Species Information

Species observations for selected counties


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List Species observations in 1 selected county.
Selected county is: Elliott.


Scientific Name and Life HistoryCommon Name and PicturesClassCountyUS StatusKY StatusWAPReference
Aegolius acadicus Northern Saw-whet OwlAvesElliottNN Reference
Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged BlackbirdAvesElliottNN Reference
Aix sponsa Wood DuckAvesElliottNN Reference
Alasmidonta marginata ElktoeBivalviaElliottNT YesReference
Ambloplites rupestris Rock BassActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Ameiurus melas Black BullheadActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Ameiurus natalis Yellow BullheadActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper SparrowAvesElliottNN YesReference
Aneides aeneus Green SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN YesReference
Anguilla rostrata American EelActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Antrostomus carolinensis Chuck-will's-widowAvesElliottNN YesReference
Antrostomus vociferus Eastern Whip-poor-willAvesElliottNN YesReference
Appalachina sayana Spike-lip CraterGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated HummingbirdAvesElliottNN Reference
Ardea alba Great EgretAvesElliottNT YesReference
Ardea herodias Great Blue HeronAvesElliottNN Reference
Baeolophus bicolor Tufted TitmouseAvesElliottNN Reference
Blarina brevicauda Northern Short-tailed ShrewMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar WaxwingAvesElliottNN Reference
Bonasa umbellus Ruffed GrouseAvesElliottNN YesReference
Branta canadensis Canada GooseAvesElliottNN Reference
Bubulcus ibis Cattle EgretAvesElliottNS Reference
Bufo americanus American ToadAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Bufo fowleri Fowler's ToadAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed HawkAvesElliottNN Reference
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered HawkAvesElliottNN Reference
Buteo platypterus Broad-winged HawkAvesElliottNN Reference
Butorides virescens Green HeronAvesElliottNN Reference
Cambarus bartonii cavatus Appalachian Brook CrayfishMalacostracaElliottNN Reference
Cambarus dubius Upland Burrowing CrayfishMalacostracaElliottNN Reference
Cambarus robustus Big Water CrayfishMalacostracaElliottNN Reference
Cambarus theepiensis Coalfields CrayfishMalacostracaElliottNN Reference
Campostoma anomalum Ohio StonerollerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Canis latrans CoyoteMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Cardellina pusilla Wilson's WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Cardinalis cardinalis Northern CardinalAvesElliottNN Reference
Carphophis amoenus Worm SnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Castor canadensis American BeaverMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Cathartes aura Turkey VultureAvesElliottNN Reference
Catharus fuscescens VeeryAvesElliottNN Reference
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's ThrushAvesElliottNN Reference
Catostomus commersonii White SuckerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Cervus elaphus ElkMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Chaetura pelagica Chimney SwiftAvesElliottNN Reference
Charadrius semipalmatus Semipalmated PloverAvesElliottNN Reference
Charadrius vociferus KilldeerAvesElliottNN Reference
Chelydra serpentina serpentina Common Snapping TurtleReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Chordeiles minor Common NighthawkAvesElliottNN Reference
Chrosomus erythrogaster Southern Redbelly DaceActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Clinostomus funduloides Rosyside DaceActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed CuckooAvesElliottNN Reference
Colaptes auratus Northern FlickerAvesElliottNN Reference
Colinus virginianus Northern BobwhiteAvesElliottNN YesReference
Coluber constrictor RacerReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Columba livia Rock PigeonAvesElliottNN Reference
Contopus virens Eastern Wood-PeweeAvesElliottNN Reference
Coragyps atratus Black VultureAvesElliottNN Reference
Corbicula fluminea Asian ClamBivalviaElliottNN Reference
Corvus brachyrhynchos American CrowAvesElliottNN Reference
Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's Big-eared BatMammaliaElliottNS YesReference
Cottus bairdii Mottled SculpinActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Cottus carolinae Banded SculpinActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Crotalus horridus Timber RattlesnakeReptiliaElliottNN YesReference
Cyanocitta cristata Blue JayAvesElliottNN Reference
Cyprinella spiloptera Spotfin ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Cyprinella whipplei Steelcolor ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Cyprinus carpio Common CarpActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Desmognathus fuscus Northern Dusky SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN YesReference
Desmognathus monticola Seal SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Desmognathus ochrophaeus Allegheny Mountain Dusky SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN YesReference
Desmognathus welteri Black Mountain SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN YesReference
Diadophis punctatus Ringneck SnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Didelphis virginiana Virginia OpossumMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Discus patulus Domed DiscGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard ShadActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Dryobates pubescens Downy WoodpeckerAvesElliottNN Reference
Dryobates villosus Hairy WoodpeckerAvesElliottNN Reference
Dryocopus pileatus Pileated WoodpeckerAvesElliottNN Reference
Dumetella carolinensis Gray CatbirdAvesElliottNN Reference
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta Black Rat SnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Empidonax virescens Acadian FlycatcherAvesElliottNN Reference
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown BatMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw MinnowActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Esox americanus Grass PickerelActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Etheostoma blennioides Greenside DarterActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Etheostoma caeruleum Rainbow DarterActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Etheostoma flabellare Fantail DarterActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Etheostoma nigrum Johnny DarterActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Etheostoma spectabile Orangethroat DarterActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Etheostoma variatum Variegate DarterActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Etheostoma zonale Banded DarterActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Eumeces fasciatus Five-lined SkinkReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Eurycea cirrigera Southern Two-lined SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Eurycea longicauda Longtail SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Falco columbarius MerlinAvesElliottNN Reference
Falco peregrinus Peregrine FalconAvesElliottNE YesReference
Falco sparverius American KestrelAvesElliottNN YesReference
Faxonius cristavarius Spiny Stream CrayfishMalacostracaElliottNN Reference
Faxonius putnami Phallic CrayfishMalacostracaElliottNN Reference
Faxonius rusticus Rusty CrayfishMalacostracaElliottNN Reference
Ferrissia rivularis Creeping AncylidGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky WarblerAvesElliottNN YesReference
Geothlypis trichas Common YellowthroatAvesElliottNN Reference
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus duryi Kentucky Spring SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Haemorhous mexicanus House FinchAvesElliottNN Reference
Haemorhous purpureus Purple FinchAvesElliottNN Reference
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald EagleAvesElliottNT YesReference
Helisoma anceps Two-ridged Rams-hornGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Helmitheros vermivorum Worm-eating WarblerAvesElliottNN YesReference
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN YesReference
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hognose SnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Hirundo rustica Barn SwallowAvesElliottNN Reference
Hyalella azteca No Common Name (Hyalella azteca)MalacostracaElliottNN Reference
Hybopsis amblops Bigeye ChubActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray TreefrogAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Hylocichla mustelina Wood ThrushAvesElliottNN YesReference
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hog SuckerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Ichthyomyzon bdellium Ohio LampreyCephalaspidomorphiElliottNN Reference
Ichthyomyzon fossor Northern Brook LampreyCephalaspidomorphiElliottNT YesReference
Ictalurus furcatus Blue CatfishActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Ictalurus punctatus Channel CatfishActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted ChatAvesElliottNN Reference
Icterus galbula Baltimore OrioleAvesElliottNN Reference
Icterus spurius Orchard OrioleAvesElliottNN Reference
Inflectarius rugeli Deep-tooth ShagreenGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed JuncoAvesElliottNS Reference
Labidesthes sicculus Brook SilversideActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Lampetra aepyptera Least Brook LampreyCephalaspidomorphiElliottNN Reference
Lampropeltis getula nigra Black KingsnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Lampsilis siliquoidea FatmucketBivalviaElliottNN Reference
Larus delawarensis Ring-billed GullAvesElliottNN Reference
Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired BatMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Lasiurus borealis Eastern Red BatMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Lasiurus cinereus Hoary BatMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Lasmigona compressa Creek HeelsplitterBivalviaElliottNE YesReference
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose GarActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Lepomis cyanellus Green SunfishActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Lepomis macrochirus BluegillActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Lepomis megalotis Longear SunfishActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Limnothlypis swainsonii Swainson's WarblerAvesElliottNN YesReference
Lontra canadensis Northern River OtterMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Loxia curvirostra Red CrossbillAvesElliottNN Reference
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Lynx rufus BobcatMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Lythrurus fasciolaris Scarlet ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal ChubActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Marmota monax WoodchuckMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Megaceryle alcyon Belted KingfisherAvesElliottNN Reference
Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied WoodpeckerAvesElliottNN Reference
Meleagris gallopavo Wild TurkeyAvesElliottNN Reference
Melospiza melodia Song SparrowAvesElliottNN Reference
Mephitis mephitis Striped SkunkMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Mesodon thyroidus White-lip GlobeGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth BassActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted BassActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth BassActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie VoleMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Microtus pinetorum Woodland VoleMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Mimus polyglottos Northern MockingbirdAvesElliottNN Reference
Minytrema melanops Spotted SuckerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Mniotilta varia Black-and-white WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Molothrus ater Brown-headed CowbirdAvesElliottNN Reference
Moxostoma anisurum Silver RedhorseActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Moxostoma breviceps Smallmouth RedhorseActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Moxostoma duquesnei Black RedhorseActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Moxostoma erythrurum Golden RedhorseActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Mustela vison American MinkMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Myiarchus crinitus Great Crested FlycatcherAvesElliottNN Reference
Myotis grisescens Gray MyotisMammaliaElliottET YesReference
Myotis leibii Eastern Small-footed MyotisMammaliaElliottNT YesReference
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown BatMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Myotis septentrionalis Northern MyotisMammaliaElliottTE Reference
Myotis sodalis Indiana BatMammaliaElliottEE YesReference
Napaeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping MouseMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Necturus maculosus MudpuppyAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Neotoma magister Allegheny WoodratMammaliaElliottNN YesReference
Nerodia sipedon Northern Water SnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Nocomis micropogon River ChubActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Notophthalmus viridescens Eastern NewtAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Notropis atherinoides Emerald ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Notropis photogenis Silver ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Notropis rubellus Rosyface ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Notropis stramineus Sand ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Notropis volucellus Mimic ShinerActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Noturus miurus Brindled MadtomActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Noturus nocturnus Freckled MadtomActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Ochrotomys nuttalli Golden MouseMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed DeerMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow TroutActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Ondatra zibethicus MuskratMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Opheodrys aestivus Rough Green SnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Oreothlypis peregrina Tennessee WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Parkesia motacilla Louisiana WaterthrushAvesElliottNN YesReference
Passer domesticus House SparrowAvesElliottNN Reference
Passerina caerulea Blue GrosbeakAvesElliottNN Reference
Passerina cyanea Indigo BuntingAvesElliottNN Reference
Patera appressa Flat BladetoothGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Percina caprodes LogperchActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Percina maculata Blackside DarterActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Percina sciera Dusky DarterActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Percopsis omiscomaycus Trout-PerchActinopterygiiElliottNS Reference
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern PipistrelleMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Peromyscus leucopus White-footed MouseMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Cliff SwallowAvesElliottNN Reference
Phalacrocorax auritus Double-crested CormorantAvesElliottNT Reference
Physa acuta Pewter PhysaGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Pimephales notatus Bluntnose MinnowActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Pimephales promelas Fathead MinnowActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Pimephales vigilax Bullhead MinnowActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Pipilo erythrophthalmus Eastern TowheeAvesElliottNN Reference
Piranga olivacea Scarlet TanagerAvesElliottNN Reference
Piranga rubra Summer TanagerAvesElliottNN Reference
Platalea ajaja Roseate SpoonbillAvesElliottNN Reference
Plethodon glutinosus Slimy SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Plethodon kentucki Cumberland Plateau SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN YesReference
Plethodon richmondi Ravine SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Poecile atricapillus Black-capped ChickadeeAvesElliottNN Reference
Poecile carolinensis Carolina ChickadeeAvesElliottNN Reference
Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray GnatcatcherAvesElliottNN Reference
Pomoxis annularis White CrappieActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Procambarus clarkii Red Swamp CrawfishMalacostracaElliottNN Reference
Procyon lotor Northern RaccoonMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Progne subis Purple MartinAvesElliottNN Reference
Pseudacris brachyphona Mountain Chorus FrogAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer Northern Spring PeeperAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Pseudotriton ruber Red SalamanderAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Quiscalus quiscula Common GrackleAvesElliottNN Reference
Rana catesbeiana BullfrogAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Rana clamitans melanota Green FrogAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Rana palustris Pickerel FrogAmphibiaElliottNN Reference
Rana sylvatica Wood FrogAmphibiaElliottNN YesReference
Regulus satrapa Golden-crowned KingletAvesElliottNN Reference
Rhinichthys cataractae Longnose DaceActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Rhinichthys obtusus Western Blacknose DaceActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Salmo trutta Brown TroutActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Sayornis phoebe Eastern PhoebeAvesElliottNN Reference
Sceloporus undulatus Fence LizardReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Scincella lateralis Ground SkinkReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Sciurus carolinensis Eastern Gray SquirrelMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Sciurus niger Eastern Fox SquirrelMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Scolopax minor American WoodcockAvesElliottNN YesReference
Seiurus aurocapilla OvenbirdAvesElliottNN Reference
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek ChubActinopterygiiElliottNN Reference
Setophaga americana Northern ParulaAvesElliottNN Reference
Setophaga caerulescens Black-throated Blue WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Setophaga castanea Bay-breasted WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean WarblerAvesElliottNN YesReference
Setophaga citrina Hooded WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Setophaga coronata Yellow-rumped WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Setophaga discolor Prairie WarblerAvesElliottNN YesReference
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Setophaga petechia Yellow WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Setophaga pinus Pine WarblerAvesElliottNN Reference
Setophaga ruticilla American RedstartAvesElliottNN Reference
Setophaga virens Black-throated Green WarblerAvesElliottNN YesReference
Sialia sialis Eastern BluebirdAvesElliottNN Reference
Sitta carolinensis White-breasted NuthatchAvesElliottNN Reference
Sorex fumeus Smoky ShrewMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Sorex hoyi Pygmy ShrewMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Spilogale putorius Eastern Spotted SkunkMammaliaElliottNS YesReference
Spinus pinus Pine SiskinAvesElliottNN Reference
Spinus tristis American GoldfinchAvesElliottNN Reference
Spizella passerina Chipping SparrowAvesElliottNN Reference
Spizella pusilla Field SparrowAvesElliottNN Reference
Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged SwallowAvesElliottNN Reference
Stenotrema edvardsi Ridge-and-valley SlitmouthGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Sternula antillarum athalassos Interior Least TernAvesElliottEE YesReference
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata Northern Redbelly SnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Strix varia Barred OwlAvesElliottNN Reference
Strophitus undulatus CreeperBivalviaElliottNN Reference
Sturnella magna Eastern MeadowlarkAvesElliottNN Reference
Sturnus vulgaris European StarlingAvesElliottNN Reference
Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern CottontailMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Tachycineta bicolor Tree SwallowAvesElliottNN Reference
Tamias striatus Eastern ChipmunkMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern Box TurtleReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Eastern Garter SnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina WrenAvesElliottNN Reference
Toxostoma rufum Brown ThrasherAvesElliottNN Reference
Triodopsis tridentata Northern ThreetoothGastropodaElliottNN Reference
Troglodytes aedon House WrenAvesElliottNN Reference
Turdus migratorius American RobinAvesElliottNN Reference
Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern KingbirdAvesElliottNN Reference
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Gray FoxMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Vermivora cyanoptera Blue-winged WarblerAvesElliottNN YesReference
Villosa lienosa Little SpectaclecaseBivalviaElliottNS YesReference
Vireo flavifrons Yellow-throated VireoAvesElliottNN Reference
Vireo griseus White-eyed VireoAvesElliottNN Reference
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed VireoAvesElliottNN Reference
Vireo solitarius Blue-headed VireoAvesElliottNN Reference
Virginia valeriae Smooth Earth SnakeReptiliaElliottNN Reference
Vulpes vulpes Red FoxMammaliaElliottNN Reference
Zenaida macroura Mourning DoveAvesElliottNN Reference
Zonotrichia albicollis White-throated SparrowAvesElliottNN Reference

297 species are listed