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Re: Can you ID...........

Unread postby vinkie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:20 am

spider close up :hmz:
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Unread postby okie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:43 am

A spider's spinneret :hmz:
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Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:41 am

Morning all,

Quite impressed with so many of you which has got it right.

Trombidium grandissimum may be tiny, but its power should not be underestimated. Since the diet of the Giant Red Velvet Mite consists of many pests, the mite could be used as a potential biological control tool. They are also vital to the rate of soil decomposition and greatly help maintain balance in soil ecosystems. The mites spend a majority of their time underground and only emerge after heavy rains to feed.

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Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:50 am

Pygmy Falcon
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Unread postby GavinW » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:10 am

I agree with anne-marie, A Pygmy Falcon
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Unread postby expat » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:23 am

Pygmy Falcon!!! And I knew the mite! This is a great thread, KG - more please xx
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Unread postby Scouter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:41 am

Definately Pygmy .... :wink:
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Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:20 pm

The last one was on the easy side, so lets go again.

African Pygmy Falcon
The Pygmy Falcon, or African Pygmy Falcon, is a falcon that lives in eastern and southern Africa and is the smallest raptor on the continent. As a small falcon, only 19 to 20 cm long, it preys on insects, small reptiles, and small mammals

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Unread postby GavinW » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:34 pm

Namaqua sandgrouse I think :hmz:
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Unread postby pops » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:47 pm

I too think namaqua sandgrouse

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Unread postby Scouter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:20 pm

I think its a male Burchells Sandgrouse .... :?
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Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:58 pm

Sandgrouse... :hmz: Burchell's
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Unread postby expat » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:04 pm

:whistle: Male Burchells Sandgrouse ????
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Unread postby okie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:21 pm

Male Burchells sandgrouse
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Unread postby expat » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:03 pm

Where you been, KG? The thread is lonely! :whistle:
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