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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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 Post subject: Re: Can you ID...........
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I agree with anne-marie, A Pygmy Falcon

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Pygmy Falcon!!! And I knew the mite! This is a great thread, KG - more please xx

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Definately Pygmy .... :wink:

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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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Namaqua sandgrouse I think :hmz:

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I too think namaqua sandgrouse


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I think its a male Burchells Sandgrouse .... :?

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Sandgrouse... :hmz: Burchell's

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:whistle: Male Burchells Sandgrouse ????

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Male Burchells sandgrouse

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

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