Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Flying Lemur (Cynocephalus variegatus) @ CNR by lenkline
This one has a nice fur pattern that's like tree bark! (I guess that's a compliment for colugos..)

Thanks to lenkline for graciously allowing use of the images here. all rights belong to lenkline's
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sea Slugs @ Kusu isle by Ivan

nice pics!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher with crab prey by irfan choo ---
Another fantastic bird shot for today!
must see!
can check out other photos by irfan choo at

Thanks to irfan choo for graciously allowing me reproduce the image here. All rights belong to irfan choo.

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) catching insect prey by DeSwitch ---
Someone commented "That's one hell of a series." I have to agree wholeheartedly.. see to believe!

Thanks to Calvin for graciously letting me reproduce his pics here.
See more of Calvin's photos at

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea eating Alexandra Palm fruits by Kevin

1c Koel eating, originally uploaded by koiyau.

By a stroke of luck I managed to capture this series of a female Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea) swallowing a large Alexandra Palm fruit! (Archontophoenix alexandrae). Actually, I could have been luckier and gotten group shots. I was drawn to the loud calls of the birds (yes pural) as there were two males vying for her attention. strangely it was her that was doing all the calling. It was quite a cacophony of resounding bird calls. At first I had assumed its the males vying for attention from a potential mate. However, it seems like the female was more interested in food.

The whole thing was so fascinating for me. Ha but apparently there are others who are quite angry with the calls of the koel in their estate and wished them gone(can't find the article again). I would think Koels are the least of our noise pollution. Buses have deafening beeps promptly declare to the entire bus that u have paid ur fare. I really can't fathom why.

Do also check out Dr YC Wee's entries on Koels and Alexandra Palms!

To swallow and regurgitate? Not the Yellow-vented Bulbul!

Asian Koel eating Indian cherry">Asian Koel eating Indian cherry

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tigertail Seahorse @ Pulau Hantu --- "Finally, everyone's favourite and a gem in Hantu's reef - Tigertail seahorses can be spotted on a regular basis. Similar to slugs, they move slowly (infact, seahorses are the slowest fishes in the sea!) and are easily photographed. Because of that, they are also easily collected for the aquarium trade. Like Black coral, all species of seahorses are prohibited from trade because their use in traditional medicines has severely threatened their survival."

Species might be Hippocampus comes from