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Do you know the dance of the greater sandhill crane? It starts with outstretched wings. It will then pump its head up and down, bow down, and then leap into the air! Greater sandhill cranes display this dance to find a mate. More: Photo:
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“I will protect House Black-Tailed Prairie Dog from House Red-Tailed Hawk!” This black-tailed prairie dog is keeping a close watch over the entrance of its home. If it detects danger, it will give a warning with loud barks. More: 📸:Rich Keen
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Paul Marinari May 20
Thanks to US Fish and for this recognition. I've been fortunate to work with so many dedicated and passionate people in an ongoing effort to save the black-footed ferret.
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US Fish and Wildlife May 23
Replying to @GadoSam
Absolutely!
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US Fish and Wildlife May 23
Replying to @AubieDouglas @USFWS
Welcome to the team!
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US Fish and Wildlife May 22
Have you been to a Hibachi restaurant and the chef tosses food into your mouth? Yellow-rumped warblers have lots of practice catching food out of the air. They can be found sitting on open tree branches snatching insects that fly by them. More: 📸:
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US Fish and Wildlife May 22
What a strange looking flower petal. That’s actually a crab spider! Crab spiders use camouflage and patience to catch their prey. They will sit still for long periods of time until a potential meal approaches. More: Photo:
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US Fish and Wildlife May 20
This spiky aquatic plant is the broadfruit bur-reed. It grows in dense communities in muddy, shallow water. Waterfowl eat its seeds & muskrats eat the stems. If you're in an area with spring flooding, you might see this plant growing. More: 📸:
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US Fish and Wildlife May 20
Mining during the Gold Rush in Colorado disconnected the Swan River & disabled fish from migrating throughout the entire waterway. provided with a grant to restore the river & allow native fish to thrive once again! More: 📸:USFWS
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US Fish and Wildlife May 20
Replying to @GadoSam
Thank you!
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US Fish and Wildlife May 20
Replying to @GadoSam
What would you name him?
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US Fish and Wildlife May 20
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Thank you!
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US Fish and Wildlife May 20
They are pretty awesome!
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US Fish and Wildlife May 20
Replying to @OtacilioMartin1 @USFWS
Thank you!
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US Fish and Wildlife May 20
The white-faced ibis has the perfect tool to pluck invertebrates from soil: its beak! Its curved, thin, & long beak enables it to effectively pierce soil to pick out prey. They are also known to use water to wash dirt off their food. More: 📸:R.Fetherman
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US Fish and Wildlife May 19
Wilson’s phalarope dads are great parents. Most of the time, female birds raise young. But female Wilson’s phalaropes will desert their mates and young to find a new mate. Males will care for the young once the female lays eggs. More: Photo: R. Fetherman
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US Fish and Wildlife May 19
Well this is a familiar plant! You may see them pop up in your lawn. The dandelion may be one of the most widely known plants in North America. It is edible and has a great source of vitamin A. Have you ever tried it in a salad? More: Photo:
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US Fish and Wildlife May 18
Coral pink sand dunes tiger beetle. Say that 5 times fast! This beetle can only be found in the coral pink sand dunes in southern Utah. It is capable of rapidly flying or running over the sand to capture prey & eat it with strong mandibles. More: 📸:
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US Fish and Wildlife May 18
These little kits are on the prowl! Red fox kits are born blind, watched closely by their mother in the den, and fed by their father. After 2 weeks, the kits’ eyes are open and they start to explore outside of the den. More: Photo:R.Fetherman
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US Fish and Wildlife May 18
This juvenile bald eagle is on the hunt. Do you know how to identify a juvenile bald eagle from an adult? If it’s a juvenile, its wings will be brown with mottled white streaks, it will have a brown head, and a mottled tail. More: Photo:
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