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Tuesday, July 13 2021

Egret Green Lore

A major change that occurs during breeding is the bright green coloration taken on by bare skin between the base of the bill and the eyes called the lore.

Saturday, July 10 2021

Green Heron

Green Heron with raised crest

Sunday, June 27 2021

Knight Anole

Knight Anoles are native to Cuba and are being seen more frequently throughout South Florida. They are larger than the green and brown anoles and can reach 13 to 20 inches in length. They have small, sharp teeth and are likely to stand their ground when they perceive a threat. Their bite isn't dangerous but can be painful, to get one to release its bite just put it back on the ground.

Saturday, June 26 2021

Adult Little Blue Heron

Adult Little Blue Herons appear to be very dark colored all over. However, at close range and/or in good light, they have a rich purple-maroon head and neck and dark slaty-blue body as you can see in this photo. They have yellow eyes, greenish legs, and a bill that is pale blue at the base, black at the tip.

Green Iguana

The Green Iguana is an invasive species in South Florida, and is found along the east coast, as well as the Gulf Coast. Hatchlings and juveniles display a bright green coloration. Adults can range in color from green to brown to almost black.

The original small populations in the Florida Keys were stowaways on ships carrying fruit from South America, the pet trade where some escaped and some were released by their owners which not only survived but thrived in their new habitat.

News reports from January 2008, January 2010, and January 2018 noted that large numbers of iguanas established in Florida dropped from the trees in which they lived, due to uncommonly cold nights.

Wednesday, June 23 2021

Brown Anole

The non-native Brown Anoles are brown to grayish in color, generally with whitish or yellowish patterning on the back. Like the Green Anole generally have an orange or red throat fan with a white edge. Although the brown anole has a shorter snout than the green anole, the two species are can be distinguished by the green anole's green or lightly patterned brown coloration and by range. It is believed that the Brown Anole lives primarily on the ground and may be forcing Green Anoles to live higher in trees than they did prior to the Brown Anoles appearance.

Green Anole

The Green Anole is the only native anole in the United States. They are small reaching around 8 inches and have the ability to change color, from bright green to brown, within a few seconds causing some people to refer to them as chameleons. They're active during the day and commonly seen on the ground and in trees displaying their protruding his bright red throat pouch while bobbing their heads to attract a female..

Tuesday, June 22 2021

Green Heron

The Green Heron sits very still with their neck all scrunched as the patiently with for prey to appear and then move very quickly to nab a fish or frog.

Purple Gallinule

The Purple Gallinule may be Florida's most colorful birds with their purplish head and body, greenish wings and back, a yellow-tipped red bill, baby-blue frontal shield, and bright yellow legs and feet.

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