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White-throated kingfisher claiming dominance

A simple picture but I guess there’s a story to tell. This picture was taken just outside Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It’s like this bird is telling us they have a right to state land too or any other environment … Continue reading

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Finally, a good picture

After months of tracking these creatures down and listening to their calls, finally, I’m rewarded with this picture! This bird has very similar morphology to the Red Jungle Fowl and does possess the morphological features of the Red Jungle Fowl. … Continue reading

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more monitor lizards

As part of my UROPS, I’ve set up the camera trap, hoping for some Red Jungle Fowls to be caught in action. No fowls were caught but on 2 occasions, the monitor lizard came up really close to the camera … Continue reading

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Monitor lizard

I’ve seen the monitor lizard perched way up in the tree in Pulau Ubin, but in my mini plot of sanctuary, I’ve seen at least 2 monitor lizards in the grass. I know there are at least 2 because I’ve … Continue reading

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White-throated Kingfisher

Right from the 1st day I moved it, I saw this bird. It was a brilliant flash of blue and made really bad noises. This particular bird has a favourite spot on a particular tree in the secondary forest of … Continue reading

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A flash of colour and it’s gone..

As part of my UROPS project, I’ve been listening out for the Red Jungle Fowls and looking out for them. Since 6 weeks ago when I first started my project, I’ve somehow cultivated a habit of looking outside the window … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere?

My first suspicion that there is probably some pool of water in that secondary forest is when I saw some waterhens. These waterhens appear rather frequently, especially after it rains. Unlike the Red Jungle Fowls, which I have been trying … Continue reading

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