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2 days ago
Lesser grass blue butterflies (Zizinia otis lampa) mating on the head of a Tridax daisy stalk.
With the #CircuitBreaker in place, pruning & grass cutting has not happened in a few months. This has resulted in a b(l)ooming of grasses and weeds, which turn has seen an increase of bees, beetles, butterflies, and moths.
Brown Hawk-Owl or Brown Boobook (Ninox scutulata)
A soft & musical ‘ooup-ooup’ call pierces the cool night air, repeating at regular intervals. Looking up into the canopy exposes this smallish-medium #owl that wears a shell-shocked expression that stops mid-call. #SGBiodiversity pic.twitter.com/D2xGlYocid – at Old Upper Thomson Road
(Apologies for deleting the same post from few minutes back, as I used a wrong copy of the photo. Re-posting again)
I had a surprised sighting of a large Asian Water Monitor #水巨蜥 very high up in a tree during my walk-ercise at my neighborhood yesterday. The lizard was not that unusual but seeing it climbed from the ground, up the tree so high was not a common sight. As I only had my handphone with me then, I did not get any close up shots (see my IG story).
However it reminded me of another gentle giant lizard I saw at Sugei Buloh Wetland Reserve almost half a year ago. It was rather large and heavy. It strolled slowly and confidently along the walking path, and ignored the park visitors, who stayed a distance when clicking on their camera.
I was one of those visitors. As I admired its large heavy built, I never thought I will see another large one climbing vertically up a tree till it was so high up to spend the night.
#singaporewildlife #sgwildlife#wildsingapore#sgbiodiversity#nparkbuzz#nparksbuzz#sgpy_biodivercity#sgparks#sgnature #nparks
Decided to go for a walk today and saw that the grasses & weeds are certainly flourishing. This has resulted in an increase in the various animals that feed on them.
I have never seen this many Zizinia otis at this spot before. #SGBiodiversity pic.twitter.com/ZWHfDEODiF
Water Mimosa (Neptunia oleracea)
The Water Mimosa has pompom-like clusters of bright yellow flowers, and bipinnate leaves that grow opposite each other along the stems. Its young shoots are eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable dish in Southeast Asia, including in Thailand where they are a common ingredient in the cuisine.
This aquatic plant can be found near the water’s edge or floating on the surface of freshwater bodies, such as the one in the Ethnobotany Garden.
Info from Nparks.
2 days ago
Happy Hari Raya! May you enjoy a feast at home like this Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala). Its name comes from its call, a “tonk tonk tonk” sound which sounds like a coppersmith hitting copper sheets. Frequently spotted in our parks, this bird nests in tree holes excavated by its powerful beak, and feeds primarily on fruits like figs shown here. Great shot, @bricks_works!
Hey all! Just a reminder to keep a lookout for our confirmation emails! And if you have yet to join us, https://tinyurl.com/sgstem2020 is the link to be at!
See you on Friday for the first session of #SGSTEM with @marcuschua & I, hosting @lianpinkoh!
#SciComm #SGBiodiversity https://twitter.com/JKannanR/status/1253597862186778626 …
This is #Singapore’s largest bronezeback species, and one of the country’s more common snakes. The striped bronzeback can be easily distinguished from other native bronzebacks by its lack of black eye-stripes. #SGBiodiversity pic.twitter.com/ocmdjGc9TZ – at Mandai Park Connector
I have always thought that the parakeets flying around my neighbourhood were escapees/releases from the pet trade. But with some background research, I have learnt that there are a handful of native parakeets in #Singapore. Looking forward to IDing this lot soon! #SGBiodiversity pic.twitter.com/7NWKlwbQtc
The extreme sexual dimorphism of the Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) never ceases to amaze me. Here is a rather petite & somewhat plainly coloured male from last night, at forest’s edge. #SGBiodiversity pic.twitter.com/zVYwkQAw6O
Birding is an ideal hobby to pursue during this troubled period of #SocialDistancing, with its early morning starts & telephoto lens/binoculars. #SGBiodiversity
Mangrove Pitta (Pitta megarhyncha)
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) pic.twitter.com/yfwsJhYk1K
[Biodiversity Challenge] What's that animal?
Can you guess what animal this is? Clue: it is a native, nocturnal mammal!
Swipe left to see the answer! 👈
As part of our biodiversity conservation efforts, we conduct surveys to better understand the animals that live in our nature areas. Night vision equipment uses thermal imaging technology to detect wildlife, allowing us to study them without disturbing them.
Did you guess correctly? Tag a friend to challenge them!
Video credit: Li Tianjiao
Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri)
This flock must have a huge beat. They only turn up here every other week, or so. After a few minutes of screeching and tree-hopping, they will all settle & go quiet all at once.
Like someone turned a switch off! #SGBiodiversity pic.twitter.com/cMY6AN25Wy
Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus)
An uncommon migrant to #Singapore, this medium-sized cuckoo is found on the Indian subcontinent & most of SE Asia. Like most cuckoos, this too is a brood parasite and lays its eggs in the nest of unsuspecting drongos & crows. #SGBiodiversity pic.twitter.com/ElSYj1svFw
The Black-Crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
This heron is small, at about 24 inches tall, and has a habit of standing in a way that makes it looks plumper and stockier than other herons. @BirdWatchingMy
#blackcrownednightheron #bird#birds#sgbiodiversity #omdem5pic.twitter.com/jVUje29FT7 – at Gardens by the Bay
This #WorldWildlifeDay2020 "Sustaining all life on Earth", we celebrate all wild animal and plant species and our commitments to the Global Goals, to ensure sustainable use of resources, and conserve #life on land and below water. #Biodiversity2020#sgbiodiversity pic.twitter.com/dF701rzn5q
Back during the Chinese New Year period this year, learned from a friend here that we may find this little Slaty-Breasted Rail #蓝胸秧鸡 there. Residing on the east side, we do not travel to the west side of Singapore that often. Only till mid Feb, we got a chance for a quick stop, hoping that it maybe still around. We were very lucky, as this little one was out and about for some quick shots.
Comparing against online photos of the local resident, we thought it looked different. It was lacking the chestnut crown and nape, and the reddish bill, we saw online. We then read that juvenile bird resembles the adult but has browner breast, duller crown and nape. Maybe it was a younger bird.
Not sure if we made the correct deduction.
#slatybreastedrail #crakesandrails #railbirds
#birdportrait #野鸟 #野鳥撮影 #野鳥写真 #野鳥
Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense)
One of #Singapore's more vivid woodpeckers, the common flameback gets its name from its yellowish-gold back. Males and females can be distinguished by their crowns; males have a red top, while females sport a black one. #SGBiodiversity pic.twitter.com/cvwP42BjgW
Been doing some intense wildlife photography since coming back to #Singapore, so I thought I’d make s list for my #2020 bird sightings.
The green highlights are lifers. #SGBiodiversity pic.twitter.com/zU7Ltw9Wgs
If you have not signed up for our #SGSTEM talk tomorrow on what drives forest restoration efforts in #Singapore, you should do it right now.
4 pm SGT, in 21.5 hours. @marcuschua & I will see you there.
#SciComm #SGBiodiversity https://twitter.com/JKannanR/status/1262647427066023936 …