Species Information

Species observations for selected counties


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


Scientific Name and Life HistoryCommon Name and PicturesClassCountyUS StatusKY StatusWAPReference
Accipiter cooperii Cooper's HawkAvesKnottNN Reference
Actitis macularius Spotted SandpiperAvesKnottNE YesReference
Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged BlackbirdAvesKnottNN Reference
Agkistrodon contortrix CopperheadReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Aix sponsa Wood DuckAvesKnottNN Reference
Alasmidonta marginata ElktoeBivalviaKnottNT YesReference
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack HerringActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Alosa pseudoharengus AlewifeActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Ambloplites rupestris Rock BassActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Ameiurus melas Black BullheadActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Ameiurus natalis Yellow BullheadActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Ameiurus nebulosus Brown BullheadActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper SparrowAvesKnottNN YesReference
Anas platyrhynchos MallardAvesKnottNN Reference
Aneides aeneus Green SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN YesReference
Antrostomus vociferus Eastern Whip-poor-willAvesKnottNN YesReference
Appalachina sayana Spike-lip CraterGastropodaKnottNN Reference
Aquila chrysaetos Golden EagleAvesKnottNN Reference
Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated HummingbirdAvesKnottNN Reference
Ardea herodias Great Blue HeronAvesKnottNN Reference
Baeolophus bicolor Tufted TitmouseAvesKnottNN Reference
Blarina brevicauda Northern Short-tailed ShrewMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar WaxwingAvesKnottNN Reference
Bonasa umbellus Ruffed GrouseAvesKnottNN YesReference
Branta canadensis Canada GooseAvesKnottNN Reference
Bubo virginianus Great Horned OwlAvesKnottNN Reference
Bufo americanus American ToadAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Bufo fowleri Fowler's ToadAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed HawkAvesKnottNN Reference
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered HawkAvesKnottNN Reference
Buteo platypterus Broad-winged HawkAvesKnottNN Reference
Butorides virescens Green HeronAvesKnottNN Reference
Calidris melanotos Pectoral SandpiperAvesKnottNN Reference
Calidris pusilla Semipalmated SandpiperAvesKnottNN YesReference
Cambarus bartonii cavatus Appalachian Brook CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Cambarus batchi Bluegrass CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Cambarus distans Boxclaw CrawfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Cambarus dubius Upland Burrowing CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Cambarus hatfieldi Tug Valley CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Cambarus hazardi Brawny CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Cambarus sciotensis Teays River CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Cambarus striatus Ambiguous CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Cambarus theepiensis Coalfields CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Campostoma anomalum Ohio StonerollerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Canis latrans CoyoteMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Carassius auratus GoldfishActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Cardinalis cardinalis Northern CardinalAvesKnottNN Reference
Carphophis amoenus Worm SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Carpiodes cyprinus QuillbackActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Castor canadensis American BeaverMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Cathartes aura Turkey VultureAvesKnottNN Reference
Catharus minimus Gray-cheeked ThrushAvesKnottNN Reference
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's ThrushAvesKnottNN Reference
Catostomus commersonii White SuckerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Centronyx henslowii Henslow's SparrowAvesKnottNS YesReference
Cervus elaphus ElkMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Chaetura pelagica Chimney SwiftAvesKnottNN Reference
Charadrius vociferus KilldeerAvesKnottNN Reference
Chelydra serpentina serpentina Common Snapping TurtleReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Chroicocephalus philadelphia Bonaparte's GullAvesKnottNN Reference
Chrosomus erythrogaster Southern Redbelly DaceActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Circus hudsonius Northern HarrierAvesKnottNT YesReference
Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed CuckooAvesKnottNN Reference
Coccyzus erythropthalmus Black-billed CuckooAvesKnottNN Reference
Colaptes auratus Northern FlickerAvesKnottNN Reference
Colinus virginianus Northern BobwhiteAvesKnottNN YesReference
Coluber constrictor RacerReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Columba livia Rock PigeonAvesKnottNN Reference
Contopus virens Eastern Wood-PeweeAvesKnottNN Reference
Corbicula fluminea Asian ClamBivalviaKnottNN Reference
Corvus brachyrhynchos American CrowAvesKnottNN Reference
Corvus corax Common RavenAvesKnottNT YesReference
Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's Big-eared BatMammaliaKnottNS YesReference
Crotalus horridus Timber RattlesnakeReptiliaKnottNN YesReference
Cyanocitta cristata Blue JayAvesKnottNN Reference
Cyprinella spiloptera Spotfin ShinerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Cyprinella whipplei Steelcolor ShinerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Cyprinus carpio Common CarpActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Dasypus novemcinctus Nine-banded ArmadilloMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Desmognathus fuscus Northern Dusky SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN YesReference
Desmognathus monticola Seal SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Desmognathus welteri Black Mountain SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN YesReference
Diadophis punctatus Ringneck SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Didelphis virginiana Virginia OpossumMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Dolichonyx oryzivorus BobolinkAvesKnottNS YesReference
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard ShadActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin ShadActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Dryobates pubescens Downy WoodpeckerAvesKnottNN Reference
Dryobates villosus Hairy WoodpeckerAvesKnottNN Reference
Dryocopus pileatus Pileated WoodpeckerAvesKnottNN Reference
Dumetella carolinensis Gray CatbirdAvesKnottNN Reference
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta Black Rat SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Empidonax virescens Acadian FlycatcherAvesKnottNN Reference
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown BatMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Eremophila alpestris Horned LarkAvesKnottNN Reference
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw MinnowActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Etheostoma baileyi Emerald DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN YesReference
Etheostoma blennioides Greenside DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Etheostoma caeruleum Rainbow DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Etheostoma flabellare Fantail DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Etheostoma kennicotti Stripetail DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Etheostoma nigrum Johnny DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Etheostoma spectabile Orangethroat DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Etheostoma spilotum Kentucky Arrow DarterActinopterygiiKnottTT YesReference
Etheostoma variatum Variegate DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Etheostoma zonale Banded DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Eumeces anthracinus Coal SkinkReptiliaKnottNT YesReference
Eumeces fasciatus Five-lined SkinkReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Eumeces laticeps Broadhead SkinkReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Eurycea cirrigera Southern Two-lined SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Eurycea longicauda Longtail SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Falco sparverius American KestrelAvesKnottNN YesReference
Faxonius cristavarius Spiny Stream CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Faxonius kentuckiensis Kentucky CrayfishMalacostracaKnottNN Reference
Ferrissia fragilis Fragile AncylidGastropodaKnottNN Reference
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky WarblerAvesKnottNN YesReference
Geothlypis trichas Common YellowthroatAvesKnottNN Reference
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus duryi Kentucky Spring SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Haemorhous mexicanus House FinchAvesKnottNN Reference
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald EagleAvesKnottNT YesReference
Helmitheros vermivorum Worm-eating WarblerAvesKnottNN YesReference
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN YesReference
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hognose SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Hirundo rustica Barn SwallowAvesKnottNN Reference
Hybopsis amblops Bigeye ChubActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray TreefrogAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Hylocichla mustelina Wood ThrushAvesKnottNN YesReference
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hog SuckerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Ictalurus punctatus Channel CatfishActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted ChatAvesKnottNN Reference
Icterus spurius Orchard OrioleAvesKnottNN Reference
Inflectarius rugeli Deep-tooth ShagreenGastropodaKnottNN Reference
Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed JuncoAvesKnottNS Reference
Lampetra aepyptera Least Brook LampreyCephalaspidomorphiKnottNN Reference
Lampropeltis triangulum Milk SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired BatMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Lasiurus borealis Eastern Red BatMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose GarActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Lepomis auritus Redbreast SunfishActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Lepomis cyanellus Green SunfishActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Lepomis gibbosus PumpkinseedActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Lepomis macrochirus BluegillActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Lepomis megalotis Longear SunfishActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Lepomis microlophus Redear SunfishActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Limnothlypis swainsonii Swainson's WarblerAvesKnottNN YesReference
Lophodytes cucullatus Hooded MerganserAvesKnottNT YesReference
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped ShinerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Lynx rufus BobcatMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Lythrurus fasciolaris Scarlet ShinerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Lythrurus fumeus Ribbon ShinerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Mareca strepera GadwallAvesKnottNN Reference
Marmota monax WoodchuckMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Megaceryle alcyon Belted KingfisherAvesKnottNN Reference
Megascops asio Eastern Screech-OwlAvesKnottNN Reference
Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied WoodpeckerAvesKnottNN Reference
Meleagris gallopavo Wild TurkeyAvesKnottNN Reference
Melospiza melodia Song SparrowAvesKnottNN Reference
Mephitis mephitis Striped SkunkMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Mergus merganser Common MerganserAvesKnottNN Reference
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth BassActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted BassActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth BassActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Microtus pennsylvanicus Meadow VoleMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Microtus pinetorum Woodland VoleMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Mimus polyglottos Northern MockingbirdAvesKnottNN Reference
Minytrema melanops Spotted SuckerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Mniotilta varia Black-and-white WarblerAvesKnottNN Reference
Molothrus ater Brown-headed CowbirdAvesKnottNN Reference
Morone saxatilis Striped BassActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Moxostoma duquesnei Black RedhorseActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Moxostoma erythrurum Golden RedhorseActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Mustela vison American MinkMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Myiarchus crinitus Great Crested FlycatcherAvesKnottNN Reference
Myotis leibii Eastern Small-footed MyotisMammaliaKnottNT YesReference
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown BatMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Myotis septentrionalis Northern MyotisMammaliaKnottTE Reference
Myotis sodalis Indiana BatMammaliaKnottEE YesReference
Neotoma magister Allegheny WoodratMammaliaKnottNN YesReference
Nerodia sipedon Northern Water SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Nocomis micropogon River ChubActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Notophthalmus viridescens Eastern NewtAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Notropis atherinoides Emerald ShinerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Notropis photogenis Silver ShinerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Notropis rubellus Rosyface ShinerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Notropis stramineus Sand ShinerActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Noturus flavus StonecatActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Noturus miurus Brindled MadtomActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed DeerMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow TroutActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Ondatra zibethicus MuskratMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Opheodrys aestivus Rough Green SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Oreothlypis peregrina Tennessee WarblerAvesKnottNN Reference
Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy DuckAvesKnottNN Reference
Pandion haliaetus OspreyAvesKnottNS YesReference
Parkesia motacilla Louisiana WaterthrushAvesKnottNN YesReference
Passer domesticus House SparrowAvesKnottNN Reference
Passerina caerulea Blue GrosbeakAvesKnottNN Reference
Passerina cyanea Indigo BuntingAvesKnottNN Reference
Patera appressa Flat BladetoothGastropodaKnottNN Reference
Percina caprodes LogperchActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Percina maculata Blackside DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Percina oxyrhynchus Sharpnose DarterActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern PipistrelleMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Peromyscus leucopus White-footed MouseMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii Prairie DeermouseMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Cliff SwallowAvesKnottNN Reference
Phalacrocorax auritus Double-crested CormorantAvesKnottNT Reference
Physa acuta Pewter PhysaGastropodaKnottNN Reference
Pimephales notatus Bluntnose MinnowActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Pimephales promelas Fathead MinnowActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Pipilo erythrophthalmus Eastern TowheeAvesKnottNN Reference
Piranga olivacea Scarlet TanagerAvesKnottNN Reference
Piranga rubra Summer TanagerAvesKnottNN Reference
Plethodon glutinosus Slimy SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Plethodon kentucki Cumberland Plateau SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN YesReference
Plethodon richmondi Ravine SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Podiceps grisegena Red-necked GrebeAvesKnottNN Reference
Podilymbus podiceps Pied-billed GrebeAvesKnottNE YesReference
Poecile carolinensis Carolina ChickadeeAvesKnottNN Reference
Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray GnatcatcherAvesKnottNN Reference
Pomoxis annularis White CrappieActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black CrappieActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Procyon lotor Northern RaccoonMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Pseudacris brachyphona Mountain Chorus FrogAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer Northern Spring PeeperAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Pseudotriton ruber Red SalamanderAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead CatfishActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Quiscalus quiscula Common GrackleAvesKnottNN Reference
Rana catesbeiana BullfrogAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Rana clamitans melanota Green FrogAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Rana palustris Pickerel FrogAmphibiaKnottNN Reference
Rana sylvatica Wood FrogAmphibiaKnottNN YesReference
Reithrodontomys humulis Eastern Harvest MouseMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Rhinichthys cataractae Longnose DaceActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Rhinichthys obtusus Western Blacknose DaceActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Sander vitreus WalleyeActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Sayornis phoebe Eastern PhoebeAvesKnottNN Reference
Sceloporus undulatus Fence LizardReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Scincella lateralis Ground SkinkReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Sciurus carolinensis Eastern Gray SquirrelMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Scolopax minor American WoodcockAvesKnottNN YesReference
Seiurus aurocapilla OvenbirdAvesKnottNN Reference
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek ChubActinopterygiiKnottNN Reference
Setophaga americana Northern ParulaAvesKnottNN Reference
Setophaga castanea Bay-breasted WarblerAvesKnottNN Reference
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean WarblerAvesKnottNN YesReference
Setophaga citrina Hooded WarblerAvesKnottNN Reference
Setophaga coronata Yellow-rumped WarblerAvesKnottNN Reference
Setophaga discolor Prairie WarblerAvesKnottNN YesReference
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated WarblerAvesKnottNN Reference
Setophaga magnolia Magnolia WarblerAvesKnottNN Reference
Setophaga petechia Yellow WarblerAvesKnottNN Reference
Setophaga pinus Pine WarblerAvesKnottNN Reference
Setophaga ruticilla American RedstartAvesKnottNN Reference
Setophaga virens Black-throated Green WarblerAvesKnottNN YesReference
Sialia sialis Eastern BluebirdAvesKnottNN Reference
Sitta canadensis Red-breasted NuthatchAvesKnottNE YesReference
Sitta carolinensis White-breasted NuthatchAvesKnottNN Reference
Spatula discors Blue-winged TealAvesKnottNT Reference
Sphaerium corneum European FingernailclamBivalviaKnottNN Reference
Spilogale putorius Eastern Spotted SkunkMammaliaKnottNS YesReference
Spinus tristis American GoldfinchAvesKnottNN Reference
Spiza americana DickcisselAvesKnottNN YesReference
Spizella passerina Chipping SparrowAvesKnottNN Reference
Spizella pusilla Field SparrowAvesKnottNN Reference
Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged SwallowAvesKnottNN Reference
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata Northern Redbelly SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Strix varia Barred OwlAvesKnottNN Reference
Sturnella magna Eastern MeadowlarkAvesKnottNN Reference
Sturnus vulgaris European StarlingAvesKnottNN Reference
Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern CottontailMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Synaptomys cooperi Southern Bog LemmingMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Tamias striatus Eastern ChipmunkMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern Box TurtleReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Eastern Garter SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina WrenAvesKnottNN Reference
Toxostoma rufum Brown ThrasherAvesKnottNN Reference
Tringa flavipes Lesser YellowlegsAvesKnottNN YesReference
Tringa melanoleuca Greater YellowlegsAvesKnottNN Reference
Troglodytes aedon House WrenAvesKnottNN Reference
Turdus migratorius American RobinAvesKnottNN Reference
Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern KingbirdAvesKnottNN Reference
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Gray FoxMammaliaKnottNN Reference
Ursus americanus American Black BearMammaliaKnottNS YesReference
Vermivora cyanoptera Blue-winged WarblerAvesKnottNN YesReference
Vireo flavifrons Yellow-throated VireoAvesKnottNN Reference
Vireo griseus White-eyed VireoAvesKnottNN Reference
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed VireoAvesKnottNN Reference
Vireo solitarius Blue-headed VireoAvesKnottNN Reference
Virginia valeriae Smooth Earth SnakeReptiliaKnottNN Reference
Zenaida macroura Mourning DoveAvesKnottNN Reference
Zonotrichia albicollis White-throated SparrowAvesKnottNN Reference

293 species are listed