Friday, September 25, 2009

Emerald cockroach wasp (Ampulex compressa) attacking American cockroach (Periplaneta americana)

video

Chanced upon this during lunch!
Amazing I never knew there's a wasp that targets the american cockroach!

Author's note: I cannot positively id the wasp but it seems to match.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) @ P. Ubin



Patrick spotted this pair of Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) moths at Pulau Ubin. I am not sure if they are mating or if this is a male female pair though! Comments from readers are welcome.

Thanks Patrick for allowing me to reproduce your beautiful pics here! Pictures are copyright of Patrick. Read his original post here

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) on (Melastoma malabathricum) @ SBG



John Tie has some nice pics of the Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) perched on a Straits Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum). The red is quite appropriate for Singapore's National Day eh?

Check out John's Flickr for more of his pics :)
Thanks John for letting me post your pics here. All photos are copyright of John's

Long-tailed macaque @ Bishan Park feeding on myna

Ewww this is possibly disturbing for those who can't handle gory details..
for those interested you can c the photos at
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=557691

istDeS from clubsnap spotted this macaque feeding on the remains of a myna at Bishan Park. No details as whether the macaque caught a live prey or that it was dead when the macaque got to it.
Meat is definitely a good source of proteins. But I wonder if it was desperation that drove the macaque to eat carrion(?) hmmmm food for thought..

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Grey-headed Fish Eagle @ MacRitchie


Sharing this amazing shot by Yih Yeong who has graciously allowed me to reproduce his shots here. Check out his flickr gallery for more amazing birding shots!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pulau Semakau 7th Feb


IMG_5853.jpg, originally uploaded by koiyau.

Went with Teamseagrass for seagrass survey again! And the Enhalus acoroides put up a good show of fruit and male flowers/pollen for us. For this trip, We were accompanied by Prof Leo Tan.



It was chance meeting for him and the Labrador Angels and they shared their meaningful experiences..


after our long trek to the far away site something took our breath away (erm other than the long hike..)
its a Talang Queenfish! (id by Eric Leong)
the fish measured a whopping 90 cm and was looking weak after being beached like a whale. it occasionally thrashed around trying to escape but to avail.



the Queenfish had its lucky stars to thank for Andy Dinesh risking being cut to bring the fish to shore.... here's a hero shot of him walking back (eh sorry wasn't fast enuff to catch him in the act)




other critters we saw
Sea Cucumber (ID?)

File Fish


Homo Sapiens
haha actually wanted to show the drift net that was laid across our 3 transects and our happy seagrassers doing their survey


Cuttlefish trying to act spongelike


Parting shot of seagrasses enjoying nature


You can see more of the geotagged images here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koiyau/archives/date-posted/2009/02/11/

Thursday, January 15, 2009

six_armed_seastar (Luidia_penangensis) @ Chek Jawa

This is another shot of the sea star i took at CJ. I geotagged this!
so go to the flickr page and you can see where it's taken..

the location might be a bit off due to time synchro of my camera with the GPS satellite but from what i can c its pretty accurate..
but flickr got the name wrong, it says

Taken in Kampong Pasir Ris, North East
which i guess is the nearest human inhabited place in their maps.

Comments?

Pretty cool for a $180 device that fits in ur pocket yah?

four-lined tree frog (Polypedates leucomystax)

One of the little critters we found near the toilet at Chek Jawa, P. Ubin.. I guess it was a dry spell and it was finding shade and moisture near the toilet.
I think its a
Copper-cheeked_Frog_(Rana_chalconota)
But I am no expert in this field.

Edit:

Hmm Ivan has suggested a different ID for this animal so have changed the title to

four-lined tree frog (Polypedates leucomystax)

Thanks Ivan! Would more photos at different angles help in your ID?

Reference
http://www.wildsingapore.per.sg/discovery/factsheet/frogcuchk.htm