Random Sightings

December 9, 2017

 

The bark mantises and ground mantises (genus Tarachodes) are praying mantises of the family Tarachodidae[1] that are native to the Afrotropics. 

Die bergskilpad (Stigmochelys pardalis, voorheen Geochelone pardalis[2]) is 'n groot en aantreklik-gemerkte skilpad, wat voorkom in die savannes van Oos- en Suider-Afrika, van Soedan tot in die Kaap. 

Female (Top) and Male (Below) Bloukopkoggelmander The southern rock agama (Agama atra) is a species of lizard from the Agamidae family, that occurs in Southern Africa. It lives in small colonies on rocky outcrops, and the males are very conspicuous for their bright blue heads 

 

 

Dasypeltis scabra, known as the common egg eater, egg-eating snake or rhombic egg eater, is a species of nonvenomous snake endemic to Africa.  

The waterbuck is a large antelope found widely in sub-Saharan Africa. It is placed in the genus Kobus of the family Bovidae. Kobus ellipsiprymnus 


Die Gewone troupant (Coracias caudatus) is 'n algemene standvoël in savanne. In Engels staan die voël bekend as die Lilac-breasted Roller. 

The giraffe is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants. The genus currently consists of one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, the type species. 

Breviceps adspersus is a species of frog in the family Brevicipitidae.  

 

The blue wildebeest, also called the common wildebeest, white-bearded wildebeest or brindled gnu, is a large antelope. Connochaetes taurinus Phylum:Chordata

The ostrich or common ostrich is either one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family. Struthio camelus. Can reach speeds of up to 70 km/h 

Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on dung. A dung beetle can bury dung 250 times heavier than itself in one night. 
Arthropoda Scarabaeidae 

The Nile monitor Varanus niloticus is a large member of the monitor lizard family found throughout much of Africa,  

The Mozambique spitting cobra Naja mossambica species is preyed upon mainly by other snakes with a very potent venom. 

 

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