Species Information

Species observations for selected counties


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


Scientific Name and Life HistoryCommon Name and PicturesClassCountyUS StatusKY StatusWAPReference
Accipiter cooperii Cooper's HawkAvesGrantNN Reference
Accipiter gentilis Northern GoshawkAvesGrantNN Reference
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned HawkAvesGrantNS YesReference
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket FrogAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged BlackbirdAvesGrantNN Reference
Aix sponsa Wood DuckAvesGrantNN Reference
Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell MusselBivalviaGrantNN YesReference
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack HerringActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Amblema plicata ThreeridgeBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Ambloplites rupestris Rock BassActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Ambystoma barbouri Streamside SalamanderAmphibiaGrantNN YesReference
Ambystoma jeffersonianum Jefferson SalamanderAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Ameiurus natalis Yellow BullheadActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper SparrowAvesGrantNN YesReference
Anas platyrhynchos MallardAvesGrantNN Reference
Anas rubripes American Black DuckAvesGrantNN YesReference
Anodontoides ferussacianus Cylindrical PapershellBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Antrostomus vociferus Eastern Whip-poor-willAvesGrantNN YesReference
Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated HummingbirdAvesGrantNN Reference
Ardea herodias Great Blue HeronAvesGrantNN Reference
Asio otus Long-eared OwlAvesGrantNE YesReference
Aythya affinis Lesser ScaupAvesGrantNN YesReference
Baeolophus bicolor Tufted TitmouseAvesGrantNN Reference
Blarina brevicauda Northern Short-tailed ShrewMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar WaxwingAvesGrantNN Reference
Bonasa umbellus Ruffed GrouseAvesGrantNN YesReference
Branta canadensis Canada GooseAvesGrantNN Reference
Bubo scandiacus Snowy OwlAvesGrantNN Reference
Bubo virginianus Great Horned OwlAvesGrantNN Reference
Bufo americanus American ToadAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed HawkAvesGrantNN Reference
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered HawkAvesGrantNN Reference
Buteo platypterus Broad-winged HawkAvesGrantNN Reference
Butorides virescens Green HeronAvesGrantNN Reference
Cambarus ortmanni Ortmann's MudbugMalacostracaGrantNN Reference
Campostoma anomalum Ohio StonerollerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Canis latrans CoyoteMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Cardinalis cardinalis Northern CardinalAvesGrantNN Reference
Castor canadensis American BeaverMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Cathartes aura Turkey VultureAvesGrantNN Reference
Catostomus commersonii White SuckerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Centronyx henslowii Henslow's SparrowAvesGrantNS YesReference
Certhia americana Brown CreeperAvesGrantNE YesReference
Chaetura pelagica Chimney SwiftAvesGrantNN Reference
Charadrius vociferus KilldeerAvesGrantNN Reference
Chelydra serpentina serpentina Common Snapping TurtleReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Chondestes grammacus Lark SparrowAvesGrantNT YesReference
Chordeiles minor Common NighthawkAvesGrantNN Reference
Cistothorus platensis Sedge WrenAvesGrantNS YesReference
Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed CuckooAvesGrantNN Reference
Coccyzus erythropthalmus Black-billed CuckooAvesGrantNN Reference
Colaptes auratus Northern FlickerAvesGrantNN Reference
Colinus virginianus Northern BobwhiteAvesGrantNN YesReference
Coluber constrictor RacerReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Columba livia Rock PigeonAvesGrantNN Reference
Contopus virens Eastern Wood-PeweeAvesGrantNN Reference
Coragyps atratus Black VultureAvesGrantNN Reference
Corbicula fluminea Asian ClamBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Corvus brachyrhynchos American CrowAvesGrantNN Reference
Cryptotis parva Least ShrewMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Cyanocitta cristata Blue JayAvesGrantNN Reference
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple WartybackBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Cygnus olor Mute SwanAvesGrantNN Reference
Cyprinella lutrensis Red ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Cyprinella spiloptera Spotfin ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Cyprinella whipplei Steelcolor ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Cyprinus carpio Common CarpActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Didelphis virginiana Virginia OpossumMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard ShadActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Dryobates pubescens Downy WoodpeckerAvesGrantNN Reference
Dryobates villosus Hairy WoodpeckerAvesGrantNN Reference
Dryocopus pileatus Pileated WoodpeckerAvesGrantNN Reference
Dumetella carolinensis Gray CatbirdAvesGrantNN Reference
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta Black Rat SnakeReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Elimia semicarinata Fine-ridged ElimiaGastropodaGrantNN Reference
Empidonax virescens Acadian FlycatcherAvesGrantNN Reference
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown BatMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Eremophila alpestris Horned LarkAvesGrantNN Reference
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw MinnowActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Etheostoma blennioides Greenside DarterActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Etheostoma caeruleum Rainbow DarterActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Etheostoma flabellare Fantail DarterActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Etheostoma nigrum Johnny DarterActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Etheostoma spectabile Orangethroat DarterActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled DarterActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Eumeces laticeps Broadhead SkinkReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Eurycea cirrigera Southern Two-lined SalamanderAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Eurycea lucifuga Cave SalamanderAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Eurynia dilatata SpikeBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Falco columbarius MerlinAvesGrantNN Reference
Falco sparverius American KestrelAvesGrantNN YesReference
Faxonius juvenilis Kentucky River CrayfishMalacostracaGrantNN Reference
Faxonius putnami Phallic CrayfishMalacostracaGrantNN Reference
Faxonius rusticus Rusty CrayfishMalacostracaGrantNN Reference
Fulica americana American CootAvesGrantNE Reference
Fundulus notatus Blackstripe TopminnowActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Fusconaia flava Wabash PigtoeBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky WarblerAvesGrantNN YesReference
Geothlypis trichas Common YellowthroatAvesGrantNN Reference
Graptemys geographica Common Map TurtleReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Haemorhous mexicanus House FinchAvesGrantNN Reference
Haemorhous purpureus Purple FinchAvesGrantNN Reference
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald EagleAvesGrantNT YesReference
Helisoma anceps Two-ridged Rams-hornGastropodaGrantNN Reference
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hognose SnakeReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Hirundo rustica Barn SwallowAvesGrantNN Reference
Hyalella azteca No Common Name (Hyalella azteca)MalacostracaGrantNN Reference
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray TreefrogAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Hylocichla mustelina Wood ThrushAvesGrantNN YesReference
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hog SuckerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Ictalurus punctatus Channel CatfishActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted ChatAvesGrantNN Reference
Icterus galbula Baltimore OrioleAvesGrantNN Reference
Icterus spurius Orchard OrioleAvesGrantNN Reference
Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed JuncoAvesGrantNS Reference
Labidesthes sicculus Brook SilversideActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Laevapex fuscus Dusky AcylidGastropodaGrantNN Reference
Lampropeltis triangulum Milk SnakeReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Lampsilis cardium Plain PocketbookBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Lampsilis siliquoidea FatmucketBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead ShrikeAvesGrantNN YesReference
Lasiurus borealis Eastern Red BatMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Lasmigona complanata White HeelsplitterBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Lasmigona costata FlutedshellBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose GarActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Lepomis cyanellus Green SunfishActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted SunfishActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Lepomis macrochirus BluegillActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Lepomis megalotis Longear SunfishActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Lepomis microlophus Redear SunfishActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Leptodea fragilis Fragile PapershellBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Lontra canadensis Northern River OtterMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Lynx rufus BobcatMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Lythrurus fasciolaris Scarlet ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Megaceryle alcyon Belted KingfisherAvesGrantNN Reference
Megascops asio Eastern Screech-OwlAvesGrantNN Reference
Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied WoodpeckerAvesGrantNN Reference
Melanerpes erythrocephalus Red-headed WoodpeckerAvesGrantNN YesReference
Meleagris gallopavo Wild TurkeyAvesGrantNN Reference
Melospiza georgiana Swamp SparrowAvesGrantNN Reference
Melospiza melodia Song SparrowAvesGrantNN Reference
Mephitis mephitis Striped SkunkMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth BassActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted BassActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth BassActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie VoleMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Microtus pennsylvanicus Meadow VoleMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Mimus polyglottos Northern MockingbirdAvesGrantNN Reference
Minytrema melanops Spotted SuckerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Mniotilta varia Black-and-white WarblerAvesGrantNN Reference
Molothrus ater Brown-headed CowbirdAvesGrantNN Reference
Moxostoma erythrurum Golden RedhorseActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Musculium transversum Long FingernailclamBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Mustela frenata Long-tailed WeaselMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Mustela vison American MinkMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Myiarchus crinitus Great Crested FlycatcherAvesGrantNN Reference
Myotis septentrionalis Northern MyotisMammaliaGrantTE Reference
Myotis sodalis Indiana BatMammaliaGrantEE YesReference
Necturus maculosus MudpuppyAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Nerodia sipedon Northern Water SnakeReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Nothonotus camurus Bluebreast DarterActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Notophthalmus viridescens Eastern NewtAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Notropis atherinoides Emerald ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Notropis boops Bigeye ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Notropis buchanani Ghost ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Notropis rubellus Rosyface ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Notropis stramineus Sand ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Notropis volucellus Mimic ShinerActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Noturus flavus StonecatActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Noturus miurus Brindled MadtomActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed DeerMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Ondatra zibethicus MuskratMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Opheodrys aestivus Rough Green SnakeReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Parkesia motacilla Louisiana WaterthrushAvesGrantNN YesReference
Parkesia noveboracensis Northern WaterthrushAvesGrantNN Reference
Passer domesticus House SparrowAvesGrantNN Reference
Passerella iliaca Fox SparrowAvesGrantNN Reference
Passerina caerulea Blue GrosbeakAvesGrantNN Reference
Passerina cyanea Indigo BuntingAvesGrantNN Reference
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos American White PelicanAvesGrantNN YesReference
Percina caprodes LogperchActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Percina maculata Blackside DarterActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Percina phoxocephala Slenderhead DarterActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern PipistrelleMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Peromyscus leucopus White-footed MouseMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Phenacobius mirabilis Suckermouth MinnowActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Pimephales notatus Bluntnose MinnowActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Pimephales promelas Fathead MinnowActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Pipilo erythrophthalmus Eastern TowheeAvesGrantNN Reference
Piranga olivacea Scarlet TanagerAvesGrantNN Reference
Piranga rubra Summer TanagerAvesGrantNN Reference
Plectrophenax nivalis Snow BuntingAvesGrantNN Reference
Plethodon electromorphus Northern Ravine SalamanderAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Plethodon glutinosus Slimy SalamanderAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Plethodon richmondi Ravine SalamanderAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Pleurobema clava ClubshellBivalviaGrantEE YesReference
Pleurobema sintoxia Round PigtoeBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Pleurocera acuta Sharp HornsnailGastropodaGrantNN Reference
Poecile carolinensis Carolina ChickadeeAvesGrantNN Reference
Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray GnatcatcherAvesGrantNN Reference
Pomoxis annularis White CrappieActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black CrappieActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Pooecetes gramineus Vesper SparrowAvesGrantNE YesReference
Potamilus alatus Pink HeelsplitterBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Procyon lotor Northern RaccoonMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Progne subis Purple MartinAvesGrantNN Reference
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer Northern Spring PeeperAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Ptychobranchus fasciolaris KidneyshellBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Pyganodon grandis Giant FloaterBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead CatfishActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Quadrula quadrula MapleleafBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Quiscalus quiscula Common GrackleAvesGrantNN Reference
Rana catesbeiana BullfrogAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Rana clamitans melanota Green FrogAmphibiaGrantNN Reference
Rana pipiens Northern Leopard FrogAmphibiaGrantNS YesReference
Regina septemvittata Queen SnakeReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Regulus satrapa Golden-crowned KingletAvesGrantNN Reference
Sayornis phoebe Eastern PhoebeAvesGrantNN Reference
Scalopus aquaticus Eastern MoleMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Sciurus carolinensis Eastern Gray SquirrelMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Sciurus niger Eastern Fox SquirrelMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Scolopax minor American WoodcockAvesGrantNN YesReference
Seiurus aurocapilla OvenbirdAvesGrantNN Reference
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek ChubActinopterygiiGrantNN Reference
Setophaga americana Northern ParulaAvesGrantNN Reference
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean WarblerAvesGrantNN YesReference
Setophaga citrina Hooded WarblerAvesGrantNN Reference
Setophaga coronata Yellow-rumped WarblerAvesGrantNN Reference
Setophaga discolor Prairie WarblerAvesGrantNN YesReference
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated WarblerAvesGrantNN Reference
Setophaga palmarum Palm WarblerAvesGrantNN Reference
Setophaga petechia Yellow WarblerAvesGrantNN Reference
Sialia sialis Eastern BluebirdAvesGrantNN Reference
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander MusselBivalviaGrantNT YesReference
Sitta carolinensis White-breasted NuthatchAvesGrantNN Reference
Sorex longirostris Southeastern ShrewMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Spatula discors Blue-winged TealAvesGrantNT Reference
Sphaerium simile Grooved FingernailclamBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Sphyrapicus varius Yellow-bellied SapsuckerAvesGrantNN Reference
Spinus pinus Pine SiskinAvesGrantNN Reference
Spinus tristis American GoldfinchAvesGrantNN Reference
Spizella passerina Chipping SparrowAvesGrantNN Reference
Spizella pusilla Field SparrowAvesGrantNN Reference
Spizelloides arborea American Tree SparrowAvesGrantNN Reference
Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged SwallowAvesGrantNN Reference
Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared-doveAvesGrantNN Reference
Strix varia Barred OwlAvesGrantNN Reference
Strophitus undulatus CreeperBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Sturnella magna Eastern MeadowlarkAvesGrantNN Reference
Sturnus vulgaris European StarlingAvesGrantNN Reference
Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern CottontailMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Tachycineta bicolor Tree SwallowAvesGrantNN Reference
Taxidea taxus American BadgerMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern Box TurtleReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Eastern Garter SnakeReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Thryomanes bewickii Bewick's WrenAvesGrantNS YesReference
Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina WrenAvesGrantNN Reference
Toxostoma rufum Brown ThrasherAvesGrantNN Reference
Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared SliderReptiliaGrantNN Reference
Tritogonia verrucosa PistolgripBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Troglodytes aedon House WrenAvesGrantNN Reference
Troglodytes hiemalis Winter WrenAvesGrantNN Reference
Turdus migratorius American RobinAvesGrantNN Reference
Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern KingbirdAvesGrantNN Reference
Tyto alba Barn OwlAvesGrantNS YesReference
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Gray FoxMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Ursus americanus American Black BearMammaliaGrantNS YesReference
Utterbackia imbecillis Paper PondshellBivalviaGrantNN Reference
Vermivora cyanoptera Blue-winged WarblerAvesGrantNN YesReference
Vireo flavifrons Yellow-throated VireoAvesGrantNN Reference
Vireo gilvus Warbling VireoAvesGrantNN Reference
Vireo griseus White-eyed VireoAvesGrantNN Reference
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed VireoAvesGrantNN Reference
Vulpes vulpes Red FoxMammaliaGrantNN Reference
Zenaida macroura Mourning DoveAvesGrantNN Reference
Zonotrichia albicollis White-throated SparrowAvesGrantNN Reference
Zonotrichia leucophrys White-crowned SparrowAvesGrantNN Reference

280 species are listed