage. 
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©Jerry Oldenettel
Locality: Barquilla de Fresa Lodge, Las Claritas, Venezuela

libutron:

Crimson Topaz 

Topaza pella (Apodiformes - Trochilidae) is a South American species of hummingbird found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.

The Topaza hummingbirds are amongst the largest members of the family,  occupying lowland forests of northern Amazonia and the Guianan Shield where they apparently prefer the canopy and edge of forests on sandy soils, particularly along narrow blackwater streams and elsewhere near water.

The Crimson topaz shows sexual dimorphism of foot color and notable age-related variation in plumage

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Jerry Oldenettel

Locality: Barquilla de Fresa Lodge, Las Claritas, Venezuela

(via dendroica)

pollicinor:

Cattiveria in macelleria

pollicinor:

Cattiveria in macelleria

rhamphotheca:

- Uncle Noam

rhamphotheca:

- Uncle Noam

(Source: limaotto, via coqbaroque)

0tracas:

Map of protests around the world against the Israeli attack on #Gaza #FreePalestine Photos http://wp.me/p4sSEi-15z pic.twitter.com/NBDySW33FH (via Twitter / 15MBcn_int : Map of protests around the …)

0tracas:

Map of protests around the world against the Israeli attack on #Gaza #FreePalestine Photos http://wp.me/p4sSEi-15z pic.twitter.com/NBDySW33FH (via Twitter / 15MBcn_int : Map of protests around the …)