Nature-Singapore: 2. Killer fig trees

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Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina), Peradeniya Botanic Gardens, Sri Lanka. Of the many fig species found in Singapore, three are common stranglers that cause problems to our wayside trees.  These are the Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) (above), the Bodhi Tree (F. … Continued

Birding trip ( October 2022 ) to Warrnambool, Australia

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During this trip I was fortunate to meet about 27 interesting bird species, some commonly seen, some rarely seen. The birds were seen in the vicinity of Warrnambool, Port Fairy which I visited on a very wet day and around … Continued

Montane Birds that Visit the Lowlands

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    There are some montane species that often visit the lowlands, flying long distances to feed at fruiting trees. Two that I am familiar with are the Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula badia) and the Little Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia ruficeps). I saw … Continued

Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus) collecting spider webs for nest construction

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I was at the Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve on 30th January 2023 when I spotted this female Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus) collecting spider webs for nest construction. It was not looking for spider prey. It would extend the body forward, open … Continued