Wildlife of North Carolina's Coastal Plain region

Wildlife of North Carolina's Coastal Plain region
Alligators
by Dough, Wynne. In North Carolina the American alligator inhabits fresh and estuarine bodies of water as far west as Robeson and Cumberland Counties, building dens with submerged entrances at the water's edge. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Shad (from NC WINS)
by Ashley, Keith, Dockendorf, Kevin. American Shad Alosa sapidissima by Keith Ashley Update and revision by Kevin Dockendorf, Fisheries BiologistNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Atlantic Sturgeon (from NC WINS)
by Wynne, Bennett, Ashley, Keith. Atlantic Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus (Oxyrinchus means “sharp snout”.) by Keith Ashley and Bennett WynneNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Beaver (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Sumner, Perry W., McGrath, Chris. Beaver Castor canadensis Written by Chris McGrath, Colleen Olfenbuttel, Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist, and Perry Sumner, NCWRC.North Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Bird, Cardinal
by Case, Steven. State Bird of North Carolina: Cardinal By Steven Case NC Government & Heritage Library, 2011 See also: North Carolina State Symbols and Official Adoptions main page Listen to this [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Black Bear (from NC WINS)
by Krupnick, Jane, Jones, Mark D. Black Bear Ursus americanus by Mark D. Jones, Jane Krupnick, and Colleen OlfenbutteNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, updated [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Black Crappie and White Crappie (from NC WINS)
by Hammers, Brad E., Oakley, N. Corey. Black Crappie and White Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus and Pomoxis annularis Written by Brad E. Hammers updated by N. Corey OakleyNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Black Duck (from NC WINS)
by Fuller, Joe, Howell, Doug. Black Duck Anas rubripes by Joe Fuller Updated by Doug HowellNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Classification Class: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Bluegill (from NC WINS)
by Hammers, Brad E., Ashley, Keith, Bryant, Shari L. Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Written by Brad E. Hammers and Shari L. Bryant Updated by Keith Ashley, fisheries biologistNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Bobcat (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Sawyer, David, Sumner, Perry W. Bobcat Felis rufus Written by Dan Bryant, Colleen Olfenbuttel, Black bear and furbearer biologist–NCWRC, David Sawyer, and Perry Sumner.North Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Canada Goose (from NC WINS)
by Fuller, Joe, Martin, Kyle. Canada Goose Branta canadensis Originally written by Kyle Martin. Re-written by Joe Fuller, Migratory Game Bird Coordinator, NCWRCNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Canvasback Duck (from NC WINS)
by Howell, Doug. canvasback Duck Aythya valisineria Written by Jay D. Davis. Re-written by Doug Howell, Waterfowl Biologist –NCWRCNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Carolina Madtom (from NC WINS)
by Watson, Brian T., Wood, Chris. Carolina Madtom Noturus furiosus by Brian T. Watson, Division of Inland Fisheries Updated by Chris WoodNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Clapper Rail (from NC WINS)
by Fuller, Joe. Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris by Joe FullerNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Classification Class: Aves Order: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Corn Snake (from NC WINS)
by Beane, Jeff, Godfrey, Matthew, Boynton, Allen. Corn Snake Elaphe guttata by Allen Boynton Updated by Jeff Beane and Matthew GodfreyNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Classification Class: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Cottonmouth (from NC WINS)
by Conant, Therese, Durso, Andrew M., Hall, Jeff. Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus by Therese Conant Updated by Andrew M. Durso and Jeff HallNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Coyote (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Thomas, Jack, Sumner, Perry W. Coyote Canis latrans by Geriann Albers, Colleen Olfenbuttel, Perry W. Sumner, and Jack ThomasNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, updated [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Crayfish (from NC WINS)
by Nichols, Robert B., Friday, Sarah. Crayfish Cambarus bartoni Written by Sarah Friday Updated by Robert NicholsNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Classification Class: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Deertongue
by Bullard, A. J. Deertongue, also called dog-tongue and vanilla plant (Trilisa odoratissima), is native to the U.S. coastal region from North Carolina to Florida. It is characterized by basal clusters of dog- or [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Diamondback Terrapin (from NC WINS)
by Burge, Kimberly, Conant, Therese, Weeks, Kendrick, Harden, Leigh Anne. Diamondback Terrapin See also: Terrapins Malaclemys terrapin by Therese Conant Updated by Kendrick Weeks, Leigh Anne Harden, and Kimberly BurgeNorth Carolina [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Eastern Box Turtle (from NC WINS)
by Burge, Kimberly, Jones, Melissa. Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina by Kimberly Burge and Melissa Jones, edited by Jeff Hall.North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Eastern wild turkey (from NC WINS)
by Howard, Brad. Eastern Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo by Brad Howard Updated 2011 by Evin Stanford, Surveys and Research Biologist Additional information about the Eastern Wild [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Fox Squirrel (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Carraway, Mike. Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger by Mike Carraway, Colleen Olfenbuttel, and Brandon SherrillNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Updated [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Gray Fox (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Sumner, Perry W. Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus by Colleen Olfenbuttel and Perry SumnerNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Classification Class: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Great Horned Owl (from NC WINS)
by Johns, Mark E., Irvin, Wayne. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus Written by Wayne Irvin Contributions to original by Mark E. JohnsNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Largemouth Bass (from NC WINS)
by Dockendorf, Kevin, Jones, Wayne. Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides by Wayne Jones Updated by Kevin Dockendorf, Fisheries Biologist, 2009.N.C. Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Mallard duck (from NC WINS)
by Sawyer, David, Carraway, Mike, Sumner, Perry W., Humphrey, Reed. Mallard Duck Anas platyrhynchos by Perry W. Sumner, David Sawyer, Mike Carraway and Reed Humphrey Updated by Doug HowellNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Mink (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Carraway, Mike, Sumner, Perry W., Pagliughi, Steve. Mink Mustela vison by Perry Sumner, Mike Carraway and Steve Pagliughi Updated by Colleen OlfenbuttelNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Mourning Dove (from NC WINS)
by Threatt-Taylor, Dale, Fuller, Joe, Sharpe, Terry. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura by Dale Threatt-Taylor and Terry Sharpe updated by Joe FullerNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Muskrat (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Sawyer, David, Carraway, Mike, Sumner, Perry W., Humphrey, Reed. Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus by Perry W. Sumner, David Sawyer, Mike Carraway, Reed Humphrey and Colleen OlfenbuttelNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, June [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Northern Bobwhite Quail (from NC WINS)
by Wooding, John. Northern Bobwhite Quail Colinus virginianus by John WoodingNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, 2009 Classification Class: Bird Order: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Osprey (from NC WINS)
by Cameron, Sue, Henson, Tom. Osprey Pandion haliaetus by Tom Henson Update by Susan Cameron, Waterbird Biologist Classification Class: Aves Order: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Raccoon (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Sawyer, David, Pipkin, Kate, Popson, Steve. Raccoon Procyon lotor by Geriann Albers, Colleen Olfenbuttel, Steve Popson, and David Sawyer.North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Red Fox (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Sawyer, David, Sumner, Perry W., Day, Karen A. Red Fox Vulpes vulpes by Geriann Albers, Karen A. Day, Colleen Olfenbuttel, David Sawyer, and Perry Sumner North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Updated [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Red Wolf (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, Sumner, Perry W., Proctor, Christine, Beyer, Arthur. Red Wolf Canis rufus Written by Arthur Beyer (USFWS), and Perry W. Sumner-NCWRC,and Colleen Olfenbuttel, Black bear and furbearer biologist-NCWRC and Christine Proctor (Virginia [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Red-Shouldered Hawk (from NC WINS)
by Boynton, Allen, Kelly, Christine. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus Written by Allen Boynton; updated by Chris Kelly, 2011.North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Classification Class: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Sea Turtles
by North Carolina Awards Commission. Sea Turtles See also: Terrapins By North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, [...] (from North Carolina Wildlife, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.)
Shellfish
by Stick, David, Stevenson, George, Carter, Kathy. Shellfish by Kathy Carter, 2006 Additional research provided by George Stevenson and David Stick. See also: Oyster War; Commercial Fishing; Wildlife overview Shellfish is the popular [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Southern Flying Squirrel (from NC WINS)
by Kelly, Christine, Earley, Lawrence S. Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans by Lawrence S. Earley Updated by Christine KellyNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Southern Leopard Frog (from NC WINS)
by Beane, Jeff, Godfrey, Matthew. Southern Leopard Frog Rana sphenocephala by Jeff Beane and Matthew GodfreyNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Classification Class: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Striped Bass (from NC WINS)
by Striper, John N., McCargo, Jeremy. Striped Bass Morone saxatilis Originally written by John N. Striper, A Story of Fish and Man, (Little, Brown and C., 1978); Re-written by Jeremy McCargo, Fisheries [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Striped Skunk (from NC WINS)
by Olfenbuttel, Colleen, James, Elizabeth T. I. Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis by Elizabeth T.I. James Updated by Colleen OlfenbuttelNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Terrapins
by Stick, David. Terrapins, members of the tortoise order, are similar in appearance to many of the most common types of turtles. Best known of the North Carolina terrapins are the diamondbacks (Malaclemys terrapin), [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
White-tailed Deer (from NC WINS)
by Hartigan, Chris, Stanford, Evin, Osborne, Scott. White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus by Chris Hartigan, Scott Osborne, Jonathan Shaw, and Evin StanfordNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Updated [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Wild Horses
by Dough, Wynne. Celebrated "wild ponies," actually stunted feral horses, ran loose over much of the Outer Banks until the late 1930s, when the General Assembly abolished free range north of Hatteras Inlet. Five [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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