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  1. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    {Note from mods - this thread continued from here: 2018 Big Year Q2}



    With this update you've officially gotten as many mammals in half a year as I have in my entire life, and in two bird additions you'll have done the same for birds too!
    And I thought I was doing pretty well. Asia isn't fair. :p

    INVERTEBRATES:
    50) Common field grasshopper, Chorthippus brunneus
     
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  2. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    So, after six months, I have beaten my previous year's total by one fish species, of which 26 were lifers.

    Fish
    321. Keyhole Angelfish
    322. Reticulated Dascyllus
    323. Bluebarred Parrotfish
    324. Finelined Surgeonfish
    325. Spotted Rabbitfish
    326. Red Mouth Rockcod
    327. Hammerhead Shark
    328. Smallscale Scorpionfish
    329. Coral Grouper
    330. Strawberry Rockcod
    331. Orange Basslet
    332. Largemouth Triplefin
    333. Blueside Wrasse
    334. Leaping Blenny

    Birds
    28. Java Sparrow

    Inverts
    37. Painted Spiny Lobster
    38. Starfish - Leiaster speciosus

    :p

    Hix
     
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  3. Zoo Tycooner FR

    Zoo Tycooner FR Well-Known Member

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    Went to Oued Souss (just near my house) to look for Greater flamingos, of course I've seen none of those but instead I've got a lifer (which makes up for three Charadriiformes lifers in two days) and one more addition! The crab however is from Souss-Massa.

    MAMMALS:
    3 - Brown rat, Rattus norvegicus

    BIRDS:
    78 - Eurasian oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus

    INVERTEBRATES:
    16 - Mediterranean green crab, Carcinus aestuarii
     
  4. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    Just back from a successful bout of that rare pursuit, nocturnal birding, at Budby, on the edge of Sherwood Forest, with a couple of new additions:

    Birds:
    190. Eurasian Woodcock - Scolopax rusticola
    191. European Nightjar - Caprimulgus europaeus

    (UK: 186)

    :)
     
  5. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    Missed a mammal:

    105) Bornean Montane Niviventer

    And I have a feeling I missed a bird as well which I identified at the same time but I can't remember what so I'll have to check later.
     
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  6. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Mammals
    13. North American River Otter Lontra canadensis

    Birds
    134. Clay-Colored Sparrow Spizella pallida

    *Also several terns. I know the species that occur in the area, and the terns I saw were likely a mix of two species, both of which would be new to my year list. But, I forgot my binoculars, and wasn't able to confirm identification.
     
  7. Mr. Zootycoon

    Mr. Zootycoon Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. I never listed it, I only mentioned it briefly:

    I decided to follow @Maguari's example on this one and list it seperately. I forgot to mention that, so here goes:

    Herptiles
    7. Edible frog [Pelophylax kl. esculentus]
     
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  8. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Half-year round-up time:


    BIRDS:

    LaughingDove – 537
    lintworm – 323
    Najade – 296
    Coelacanth18 – 265
    Vision – 241
    Mr. Zootycoon – 209
    Dannelboyz – 205
    Maguari – 191
    boof – 185
    robmv – 184
    TeaLovingDave – 173
    KevinVar – 165
    ThylacineAlive – 159
    Ituri – 140
    birdsandbats – 134
    Swampy – 107
    DesertRhino150 – 102
    jayjds2 – 100
    Zoo Tycooner FR – 78
    Macaw16 – 76
    animal_expert01 – 74
    Chlidonias – 55
    Pleistohorse – 54
    Hix – 28
    d1am0ndback – 19
    Fresco3 – 2


    MAMMALS:

    LaughingDove – 105
    Najade – 64
    lintworm – 53
    Coelacanth18 – 46
    TeaLovingDave – 33
    ThylacineAlive – 31
    Dannelboyz – 24
    Maguari – 24
    Pleistohorse – 20
    Mr. Zootycoon – 15
    birdsandbats – 13
    Vision – 13
    Swampy – 10
    Ituri – 9
    DesertRhino150 – 8
    KevinVar – 8
    animal_expert01 – 7
    Macaw16 – 6
    jayjds2 – 5
    Hix – 3
    Chlidonias – 3
    Zoo Tycooner FR – 3
    Fresco3 – 2
    d1am0ndback – 1


    HERPTILES:

    Najade – 33 Herptiles total (22 Reptiles, 11 Amphibians)
    Dannelboyz – 17 Herptiles total (15 Reptiles, 2 Amphibians)
    animal_expert01 – 13 Herptiles total (10 Reptiles, 3 Amphibians)
    jayjds2 – 12 Herptiles total (11 Reptiles, 1 Amphibians)
    TeaLovingDave – 11 Herptiles total (4 Reptiles, 7 Amphibians)
    LaughingDove – 10 Herptiles total (4 Reptiles, 6 Amphibians)
    Mr. Zootycoon – 11 Herptiles total (3 Reptiles, 8 Amphibians)
    Maguari – 10 Herptiles total (4 Reptiles, 6 Amphibians)
    Swampy – 9 Herptiles total (4 Reptiles, 5 Amphibians)
    birdsandbats – 9 Herptiles total (5 Reptiles, 4 Amphibians)
    KevinVar – 8 Herptiles total (4 Reptiles, 4 Amphibians)
    Vision – 7 Herptiles total (5 Reptiles, 2 Amphibians)
    ThylacineAlive – 6 Herptiles total (5 Reptiles, 1 Amphibians)
    Hix – 3 Herptiles total (3 Reptiles, 0 Amphibians)
    Zoo Tycooner FR – 3 Herptiles total (2 Reptiles, 1 Amphibians)
    lintworm – 2 Herptiles total (1 Reptiles, 1 Amphibians)
    DesertRhino150 – 2 Herptiles total (2 Reptiles, 0 Amphibians)
    Macaw16 – 1 Herptiles total (0 Reptiles, 1 Amphibians)


    FISH:

    Hix – 334
    animal_expert01 – 22
    jayjds2 – 12
    Dannelboyz – 7
    Vision – 4
    DesertRhino150 – 3
    birdsandbats – 3
    Maguari – 2
    Mr. Zootycoon – 1
    Zoo Tycooner FR – 1


    INVERTEBRATES:

    Mr. Zootycoon – 153 assorted
    Maguari – 59 assorted
    DesertRhino150 – 50 assorted
    Vision – 50 assorted
    KevinVar – 46 assorted
    lintworm – 39 assorted
    Hix – 38 assorted (12 Crustaceans, 12 Echinoderms. 7 molluscs, 5 other marine inverts, 2 insects).
    Zoo Tycooner FR – 16 assorted
    birdsandbats – 15 assorted
    jayjds2 – 10 assorted
    animal_expert01 – 10 assorted
     
  9. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    INVERTEBRATES:
    51) Comma, Polygonia c-album
    52) Flower spider, Misumena vatia
    53) Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus
    54) Small tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae

    Also got a few more fantastic views of little bittern!
     
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  10. Najade

    Najade Well-Known Member

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    Birds


    297. European Herring Gull
    298. House Sparrow
    299. Eurasian Collared Dove
     
  11. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Inverts
    16. Cecropia Moth Hyalophora cecropia
     
  12. Swampy

    Swampy Well-Known Member

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    Reptiles
    5. Oriental garden lizard, Calotes versicolor
    6. Nutaphand's red-eyed gecko, Gekko nutaphandi
    7. Bronze Skink, Eutropis macularia
    8. Blue crested lizard, Calotes mystaceus
    9. Emma Gray's forest lizard, Calotes emma
    10. Pegu forest gecko, Cyrtodactylus peguensis
    11. Asian vine snake, Ahaetulla prasina
    12. Boulenger's Pricklenape, Acanthosaura crucigera
    13. Orange-tailed ground gecko, Dixonius hangseesom
    14. Mocquard's house gecko, Hemidactylus craspedotus
    15. Tiger bent-toed gecko, Cyrtodactylus tigroides
    16. Clouded monitor, Varanus nebulosus
    17. Flat-tailed house gecko, Hemidactylus platyurus
    18. Keeled Rat Snake, Ptyas carinata
    19. Rice paddy snake, Enhydris plumbea
    20. Yellow-spotted keelback, Xenochrophis flavipunctatus
    21. Spiny turtle, Heosemys spinosa
    22. Asian water monitor, Varanus salvator
    23. Spotted forest skink, Sphenomorphus maculatus
    24. Brown whip snake, Dryophiops rubescens
    25. Golden flying snake, Chrysopelea ornata
    26. Barred Gliding lizard, Draco taeniopterus
    27. Reticulated python, Python reticulated
    28. Phetchaburi bent-toed gecko, Cyrtodactylus phetchaburiensis
    29. Pope's pit viper, Trimeresurus popeiorum
    30. Olive tree skink, Dasia olivacea
    31. Southeast Asian dog-faced water snake, Cerberus schneiderii
    32. Burmese python, Python bivittatus
    33. Siamese leaf-toed gecko, Dixonius siamensis
    34. Common butterfly lizard, Leiolepis belliana
    35. Mangrove pit viper, Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus
    36. Banded krait, Bungarus fasciatus
    37. Red-tailed green ratsnake, Gonyosoma oxycephalum
    38. Mangrove snake, Boiga dendrophila
    39. Triangle keelback, Xenochrophis trianguligerus
    40. Kuhl's flying gecko, Ptychozoon kuhli
    41. Asian grass lizard, Takydromus sexlineatus
    42. Malayan pit viper, Calloselasma rhodostoma
    43. Oldham's leaf turtle, Cyclemys oldhamii
    44. Malayan green vine snake, Ahaetulla mycterizans
    45. Four-striped forest gecko, Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus
    46. Masked water snake, Homalopsis buccata
    47. Lekagul's bent-toed gecko, Cyrtodactylus lekaguli
    48. Mangrove skink, Emoia atrocostata
    49. Sunbeam snake, Xenopeltis unicolor

    Amphibians
    6. Asian grass frog, Fejervarya limnocharis
    7. Common tree frog, Polypedates leucomystax
    8. Asian common toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus
    9. Marbled pygmy frog, Microhyla pulchra
    10. Blyth's river frog, Limnonectes blythii
    11. Sapgreen stream frog, Hylarana nigrovittata
    12. White-lipped frog, Hylarana labialis
    13. Hose's frog, Odorrana hosii
    14. Common green frog, Hylarana erythraea
    15. Wallace's flying frog, Rhacophorus nigropalmatus
    16. Asian giant toad, Phrynoidis asper

    Mammal and bird lists to follow
     
  13. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    All New species from Crocker Range National Park:

    Birds:
    538) Bornean Ibon
    Sociable Bulbul
    (not counted yet but probably a future split and armchair tick - split from Cinereous Bulbul which is itself a split from Ashy. More discussion in my thread.)
    539) Bornean Barbet
    540) Cinnamon-rumped Trogon
    541) Ruddy Cuckoo-dove
    542) Bornean Bulbul
    543) Grey-headed Babbler
    544) Eyebrowed Wren-babbler
    545) Yellow-crowned Barbet
    546) Lesser Cuckooshrike


    Mammals:
    106) Rajah Spiny Rat (Maxomys)
    107) Long-footed Treeshrew (longipes)
    108) Four-striped Ground-squirrel
    109) Malay Weasel
    110) Striped Treeshrew


    So I've now surpassed the ZooChat Big Year mammal record? I'm not even half way through this trip :D
     
  14. Najade

    Najade Well-Known Member

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    Let’s just agree to not count squirrels so it’ll be more of an even playing field...:p
     
  15. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member

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    Obviously, I'm not seeing all the myriad animals that everyone else is currently seeing in Asia but at least with the overpowering heat and humidity and the extremely overgrown pathways here in Essex I can at times pretend I'm in the tropics.

    Over the past few days, I've identified three new birds, three new fish and nine new invertebrates for my year list:

    103. Eurasian hobby Falco subbuteo
    104. Common kingfisher Alcedo atthis
    105. Eurasian bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula

    4. Common rudd Scardinius erythrophthalmus
    5. European chub Squalius cephalus
    6. Brown trout Salmo trutta *

    51. Common red soldier beetle Rhagonycha fulva
    52. Meadow grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus
    53. Field grasshopper Chorthippus brunneus
    54. Green dock beetle Gastrophysa viridula
    55. Emperor dragonfly Anax imperator
    56. Notch-horned cleg Haematopota pluvialis
    57. Large white butterfly Pieris brassicae
    58. Large red damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula
    59. Lucerne bug Adelphocoris lineolatus

    * I believe this species is the result of a reintroduction project by the local 'Museum of Power' from many years ago
     
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  16. boof

    boof Well-Known Member

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    1/7/2018
    186. BOURKE'S PARROT*
    187. chestnut-crowned babbler
    188. crested bellbird
    189. crimson chat
    190. southern whiteface
    2/7/2018
    191. HALL'S BABBLER*
    192. mulga parrot
    193. REDTHROAT*
    194. splendid fairy-wren
    195. white-browed treecreeper
     
  17. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    It's okay, he's been suspended from the thread for seeing too many animals.
     
  18. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    The ideal witty retort to this would be that we should just agree not to count marsupials. You're hardly doing badly at mammals this year!

    Except I'll be in Australia by the end of this week...
     
  19. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    Because it's not like you've ever been on a long wildlife watching trip before at all...

    I'm surprised that you've never surpassed 150 mammals in a year given how long some of your trips are. I would have thought that even you could see that many :p.
     
  20. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    My longer trips tend to be the last part of one year and the first part of the next, so a trip total is not the same as a year total.
     
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