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N 141 B 2.0K C 291 E May 3, 2017 F Jan 25, 2020
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A bird of open countryside with scattered bushes. It's recent decline means it is now a red list species. This was taken on the chalk hillsides near Cerne in Dorset where fortunately it is still relatively frequent. Once common near my home on the edge of Weymouth, it has now virtually disappeared.

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The hoopoe is an exotic looking bird that is the size of a mistle thrush. It has a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, a long black downcurved bill, and a long pinkish-brown crest which it raises when excited.

Tags:   Hoopoes & Hornbills Hoopoe Birds Nature Bird Coraciiformes Fauna Wildlife Yaiza Canary Islands Spain Coth SpecAnimal NGC coth5 NPC

N 56 B 768 C 113 E Jan 14, 2015 F Apr 4, 2020
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Lewa Downs
Kenya
East Africa

More than 5,500 black rhinos left.

Black rhinos are browsers that get most of their sustenance from eating trees and bushes. They use their lips to pluck leaves and fruit from the branches.

Except for females and their offspring, black rhinos are solitary. Females reproduce only every two and a half to five years. Their single calf does not live on its own until it is about three years old.

Black rhinos feed at night and during the gloaming hours of dawn and dusk. Under the hot African sun, they take cover by lying in the shade. Rhinos are also wallowers. They often find a suitable water hole and roll in its mud, coating their skin with a natural bug repellent and sun block. Rhinos have sharp hearing and a keen sense of smell.

Black rhinos boast two horns, the foremost more prominent than the other. Rhino horns grow as much as three inches (eight centimeters) a year, and have been known to grow up to five feet (one and a half meters) long. Females use their horns to protect their young, while males use them to battle attackers.

The black rhino once roamed most of sub-Saharan Africa, but today is on the verge of extinction due to poaching fueled by commercial demand.

The black rhinoceros is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List and is listed on Appendix I of CITES.

For conservancies, national and private reserves that hold any rhino, the key to ensuring the survival of their populations is the provision of adequate security.

Tags:   Kenya 2015 Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Lewa Downs Kenya East Africa Black Rhino Diceros bicornis Browser Eat Leaves and Bushes Rhinos Solitary Feed At Night Sharp Hearing Keen Sense Of Smell Two Horns Poaching Critically Endangered 5500 Left Horns Grow 3 In A Yr Require Adequate Security In National and Private Reserves Sue Roehl Photographic Tours Natural Exposures Panasonic Lumix DMC GH4 100 - 300 mm lens Hand held coth5 Sunrays+5 NGC NPC

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Fringed Leaf Frog(Cruziohyla craspedopus)

Tags:   Fringed Leaf Frog Cruziohyla craspedopus Frog Captive Light SpecAnimal COTH coth5 NGC s5 NPC

N 177 B 1.2K C 138 E Apr 6, 2020 F Apr 6, 2020
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A very photogenic Red Fox at the British Wildlife Centre.

Tags:   Red Fox Vulpes vulpes BWC British wildlife centre animal coth5 COTH Nature Through The Lens


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