Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Female, shown foraging in wild orchids
"From Ubin all the way to Ferry point Jeff heard a chain of loud cackle, yak-yak-yak. These feathers appear to omnipresent. A widespread and fairly common resident throughout most of the region. Rare resident in Singapore.
Came as a pair. Female's casque is smaller and darker than the male's. Shown pair in available evening light only."
Thanks to Jeff for kindly allowing me to reproduce his images here. All rights remain his!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
This cowrie(?) was a fast burrower in sand! I had left it on the sand hoping to take a few shots of it after a few landscape shots but it had nearly disappeared into the sand. After some gentle digging around I found it again. So I placed it on some nice green algae to get my shot then replaced it back into the sandy substrate. Anyone knows what this is?
edit:thanks to wei for the id and the additional info!
Geoff spotted this pretty specimen of a sea cucumber and fondly called it tiger stripes and got it to pose for me. Ha.. need to find out its species name.. it slips my mind for now.. I believe this is the edible variety (post processing of cos)
edit:gosh can't believe it took me so long to find the species name.
I proudly declare its found ha. but am still a little unsure.
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