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Common Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia)
OTHER NAMES: Grasshopper Warbler, Western Grasshopper Warbler Latin Etymology: Locustella ("small locust") naevia ("spotted") Adult male  Common Grasshopper Warbler  (subspecies L. n. naevia ) at Laundinum Woods, Northants - April 2017 Featured Subspecies: ...
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Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis)
OTHER NAMES: Weasel Latin Etymology: Mustela ("weasel") nivalis ("snowy") Adult  Least Weasel (subspecies M. n. nivalis ) at Grafton Underwood, Northants  - April 2017 Featured Subspecies: Mustela nivalis nivalis Weight:  29-270g Length:  130-260mm IUCN Red...
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House Mouse (Mus musculus)
OTHER NAMES: Common House Mouse  Latin Etymology: Mus ("mouse") musculus ("little mouse") Adult House Mouse  (subspecies M. m. domesticus ) at  Geddington, Northants  - November 2016 Featured Subspecies: Mus musculus domesticus Weight:  40-45g Length:  12.5...
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Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)
OTHER NAMES: Bluethroat Redpoll Latin Etymology: Luscinia ("Nightingale") svecica ("Swedish") First Winter Male Bluethroat  ( Luscinia svecica - unknown subspecies ) at Willow Tree Fen, Lincolnshire - February 2017 Featured Subspecies: Unknown - probably L....
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Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)
OTHER NAMES: Steppe Gull, Pontic Gull Latin Etymology: Larus ("Gull") cachinnans ("laughing") Third Winter Caspian Gull  (subspecies   L. c. cachinnans ) at Thames Barrier Park  - February 2017 Featured Subspecies: Larus cachinnans cachinnans Weight: 680-15...
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Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii)
OTHER NAMES: Hardwicke's Leafbird, Orange-belled Chloropsis Latin Etymology: Chloropsis ("green-like") hardwickii ("Hardwick's") Female  Orange-bellied Leafbird  (subspecies C. h. malayana ) at Genting Highlands, Malaysia  - July 2016 Local Name (Malay): Bu...
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Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)
First Winter  Surf Scoter  ( Melanitta perspicillata ) at Rutland Water, Rutland - December 2016 OTHER NAMES: Skunk-headed Coot Weight:  950-1700g Length:  44-48cm Wingspan:  77cm NO UK STATUS /  IUCN Red List: Least Concern A large sea-duck species found b...
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Drinker Moth (Euthrix potatoria)
Larval form of  Drinker Moth  ( Euthrix potatoria - unknwon subspecies ) at Rainham Marshes, London  - June 2016 OTHER NAMES: The Drinker Featured Subspecies: ? Wingspan: 45-65m UK STATUS NOT EVALUATED   /  IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated   The adult of th...
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Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria)
Adult Swallow-tailed Moth  (Ourapteryx sambucaria - unknown subspecies) at Geddington, Northants - June 2009 Featured Subspecies: ? Wingspan:  40-50mm NO UK STATUS /  IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated   A distinctive looking moth that is fairly common in the...
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Blue Marsh Hawk (Orthetrum glaucum)
Adult Blue Marsh Hawk  ( Orthetrum glaucum )  at  Genting Highlands, Malaysia  - July 2016 OTHER NAMES: Common Blue Skimmer Length: 44-50mm Wingspan:  100-140mm NO UK STATUS /  IUCN Red List: Least Concern A fairly common resident of tropical and subtropica...
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