Nature and Wildlife Photography
Database Search → "california"


391 results found for the location "california" : VIEW PHOTOS!    

bird photography
1.  
Allen's Hummingbird  [Selasphorus sasin]
The Allen's Hummingbird, Selasphorus sasin, is a species of hummingbird, a family of small passerine birds.The Allen's Hummingbird is a small bird, with mature adults reaching only 3 to 3˝ inches in length. The male Allen's has a green back and forehead,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/allens_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Apr 26, 2014
nature photography
2.  
Alpine Chipmunk
The alpine chipmunk (Neotamias alpinus) is a species of chipmunk native to the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada of California. They have been observed at altitudes from around 2,300 meters (7,500 ft) to 3,900 meters (12,800 ft), though they rarely occ...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/alpine_chipmunk/ - Last revised: Jul 26, 2010
nature photography
3.  
American Avocet  [Recurvirostra americana]
The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae.This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_avocet/ - Last revised: May 28, 2016
nature photography
4.  
American Bittern  [Botaurus lentiginosus]
The American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large, chunky, brown bird, very similar to the Eurasian Great Bittern, Botaurus stellaris. It is 59-70 cm (23-27 inches) in length, with a 95-115 cm (37 -...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_bittern/ - Last revised: Jan 30, 2011
bird photography
5.  
American Bullfrog
The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) is an aquatic frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or "true frogs", native to much of North America. This is a frog of larger, permanent water bodies, swamps, ponds, lakes, where it is usually found along the wate...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/american_bullfrog/ - Last revised: May 21, 2010
nature photography
6.  
American Coot  [Fulica americana]
The American Coot (Fulica americana) is a bird of wetlands and open water of the family Rallidae. About 40 centimeters (16 inches) in length and weighing 0.65 kg (1.4 lb), adults have a short thick white bill and white frontal shield, which usually has a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_coot/ - Last revised: Dec 31, 2009
nature photography
7.  
American Crow  [Corvus brachyrhynchos]
The American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos, is a large passerine bird species of the Corvidae family. It is a common bird found throughout much of North America. It is one of several species of corvid which are entirely black in color, though it can be dist...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_crow/ - Last revised: Jan 29, 2016
bird photography
8.  
American Golden-Plover  [Pluvialis dominica]
The American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) is a medium-sized plover. American Golden Plover taking flight. Note dusky back and axillaries. Adults are spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Their face and neck are black with a white bord...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_golden_plover/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
nature photography
9.  
American Goldfinch  [Spinus tristis]
The Eastern or American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), also known as the Wild Canary, is a North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Cana...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_goldfinch/ - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
bird photography
10.  
American Kestrel  [Falco sparverius]
The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a small falcon. This bird was formerly known in North America as the Sparrow Hawk. This name was misleading because it implied a connection with the Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus, which is unrelated - the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_kestrel/ - Last revised: Dec 17, 2012
nature photography
11.  
American Pipit  [Anthus rubescens]
The Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens) is a small passerine bird. It has two distinctive subspecies: The American Pipit, A. r. rubescens, breeds in northern North America, extending further south in mountainous areas. The Japanese Pipit, A. r. japonicu...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_pipit/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2012
bird photography
12.  
American Robin  [Turdus migratorius]
The American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. The similarity between the orange-red coloring of its breast to that of the smaller and unrelated European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) led to its common name. The America...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_robin/ - Last revised: May 07, 2013
bird photography
13.  
American White Pelican  [Pelecanus erythrorhynchos]
The American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is a very large (50"–70") white bird with black wing tips and a long, wide orange bill. They have a wing span of approximately 3 m . They are graceful in flight, moving their wings in slow powerful st...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_white_pelican/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2012
nature photography
14.  
American Wigeon  [Anas americana]
The American Wigeon (also American Widgeon or Baldpate), Anas americana is a species of wigeon in the dabbling duck genus Anas. It is a common and widespread duck which breeds in northwestern North America. It is the New World counterpart of the Eurasian...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_wigeon/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
nature photography
15.  
Ancient Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus antiquus]
The Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus, is a bird in the auk family. It breeds from the Yellow Sea (islands off China), through the Russian Pacific coast and the Aleutian Islands to the Haida Gwaii archipelago of British Columbia, where about hal...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ancient_murrelet/ - Last revised: Dec 29, 2014
bird photography
16.  
Anna's Hummingbird  [Calypte anna]
The Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) is a medium-sized hummingbird.These birds are glossy green on the back and grey below with green flanks. Their bill is long, straight and slender. The adult male has a glossy red crown and throat and a dark tail. Anna...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/annas_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
nature photography
17.  
Arctic Loon  [Gavia arctica]
Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica), known in North America as Arctic Loon, is a medium-sized member of the loon or diver family. Description Breeding adults are 63 cm to 75 cm in length with a 100 cm to 122 cm wingspan, shaped like a smaller, sleeker ve...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/arctic_loon/ - Last revised: Jan 15, 2013
nature photography
18.  
Arctic Tern  [Sterna paradisaea]
This article is about a bird. For the aircraft named after it, see Arctic Aircraft Arctic Tern. The Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution, breeding colonially in Arctic and sub-...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/arctic_tern/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
19.  
Arroyo Willow
Salix lasiolepis (Arroyo Willow) is a species of willow native to western and southwestern North America, in the United States from southern Washington and southwestern Idaho south to California and Texas, and in Mexico from Baja California east to Coahui...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/arroyo_willow/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
20.  
Ash-throated Flycatcher  [Myiarchus cinerascens]
The Ash-throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens, is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in desert scrub, riparian forest, brushy pastures and open woodland from the western United States to central Mexico. It is a short-distance...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ash_throated_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Nov 22, 2011
nature photography
21.  
Baird's Beaked Whale
The genus Berardius contains two species of beaked whale, Baird's beaked whale and Arnoux's beaked whale. The two species are so similar that some scientists regard their separation into distinct species as a historical anomaly.[2] The two species are the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/bairds_beaked_whale/ - Last revised: Apr 30, 2013
nature photography
22.  
Bald Eagle  [Haliaeetus leucocephalus]
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and symbol of the United States. This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bald_eagle/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
nature photography
23.  
Baltimore Oriole  [Icterus galbula]
The Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula, is a small icterid blackbird which is 18 cm long and weighs 34 g. This bird received its name from the fact that the male's colors resemble those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. The Baltimore Orioles, an Ameri...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/baltimore_oriole/ - Last revised: Jan 04, 2016
nature photography
24.  
Band-tailed Pigeon  [Patagioenas fasciata]
The Band-tailed Pigeon, Patagioenas fasciata, is a medium-sized bird of the Americas. Its closest relatives are the Chilean Pigeon and the Ring-tailed Pigeon, which form a clade of Patagioenas with a terminal tail band and iridescent plumage on their neck...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/band_tailed_pigeon/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
25.  
Bar-tailed Godwit  [Limosa lapponica]
The Bar-tailed Godwit, Limosa lapponica, is a large wader in the family Scolopacidae, which breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra mainly in the Old World, and winters on coasts in temperate and tropical regions of the Old World. It makes the longest non-stop...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bar_tailed_godwit/ - Last revised: Jan 01, 2012
nature photography
26.  
Barn Owl  [Tyto alba]
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) or, to distinguish it from relatives, Common Barn Owl, is an owl in the barn owl family Tytonidae. This is one of the two groups of owls, the other being the typical owls Strigidae. Any member of the family Tytonidae is sometimes...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/barn_owl/ - Last revised: Aug 28, 2013
nature photography
27.  
Barn Swallow  [Hirundo rustica]
The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a small migratory passerine bird found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. It has a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. It is often just called Swallow in Europe, although the term 'swallow' refe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/barn_swallow/ - Last revised: Jul 16, 2012
nature photography
28.  
Bay-breasted Warbler  [Setophaga castanea]
The Bay-breasted Warbler, Dendroica castanea , is a New World warbler. They breed in northern North America, specifically in Canada, into the Great Lakes region, and into northern New England. These birds are migratory, wintering in northwest South Americ...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bay_breasted_warbler/ - Last revised: May 08, 2013
bird photography
29.  
Beach Bur  [Ambrosia chamissonis]
Ambrosia chamissonis is a species of ragweed known by the common names Silver Burr Ragweed, Silver Beachweed and (Silver) Beach Bur(r).It is known from most of the coastline of western North America from Alaska to Baja California, where it is a resident o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/beach_bur/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
30.  
Belding's Ground Squirrel
Belding's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beldingi), also called Sage Rat, is a squirrel that lives on mountains in the western United States. In California, it often is found at 6,500–11,800 feet (2000–3700 m) in meadows between Lake Tahoe and Kings Canyon...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/beldings_ground_squirrel/ - Last revised: Jul 26, 2010
nature photography
31.  
Belted Kingfisher  [Megaceryle alcyon]
The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous and noisy water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. It is the bird depicted on the 1986 series Canadian $5 note. All kingfishe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/belted_kingfisher/ - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
nature photography
32.  
Bewick's Wren  [Thryomanes bewickii]
The Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) is a wren native to North America. At about 14cm long, it is gray-brown above, white below, with a long white eyebrow. While similar in appearance to the Carolina Wren, it has a long tail that is tipped in white. Th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bewicks_wren/ - Last revised: Nov 23, 2011
nature photography
33.  
Black Oystercatcher  [Haematopus bachmani]
The American Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmani, also called Western Black Oystercatcher or simply Black Oystercatcher, is a conspicuous black bird found on the shoreline of western North America. It ranges from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_oystercatcher/ - Last revised: Apr 06, 2015
nature photography
34.  
Black Phoebe  [Sayornis nigricans]
The Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) is a distinctive tyrant flycatcher native to western North America, ranging from southwestern Oregon and California to west Texas and northern Mexico.In South America, the Black Phoebe is a bird of the Andes mountain...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_phoebe/ - Last revised: Dec 15, 2012
bird photography
35.  
Black Scoter  [Melanitta americana]
The Black or American Scoter (Melanitta americana) is a large sea duck, 43 to 49 centimeters in length. Together with the Common Scoter M. nigra, it forms the subgenus Oidemia; the two are sometimes considered conspecific, the Black Scoter then being refe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_scoter/ - Last revised: Jan 04, 2009
nature photography
36.  
Black Skimmer  [Rynchops niger]
The Black Skimmer Rynchops niger is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar bird species in the skimmer family. It breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_skimmer/ - Last revised: Sep 02, 2009
nature photography
37.  
Black Tern  [Chlidonias niger]
The Black Tern, Chlidonias niger, is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe and North America. As its name suggests, it has predominantly dark plumage.Adults are 25 cm (9.75 in) long, with a wing span 61 cm (24 in), and weigh 62 g...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_tern/ - Last revised: Sep 02, 2009
nature photography
38.  
Black Turnstone  [Arenaria melanocephala]
The Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) is a species of small wading bird. It is one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria, the Ruddy Turnstone (A. interpres) being the other. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_turnstone/ - Last revised: Jan 27, 2011
nature photography
39.  
Black-and-white Warbler  [Mniotilta varia]
The Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia, is a small New World warbler. It breeds in northern and eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida.This species is migratory, wintering in Florida, Central America and the West Indies down to Peru....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_and_white_warbler/ - Last revised: May 13, 2013
bird photography
40.  
Black-bellied Plover  [Pluvialis squatarola]
The Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the Black-bellied Plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in arctic regions. It is a long-distance migrant, with a nearly world-wide coastal distribution when not breeding.They are 27–30...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_bellied_plover/ - Last revised: Sep 24, 2013
bird photography
41.  
Black-chinned Hummingbird  [Archilochus alexandri]
The Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) is a small hummingbird.Adults are metallic green above and white below with green flanks. Their bill is long, straight and very slender. The adult male has a black face and chin, a glossy purple throat...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_chinned_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Jun 14, 2016
bird photography
42.  
Black-chinned Sparrow  [Spizella atrogularis]
The Black-chinned Sparrow, Spizella atrogularis, is a small sparrow. This passerine bird is generally found in chaparral, sagebrush, arid scrublands, and brushy hillsides, breeding in the Southwestern United States (western Texas to southern California),...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_chinned_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jun 22, 2009
nature photography
43.  
Black-crowned Night-Heron  [Nycticorax nycticorax]
The Black-crowned Night Heron (in Eurasia, often just Night Heron; in North America, Black-crowned Night-Heron with a second hyphen), (Nycticorax nycticorax) is a medium-sized heron.Adults are 64 cm long and weigh 800 g. They have a black crown and back w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_crowned_night_heron/ - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
nature photography
44.  
Black-footed Albatross  [Phoebastria nigripes]
The Black-footed Albatross, Phoebastria nigripes, is a large seabird from the North Pacific. It is one of three albatross that range in the northern hemisphere, nesting on isolated tropical islands. Description The Black-footed Albatross is a small member...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_footed_albatross/ - Last revised: Aug 22, 2010
bird photography
45.  
Black-headed Grosbeak  [Pheucticus melanocephalus]
The Black-headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus, is a medium-size seed-eating bird in the same family as the Northern Cardinal, the Cardinalidae. It is sometimes considered conspecific with the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, P. ludovicianus, with which it h...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_headed_grosbeak/ - Last revised: Jun 27, 2009
nature photography
46.  
Black-necked Stilt  [Himantopus mexicanus]
The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) is a locally abundant resident of American wetlands and coastlines, from the coastal areas of California, much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then so...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_necked_stilt/ - Last revised: Sep 15, 2013
nature photography
47.  
Black-tailed Gull  [Larus crassirostris]
The Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris) is a medium-sized (46cm) gull, with a wingspan of 126-128 cm. The bird is resident in East Asia, including China, Japan and Korea. It is a vagrant to Alaska and northeastern North America. It has yellow legs and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_tailed_gull/ - Last revised: Nov 09, 2010
bird photography
48.  
Black-throated Sparrow  [Amphispiza bilineata]
The Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) is a small sparrow primarily found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is sometimes referred to as the Desert Sparrow, due to its preferred habitat of arid desert hillsides and scrub.The Black...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_throated_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jan 21, 2013
nature photography
49.  
Black-vented Shearwater  [Puffinus opisthomelas]
The Black-vented Shearwater (Puffinus opisthomlas) is a species of seabird. The bird is 30-38 cm in size, with a 76-89 cm wingspan. Formerly considered a subspecies of the Manx Shearwater, its actual relationships are unresolved.This species is pelagic, o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_vented_shearwater/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
bird photography
50.  
Blackpoll Warbler  [Setophaga striata]
The Blackpoll Warbler, Dendroica striata , is a New World warbler. These birds breed in northern North America, from Alaska, through most of Canada, and into the Great Lakes region and New England.These birds are migratory, wintering in northwestern South...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/blackpoll_warbler/ - Last revised: Sep 16, 2013
bird photography
51.  
Bladderpod
Cleome isomeris (syn. Isomeris arborea) is a species of cleome known by the common names bladderpod, burrofat, and California cleome.It is native to California and Baja California where it grows in a variety of habitats from coastal bluffs to desert arroy...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/bladderpod/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
52.  
Blue Shark
...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/blue_shark/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
bird photography
53.  
Blue-footed Booby  [Sula nebouxii]
The Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) is a bird in the Sulidae family which comprises ten species of long-winged seabirds.The name “booby” comes from the Spanish term bobo, which means \"stupid fellow\". This is because the Blue-footed Booby is clumsy on...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/blue_footed_booby/ - Last revised: Sep 15, 2013
nature photography
54.  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  [Polioptila caerulea]
The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea, is a very small songbird.Adults are blue-grey on the upperparts with white underparts, with a long slender bill and a long black tail. They have a white eye ring.Their breeding habitat is open deciduous wood...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/blue_gray_gnatcatcher/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
55.  
Blue-headed Vireo  [Vireo solitarius]
The Blue-headed Vireo, Vireo solitarius, is a small songbird.Adults are mainly olive on the upperparts with white underparts and yellowish flanks; they have a grey head, dark eyes with white "spectacles" and white wing bars. They have a stout bill and thi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/blue_headed_vireo/ - Last revised: Jan 20, 2013
bird photography
56.  
Blue-winged Teal  [Anas discors]
The Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) is a small dabbling duck.The adult male has a greyish blue head with a white facial crescent, a light brown body with a white patch near the rear and a black tail. The adult female is mottled brown. Both sexes have a bl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/blue_winged_teal/ - Last revised: Feb 04, 2013
nature photography
57.  
Bobcat
The Bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American mammal of the cat family, Felidae. With twelve recognized subspecies, it ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico, including most of the continental United States. The Bobcat is an adaptable predator that...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/bobcat/ - Last revised: Oct 19, 2008
bird photography
58.  
Bonaparte's Gull  [Chroicocephalus philadelphia]
The Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia, is a small gull.Adults are 31-34 cm long with a 79-84 cm wingspan. They have a black hood and a short thin dark bill. The body is mainly white with pale grey back and upper wings. The underwing is pale a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bonapartes_gull/ - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
bird photography
59.  
Bottlenose Dolphin
The Bottlenose Dolphin is one of the most common and well-known dolphins. Recent molecular studies show it is in fact two species, the Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (T. aduncus). Bottlenose Dolphins...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/bottlenose_dolphin/ - Last revised: Mar 07, 2012
bird photography
60.  
Brandt's Cormorant  [Phalacrocorax penicillatus]
The Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) is a strictly marine bird of the cormorant family of seabirds that inhabits the Pacific coast of North America. It ranges, in the summer, from Alaska to the Gulf of California, but the population north o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brandts_cormorant/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
nature photography
61.  
Brant  [Branta bernicla]
The Brent Goose (Branta bernicla), a goose of the genus Branta, is known in North America as Brant. The spelling "Brant" is the original one, with "Brent" being a later folk-etymological idea that it was derived from a classical Greek waterbird name brent...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brant/ - Last revised: Apr 29, 2013
bird photography
62.  
Brewer's Blackbird  [Euphagus cyanocephalus]
The Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) is a medium-sized blackbird.Adults have a pointed bill. Adult males have black plumage; the female is dark grey. The male has a bright yellow eye; the female's is dark. They resemble the eastern member of th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brewers_blackbird/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
nature photography
63.  
Brown Booby  [Sula leucogaster]
The Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. The adult brown booby reaches about 76 cm. (30 in.) in length. Its head and upper body are covered in dark brown, with the remainder being a contrasting white. The juveni...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_booby/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
bird photography
64.  
Brown Pelican  [Pelecanus occidentalis]
The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106-137 cm (42-54 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6-12 lbs) and has a wingspan from 1.83...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_pelican/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
nature photography
65.  
Buckeye  [Junonia coenia]
Junonia coenia is the Common Buckeye butterfly. It is found in all parts of the United States except the northwest, and is especially common in the South, the California coast, and throughout Central America and Colombia. Its habitat is open areas with lo...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/buckeye/ - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
nature photography
66.  
Bufflehead  [Bucephala albeola]
The Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) is a small American sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. They range from 32-40 cm long (12.5-16 inches) and 270-550 grams (9.5 oz.-1.2 lbs), with the drakes larger than the females. Averaging 35.5 cm (14 inch...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bufflehead/ - Last revised: Apr 03, 2016
nature photography
67.  
Buller's Shearwater  [Puffinus bulleri]
Buller's Shearwater (Puffinus bulleri) is a species of seabird in the family Procellariidae. The bird is 46-47 cm in size, with a 97-99 cm wingspan. The species is unusually easy to identify at sea (compared to other shearwaters) due to the distinctive M...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bullers_shearwater/ - Last revised: Mar 02, 2009
nature photography
68.  
Bullock's Oriole  [Icterus bullockii]
The Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii, is a small blackbird. At one time, this species and the Baltimore Oriole were considered to be a single species, the Northern Oriole. Adults have a pointed bill. The adult male is orange on the underparts, face and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bullocks_oriole/ - Last revised: Jan 04, 2016
bird photography
69.  
Burrowing Owl  [Athene cunicularia]
The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other dry, open area with low vegeta...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/burrowing_owl/ - Last revised: Aug 28, 2012
bird photography
70.  
Bush Lupine
Lupinus excubitus is a species of lupine known as the grape soda lupine. Its common name refers to its sweet scent, which is said to be very reminiscent of grape soda. This species and its variants are found in the southwestern United States, especially i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/bush_lupine/ - Last revised: Aug 11, 2009
nature photography
71.  
Bush Sunflower
Encelia californica is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name California brittlebush. This shrub is native to southern California and Baja California where it is a member of the coastal sage plant community at the shorel...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/bush_sunflower/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
72.  
Bushtit  [Psaltriparus minimus]
The Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) is a long-tailed tit found in North America. It is the only species in the family found in the New World, and the only member of the genus Psaltriparus.Bushtits inhabit mixed open woodlands, often containing oaks and a s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bushtit/ - Last revised: Jun 27, 2012
nature photography
73.  
Cackling Goose  [Branta hutchinsii]
The Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii), colloquially (and incorrectly) Lesser or Small Canada/Canadian Goose in North America, belongs to the genus Branta of black geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cackling_goose/ - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
nature photography
74.  
California Gnatcatcher  [Polioptila californica]
The California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica), is a small 10.8 cm (4.25 inches) long insectivorous bird which frequents dense coastal sage scrub growth. This species was recently split from the similar Black-tailed Gnatcatcher of the Sonoran and Chi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/california_gnatcatcher/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
75.  
California Ground Squirrel
The California Ground Squirrel, Spermophilus beecheyi (referred to in some older sources as Otospermophilus beecheyi or Citellus beecheyi), is a common and easily observed ground squirrel of the western United States and the Baja California peninsula; it...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/california_ground_squirrel/ - Last revised: Oct 03, 2016
nature photography
76.  
California Gull  [Larus californicus]
The California Gull Larus californicus is a medium-sized gull, smaller than the Herring Gull but larger than the Ring-billed Gull.Adults are similar in appearance to the Herring Gull, but have a smaller yellow bill with a black ring, yellow legs, brown ey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/california_gull/ - Last revised: Jan 29, 2016
nature photography
77.  
California Horn Snail
Family: Potamididae, Horn Shells view all from this familyDescription 1-1 3/4" (2.5-4.4 cm) high. Moderately large, heavy; brown, with several white spiral bands. Whorls well-rounded, with many strong, rounded axial ribs crossed by weak spiral threads, an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/california_horn_snail/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
nature photography
78.  
California Poppy
The California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is native to grassy and open areas from sea level to 2,000m (6,500 feet) altitude in the western United States throughout California, extending to Oregon, southern Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/california_poppy/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
79.  
California Quail  [Callipepla californica]
The California Quail, Callipepla californica, also known as the California Valley Quail or Valley Quail, is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. It is the state bird of California.These birds have a curving crest or "plume" that dro...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/california_quail/ - Last revised: Aug 05, 2013
nature photography
80.  
California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica, also known as California sagebrush, of the Asteraceae family, is a shrub that grows in coastal sage scrub, coastal strand, chaparral, and dry foothill communities, from sea level to 800 m (2600 ft.). It is native to California and B...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/california_sagebrush/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
81.  
California Sea Lion
The California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) is a coastal sea lion of the northern Pacific Ocean. Their numbers are abundant (188,000 U.S. stock 1995 est.), and the population continues to expand at a rate of approximately 5.0% annually. They are quit...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/california_sea_lion/ - Last revised: Mar 02, 2009
bird photography
82.  
California Thrasher  [Toxostoma redivivum]
The California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum) is a large thrasher found primarily in chaparral habitat in California and Baja California. Similar to the Crissal and Le Conte's Thrashers in habit, the California Thrasher is the only species of Toxostoma th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/california_thrasher/ - Last revised: Jan 08, 2013
bird photography
83.  
California Towhee  [Melozone crissalis]
The California Towhee, Pipilo crissalis, is a bird of the family Emberizidae, native to the coastal regions of western Oregon and California in the United States and Baja California Sur in Mexico.The taxonomy of this species has been debated. At the highe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/california_towhee/ - Last revised: Apr 27, 2012
nature photography
84.  
Canada Goose  [Branta canadensis]
The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), also referred to in North America as the Canadian Goose, belongs to the Branta genus of geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey species of the Anser genus.The black...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/canada_goose/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
bird photography
85.  
Canvasback  [Aythya valisineria]
The Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) is a large diving duck, 48-60 cm long and weighing 1270 g.The adult male has a black bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, red eyes and a whitish body. The adult female has a brown head and body and a black bill.Th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/canvasback/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
bird photography
86.  
Canyon Wren  [Catherpes mexicanus]
The Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus) is a small North American wren, and is about 14.5 cm (5.75 inches) long. It ranges from far southern British Columbia and Montana south through much of Mexico to western Chiapas and east to Oklahoma and Texas. It is t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/canyon_wren/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
87.  
Caspian Tern  [Hydroprogne caspia]
The Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia, formerly Sterna caspia; syn. Hydroprogne tschegrava) is a species of tern, with a subcosmopolitan but scattered distribution. Despite its extensive range, it is monotypic, with no subspecies accepted. In New Zealand i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/caspian_tern/ - Last revised: Apr 02, 2016
bird photography
88.  
Cassin's Auklet  [Ptychoramphus aleuticus]
The Cassin’s Auklet, Ptychoramphus aleuticus, is a small, chunky seabird that ranges widely in the North Pacific. It nests in small burrows and because of its presence on well studied islands in British Columbia and off California it is one of the better...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cassins_auklet/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
nature photography
89.  
Cassin's Kingbird  [Tyrannus vociferans]
The Cassin's Kingbird, Tyrannus vociferans, is a large Tyrant flycatcher.Adults have a gray head with slightly darker cheeks; a dark unforked tail with a buffy fringe and gray-olive underparts. They have a pale throat and deep yellow lower breast.Juvenile...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cassins_kingbird/ - Last revised: Dec 12, 2012
nature photography
90.  
Cassin's Vireo  [Vireo cassinii]
Cassin's Vireo (Vireo cassinii) is a small North American songbird, ranging from southern British Columbia in Canada through the western coastal states of the United States. This bird does migrate for the winter months from southern Arizona-(the Sonoran D...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cassins_vireo/ - Last revised: Sep 15, 2008
nature photography
91.  
Castor Bean
The castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. It belongs to a monotypic genus, Ricinus, and subtribe, Ricininae. The evolution of castor and its relation to other species is currently being st...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/castor_bean/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
92.  
Cattle Egret  [Bubulcus ibis]
The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a small white heron. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus.The Cattle Egret is a stocky species, averaging 51 cm long and weighing 200-600 g, with a short thick bill. The non-breeding adult has all-white...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cattle_egret/ - Last revised: Apr 28, 2010
bird photography
93.  
Cedar Waxwing  [Bombycilla cedrorum]
The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) is a member of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of passerine birds. It breeds in open wooded areas in North America, principally southern Canada and the northern United States.It is 16.5 cm in length and w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cedar_waxwing/ - Last revised: Feb 13, 2012
nature photography
94.  
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  [Poecile rufescens]
The Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens, formerly Parus rufescens) is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae.It is found in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and western Canada, from southern Alaska to southwestern California....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/chestnut_backed_chickadee/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
nature photography
95.  
Chipping Sparrow  [Spizella passerina]
The Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina, is a small sparrow. Its breeding habitat is wooded areas, suburban parks, and farmland across most of North America. It usually nests in trees, coniferous or deciduous, or sometimes on the ground. The Chipping Spa...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/chipping_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
nature photography
96.  
Chiricahua Leopard Frog
The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) is an aquatic frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or "true frogs", native to much of North America. This is a frog of larger, permanent water bodies, swamps, ponds, lakes, where it is usually found along the wate...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/chiricahua_leopard_frog/ - Last revised: May 21, 2010
bird photography
97.  
Cinnamon Teal  [Anas cyanoptera]
The Cinnamon Teal, Anas cyanoptera, is a small dabbling duck from the Americas.The adult male has a cinnamon-red head and body with a brown back, a red eye and a dark bill. The adult female has a mottled brown body, a pale brown head, brown eyes and a gre...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cinnamon_teal/ - Last revised: Nov 16, 2016
nature photography
98.  
Clapper Rail  [Rallus longirostris]
The Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris) is a member of the rail family, Rallidae. It is found along the east coast of North America, the coasts and some islands of the Caribbean, and across northern South America to eastern Brazil. On the west coast, it br...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/clapper_rail/ - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
nature photography
99.  
Clark's Grebe  [Aechmophorus clarkii]
The Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii) is a North American species of the grebe family of water birds.Up to the 1980s, it was thought to be a pale morph of the Western Grebe, which it resembles in size, range, and behavior. Intermediates between the two...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/clarks_grebe/ - Last revised: Apr 09, 2016
bird photography
100.  
Clark's Nutcracker  [Nucifraga columbiana]
The Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), is a large passerine bird, in the family Corvidae. It is slightly smaller than its Eurasian relative Spotted Nutcracker (N. caryocatactes). It is ashy-grey all over except for the black-and-white wings and ce...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/clarks_nutcracker/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
101.  
Cliff Swallow  [Petrochelidon pyrrhonota]
The Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is a member of the passerine bird family Hirundinidae — the swallows and martins.It breeds in North America and Mexico, and is migratory, wintering in southern South America. This species is a very rare vagrant...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cliff_swallow/ - Last revised: Jun 15, 2009
nature photography
102.  
Common Dolphin
The Common Dolphin is the name given to up to three species of dolphin making up the genus Delphinus.Prior to the mid-1990s, most taxonomists only recognised one species in this genus, the Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis. Modern cetologists usually recog...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/common_dolphin/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
bird photography
103.  
Common Goldeneye  [Bucephala clangula]
The Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a medium sized sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. Their closest relative is the similar Barrow's goldeneye.Adult males ranges from 45-52 cm (18-21 inches) and from 888 to 1400 grams (1.9 to 3.1 lb...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_goldeneye/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
nature photography
104.  
Common Ground-dove  [Columbina passerina]
The Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) is a small New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from Bermuda, through the southmost USA, Mexico and the Caribbean, to South America, and is found as far south as northern Brazil.The Common Ground D...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_ground_dove/ - Last revised: Feb 18, 2015
bird photography
105.  
Common Loon  [Gavia immer]
The Great Northern Diver, known in North America as the Common Loon (Gavia immer [GAY-vee-ah IM-mer]), is a large member of the loon, or diver, family. Adults can range from 61-100 cm (24-40 inches) in length with a 122-152 cm (4-5-foot) wingspan, slightl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_loon/ - Last revised: Jan 08, 2016
nature photography
106.  
Common Merganser  [Mergus merganser]
The Common Merganser, (Goosander in Europe), Mergus merganser, is a large sized duck, which is distributed over Europe, North Asia and North America. It is most common on lakes and rivers. Its nests can be found in treeholes.Males and females are easily d...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_merganser/ - Last revised: Jan 16, 2013
nature photography
107.  
Common Moorhen  [Gallinula chloropus]
The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is a bird in the rail family with an almost worldwide distribution outside Australasia as well as desert, many tropical rainforest, and the polar regions. In North America it is often called the Common Gallinule, a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_moorhen/ - Last revised: Sep 29, 2011
bird photography
108.  
Common Murre  [Uria aalge]
The Common Guillemot or Common Murre (Uria aalge) is a large auk. It is also known as the Thin-billed Murre in North America. It has a circumpolar distribution, occurring in low-Arctic and boreal waters in the North-Atlantic and North Pacific. It spends m...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_murre/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
109.  
Common Raven  [Corvus corax]
The Common Raven (Corvus corax), also known as the Northern Raven, is a large all-black passerine bird in the crow family. Found across the northern hemisphere, it is the most widely distributed of all corvids. There are eight known subspecies with little...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_raven/ - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
nature photography
110.  
Common Tern  [Sterna hirundo]
The Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution breeding in temperate and sub-arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_tern/ - Last revised: May 19, 2015
bird photography
111.  
Common Woody Pickleweed
Salicornia is a genus of succulent, halophyte (salt tolerant) plants that grow in salt marshes, on beaches, and among mangroves. Salicornia species are native to North America, Europe, South Africa and South Asia. Common names for the genus include glassw...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/common_woody_pickleweed/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
112.  
Cooper's Hawk  [Accipiter cooperii]
The Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk.They are permanent residents in most of the United States and their breeding range from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. They are generally distributed more to the South than the other North...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/coopers_hawk/ - Last revised: Dec 15, 2012
bird photography
113.  
Costa's Hummingbird  [Calypte costae]
The Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) is a species of hummingbird.The Costa's Hummingbird is very small, a mature adult growing to only 3 to 3˝ inches in length. The male Costa's has a mainly green back and flanks, a small black tail and wings, and pat...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/costas_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
bird photography
114.  
Coyote
The coyote (Canis latrans), also known as the prairie wolf , is a mammal of the order Carnivora. The species is found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the south, north through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It occurs as...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/coyote/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2012
bird photography
115.  
Crested Caracara  [Caracara cheriway]
The Crested Caracara, Polyborus plancus (or Caracara cheriway according to the AOU), is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is the only living member of the genus Polyborus, following the extinction of the Guadalupe Caracara. Unlike the Falco falc...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/crested_caracara/ - Last revised: Jan 13, 2012
bird photography
116.  
Dall's Porpoise
Dall's Porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) is a species of porpoise that came to worldwide attention in the 1970s. It was disclosed for the first time to the public that salmon fishing trawls were killing thousands of Dall's Porpoise and other cetaceans each ye...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/dalls_porpoise/ - Last revised: Mar 02, 2009
nature photography
117.  
Dark-eyed Junco  [Junco hyemalis]
The Dark-eyed Junco, (Junco hyemalis), is the best-known species of junco, a genus of small American sparrows.Adults are generally grey on top with a white belly. The white outer tail feathers flash distinctively in flight. The bill is usually pinkish. Th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/dark_eyed_junco/ - Last revised: Feb 22, 2016
bird photography
118.  
Deerweed
Lotus scoparius (Common Deerweed, Deer Weed, Deervetch, California Broom or Western Bird's-Foot Trefoil) is a perennial subshrub in the family Fabaceae (pea family). The plant is a pioneer species found in dry areas of California, Arizona, and Mexico. It...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/deerweed/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
119.  
Desert Cottontail
The Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), also known as Audubon's Cottontail, is a New World cottontail rabbit, a member of the family Leporidae.The Desert Cottontail is found throughout the central United States from eastern Montana to western Texas,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/desert_cottontail/ - Last revised: Dec 06, 2012
bird photography
120.  
Desert Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus magister, also known as the twin-spotted spiny lizard or the desert spiny lizard, is a reptile endemic to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Desert spiny lizards eat insects and rarely, small plants.The way the Desert spiny lizard stays warm like m...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/desert_spiny_lizard/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
nature photography
121.  
Domestic Cat
The cat (Felis catus), also known as the domestic cat or house cat to distinguish it from other felines, is a small carnivorous species of crepuscular mammal that is often valued by humans for its companionship and its ability to hunt vermin. It has been...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/domestic_cat/ - Last revised: Apr 10, 2008
bird photography
122.  
Domestic Dog
The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. The term encompasses both feral and pet varieties and is also sometimes used to describe wild canids of other subspecies or s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/domestic_dog/ - Last revised: Apr 11, 2008
bird photography
123.  
Double-crested Cormorant  [Phalacrocorax auritus]
The Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It occurs along inland waterways as well as in coastal areas and is widely distributed across North America. Once threatened by use of DDT, the numbers o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/double_crested_cormorant/ - Last revised: Apr 29, 2014
nature photography
124.  
Dunlin  [Calidris alpina]
The Dunlin, Calidris or Erolia alpina, is a small wader. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa and southeast Asia. Birds that breed in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/dunlin/ - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
bird photography
125.  
Dusky-capped Flycatcher  [Myiarchus tuberculifer]
The Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer, is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in forest and other woodland from southern Arizona, as well as the Chisos Mountains, Texas, south to northern Argentina and on Trinidad. It...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/dusky_capped_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
bird photography
126.  
Eared Grebe  [Podiceps nigricollis]
The Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis, is a member of the grebe family of waterbirds. It occurs on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.The Black-necked Grebe is 28–34 cm (12"-14") long. The adult is unmistakable in summer with a black h...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/eared_grebe/ - Last revised: Nov 16, 2016
bird photography
127.  
Eastern Fox Squirrel
The Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) is the largest species of tree squirrels native to North America. They are also sometimes referred to as the Stump-eared Squirrel, Raccoon Squirrel, or Monkey-faced Squirrel. They are sometimes mistaken for Eastern Gray Sq...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/eastern_fox_squirrel/ - Last revised: Jun 01, 2009
bird photography
128.  
Eastern Phoebe  [Sayornis phoebe]
The Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe, is a small passerine bird. This tyrant flycatcher breeds in eastern North America, although its normal range does not include the southeastern coastal USA.It is migratory, wintering in the southernmost USA and Central...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/eastern_phoebe/ - Last revised: May 07, 2013
bird photography
129.  
Eastern Willet
The Willet, Tringa semipalmata (formerly Catoptrophorus semipalmatus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a large shorebird in the sandpiper family. It is a well-sized and stout scolopacid, the largest of the shanks. Its closest relative is the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/eastern_willet/ - Last revised: Mar 04, 2012
nature photography
130.  
Egyptian Goose  [Alopochen aegyptiacus]
The Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae, and is the only extant member of the genus Alopochen. mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data suggest that the relatio...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/egyptian_goose/ - Last revised: Mar 02, 2009
bird photography
131.  
Elegant Tern  [Thalasseus elegans]
The Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans, syn. Sterna elegans - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds on the Pacific coasts of the southern USA and Mexico and winters south to Peru, Ecuador and Chile.This species breeds...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/elegant_tern/ - Last revised: Apr 02, 2016
bird photography
132.  
Elephant Seal  [Mirounga leonina]
Elephant seals are large, oceangoing mammals in the genus Mirounga, in the earless seal (Phocidae) family. There are 2 species: the Northern Elephant Seal (M. angustirostris) and the Southern Elephant Seal (M. leonina). Both were hunted to the brink of ex...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/elephant_seal/ - Last revised: Mar 02, 2009
bird photography
133.  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  [Streptopelia decaocto]
The Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto, also called the Eurasian Collared-Dove or simply the Collared Dove, is one of the great colonisers of the avian world. Its original range was warmer temperate regions from southeastern Europe to Japan. Ho...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/eurasian_collared_dove/ - Last revised: Aug 05, 2013
bird photography
134.  
Eurasian Wigeon  [Anas penelope]
The Wigeon or Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope, previously Mareca penelope) is one of three species of wigeon in the dabbling duck genus Anas. It is common and widespread within its range. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/eurasian_wigeon/ - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
nature photography
135.  
European Starling  [Sturnus vulgaris]
The European Starling, Common Starling or just Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, is a passerine bird in the family Sturnidae.This species of starling is native to most of temperate Europe and western Asia. It is resident in southern and western Europe and south...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/european_starling/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
nature photography
136.  
Falcated Duck  [Anas falcata]
The Falcated Duck or Falcated Teal (Anas falcata) is a duck which breeds in eastern Asia. It nests in eastern Siberia and northern China. It is widely recorded well outside its normal range, but the popularity of this beautiful duck in captivity clouds th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/falcated_duck/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
nature photography
137.  
False Jimson Weed
Datura wrightii or Sacred Datura is the name of a poisonous perennial plant and ornamental flower of southwestern North America. It is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. Datura wrightii is classified as a deliriant and an anticholinergic. It is a vigorous...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/false_jimson_weed/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
138.  
Ferruginous Hawk  [Buteo regalis]
The Ferruginous Hawk, (Buteo regalis), is a large buzzard-like bird of prey, although not a true hawk.Adults have long broad wings and a broad grey, rusty or white tail. The legs are feathered to the talons, like the Rough-legged Hawk. There are two colou...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ferruginous_hawk/ - Last revised: Jan 18, 2012
bird photography
139.  
Field Sparrow  [Spizella pusilla]
The Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla, is a small sparrow. Adults have brown upperparts, a light brown breast, a white belly, wing bars and a forked tail. They have a grey face, a rusty crown, a white eye ring and a pink bill. Their breeding habitat is shru...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/field_sparrow/ - Last revised: May 09, 2012
bird photography
140.  
Fin Whale
Taxonomy See also: Evolution of cetaceans A cladogram of animals related to the fin whale The fin whale has long been known to taxonomists. It was first described by Frederick Martens in 1675 and then again by Paul Dudley in 1725. These descriptions were...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/fin_whale/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
nature photography
141.  
Five-striped Sparrow  [Amphispiza quinquestriata]
The Five-striped Sparrow, Aimophila quinquestriata, is a medium-sized sparrow.This passerine bird is primarily found along the eastern Sea of Cortez region and Pacific region of mainland western Mexico, with a breeding range that extends into the southern...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/five_striped_sparrow/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
nature photography
142.  
Forster's Tern  [Sterna forsteri]
The Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri, is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds inland in North America and winters south to the Caribbean and northern South America.This species is rare but annual in western Europe, and has wintered in Ireland...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/forsters_tern/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2012
nature photography
143.  
Franklin's Gull  [Leucophaeus pipixcan]
The Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) is a small gull. It breeds in central provinces of Canada and adjacent states of the northern USA; in the Canadian Prairies region it is named the Prairie Dove. It is migratory, wintering in the Caribbean, Peru,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/franklins_gull/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
144.  
Gadwall  [Anas strepera]
The Gadwall is 46-56 cm long with a 78-90 cm wingspan. The breeding male is a beautifully patterned grey, with a black rear end and a brilliant white speculum, obvious in flight or at rest. In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage, the drake looks more like the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gadwall/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
145.  
Gambel's Quail  [Callipepla gambelii]
The Gambel's Quail, Callipepla gambelii, is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. It inhabits the desert regions of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Sonora. The Gambel's quail is named in honor of W...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gambels_quail/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
nature photography
146.  
Garland Chrysanthemum
Garland chrysanthemum (Leucanthemum coronarium, Chrysanthemum coronarium), also known as chrysanthemum greens or edible chrysanthemum, is a leaf vegetable in the genus Leucanthemum.It is popular in Cantonese cuisine, especially in the cuisine of Hong Kong...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/garland_chrysanthemum/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
147.  
Giant Spotted Whiptail
Description: 11-17 3/4" (27.0-45.1 cm). Long slender lizard; blue-gray to gray-green with profuse light spotting (spots large) and 6 or 7 light stripes, prominent in juveniles, faded or absent in large adults. Back scales small and granular. Belly uniform...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/giant_spotted_whiptail/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
bird photography
148.  
Giant Swallowtail
Known as the "Orange Dog" by citrus growers, the Giant Swallowtail is sometimes considered a citrus pest and is subjected to massive spraying. It is capable of flying long distances and often strays into northern and midwestern districts. Adults take nect...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/giant_swallowtail/ - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
nature photography
149.  
Glaucous Gull  [Larus hyperboreus]
The Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of the northern hemisphere and the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans as far south as the Britis...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/glaucous_gull/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
nature photography
150.  
Glaucous-winged Gull  [Larus glaucescens]
The Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens, is a large, white-headed gull residing from the Aleutians to the western coast of Alaska to the coast of Washington. It also breeds on the northwest coast of Alaska. During non-breeding seasons they can be foun...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/glaucous_winged_gull/ - Last revised: Feb 04, 2016
bird photography
151.  
Glossy Ibis  [Plegadis falcinellus]
The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. This is the most widespread ibis species, breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean region o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/glossy_ibis/ - Last revised: May 28, 2016
bird photography
152.  
Golden Wattle
Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is Australia's floral emblem. It is a tree which flowers in late winter and spring, producing a mass of fragrant, fluffy, golden flowers. Description The species grows to between 2 and 8 metres in height with generally smo...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/golden_wattle/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
153.  
Golden-crowned Sparrow  [Zonotrichia atricapilla]
The Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla, is a medium-sized sparrow. At 18 cm length, it is slightly larger than the closely related White-crowned Sparrow. In the breeding season, it has a distinct gold patch on its head, flanked by two dark bl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/golden_crowned_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jan 08, 2013
bird photography
154.  
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
The Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis) lives in all types of forests across North America. It eats seeds, nuts, berries, insects, and underground fungi. It is eaten by hawks, jays, weasels, foxes, bobcats, and coyotes. A typical creat...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/golden_mantled_ground_squirrel/ - Last revised: Jul 14, 2008
nature photography
155.  
Gray Hawk  [Buteo nitidus]
The Grey Hawk or Grey-lined Hawk (Buteo nitidus) is a smallish raptor found in open country and forest edges. It is sometimes placed in the genus Asturina as Asturina nitida.It breeds from the southwestern USA and Mexico south to Bolivia, Brazil and centr...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gray_hawk/ - Last revised: Aug 28, 2013
nature photography
156.  
Gray Whale
The Gray Whale or Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) is a whale that travels between feeding and breeding grounds yearly. It reaches a length of about 16 meters (52 ft), a weight of 36 tons and an age of 50–60 years. Gray Whales were once called Devil Fis...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/gray_whale/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
nature photography
157.  
Great Blue Heron  [Ardea herodias]
The Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common over most of North and Central America as well as the West Indies and the Galápagos Islands, except for the far north, or in deserts and high mountains where there...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_blue_heron/ - Last revised: Mar 18, 2014
bird photography
158.  
Great Egret  [Ardea alba]
The Great Egret Ardea alba, also known as the Great White Egret, White Heron, or Common Egret, is a wading egret, found in most of the tropical and warmer temperate parts of the world, although it is very local in southern Europe and Asia. It is called Ko...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_egret/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
nature photography
159.  
Great Horned Owl  [Bubo virginianus]
The Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, is a large owl native to North and South America. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range, though it is not as widespread as the Barn Owl. Distribution The breeding habitat of the Great Horned Owl extends almost t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_horned_owl/ - Last revised: Sep 07, 2013
bird photography
160.  
Greater Roadrunner  [Geococcyx californianus]
The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a large, long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. It is one of the two roadrunner species in the genus Geococcyx. The roadrunner is also known as a Chaparral.The adult is about 56 cm long with a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greater_roadrunner/ - Last revised: Aug 28, 2012
bird photography
161.  
Greater Sage-Grouse  [Centrocercus urophasianus]
The Greater Sage-grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, is the largest grouse in North America. Its range is sagebrush country in the western United States and southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. The Gunnison Sage-grouse was recently recognized as a se...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greater_sage_grouse/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
162.  
Greater Scaup  [Aythya marila]
The Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), or just Scaup in Europe, is a small diving duck. It breeds on the ground by lakes and bogs on the tundra and at the northern limits of the boreal forest across Arctic and subarctic regions of northern North America, Euro...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greater_scaup/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
nature photography
163.  
Greater White-fronted Goose  [Anser albifrons]
The Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) is a goose species closely related to the smaller Lesser White-fronted Goose (A. erythropus). In Europe it has been known as simply "White-fronted Goose"; in North America it is known as the Greater White-...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greater_white_fronted_goose/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
nature photography
164.  
Greater Yellowlegs  [Tringa melanoleuca]
The Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca is a large North American shorebird, similar in appearance to the smaller Lesser Yellowlegs. Its closest relative, however, is the Greenshank, together with which and the Spotted Redshank it forms a close-knit gro...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greater_yellowlegs/ - Last revised: Aug 22, 2010
bird photography
165.  
Green Heron  [Butorides virescens]
The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron. Some sources consider this bird and the Striated Heron or Mangrove Heron, Butorides striatus, of tropical Africa and Asia, to be a single species, the Green-backed Heron.The green heron is relatively...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/green_heron/ - Last revised: May 19, 2015
nature photography
166.  
Green-winged Teal  [Anas crecca]
The Green-winged Teal (GWT, Anas carolinensis) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of North America except on the Aleutian Islands. It was considered conspecific with the Common Teal for some time, and the issue is still bei...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/green_winged_teal/ - Last revised: Dec 14, 2012
nature photography
167.  
Greylag Goose  [Anser anser]
The Greylag Goose, Anser anser, is a bird with a wide range in the Old World. It is the type species of the genus Anser.It was in pre-Linnean times known as the Wild Goose ("Anser ferus"). This species is the ancestor of domesticated geese in Europe and N...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greylag_goose/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
nature photography
168.  
Gulf Fritillary
The Gulf fritillary or passion butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) is a bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae and subfamily Heliconiinae. That subfamily was formerly set apart as a separate family, the Heliconiidae. The Heliconiinae are "longwing bu...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/gulf_fritillary/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
bird photography
169.  
Gull-billed Tern  [Gelochelidon nilotica]
The Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica, formerly Sterna nilotica (Bridge et al., 2005), is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae.It breeds in warmer parts of the world in southern Europe (and a very small isolated population in northern Germany and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gull_billed_tern/ - Last revised: Aug 31, 2012
bird photography
170.  
Gyrfalcon  [Falco rusticolus]
The Gyrfalcon IPA: /?d??r?f?lk?n/ or IPA: /?d??r?fćlk?n/ (Falco rusticolus), also spelled Gyr Falcon, sometimes Gerfalcon, is the largest of all falcon species. The Gyrfalcon breeds on Arctic coasts and islands of North America, Europe and Asia. It is mai...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gyrfalcon/ - Last revised: May 03, 2012
nature photography
171.  
Hairy Woodpecker  [Picoides villosus]
The Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) is a medium-sized woodpecker.Their breeding habitat is forested areas with large trees across most of North America to Central America. They nest in a tree cavity, excavated by the nesting pair.Adults are mainly bl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hairy_woodpecker/ - Last revised: Jun 19, 2016
nature photography
172.  
Hammond's Flycatcher  [Empidonax hammondii]
Hammond's Flycatcher, Empidonax hammondii is a small insect-eating bird. It is a small Empidonax flycatcher, with typical size ranging from 12.5-14.5 cm. Adults have greyish-olive upperparts, darker on the wings and tail, with whitish underparts; they hav...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hammonds_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Jan 21, 2013
bird photography
173.  
Harbor Seal  [Phoca richardsi]
The Common Seal (UK, Ireland), Harbor Seal (U.S.) or Harbour Seal (Canada), Phoca vitulina is a true seal found along temperate and arctic marine coastlines of the Northern hemisphere. They are found in coastal waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/harbor_seal/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
nature photography
174.  
Harris's Sparrow  [Zonotrichia querula]
The Harris's Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula, is a large sparrow. Their breeding habitat is the north part of central Canada (primarily the Northwest Territories, ranging a bit into northern Manitoba). In fact, this bird is Canada's only endemic breeder. In...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/harriss_sparrow/ - Last revised: Apr 05, 2015
nature photography
175.  
Heermann's Gull  [Larus heermanni]
The Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) is a gull resident in the United States and Mexico. Of the current population of about 150,000 pairs, 90% nest on the island of Isla Rasa off Baja California in the Gulf of California, with smaller colonies as far nor...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/heermanns_gull/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
bird photography
176.  
Hermit Thrush  [Catharus guttatus]
The Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) is a medium-sized North American thrush. It is not very closely related to the other North American migrant species of Catharus, but rather to the Mexican Russet Nightingale-thrush (Winker & Pruett, 2006).This species...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hermit_thrush/ - Last revised: Dec 15, 2012
nature photography
177.  
Herring Gull  [Larus argentatus]
The Herring Gull, Larus argentatus, is a large gull which breeds across North America, Europe and Asia. Some herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. those on the low...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/herring_gull/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
nature photography
178.  
Hooded Merganser  [Lophodytes cucullatus]
The Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) is a small duck and is the only member of the genus Lophodytes. Hooded Mergansers have a crest at the back of the head which can be expanded or contracted. In adult males, this crest has a large white patch, th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hooded_merganser/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
bird photography
179.  
Hooded Oriole  [Icterus cucullatus]
The Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus, is a medium-sized New World oriole.Adults have a pointed bill and white wing bars. The adult male has an orange head with black on the face and throat; they are black on the back, wings and tail, orange on the underp...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hooded_oriole/ - Last revised: Feb 04, 2013
bird photography
180.  
Hooded Warbler  [Setophaga citrina]
The Hooded Warbler, Wilsonia citrina, is a New World warbler. It breeds in eastern North America and across the eastern USA and into southernmost Canada, (Ontario). It is migratory, wintering in Central America and the West Indies. Hooded Warblers are ver...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hooded_warbler/ - Last revised: May 12, 2016
bird photography
181.  
Horned Grebe  [Podiceps auritus]
Slavonian Grebe, Podiceps auritus †, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. It is known in North America as the Horned Grebe. It is a small grebe at 31–38 cm (12–15 in) long with a 46–55 cm wingspan. Unmistakable in summer, the male's plumage in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/horned_grebe/ - Last revised: Oct 31, 2010
nature photography
182.  
House Finch  [Carpodacus mexicanus]
The House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is a medium-sized finch of the Rosefinch genus.Adults have a long brown tail and are a brown or dull-brown color across the back with some shading into deep grey on the wing feathers. Breast and belly feathers may be...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/house_finch/ - Last revised: Feb 15, 2012
nature photography
183.  
House Sparrow  [Passer domesticus]
The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a member of the Old World sparrow family Passeridae, and is, somewhat controversially, considered a relative of the Weaver Finch Family. It occurs naturally in most of Europe and much of Asia. It has also followed...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/house_sparrow/ - Last revised: May 21, 2010
nature photography
184.  
Humpback Whale
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a Baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (40–50 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unu...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/humpback_whale/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
nature photography
185.  
Hutton's Vireo  [Vireo huttoni]
Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni) is a small songbird. It is approximately 5 inches (12-13 cm) in length, dull olive-gray above and below. It has a faint white eye ring and faint white wing bars. It closely resembles a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, but has a thicker...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/huttons_vireo/ - Last revised: May 08, 2013
bird photography
186.  
Island Scrub-Jay  [Aphelocoma insularis]
The Island Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma insularis)[A]) or Island Jay is one of the species of Aphelocoma (scrub-jays) native to North America and is endemic to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Southern California. It is closely related to the California Scrub-...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/island_scrub_jay/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
187.  
Ivory Gull  [Pagophila eburnea]
The Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is a small gull, the only species in its genus. It breeds in the high arctic and has a circumpolar distribution through Greenland, northernmost North America, and Eurasia. It migrates only short distances south in autumn,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ivory_gull/ - Last revised: Nov 07, 2010
nature photography
188.  
Jerusalem Cricket
Jerusalem crickets (genus Stenopelmatus) are a group of large (body length up to 69mm), flightless insects native to the western United States, along the Pacific Coast, and south into Mexico. Because of their large, human-like head, they are commonly call...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/jerusalem_cricket/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
nature photography
189.  
Kelp Gull  [Larus dominicanus]
The Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) breeds on coasts and islands through much of the southern hemisphere. The race L. d. vetula occurs around southern Africa, and nominate L. d. dominicanus is the subspecies found around South America, parts of Australia (w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/kelp_gull/ - Last revised: Feb 05, 2016
nature photography
190.  
Killdeer  [Charadrius vociferus]
The Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a medium-sized plover.Adults have a brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with two black bands. The rump is tawny orange. The face and cap are brown with a white forehead. They have an orange-red ey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/killdeer/ - Last revised: Aug 22, 2010
nature photography
191.  
King Eider  [Somateria spectabilis]
The King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) is a large sea duck, which breeds along northern hemisphere Arctic coasts of northeast Europe, North America and Asia. The birds spend most of the year in coastal marine ecosystems at high latitudes, and migrate to A...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/king_eider/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
192.  
Lark Sparrow  [Chondestes grammacus]
The Lark Sparrow, Chondestes grammacus, is a fairly large sparrow. It is the only member of the genus Chondestes.This passerine bird breeds in southern Canada, much of the USA, and northern Mexico. It is much less common in the east, where its range is co...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lark_sparrow/ - Last revised: Dec 18, 2011
bird photography
193.  
Laughing Gull  [Leucophaeus atricilla]
The Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla, is a medium-sized gull of North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, southern California, USA, and northern South America. Northernmost populations migrate further so...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/laughing_gull/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
bird photography
194.  
Lawrence's Goldfinch  [Spinus lawrencei]
Lawrence's Goldfinch, Carduelis lawrencei, is a small songbird that ranges erratically in southwestern North America. Description At about 4.75 inches (12 cm) long and weighing about 0.4 oz (11.5 g), it is slightly bigger than the Lesser Goldfinch and sli...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lawrences_goldfinch/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2014
bird photography
195.  
Le Conte's Thrasher  [Toxostoma lecontei]
The Le Conte's Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei) is a pale bird found in the Southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. It prefers to live in deserts with very little vegetation, where it blends in with the sandy soils. The palest of all thrashers, i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/le_contes_thrasher/ - Last revised: Feb 27, 2012
bird photography
196.  
Leach's Storm-Petrel  [Oceanodroma leucorhoa]
The Leach's Storm-petrel or Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) is a small seabird of the tubenose family. It is named after the British zoologist William Elford Leach. It breeds on inaccessible islands in the colder northern areas of the Atlantic and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/leachs_storm_petrel/ - Last revised: Aug 22, 2010
bird photography
197.  
Least Sandpiper  [Calidris minutilla]
The Least Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia minutilla, is the smallest shorebird.This species has yellowish legs and a short thin dark bill. Breeding adults are brown with dark brown streaks on top and white underneath. They have a light line above the eye an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/least_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Apr 20, 2015
nature photography
198.  
Least Tern  [Sternula antillarum]
The Least Tern (Sternula antillarum, formerly Sterna antillarum) is a species of tern that breeds in North America and locally in northern South America. It is closely related to, and was formerly often considered conspecific with, the Little Tern S. albi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/least_tern/ - Last revised: Sep 02, 2009
bird photography
199.  
Lesser Earless Lizard
Identification: Upper side striped or speckled, with smooth granular scales; external ear openings absent; two black marks on each side of belly; total length up to about 13 cm (5.1 inches); adults average about 5 cm (2 inches) in snout-vent length. Matu...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/lesser_earless_lizard/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
nature photography
200.  
Lesser Sand-Plover  [Charadrius mongolus]
The Lesser Sand Plover, Charadrius mongolus, is a small wader in the plover family of birds. The spelling is commonly given as Lesser Sandplover, but the official British Ornithologists' Union spelling is Lesser Sand Plover. There are five races, and the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_sand_plover/ - Last revised: Aug 28, 2013
bird photography
201.  
Lesser Scaup  [Aythya affinis]
Adults are 38-45 cm long, with a blue bill and yellow eyes. Adult males have a dark head with a purple sheen, a black breast, a light grey back, a black tail and white underparts. Adult females have a white band at the base of the bill and a brown head an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_scaup/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
nature photography
202.  
Lesser Yellowlegs  [Tringa flavipes]
The Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes, is a medium-sized shorebird similar in appearance to the larger Greater Yellowlegs. It is not closely related to this bird, however, but instead to the much larger and quite dissimilar willet (Pereira & Baker, 2005)...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_yellowlegs/ - Last revised: Oct 17, 2011
nature photography
203.  
Lewis's Woodpecker  [Melanerpes lewis]
The Lewis's Woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis, is a large North American species of woodpecker which was named for Meriwether Lewis, one of the explorers who surveyed the areas bought by the United States of America during the Louisiana Purchase.One of the lar...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lewiss_woodpecker/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
204.  
Lincoln's Sparrow  [Melospiza lincolnii]
The Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii, is a medium-sized sparrow.Adults have dark-streaked olive-brown upperparts with a light brown breast with fine streaks, a white belly and a white throat. They have a brown cap with a grey stripe in the middle, o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lincolns_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
205.  
Little Blue Heron  [Egretta caerulea]
The Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea, is a small heron. It breeds from the Gulf states of the USA through Central America and the Caribbean south to Peru and Uruguay. It is a resident breeder in most of its range, but some northern breeders migrate to...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/little_blue_heron/ - Last revised: Feb 05, 2013
nature photography
206.  
Loggerhead Shrike  [Lanius ludovicianus]
The Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) is a passerine bird. It is the only member of the shrike family endemic to North America.These birds have a large hooked bill; the head and back are grey with white underparts. They have black wings and tail, wi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/loggerhead_shrike/ - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
bird photography
207.  
Long-billed Curlew  [Numenius americanus]
The Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus, is a large shorebird. (See the Curlew family.)Adults have a very long bill curved downwards, a long neck and a small head. The head, neck and underparts are light brown. The back is dark brown. They show cinnam...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/long_billed_curlew/ - Last revised: Aug 05, 2014
bird photography
208.  
Long-billed Dowitcher  [Limnodromus scolopaceus]
The Long-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus, is a medium-sized shorebird.Adults have yellowish legs and a long straight dark bill. The body is dark brown on top and reddish underneath with spotted throat and breast, bars on flanks. The tail has a b...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/long_billed_dowitcher/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
209.  
Long-tailed Duck  [Clangula hyemalis]
The Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) is a medium-sized sea duck. It is the only living member of its genus, Clangula. An undescribed congener is known from the Middle Miocene Sajóvölgyi Formation (Late Badenian, 13-12 mya) of Mátraszőlős, Hungary (Gál...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/long_tailed_duck/ - Last revised: May 12, 2016
bird photography
210.  
Long-tailed Weasel
Evolution Skulls of a long-tailed weasel (top), a stoat (bottom left) and least weasel (bottom right), as illustrated in Merriam's Synopsis of the Weasels of North America The long-tailed weasel is the product of a process begun 5"?7 million years ago, wh...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/long_tailed_weasel/ - Last revised: Dec 18, 2011
bird photography
211.  
Luna Moth
Binomial name Actias luna Linnaeus, 1758 The Luna Moth (Actias luna) is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the subfamily Saturniinae. Range This moth is found in North America from east of the Great Plains in the United States to northern Mexico and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/luna_moth/ - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
bird photography
212.  
Lupinus Lupine
Lupins or lupines (North America) are the members of the genus Lupinus in the legume family (Fabaceae). The genus comprises between 200 and 600 species, with major centers of diversity in South America and western North America, in the Mediterranean regio...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/lupinus_lupine/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
213.  
MacGillivray's Warbler  [Geothlypis tolmiei]
The MacGillivray's Warbler, Oporornis tolmiei, is a small species of New World warbler. Like all members of the genus Oporornis, these birds are sluggish and heavy warblers with short tails, preferring to spend most of their time on, or near the ground, e...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/macgillivrays_warbler/ - Last revised: May 09, 2009
bird photography
214.  
Mallard  [Anas platyrhynchos]
The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), the archetypal "wild duck", is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. Probably the best-known and most recognizable of all...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mallard/ - Last revised: Nov 28, 2011
bird photography
215.  
Marbled Godwit  [Limosa fedoa]
The Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa, is a large shorebird.Adults have long blue-grey legs and a very long pink bill with a slight upward curve and dark at the tip. The long neck, breast and belly are pale brown with dark bars on the breast and flanks. The ba...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/marbled_godwit/ - Last revised: Apr 20, 2015
bird photography
216.  
Marbled Murrelet  [Brachyramphus marmoratus]
The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a small seabird from the North Pacific. It is a member of the auk family. It nests in old-growth forests or on the ground at higher latitudes where trees cannot grow. Its habit of nesting in trees was sus...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/marbled_murrelet/ - Last revised: Aug 02, 2012
nature photography
217.  
Marsh Wren  [Cistothorus palustris]
The Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) is a small North American songbird of the wren family. It is sometimes called Long-billed Marsh Wren to distinguish it from the Sedge Wren, also known as Short-billed Marsh Wren.Adults have brown upperparts with a li...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/marsh_wren/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
218.  
Masked Booby  [Sula dactylatra]
The Masked Booby, Sula dactylatra, is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. This species breeds on islands in tropical oceans, except in the eastern Atlantic; in the eastern Pacific it is replaced by the Nazca Booby, Sula granti, which was former...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/masked_booby/ - Last revised: Dec 17, 2011
bird photography
219.  
Merlin  [Falco columbarius]
The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a smallish falcon that breeds in northern North America, Europe and Asia. In North America it was once and sometimes still is colloquially called "pigeon hawk" though being a falcon it is not very closely related to true...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/merlin/ - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
bird photography
220.  
Merriam's Chipmunk
The Merriam's Chipmunk (Tamias merriami) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Mexico and the United States....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/merriams_chipmunk/ - Last revised: Jul 27, 2010
nature photography
221.  
Mew Gull  [Larus canus]
The Common Gull or Mew Gull (Larus canus) is a medium-sized gull which breeds in northern Asia, northern Europe and northwestern North America. It migrates further south in winter.Adults are 40-46 cm long, obviously smaller than the Herring Gull, and slig...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mew_gull/ - Last revised: Jan 29, 2016
bird photography
222.  
Mexican Elderberry
Sambucus (elder or elderberry) is a genus of between 5 and 30 species of shrubs or small trees in the moschatel family, Adoxaceae. It was formerly placed in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae, but was reclassified due to genetic evidence. Two of its s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/mexican_elderberry/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
223.  
Minke Whale
Minke whale /'m?nki/, or lesser rorqual, is a name given to two species of marine mammal belonging to a clade within the suborder of baleen whales. The minke whale was given its official designation by Lacep?de in 1804, who described a juvenile specimen o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/minke_whale/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
bird photography
224.  
Monarch  [Pomarea pomarea]
The Monarch (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae), in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Since the 19th century, it has been found in New Zealand, and in Australia since 1871 w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/monarch/ - Last revised: Jul 02, 2014
bird photography
225.  
Mountain Bluebird  [Sialia currucoides]
The Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) is a medium-sized thrush.Adults have thin bills. Adult males are bright blue, somewhat lighter underneath. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail and a grey breast, grey crown, throat and back.Their breedi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mountain_bluebird/ - Last revised: Feb 13, 2012
bird photography
226.  
Mourning Dove  [Zenaida macroura]
The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family Columbidae. The bird is also called the American Mourning Dove, and formerly was known as the Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove. It ranges from Central America to southern Canada, in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mourning_dove/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
nature photography
227.  
Mule Deer
The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer whose habitat is in the western half of North America. It gets its name from its large mule-like ears. Its closest relative is the black-tailed deer (considered a subspecies of mule deer). Unlike its cousin, t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/mule_deer/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
bird photography
228.  
Muscovy Duck  [Cairina moschata]
The Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata, is a large duck which is native to Mexico, Central and South America. A small wild population reaches into the US in the lower Rio Grande River basin in Texas. There also are feral breeding populations in North America...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/muscovy_duck/ - Last revised: Nov 16, 2016
nature photography
229.  
Myoporum
The Ngaio or Mousehole tree (Myoporum laetum) is a tree in the family Scrophulariaceae native to New Zealand. Description It is evergreen, grows to a height of 10 metres, and bears white or near white blossoms in late winter to mid spring. It is a fast gr...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/myoporum/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
230.  
Nashville Warbler  [Oreothlypis ruficapilla]
The Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla, is a small songbird in the New World warbler family.They have olive-brown upperparts, a white belly and a yellow throat and breast; they have a white eye ring, no wing bars and a thin pointed bill. Adult males...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/nashville_warbler/ - Last revised: May 13, 2013
nature photography
231.  
Northern Flicker  [Colaptes auratus]
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, is one of the few woodpecker species that migrates, and is the only woodpecker that commonly feeds...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_flicker/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
bird photography
232.  
Northern Fulmar  [Fulmarus glacialis]
The Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), or Arctic Fulmar lives in the north Atlantic and north Pacific. These fulmars look superficially like gulls, but are unrelated, and are in fact petrels. The species is grey and white with a yellow bill, 43-52 cm i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_fulmar/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
bird photography
233.  
Northern Harrier  [Circus cyaneus]
The Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) or Northern Harrier (in North America) is a bird of prey. It breeds throughout the northern parts of the northern hemisphere in Canada and the northernmost USA, and in northern Eurasia. This species is polytypic, with two...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_harrier/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
bird photography
234.  
Northern Mockingbird  [Mimus polyglottos]
The Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, is the only mockingbird commonly found in North America.The Northern Mockingbird breeds in southeastern Canada, the United States, northern Mexico, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and the Greater Antilles. It is re...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_mockingbird/ - Last revised: Dec 01, 2009
bird photography
235.  
Northern Pintail  [Anas acuta]
The Pintail or Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of Canada, Alaska and the mid-western United States.This dabbling duck is strongly migratory and winters fur...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_pintail/ - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
bird photography
236.  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  [Stelgidopteryx serripennis]
The Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) is a small swallow. Adults are 13-15cm in length, brown on top with light underparts and a forked tail. They are similar in appearance to the Bank Swallow but have a dusky throat and breast. T...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_rough_winged_swallow/ - Last revised: Mar 05, 2009
bird photography
237.  
Northern Shoveler  [Anas clypeata]
The Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America. It was formerly known as Northern Shoveller.This dabbling duck is strongly migratory and winters...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_shoveler/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
bird photography
238.  
Northern Waterthrush  [Parkesia noveboracensis]
The Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis) is one of the larger New World warblers. It breeds in the northern part of North America in Canada, and in the northern United States, (in areas including Alaska). This bird is migratory, wintering in Cent...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_waterthrush/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
239.  
Nuttall's Woodpecker  [Picoides nuttallii]
Nuttall's Woodpecker, Picoides nuttallii, is a species of woodpecker named after naturalist Thomas Nuttall.Nuttall's Woodpecker is common in groves of live oak and chaparral west of the Sierra mountains in the state of California and extends south into th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/nuttalls_woodpecker/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
nature photography
240.  
Oak Titmouse  [Baeolophus inornatus]
The Oak Titmouse, Baeolophus inornatus, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The American Ornithologists' Union split the Plain Titmouse into the Oak Titmouse and the Juniper Titmouse in 1996, due to distinct differences in song, preferred habit...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/oak_titmouse/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
nature photography
241.  
Old World Swallowtail
Family: Parnassians and Swallowtails (Papilionidae)Subfamily: Swallowtails (Papilioninae)Identification: Upperside of hindwing near tail has reddish-orange eyespot with black along lower border touching inner edge of hindwing or at least not a centered ey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/old_world_swallowtail/ - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
bird photography
242.  
Olive-backed Pipit  [Anthus hodgsoni]
at Bracebridge in Kolkata, India. The Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni, is a small passerine bird of the pipit (Anthus) genus, which breeds across South, north Central and East Asia, as well as in the northeast of European Russia. It is a long-distance...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/olive_backed_pipit/ - Last revised: Nov 02, 2014
bird photography
243.  
Opossum
Didelphimorphia is the order of common opossums of the Western Hemisphere. Opossums probably diverged from the basic South American marsupials in the late Cretaceous or early Paleocene. A sister group is Paucituberculata (shrew opossums). They are commonl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/opossum/ - Last revised: Jan 16, 2013
bird photography
244.  
Orange Bishop  [Euplectes franciscanus]
The Northern Red Bishop or Orange Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) is a resident breeding bird species in Africa south of the Sahara Desert and north of the Equator. It has been introduced to Puerto Rico, Martinique and Guadeloupe in the West Indies. It wa...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/orange_bishop/ - Last revised: Aug 31, 2012
nature photography
245.  
Orange-crowned Warbler  [Oreothlypis celata]
The Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata) is a small songbird of the New World warbler family.These birds are distinguished by their lack of wing bars, streaking on the underparts, strong face marking or bright colouring, resembling a fall Tennessee W...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/orange_crowned_warbler/ - Last revised: Apr 03, 2016
bird photography
246.  
Orca (Killer Whale)
The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca), less commonly, Blackfish or Seawolf, is the largest species of the oceanic dolphin family. It is found in all the world's oceans, from the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions to warm, tropical seas.Orcas are versat...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/orca_killer_whale/ - Last revised: Mar 02, 2009
bird photography
247.  
Osprey  [Pandion haliaetus]
The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also known colloquially as fishhawk, seahawk or fish eagle, is a medium-large fish-eating bird of prey. However, It is not the same as a sea-eagle. It is found on all continents except Antarctica although in South America i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/osprey/ - Last revised: Oct 03, 2016
bird photography
248.  
Pacific Golden-Plover  [Pluvialis fulva]
The Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a medium-sized plover.The 23-26 cm long breeding adult is spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Its face and neck are black with a white border and it has a black breast and a dark rump. The le...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pacific_golden_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
nature photography
249.  
Pacific Loon  [Gavia pacifica]
The Pacific Diver (Gavia pacifica), known in North America as the Pacific Loon, is a medium-sized member of the loon, or diver, family. It may be conspecific with Black-throated Diver, which it closely resembles.It breeds on deep lakes in the tundra regio...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pacific_loon/ - Last revised: Jan 08, 2016
nature photography
250.  
Pacific Wren  [Troglodytes pacificus]
The Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) is a very small North American bird and a member of the mainly New World wren family Troglodytidae. It was once lumped with Troglodytes hiemalis of eastern North America and Troglodytes troglodytes of Eurasia as th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pacific_wren/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
251.  
Pacific-slope Flycatcher  [Empidonax difficilis]
The Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) is a small insectivorous bird of the family Tyrannidae. It is native to coastal regions of western North America as far north as British Columbia, but is replaced in the inland regions by the Cordilleran...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pacific_slope_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
nature photography
252.  
Painted Redstart  [Myioborus pictus]
Painted Redstarts grow to be about 12.5 - 15 cm (5 to 6 inches) in length. The plumage of these birds is mostly black in color, although these birds have white wing patches, white outer tail feathers, white bellies, and white semi-circles around the botto...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/painted_redstart/ - Last revised: Nov 19, 2011
nature photography
253.  
Parakeet Auklet  [Aethia psittacula]
The Parakeet Auklet is a small seabird of the North Pacific. It used to be placed on its own in the genus Cyclorrhynchus (Kaup, 1829) but recent morphological and genetic evidence suggest it should be placed in the genus Aethia. It is associated with the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/parakeet_auklet/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
nature photography
254.  
Pelagic Cormorant  [Phalacrocorax pelagicus]
The Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus), also known as Baird's Cormorant, is a small (25"-29", 64-74 cm long) member of the cormorant family found on the coasts of the northern Pacific.It is a black-bodied seabird with a metallic gloss. Its facial...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pelagic_cormorant/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
nature photography
255.  
Peregrine Falcon  [Falco peregrinus]
The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known simply as the Peregrine, and historically also as "Duck Hawk" in North America, is a cosmopolitan bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is a large-sized falcon, females being larger and about the siz...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/peregrine_falcon/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
bird photography
256.  
Petty Spurge
Euphorbia peplus (Petty Spurge or Radium Weed) is a species of Euphorbia, native to most of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia, where it typically grows in cultivated arable land, gardens, and other disturbed land. It should not be confused with th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/petty_spurge/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
257.  
Phacelia
Phacelia, the phacelias or scorpionweeds, is a large plant genus. It contains about 200 species of herbs, native of Western North America (the most), Eastern USA and South America. The genus is traditionally placed at family rank with the waterleaves (Hyd...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/phacelia/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
258.  
Pied-billed Grebe  [Podilymbus podiceps]
The Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) is a species of the grebe family of water birds. Since the Atitlán Grebe, Podilymbus gigas, has become extinct, it is the sole extant member of the genus Podilymbus.The Pied-billed Grebe breeds across Canada, pa...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pied_billed_grebe/ - Last revised: Jul 16, 2012
bird photography
259.  
Pigeon Guillemot  [Cepphus columba]
The Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) is a medium-sized alcid endemic to the Pacific. They closely resemble the other members of the genus Cepphus, particularly the Black Guillemot, which is slightly smaller. Adult birds have black bodies with a white wi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pigeon_guillemot/ - Last revised: Mar 02, 2009
nature photography
260.  
Pine Siskin  [Spinus pinus]
The Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus, is a small finch.Adults are brown on the upperparts and pale on the underparts, with heavy streaking throughout. They have a short forked tail. They have yellow patches in their wings and tail, not always visible; otherwi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pine_siskin/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
bird photography
261.  
Pink-footed Shearwater  [Puffinus creatopus]
The Pink-footed Shearwater (Puffinus creatopus) is a species of seabird. The bird is 48 cm in size, with a 109 cm wingspan. It is polymorphic, having both darker and lighter phase populations. Together with the equally light-billed Flesh-footed Shearwater...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pink_footed_shearwater/ - Last revised: Aug 22, 2010
bird photography
262.  
Poison Oak
Toxicodendron diversilobum (syn. Rhus diversiloba; Western Poison-oak or Pacific Poison-oak) is a plant best known for its ability to cause allergic rashes after contact. Western Poison-oak is found only on the Pacific Coast of the United States and of Ca...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/poison_oak/ - Last revised: Aug 11, 2009
nature photography
263.  
Pomarine Jaeger  [Stercorarius pomarinus]
The Pomarine Skua, Stercorarius pomarinus, known as Pomarine Jaeger in North America, is a seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. Its relationships are not fully resolved; its mitochondrial DNA is most similar to the Great Skua [Blechschmidt et al., 1...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pomarine_jaeger/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
nature photography
264.  
Prairie Falcon  [Falco mexicanus]
The Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) is a medium-sized falcon of western North America.It is about the size of a Peregrine Falcon or a crow, with an average length of 40 cm (16 in), wingspan of 1 metre (40 in), and weight of 720 g (1.6 lb). As in all falc...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/prairie_falcon/ - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
nature photography
265.  
Purple Finch  [Carpodacus purpureus]
The Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus, is a small finch of the Rosefinch genus. Taxonomy The Indigo Bunting is one of 24 birds in the genus Carpodacus and is included in the finch family, Fringillidae, which is made up of passerine birds found in norther...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/purple_finch/ - Last revised: Nov 28, 2012
bird photography
266.  
Queen  [Chlamydotis macqueenii]
Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)Subfamily: Milkweed Butterflies (Danainae)Identification: Upperside is chestnut brown; black borders of forewings have 2 rows of white spots; white spots are scattered at the forewing apex. Underside of hindwi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/queen/ - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
bird photography
267.  
Raccoon
The raccoon (Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled as racoon, and also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. As a result of escapes and deliberate intr...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/raccoon/ - Last revised: Nov 22, 2011
bird photography
268.  
Red Knot  [Calidris canutus]
The Red Knot, Calidris canutus (just Knot in Europe), is a medium sized shorebird which breeds in tundra in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia.North American birds winter in coastal areas on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as far south as Argentin...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_knot/ - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
bird photography
269.  
Red Phalarope  [Phalaropus fulicarius]
The Red Phalarope (called Grey Phalarope in Europe), Phalaropus fulicaria, is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, migrating mainly on oceanic routes and wint...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_phalarope/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
270.  
Red-breasted Merganser  [Mergus serrator]
The Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) is a diving duck.Its breeding habitat is freshwater lakes and rivers across northern North America, Greenland, Europe and Asia. It nests in sheltered locations on the ground near water. It is migratory and many...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_breasted_merganser/ - Last revised: Aug 24, 2013
nature photography
271.  
Red-necked Grebe  [Podiceps grisegena]
The Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena, is a migratory aquatic bird that is found in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Its wintering habitat is largely restricted to calm waters just beyond the waves around ocean coasts, although some bi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_necked_grebe/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
272.  
Red-necked Phalarope  [Phalaropus lobatus]
The Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, winters at sea on tropical oceans.Red-necked Phalarope is about 18 cm (7...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_necked_phalarope/ - Last revised: Sep 16, 2013
bird photography
273.  
Red-necked Stint  [Calidris ruficollis]
The Red-necked Stint, Calidris or Erolia ruficollis, is a small migratory wader.These birds are among the smallest of waders, very similar to the Little Stint, Calidris/Erolia minuta, with which they were once considered conspecific. The Red-necked Stint'...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_necked_stint/ - Last revised: Aug 28, 2013
nature photography
274.  
Red-shouldered Hawk  [Buteo lineatus]
The Red-shouldered Hawk, (Buteo lineatus), is a medium-sized hawk. Their breeding range is in eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern Mexico; also northeastern-central Mexico.Males are 43 to 58 cm (17 to 23 in) long, weigh abo...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_shouldered_hawk/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
bird photography
275.  
Red-tailed Hawk  [Buteo jamaicensis]
The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a medium-sized bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk." It breeds almost throughout North America from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_tailed_hawk/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
bird photography
276.  
Red-throated Loon  [Gavia stellata]
The Red-throated Diver, known in North America as Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) is the smallest and most widely distributed member of the loon or diver family.The Red-throated Diver is typically 55-67 cm (24" to 27") in length with a 91-110 cm wingsp...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_throated_loon/ - Last revised: Apr 02, 2016
bird photography
277.  
Red-winged Blackbird  [Agelaius phoeniceus]
The Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala, with isolated...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_winged_blackbird/ - Last revised: May 19, 2015
bird photography
278.  
Reddish Egret  [Egretta rufescens]
The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) is a small heron. It is a resident breeder in Central America, the Caribbean and the southern USA in the Gulf states and California. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range.Reddish Egret's...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/reddish_egret/ - Last revised: Sep 23, 2013
nature photography
279.  
Rhinoceros Auklet  [Cerorhinca monocerata]
The Rhinoceros Auklet, Cerorhinca monocerata, is a seabird considered, despite its name, a close relative of the puffins. It is the only living species of the genus Cerorhinca.It ranges widely across the North Pacific feeding on small fish and nesting in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rhinoceros_auklet/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
bird photography
280.  
Ring-billed Gull  [Larus delawarensis]
The Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) is a medium-sized gull.Adults are 49 cm length and with a 124 cm wingspan. They have a white head, neck and underparts and a relatively short, yellow bill with a dark ring. The back and wings are silver grey and t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ring_billed_gull/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2011
nature photography
281.  
Ring-necked Duck  [Aythya collaris]
The Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) is a smaller diving duck from North America.The adult male is similar in color pattern to the Eurasian Tufted Duck, its relative. It has a grey bill with a white band, a shiny purple head, a white breast, yellow eyes...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ring_necked_duck/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
nature photography
282.  
Risso's Dolphin
The Risso's Dolphin (Grampus griseus) is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus.Risso's Dolphin was first described by Cuvier in 1812. The species' common name is from Mr. Risso who described a specimen to Cuvier on which Cuvier made his first d...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/rissos_dolphin/ - Last revised: Mar 02, 2009
nature photography
283.  
Rock Wren  [Salpinctes obsoletus]
The Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus) is a small songbird of the wren family. It is the only species in the genus Salpinctes.The 12 cm long adults have grey-brown upperparts with small black and white spots and pale grey underparts with a light brown rump....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rock_wren/ - Last revised: Aug 11, 2008
bird photography
284.  
Rock-pigeon  [Columba livia]
The Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) is a member of the bird family Columbidae, doves and pigeons. The bird is also known by the names of feral pigeon or domestic pigeon. In common usage, this bird is often simply referred to as the "pigeon". The species was c...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rock_pigeon/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
285.  
Rose-ringed Parakeet  [Psittacula krameri]
The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the Ringnecked Parakeet, is a gregarious tropical parakeet species that is popular as a pet. Its scientific name commemorates the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer. This non-migrating...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rose_ringed_parakeet/ - Last revised: Aug 24, 2010
bird photography
286.  
Ross's Goose  [Chen rossii]
The Ross's Goose (Chen rossii or Anser rossii) is a North American species of goose.The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the other two "white" geese in the genus Chen rather than the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser.This goo...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ross_goose/ - Last revised: Nov 29, 2010
nature photography
287.  
Royal Tern  [Thalasseus maximus]
The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, syn. Sterna maxima - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird in the tern family Sternidae. This bird has two distinctive subspecies.T. m. maximus breeds on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the southern USA and Mexico in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/royal_tern/ - Last revised: Apr 02, 2016
bird photography
288.  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  [Regulus calendula]
The Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) is a very small songbird.Adults are olive-grey on the upperparts with light underparts, with a thin black bill and a short tail. They have white wing bars and a white broken eye ring. The adult male has a red p...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruby_crowned_kinglet/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
bird photography
289.  
Ruddy Duck  [Oxyura jamaicensis]
The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is a small stiff-tailed duck.Adult males have a rust-red body, a blue bill, and a white face with a black cap. Adult females have a grey-brown body with a greyish face with a darker bill, cap and a cheek stripe. The sou...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruddy_duck/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
nature photography
290.  
Ruddy Turnstone  [Arenaria interpres]
The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruddy_turnstone/ - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
bird photography
291.  
Ruff  [Bonasa umbellus]
Satellite male with white ruff The Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) is a medium-sized wader. It is usually considered the only member of its genus Philomachus, but more recent research (Thomas et al, 2004) indicates that the Broad-billed and Sharp-tailed Sandpip...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruff/ - Last revised: Apr 05, 2015
bird photography
292.  
Sabine's Gull  [Xema sabini]
The Sabine's Gull is a small gull. Its generic placement is disputed; some authors treat it as the sole species in the genus Xema as Xema sabini, while others retain it in the genus Larus as Larus sabini. It breeds in the arctic and has a circumpolar dist...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sabines_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 03, 2016
nature photography
293.  
Saffron Finch  [Sicalis flaveola]
The Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) is a tanager from South America and is common in both open and semi-open areas in lowlands outside the Amazon Basin. They have a wide distribution in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Argentina. Formerly,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/saffron_finch/ - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
bird photography
294.  
Sage Thrasher  [Oreoscoptes montanus]
The Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus, is a medium-sized passerine bird from the family Mimidae, which also includes mockingbirds, tremblers and New World catbirds. It is the only member of the genus Oreoscoptes. This seems less close to the Caribbean t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sage_thrasher/ - Last revised: Feb 27, 2012
nature photography
295.  
Saguaro
The Saguaro, pronounced "sah-wah-roh", (Carnegiea gigantea) is a large, tree-sized cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican state of Sonora , and an extremely small area of California. The...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/saguaro/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
296.  
Sand Verbena
Abronia maritima is a species of sand verbena known by the common name red sand verbena. This is a beach-adapted perennial plant native to the coastlines of southern California, including the Channel Islands, and northern Baja California. It grows along s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/sand_verbena/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
297.  
Sanderling  [Calidris alba]
The Sanderling (Calidris alba, syn. Crocethia alba or Erolia alba) is a small wader. It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia. It is highly gregarious in wint...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sanderling/ - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
bird photography
298.  
Sandhill Crane  [Grus canadensis]
The Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) is a large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. They have the longest fossil history of any extant bird, with a 10 million year-old specimen having been found whose structure is identical to the mod...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sandhill_crane/ - Last revised: Nov 29, 2010
nature photography
299.  
Savannah Sparrow  [Passerculus sandwichensis]
The Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small sparrow. It is the only member of the genus Passerculus (Bonaparte, 1838). Recent comparison of mtDNA NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 and 3 sequences (Zink et al., 2005) indicates that the Ipswich S...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/savannah_sparrow/ - Last revised: Feb 05, 2013
bird photography
300.  
Say's Phoebe  [Sayornis saya]
The Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family.Adults have brownish-grey upperparts with an orange-brown belly and light grey on the throat and breast. Juveniles have cinnamon wing bars; adults have no wing bars.Their...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/says_phoebe/ - Last revised: Jan 29, 2016
nature photography
301.  
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  [Tyrannus forficatus]
The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) is a long-tailed insect-eating bird closely related to the kingbirds. Adult birds have gray upper parts and light underparts with pinkish flanks. They have dark wings and extremely long, forked black tai...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/scissor_tailed_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Jan 01, 2016
bird photography
302.  
Scorpion
Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. There are about 2,000 species of scorpions, found widely distributed south of about 49° N, except New Zealand and Antarctica. The northernmost part of the world...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/scorpion/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
bird photography
303.  
Scripps Murrelet
Xantus's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. This auk breeds on islands off California and Mexico. It is threatened by predators introduced to its breeding colonies and by...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/scripps_murrelet/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
bird photography
304.  
Sea Fig Ice Plant
Carpobrotus chilensis is a species of succulent plant known by the common name sea fig. It is probably native to southern Africa but is familiar elsewhere, particularly the coastline of western North America, where it is an invasive introduced species tha...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/sea_fig_ice_plant/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
305.  
Sea Otter
The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. Adult sea otters typically weigh between 14 and 45 kg (30 to 100 lb), making them the heaviest members of the weasel family, but among...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/sea_otter/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
bird photography
306.  
Semipalmated Plover  [Charadrius semipalmatus]
The Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) is a small plover.Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orang...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/semipalmated_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
nature photography
307.  
Semipalmated Sandpiper  [Calidris pusilla]
The Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla, is a very small shorebird. It is sometimes separated with other "stints" in Erolia but although these apparently form a monophyletic group, the present species' old genus Ereunetes had been proposed before Ero...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/semipalmated_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Jul 16, 2012
nature photography
308.  
Short Fruited Filaree
Erodium brachycarpum is a species of flowering plant in the geranium family known by the common name shortfruit stork's bill. It is native to southern Europe but it is known elsewhere as an introduced species and often a weed, such as the west coast of th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/short_fruited_filaree/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
nature photography
309.  
Short-billed Dowitcher  [Limnodromus griseus]
The Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus, is a medium-sized shorebird of the family Scolopacidae. The name of this bird can be somewhat misleading, as its bill is only short in comparison with the Long-billed Dowitcher. Its long, straight, dark bil...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/short_billed_dowitcher/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2012
nature photography
310.  
Short-eared Owl  [Asio flammeus]
The Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) is a species of typical owl (family Strigidae). Owls belonging to genus Asio are known as the eared owls, as they have tufts of feathers resembling mammalian ears. These "ear" tufts may or may not be visible. Asio flamm...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/short_eared_owl/ - Last revised: Jan 18, 2012
nature photography
311.  
Side Blotched Lizard
Side-blotched lizards are lizards of the genus Uta. They are some of the most abundant and commonly observed lizards in the deserts of western North America. Their cycle among three colorized breeding patterns has achieved notoriety and is best described...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/side_blotched_lizard/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
bird photography
312.  
Slug
Slug is a common non-scientific word, which is often applied to any gastropod mollusc whatsoever that has a very reduced shell, a small internal shell, or no shell at all. Gastropods with coiled shells that are big enough to retract into are called snails...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/slug/ - Last revised: Aug 11, 2009
nature photography
313.  
Snow Goose  [Chen caerulescens]
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) is a North American species of goose. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. The genus of this bird is disputed. The American Ornithologists' Union and BirdLife International for example place this species and th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/snow_goose/ - Last revised: May 18, 2013
nature photography
314.  
Snowy Egret  [Egretta thula]
The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World Little Egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas.Adults are typically 61 cm long and weigh 375 g. They have a slim black bill...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/snowy_egret/ - Last revised: Feb 21, 2012
nature photography
315.  
Snowy Plover  [Charadrius nivosus]
The Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus, is a small wader in the plover bird family. Despite its name, this species no longer breeds in Great Britain.It breeds in most subtropical and tropical parts of the world, from southern Europe to Japan and in P...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/snowy_plover/ - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
bird photography
316.  
Solitary Sandpiper  [Tringa solitaria]
The Solitary Sandpiper, Tringa solitaria, is a small wader (shorebird). Its only close relative in the genus Tringa is the Green Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005); they both have brown wings with little light dots, and a delicate but contrasting neck and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/solitary_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Nov 23, 2011
nature photography
317.  
Song Sparrow  [Melospiza melodia]
The Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia, is a medium-sized American sparrow.Adults have brown upperparts with dark streaks on the back and are white underneath with dark streaking and a dark brown spot in the middle of the breast. They have a brown cap and a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/song_sparrow/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
bird photography
318.  
Sooty Shearwater  [Puffinus griseus]
The Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) is a medium-large shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae. In New Zealand it is also known by its Maori name titi and as muttonbird, like the Wedge-tailed Shearwater and the Australian Short-tailed Shearwate...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sooty_shearwater/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
nature photography
319.  
Sour Grass
Oxalis pes-caprae (Bermuda buttercup, African wood-sorrel, Bermuda sorrel, Buttercup oxalis, Cape sorrel, English weed, Goat's-foot, Sourgrass, Soursob, Soursop and in Hebrew ????? ????) is a species of tristylous flowering plant in the wood sorrel family...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/sour_grass/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
320.  
South Polar Skua  [Stercorarius maccormicki]
The South Polar Skua, Stercorarius maccormicki, is a large seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. An older name for this bird is MacCormick's Skua. This species and the other large southern hemisphere skuas, together with Great Skua, are sometimes pla...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/south_polar_skua/ - Last revised: Feb 17, 2010
bird photography
321.  
Southern Alligator Lizard
The Southern alligator lizard (Elgaria multicarinata) is a lizard native to the Pacific coast of North America. It is common throughout Southern California and can be found in grasslands, chaparral, and forests as well as urban areas. In dry climates, it...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/southern_alligator_lizard/ - Last revised: Aug 13, 2009
nature photography
322.  
Southern Sagebrush Lizard
The sagebrush lizard is a common lizard found in mid to high latitudes in the Western United States of America. It belongs to the genus Sceloporus (spiny lizards) in the Phrynosomatidae family of reptiles. Named after the sagebrush plants near which it is...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/southern_sagebrush_lizard/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
nature photography
323.  
Spotted Sandpiper  [Actitis macularius]
The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) is a small shorebird, 18-20 cm long. Together with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper (A. hypoleucos) they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle down with...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/spotted_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Apr 09, 2016
bird photography
324.  
Spotted Towhee  [Pipilo maculatus]
The Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) is a large sparrow. The taxonomy of the towhees has been debated in recent decades, and formerly this bird and the Eastern Towhee were considered a single species, the Rufous-sided Towhee.The form that breeds on Socor...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/spotted_towhee/ - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
nature photography
325.  
Sprague's Pipit  [Anthus spragueii]
Sprague's Pipit (Anthus spragueii) is a small passerine bird. Breeding Range The breeding range of the Sprague's Pipits includes the Northern Great Plains of North America. More specifically, it nests from the Peace River District of Alberta (Semenchuk 19...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/spragues_pipit/ - Last revised: Nov 17, 2011
bird photography
326.  
Steller's Jay  [Cyanocitta stelleri]
The Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the Blue Jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It is also known as the Long-crested Jay, the Mountain Jay, and the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/stellers_jay/ - Last revised: Jun 19, 2016
nature photography
327.  
Sticky Monkey Flower
Mimulus aurantiacus, the orange bush monkey-flower or sticky monkey-flower, is a flowering plant that grows in a subshrub form, native to southwestern North America from southwestern Oregon south through most of California. It is treated by some botanists...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/sticky_monkey_flower/ - Last revised: Aug 11, 2009
nature photography
328.  
Stilt Sandpiper  [Calidris himantopus]
The Stilt Sandpiper, Micropalama himantopus or Calidris himantopus, is a small shorebird; it bears some resemblance to the smaller calidrid sandpipers or "stints". DNA sequence information is incapable to determine on whether it should be placed in Calidr...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/stilt_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Dec 20, 2011
bird photography
329.  
Summer Tanager  [Piranga rubra]
The Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra, is a medium-sized songbird. It was usually considered a fairly typical kind of tanager and placed in the Thraupidae, but is more likely a relative of the cardinals (Cardinalidae).Their breeding habitat is open wooded are...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/summer_tanager/ - Last revised: May 07, 2012
bird photography
330.  
Suncups
Camissonia bistorta is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common names southern suncup and California suncup. It is native to southern California and Baja California, where it grows in several types of plant community...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/suncups/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
331.  
Surf Scoter  [Melanitta perspicillata]
The Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) is a large sea duck, which breeds in Canada and Alaska. It is placed in the subgenus Melanitta, along with the Velvet and White-winged Scoters, distinct from the subgenus Oidemia, Black and Common Scoters.It winte...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/surf_scoter/ - Last revised: Apr 03, 2016
nature photography
332.  
Surfbird  [Aphriza virgata]
The Surfbird is a small stocky wader in the family Scolopacidae. It is usually classified in a genus of its own, as Aphriza virgata, but more recent data suggests it is very close genetically to the Red and Great Knots and should be included in Calidris (...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/surfbird/ - Last revised: Apr 19, 2015
nature photography
333.  
Taiga Bean-Goose  [Anser fabalis]
The Bean Goose is a medium to large goose breeding in northern Europe and Asia. It has been split into two species by the AOU (2007) and the BOU (year?)--see below. It is migratory and winters further south in Europe and Asia. The bill is black at the bas...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/taiga_bean_goose/ - Last revised: Nov 10, 2010
bird photography
334.  
Thayer's Gull  [Larus thayeri]
The Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri) is a large gull native to North America that breeds in the Arctic islands of Canada and primarily winters on the Pacific coast, from southern Alaska to the Gulf of California, though there are also wintering populations o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/thayers_gull/ - Last revised: Mar 05, 2012
bird photography
335.  
Thick-billed Kingbird  [Tyrannus crassirostris]
The Thick-billed Kingbird, Tyrannus crassirostris, is a large bird in the Tyrannidae family, the tyrant flycatchers. This bird breeds from southeastern Arizona, extreme southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, (the Madrean sky islands), in the United...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/thick_billed_kingbird/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
nature photography
336.  
Townsend's Warbler  [Setophaga townsendi]
The Townsend's Warbler, Dendroica townsendi, is a small songbird of the New World warbler family.These birds have a yellow face with a black stripe across their cheeks, a thin pointed bill, white wing bars, olive upperparts with black streaks on their bac...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/townsends_warbler/ - Last revised: Dec 22, 2015
nature photography
337.  
Tree Swallow  [Tachycineta bicolor]
The Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, is a migratory passerine bird that breeds in North America and winters in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.This swallow averages 13.5 cm (5 inches) long and weigh...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/tree_swallow/ - Last revised: May 19, 2015
bird photography
338.  
Tricolored Blackbird  [Agelaius tricolor]
The Tricolored Blackbird, Agelaius tricolor, is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae. Its range is limited to the coastal areas of the Pacific coast of North America, from Northern California in the U.S. (with occasional strays into Oregon), to upper...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/tricolored_blackbird/ - Last revised: Dec 16, 2008
nature photography
339.  
Tufted Duck  [Aythya fuligula]
Ducklings The Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula, is a medium-sized diving duck with a population of close to one million birds. Description The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the spe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/tufted_duck/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
nature photography
340.  
Tundra Swan  [Cygnus columbianus]
Binomial name Cygnus columbianus (Ord, 1815) Subspecies Cygnus columbianus bewickii (Yarrell, 1830) Cygnus columbianus columbianus (Ord, 1815) Synonyms Anas columbianus Ord, 1815 Cygnus bewickii Cygnus bewickii jankowski (lapsus) Cygnus bewickii jankowski...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/tundra_swan/ - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
bird photography
341.  
Turkey Vulture  [Cathartes aura]
The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is the most common vulture in the Americas. Despite the similarity in name and appearance, this species is unrelated to the Old World vultures of the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, hawks, kites and har...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/turkey_vulture/ - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
nature photography
342.  
Varied Bunting  [Passerina versicolor]
The Varied Bunting (Passerina versicolor) belongs to the Passerina genus of birds in the Cardinal family Cardinalidae.It is mostly found in Mexico, with a northern breeding range that extends into the furthest south parts of the U.S. states of Arizona, Ne...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/varied_bunting/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
nature photography
343.  
Varied Thrush  [Ixoreus naevius]
The Varied Thrush (Zoothera naevia or Ixoreus naevius) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It breeds in western North America from Alaska to northern California. It is migratory, with northern breeders moving south within or somewhat beyond the bre...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/varied_thrush/ - Last revised: Nov 20, 2011
bird photography
344.  
Vesper Sparrow  [Pooecetes gramineus]
The Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus, is a medium-sized sparrow. It is the only member of the genus Pooecetes (Baird 1858).Adults have light brown upperparts and light underparts, both with darker streaking. They have a white eye ring and a long dark b...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/vesper_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jul 27, 2010
bird photography
345.  
Violet-green Swallow  [Tachycineta thalassina]
The Violet-green Swallow, Tachycineta thalassina, is a small swallow.Adults are velvet green on their upperparts with white underparts and a forked tail; they have white patches on the side of the rump. They are somewhat similar in appearance to the Tree...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/violet_green_swallow/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
346.  
Virginia's Warbler  [Oreothlypis virginiae]
Virginia's Warbler, Vermivora virginiae, is a species of New World warbler. Despite what its name may suggest, Virginia's warbler is not actually named after the American State of Virginia, which makes sense as the birds range only reaches as far east as...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/virginias_warbler/ - Last revised: Dec 31, 2012
bird photography
347.  
Wandering Tattler  [Tringa incana]
The Wandering Tattler, Tringa incana (formerly Heteroscelus incanus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a medium-sized wading bird. It is similar in appearance to the closely related Gray-tailed Tattler, T. brevipes. The tattlers are unique am...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wandering_tattler/ - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
bird photography
348.  
Warbling Vireo  [Vireo gilvus]
The Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus, is a small songbird.Adults are 12 cm long and weigh 12 g. They are mainly olive-grey on the head and upperparts with white underparts; they have brown eyes and the front of the face is light. There is a white supercilium....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/warbling_vireo/ - Last revised: May 07, 2013
bird photography
349.  
Western Black Widow
Latrodectus hesperus, the Western black widow spider or Western widow, is a venomous spider species found in western regions of the United States of America. The female's body is 14–16 millimeters in length and is black, often with an hourglass shaped red...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/western_black_widow/ - Last revised: Jul 27, 2010
nature photography
350.  
Western Bluebird  [Sialia mexicana]
The Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) is a medium-sized thrush.Adults have a grey belly. Adult males are bright blue on top and on the throat with a red breast; they have a brown patch on their back. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail, a brown...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_bluebird/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
bird photography
351.  
Western Fence Lizard
The Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) is a common lizard of California and surrounding areas. It is also known as the Blue-belly. It is a member of the genus Sceloporus, and therefore is a spiny lizard. Description Subspecies occidentalis cou...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/western_fence_lizard/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
nature photography
352.  
Western Grebe  [Aechmophorus occidentalis]
The Western Grebe, (Aechmophorus occidentalis), is a species in the grebe family of water birds. Folk names include "dabchick", "swan grebe" and "swan-necked grebe".This is the largest North American grebe 56-74 cm (22"-29") long. It is black-and-white, w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_grebe/ - Last revised: Feb 21, 2012
bird photography
353.  
Western Gull  [Larus occidentalis]
The Western Gull, Larus occidentalis, is a large white-headed gull that lives on the western coast of North America. It was previously considered conspecific with the Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) of the Gulf of California. The Western Gull ranges fro...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_gull/ - Last revised: Apr 29, 2014
nature photography
354.  
Western Kingbird  [Tyrannus verticalis]
The Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) is a large tyrant flycatcher.Adults are grey-olive on the upperparts with a grey head and a dark line through the eyes; the underparts are light becoming light orange-yellow on the lower breast and belly. They ha...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_kingbird/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2014
nature photography
355.  
Western Meadowlark  [Sturnella neglecta]
The Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) is a medium-sized blackbird, very similar in appearance to the Eastern Meadowlark.Adults have yellow underparts, with a black "V" on the breast, and white flanks which are streaked with black. Their upperparts a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_meadowlark/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
nature photography
356.  
Western Sandpiper  [Calidris mauri]
The Western Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia mauri, is a small shorebird.Adults have dark legs and a short thin dark bill, thinner at the tip. The body is brown on top and white underneath. They are reddish-brown on the crown. This bird can be difficult to d...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
nature photography
357.  
Western Screech-Owl  [Megascops kennicottii]
The Western Screech Owl, Megascops kennicottii, is a small owl. It is closely related to the European Scops owl and the North American Eastern Screech Owl. Adults have either brown or dark grey plumage with streaking on the underparts. They have a round h...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_screech_owl/ - Last revised: Aug 08, 2013
bird photography
358.  
Western Scrub-Jay  [Aphelocoma californica]
The passerine birds of the genus Aphelocoma[A]) include the scrub-jays and relatives. They are New World jays found in Mexico, western Central America and the western United States, with an outlying population in Florida. This genus belongs to the group o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_scrub_jay/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
359.  
Western Tanager  [Piranga ludoviciana]
The Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana, is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae.Adults have pale stout pointed bills, yellow underparts and light wing bars. Adult males have a bright red face and a yellow nape, shoulder, and rump, w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_tanager/ - Last revised: Jun 19, 2016
nature photography
360.  
Western Willet
The Willet, Tringa semipalmata (formerly Catoptrophorus semipalmatus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a large shorebird in the sandpiper family. It is a well-sized and stout scolopacid, the largest of the shanks. Its closest relative is the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_willet/ - Last revised: Mar 04, 2012
bird photography
361.  
Western Wood-Pewee  [Contopus sordidulus]
The Western Wood-Pewee, Contopus sordidulus, is a small Tyrant flycatcher.Adults are grey-olive on the upperparts with light underparts, washed with olive on the breast. They have two wing bars and a dark bill. This bird is very similar in appearance to t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_wood_pewee/ - Last revised: Jun 19, 2016
nature photography
362.  
Whimbrel  [Numenius phaeopus]
The Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus, is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is the one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.This is a migratory species winteri...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/whimbrel/ - Last revised: Sep 29, 2011
bird photography
363.  
White Wagtail  [Motacilla alba]
The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of north Africa. It is resident in the mildest parts of...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_wagtail/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
bird photography
364.  
White-crowned Sparrow  [Zonotrichia leucophrys]
The White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) is a medium-sized sparrow native to North America.Adults are 18 cm long and have black and white stripes on their head, a grey face, brown streaked upper parts and a long tail. The wings are brown with ba...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_crowned_sparrow/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
nature photography
365.  
White-faced Ibis  [Plegadis chihi]
The White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae.This species breeds colonially in marshes, usually nesting in bushes or low trees. Its breeding range extends from the western USA south through Mexico, as well as...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_faced_ibis/ - Last revised: Oct 17, 2011
nature photography
366.  
White-headed Woodpecker  [Picoides albolarvatus]
The White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) is a non-migratory woodpecker that resides in pine forests of the mountains of western North America. It has a black body (approximately 20 cm long) and white head. It has white primary feathers that for...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_headed_woodpecker/ - Last revised: Nov 24, 2008
nature photography
367.  
White-lined Sphinx
The White-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It lives from Central America, through the United States and into parts of Canada.The fore wing is dark brown with a tan stripe which extends from the base to the apex. There are a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/white_lined_sphinx/ - Last revised: Aug 07, 2009
nature photography
368.  
White-tailed Kite  [Elanus leucurus]
The White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) is an elanid kite found in western North America and parts of South America. It was formerly known as the Black-shouldered Kite.The earliest name for this bird was the White-tailed Kite, and it was given the systema...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_tailed_kite/ - Last revised: Sep 08, 2012
nature photography
369.  
White-throated Sparrow  [Zonotrichia albicollis]
The White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae.It is a 17 cm long North American species, breeding in central Canada and New England. It nests either on the ground under shrubs or low in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_throated_sparrow/ - Last revised: Dec 15, 2012
nature photography
370.  
White-throated Swift  [Aeronautes saxatalis]
The White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis) is a swift of the family Apodidae native to western North America, south to Honduras. It is migratory, and travels to the southern part of its range in winter, as far north along the Pacific coast as the Cal...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_throated_swift/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
bird photography
371.  
White-winged Scoter  [Melanitta fusca]
The White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) is a large sea duck. Description It is characterised by its bulky shape and large bill. This is the largest species of scoter. Females range from 950-1950 grams (2.1-4.2 lb) and 48-56 cm (19-22 inches), averagi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_winged_scoter/ - Last revised: Feb 28, 2009
bird photography
372.  
Wild Radish
The radish (Raphanus sativus) is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that was domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times. They are grown and consumed throughout the world. Radishes have numerous varieties, varying in size, color and duratio...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/wild_radish/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
373.  
Willet  [Tringa semipalmata]
The Willet, Tringa semipalmata (formerly Catoptrophorus semipalmatus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a large shorebird in the sandpiper family. It is a well-sized and stout scolopacid, the largest of the shanks. Its closest relative is the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/willet/ - Last revised: Apr 20, 2015
bird photography
374.  
Williamson's Sapsucker  [Sphyrapicus thyroideus]
Williamson's Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus thyroideus, is a medium-sized woodpecker belonging to the genus Sphyrapicus (sapsuckers). Habitat Their breeding habitat is open forested areas, including conifers, in the western part of North America, from British Col...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/williamsons_sapsucker/ - Last revised: Jul 26, 2010
nature photography
375.  
Wilson's Phalarope  [Phalaropus tricolor]
The Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor, is a small wader. This bird, the largest of the phalaropes, breeds in the prairies of North America in western Canada and the western United States. It is migratory, wintering around the central Andes in South...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wilsons_phalarope/ - Last revised: Aug 05, 2014
nature photography
376.  
Wilson's Plover  [Charadrius wilsonia]
The Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) is a small plover. Wilson's Plover is a coastal wader which breeds on both coasts of the Americas from the equator northwards. Its range extends north to include much of the U.S. eastern coast, and the west coast...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wilsons_plover/ - Last revised: Mar 26, 2013
bird photography
377.  
Wood Stork  [Mycteria americana]
A Wood Stork feeding near a lagoon in Northeastern Florida. Facial detials of a wood stork. The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a tropical species which breeds in much of South America, Central...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wood_stork/ - Last revised: Aug 22, 2010
bird photography
378.  
Wooly Darkling Beetle
Beetles are the group of insects with the largest number of known species. They are classified in the order Coleoptera (pronounced /?ko?li??pt?r?/; from Greek ??????, koleos, "sheath"; and ??????, pteron, "wing", thus "sheathed wing"), which contains more...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/wooly_darkling_beetle/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
bird photography
379.  
Wrentit  [Chamaea fasciata]
The Wrentit, Chamaea fasciata, is a small bird that lives in chaparral and bushland. It is the only species in the genus Chamaea.Its systematics have been the subject of much debate, the Wrentit having been placed in many different families by different a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wrentit/ - Last revised: Jan 08, 2013
bird photography
380.  
Xantus Murrelet
Xantus's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. This auk breeds on islands off California and Mexico. It is threatened by predators introduced to its breeding colonies and by...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/xantus_murrelet/ - Last revised: Jun 23, 2012
bird photography
381.  
Xantus's Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus hypoleucus]
Xantus's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. This auk breeds on islands off California and Mexico. It is threatened by predators introduced to its breeding colonies and by...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/xantuss_murrelet/ - Last revised: Jun 23, 2012
nature photography
382.  
Yellow Pincushion
Chaenactis glabriuscula is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name yellow pincushion.It is native to California and Baja California, where it grows in a wide variety of habitats. It is a variable plant, especially across...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/yellow_pincushion/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
bird photography
383.  
Yellow-bellied Marmot
Description Yellow-bellied marmots usually weigh between 5 and 11 pounds (2 and 5 kg) when fully grown. They get fatter in the fall just before hibernating. Habitat and distribution The yellow-bellied marmot lives in the western United States and southwes...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/yellow_bellied_marmot/ - Last revised: Jul 27, 2010
bird photography
384.  
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  [Sphyrapicus varius]
The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius, is a medium-sized woodpecker. Taxonomy The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is part of the New World sapsucker genus Sphyrapicus which is within the woodpecker family Picidae The genus also includes the Red-naped...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_bellied_sapsucker/ - Last revised: Mar 09, 2009
bird photography
385.  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  [Coccyzus americanus]
The Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus, is a cuckoo. Common folk-names for this bird in the southern United States are Rain Crow and Storm Crow. These likely refer to the bird's habit of calling on hot days, often presaging thunderstorms.Adults hav...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_billed_cuckoo/ - Last revised: May 16, 2011
bird photography
386.  
Yellow-billed Magpie  [Pica nuttalli]
The Yellow-billed Magpie, Pica nuttalli, is a large bird in the crow family found only in California. It inhabits the Central Valley and the adjacent chaparral foothills and mountains. Apart from its having a yellow bill and a yellow streak around the eye...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_billed_magpie/ - Last revised: Nov 17, 2011
bird photography
387.  
Yellow-faced Bumblebee
Family: Apidae, Apid Bees view all from this familyDescription 1/2-3/4" (1-2 cm), queens larger than workers. A robust and hairy bumblebee with a yellow face; thorax and abdomen mostly black; yellow band near tip of abdomen. Wings blackish.Warning This be...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/yellow_faced_bumblebee/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
nature photography
388.  
Yellow-footed Gull  [Larus livens]
The Yellow-footed Gull, Larus livens, is a large gull, closely related to the Western Gull and thought to be a subspecies until the 1960s.Adults are similar in appearance to the Western Gull, with a white head, dark, slate-colored back and wings, and a th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_footed_gull/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
nature photography
389.  
Yellow-headed Blackbird  [Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus]
The Yellow-headed Blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus, is a medium-sized blackbird, and the only member of the genus Xanthocephalus.Adults have a pointed bill. The adult male is mainly black with a yellow head and breast; they have a white wing patch...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_headed_blackbird/ - Last revised: Oct 17, 2011
nature photography
390.  
Yellow-rumped Warbler  [Setophaga coronata]
Three closely related North American bird forms—the eastern Myrtle Warbler, its western counterpart, Audubon's Warbler, and the Central American Goldman's Warbler—are periodically lumped as the Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata).Since 1973, Americ...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_rumped_warbler/ - Last revised: Dec 22, 2015
nature photography
391.  
Zebra Longwing
The Zebra Longwing Heliconius charithonia, (also known as the Zebra Heliconian) is a species of butterfly belonging to the subfamily Heliconiinae of the Nymphalidae. It was declared the official butterfly of Florida (U.S.A.) in 1996.The butterfly ranges o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/zebra_longwing/ - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
bird photography


Enter your query in the search box below. Toggle the radio selection button to search birds by species or location.:
Species Name   Location




                                     



HOME · ABOUT ME · GALLERY · STOCKLIST · VIDEO · SEARCH · PRESS · CONTACT · BLOG · NEW STUFF
nature photography
All images and video © Copyright 2006-2016 Christopher Taylor, Content and maps by their respective owner. All rights reserved.
bird photography