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Choose from 1 to 3 jpegs from some of the DV clips and 6 video formats for every clip.  If you use a dial-up modem, look at a picture or download a clip very patiently (expensive if your modem dials long - distance).  If you have a broadband connection, click your favorite video format to watch a clip or download it to your hard drive for personal use.  Each clip plays about 15 to 30 seconds.

Many Windows users like the WMV format.  Our WMV clips are 1-3 MB and 320 x 240 pixels (low resolution).  Mac users can visit Microsoft Corporation  to obtain a Windows Media Player.

The MOV clips can be played on PC's or Macs by most versions of the QuickTime player.  Our MOV clips are 2-6 MB and 480 x 360 pixels (medium resolution).  Visit Apple Computer, Inc.  to obtain QuickTime 6 or 7. Use the left and right arrow keys to advance single frames - a QuickTime advantage.

Our MP4 clips are 2-6 MB and 640 x 480 pixels (high resolution).  Based on h.264, they download as quickly as MOV clips but require a fast computer ( > 1 GHz) running Windows 2000/XP or Mac OS X v10.3.9+ and QuickTime 7 to play.  Visit Apple Computer, Inc.  to obtain or upgrade to QuickTime 7.

The MPG clips can be viewed by almost all media players and Internet browsers.  Our MPG clips are 1-3 MB and 320 x 240 (very low resolution) and download quickly.

The RM clips were designed to be played by the Real Player.  Our RM clips are 1-3 MB and 320 x 240 pixels (low resolution).  Visit RealNetworks, Inc.  to obtain a Real player for PC's or Macs.

The SWF clips use the Shockwave plug-in preinstalled on many browsers.  Our SWF clips are 1-2 MB and 320 x 240 pixels (very low resolution) and download quickly.  Visit Macromedia, Inc.  to obtain Shockwave for Macs or PC's.

For MAPS and information, visit these amazing Web sites:
NatureServe Explorer     NatureServe InfoNatura     AVIBASE     Cornell BNA (fee)     Lepidoptera by Savela     Odonata by Mauffray & Strickland


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Webmasters may link to any clip if this  © ManyBirds  link appears next to each video link.
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Anax juniusCommon Green Darner
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Libellula vibransGreat Blue Skimmer
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Pachydiplax longipennisBlueDasher
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Orthemis ferrugineaRoseate Skimmer
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