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Physalis are a plenty
Ripe fruits of Physalis minima or 'Letup-Letup' in Malay. There are plenty of ripe berries of the Physalis minima at the park right now.  This plant though imported a few of years ago to the park seems to like the environment here and are 'self-propagating'...

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Black-bellied Malkoha
After a few days of sighting a medium-sized black bird flying about in the park that seemed difficult to take a photo of, my luck turned good on the 5th of June.  On that day the 'black bird' somehow appeared in plain sight.  It was among the tall branches ...

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Eid Mubarak 2017/Salam Aidilfitri 1438 H


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A beautiful Papillionidae species - Arisbe antiphates
 I am somewhat flattered with the arrival of the Arisbe antiphates butterfly here.  It was a memorable occasion for me as I watched this slow flying butterfly resting and then flying off over many places in the garden, especially the Butterfly garden area w...

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Red-throated Barbet
 On the 24th of May'17, I had a most remarkable encounter (and a lifer at that) with a Red-throated Barbet.  Of all the places I could have met the bird, it was at our garden in Kuching.  I was at my study when  I heard an unusual call which sounded like a ...

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The Chestnut -breasted Malkoha pays a visit
It was another thrilling encounter this morning when I stumbled upon the Chestnut-breasted Malkoha ( Phaenicophaeus curvirostris )   I could sense its presence about 20 meters away by its peculiar low call when I was approaching Botanic Island One.  After a...

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One up for the park- a juvenile long-tailed Nightjar
Early April the Long-tailed Nightjar was seen frequenting the open ground near the Cempedak Hill and I was hoping that the adult bird will produce an offspring.  Today, after a lapse of a few weeks I decided to catch up with the bird.  To my greatest surpri...

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The Large-tailed Nightjar in plain sight
3 April'17 3 April'17 3 April'17 Large-tailed Nightjar nesting on open ground, Cempedak Hill, Zone G. I have been tracking the presence of a Large-tailed Nightjar near the tall Cempedak tree at Zone G.  She is of course a perfect camouflage.  You cannot act...
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