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LW Teo
on 4th February 2024

The Hammerhead worm belongs to the Phylum Platyhelminthes, the flatworms. The flatworms have flat bodies to increase the surface area-volume ratio for oxygen exchange as they are characterised by the […]

K Wong
on 25th January 2024

I published the following post https://besgroup.org/2023/11/24/spotted-neck-dove-reproductive-history/ on 24 November 2023, summarising the critical stages of nesting and fledging of the young. I reproduce below the table summarising the events during […]

LW Teo
on 23rd January 2024

The forest butterfly Common Archduke, Lexias pardalis, is a large (wing span 70-90 mm) fast-flying butterfly frequently encountered in forested areas of Singapore. Soh Kam Yung stumbled upon a pair […]

Amar-Singh HSS
on 7th January 2024

Dear birdwatchers, bird photographers, nature lovers and friends The December 2023 issue of the Malaysian Bird Report is now available for download. This issue has reports on the breeding biology […]

Amar-Singh HSS
on 6th January 2024

Many birds feed on the nectar found in the flowers of the Spathodea campanulata, commonly called the African Tulip Tree (Wee-Yeow Chin & Amar-Singh HSS 2023). If the tree is […]

K Wong
on 4th January 2024

I was in Victor Harbor on the 11th of August 2023, taking a leisurely walk along the Esplanade, feasting my eyes on the stunning seascape view of Encounter Bay, feeling […]

LW Teo
on 1st January 2024

Eolophus roseicapilla, the pink galah / pink and grey cockatoo / rose-breasted cockatoo, are sighted often in Victor Harbor. They are protected in other Australian States except South Australia. Wong […]

Amar-Singh HSS
on 24th December 2023

Shrikes are known to impale prey on thorns or sharp broken branches. I have seen the Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus do this occasionally. On 21 December 2023 at the Malim […]

Guest Author
on 20th December 2023

I chanced upon a Javan mynah (Acridotheres javanicus) behaving in a peculiar manner. The common forager was pecking at fire ants and depositing them amongst its feathers. The agitated ants […]

Amar-Singh HSS
on 20th December 2023

The courtship behaviour of the Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis is poorly documented. I have occasionally watched this behaviour and have previously written a little about it (see reference). On 14 […]

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