Friday, May 22, 2009

Name of the Bird:Black Capped Kingfisher
It is 28 cm in length .
The sound it makes :kikikikiki.....
It has a distinguished black colour on its head, blue and black wings and a white and orange chest.
Trademark for kingfishers:Long thick bill
I took a photo of this bird at Malacca.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Rare Bird

Lucky me, I took it almost immediately after I arrived.
Others wanted for hours, days and even years to take this!
Black back kingfisher has a crab in it's mouth.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Fraser's Hill - Part 2

Yellow Fungi

The temperature there is about 20-22 Degree Celsius.

The Fraser's Hill - Part 1

Silver eared Mesia

Long Tailed Sibia

Silver eared Mesia

Streaked Spiderhunter

Saturday, October 11, 2008

House Shots

Heard it flapping its wings.
Around 8cm.
It was found on one of the shrubs.
Picture taken on 11/10/08.

Red Dragonfly
Near a pond
It flew quite fast. It took me a while to take a photo of it.
picture taken on 11/10/08.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Singapore Nature Spots

8-spotted crab spider

Quite uncommon.

Found in Pasir Ris Mangrove.

Related to the crab family.

It has eight spots on its body.

Identified by Dr Leong.

The Olive-winged Bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family.

The Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) is a species of bird in the Dicaeidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Black-naped Oriole, Oriolus chinensis, is a member of the oriole family of passerine birds found in south Asia.

A golden-backed woodpecker with long and solid black stripes. Both sexes have black eyestripes joined to black rear neck stripe. Male has red, female black crown. I think this picture I took was a male golden-backed woodpecker.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Beauty of the East- Pasir Ris Mangrove

I spotted some fish swimming in the murky waters
I managed to take this photo of the water monitor lizard 'showing off ' its blue tongue.

I saw this pinching creature some what camouflaging itself.
There are many more crabs to be seen along the mangrove boardwalk.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Home Grown

It's so exciting to see the green peppers turned red !

Orgainic and fresh, but why the colour of the lady's fingers still light green ?