Bird, bug, butterfly and a wild variety of photos from Belarus, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland and Spain by Irish wildlife photographer Patrick J. O'Keeffe and invited guests

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

GREEN VEINED WHITE BUTTERFLY (Pieris napi) Belarus

 
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The Green-veined White Butterfly (Pieris napi) is of the family Pieridae which is in the genus Pieris. It commonly occurs in Eurasia as well as North America. This species is on the wing from March to October, over several generations. There are a number of subspecies recognised. It hibernates during the winter as a chrysalis.

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MARSH FROG Pelophylax ridibundus

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

WOOD SANDPIPER (Tringa glareola) Pripyat River, Turov, Homiel Province, Belarus


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The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is a medium sized shorebird or wader of the family Scolopacidae which is in the genus Tringa. It is a summer resident which breeds across a wide band that stretches from the uplands of Scotland, where 10 to 25 pairs breed annually, to Scandinavia eastward to the Pacific coast of Asia. This long distant migrant spends the winter in sub Saharan Africa, southern Asia and parts of Australia. During spring and autumn, it is irregularly encountered outside its normal range as a scarce or rare overshooting migrant. 

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YELLOW LEGGED TORTOISESHELL BUTTERFLY Nymphalis xanthomelas Belarus

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

DOCK BUG (Coreus marginatus) Belarus


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The Dock Bug (Coreus marginatus) is of the family Coreidae which is in the genus Coreus.