Identify animals - (May/27/2007 )
I am not so familiar with some animals. Here are some pictures that I took in the zoo. Can you tell me the names of them? Thanks a lot!
1 - elk or red deer. Hard to tell from the pic.
2- a heron of some kind
3 - a budgie ( ? )
I have no idea about these animals.
If it was in the zoo, there would have been some info near these animals and it would have been easier to check them out.
I am not sure about the second one...
the first one seems to be an elk...
and the third one ...I don't know the english name...but in spanish it is cotorra comun (Myiopsitta monacha). They are from south america...there are a lot in Argentina....and maybe in chile and uruguay too.
The first one is not an elk, I should know, I'm Swedish... Must be some kind of deer
Hi everybody..,and can someone identify these too..the first one seems to be a mosquito fo rme..but i'm getting across this big and long one for the first time and i'm confused wether it really is a mosquito ! and as for the second one, is this really the smallest frog in this earth? i had been seeing it being the same for quite sometime . And i being not a zoologist, is quite amused to see this new types in my surroundings ! hoping to hear from u all abut these pics !
The first is a Tipulidae (scientific name of the diptera family), or crane fly. It is also called commonly "daddy longlegs". It is non-dangerous as the adults are not feeding.
The frog is presumably a "young" frog just finished the tadpole stage (tail reduced, legs and lungs developed etc.) and start growing up to its final size.
Thank u Hobglobin. That was out of curiosity i had posted them. Are u sure that is the crane fly? It is very common in this part of the world, but the pic i had taken is lot diferent from what the usual cranefly we come across here, and more than that i had crushed one like in the pic who had enormous blood stored in the tail part just liek the mosquitos. With Chikungunea spreadin all across here, i just thought i came across some new mosquito species..he he..!
And that frog had been stayin the same for almost 3 weeks, that made me to take a pic of it as in recent times i cam e across a newspaper reading showin a small frog they discovered which presumably is the smalest one around..and i thought i found much smaller a one..maybe i wen ton daydreaming myself to be a new dicoverer he he..anyway Thanks once again..stil hopin to hear more abut these pics if there is somethin diferetn a view abut it !
the 1st pic definitely looks like the elk where I grew up -
2nd one looks like a blue heron, http://mywebpages.comcast.net/kontonicolas...HeronCB8206.jpg but I don't know about the red spot...
3rd is totally budgies
Third is Monk parakeet, not budgie, at least from what I have seen of budgies.
I would agree with the crane fly, and the early stage adult frog, though I have seen species of NZ native frogs that are about that big fully grown.