Thursday, January 26, 2006

Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja spotted at Mandai Orchid Garden by Peng Eik

Lovely shot of a crimson sunbird on a ginger torch plant! Was blown away...

You can go to his gallery to view more of his amazing shots there's even a glimpse of the smooth coated otter!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Asian Koel Eudynamis scolopacea spotted by Jason Tan aka madcatII

Is it the mating season for koels? I don't know but here's a great series of pictures by Jason of the bid to win the heart of a female koel!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri spotted in Changi Village by chngpe01

An informative post in CS by chngpe01
"The Red-breasted Parakeet, also known as the Moutacheed Parakeet, are not natives of Singapore and was originally found only in Java and Bali.

Together with many others species of parrots and parakeets, the Red-breasted Parakeet were introduced to Singapore 3-4 decades ago through the bird trade. Most have established themselves in Singapore and have feral (i.e. tame birds that returned to the wild) breeding populations.

These parakeets are found at Changi Village around the village Angsana trees along the main road and they actually nest in tree holes found on those trees. So if you are in the vicinity do look out for them and others



More info can be found here

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Heavy Jumper Hyllus diardi by tchuanye

The first one is his fav.Excellent macros and id by tchuanye @ clubsnap!
always amazed at his shots...the latest one is of a Heavy jumper shot at Henry park! He has kindly allowed me to reproduce the photos here. Copyrights and credits are all his!
His original post in clubsnap is here
His gallery on spiders if you are hungry for more

A good reference on spiders is
From "A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders" by Joseph K. H. Koh
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by British Petroleum© 2000 Joseph K H Koh