Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Nature Beauty of Pulau Pemanggil

View from jetty of Pulau Pemanggil

View from Kampung Pulau Pemanggil

Pulau Pemanggil is situated at south-east of Pulau Tioman & north-west of Pulau Aur. It is rocky island & its size more or less 9km2 . The population of P. Pemanggil about 40 peoples.
The island is one of the 'hot spot' for diving activities.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Biodiversity of Ulu Gombak Forest

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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Butler's Narrowmouth frog (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae, Microhylinae)

Tadpole stage only occupy still water-bodies.

Froglet still occupy water bodies soon to 'migrate' land areas.
Its tail length decrease in fast rate at this stage.

Microhyla butleri (adult stage), commonly found in both
cleared habitats such as gardens & disturbed forest on
the ground among bushes/grasses.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Ornate Narrowmouth frog (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae, Microhylinae)

A tiny Microhylid frog was found in the ISB Garden, UM Campus.
A new record for UM Campus! Not that common compare to its congener viz. Microhyla butleri & Microhyla heymonsi.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Odonata: Zygoptera: Platycnemididae (Damselfly)

In terms of size, it is more bigger than its congener viz. Copera marginipes and Copera vittata.
Ivory white abdomen with black bands, white legs & white bands on thorax. Widely distributed in the lowland - forested swamps, still water-bodies.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Yellow-bellied puddle frog (Ranidae)

A small, stocky frog with short, fat hind limbs.
Found in and around/in the ponds or muddy puddles.

Four-lined tree frog (Amphibia, Anura, Rhacophoridae)

A treefrog of disturbed habitats - can be found in gardens, man-made ponds or even in your toilet! Males form calling groups around any still water-bodies.
A picture below is P. leucomystax froglet.

Giant land snail - Achatina fulica

This land-snail easily encounter at night at the ISB Garden UM Campus.
It is locally known as Siput Babi and a macrophytophagous herbivore.
It is a simultaneous hermaphrodite... (How about the picture above?)

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Hylarana picturata. Predation. Heteropoda sp.

Hunstman spider Heteropoda sp. feeding on Orange-spotted frog Hylarana picturata.
The article on this fenomenon was published in Herpetological Review 41(1): 66-67 (2010).

Lata Sekayu Terengganu - frogs

Black-striped frog Hylarana nigrovitatta (Family:Ranidae)
commonly found at disturbed habitats.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Green Pit-viper of Bukit Fraser, Pahang

Green Pit-viper was found resting on the twigs by the Sungai Jeriau, Bukit Fraser.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Batik & Golden orb-web spiders

The distribution of Batik orb-web spider more towards the coastal area.

Golden orb-web spiders are distributed more towards inland e.g. primary & secondary forests, gardens etc.

Ulu Gombak Forest Gecko

Cyrtodactylus consobrinus or Peters' Bow-fingered Gecko
was found resting on tree bark at Ulu Gombak Field Studies Forest Reserve.

Bell's Anglehead lizard - Ulu Gombak Field Studies Centre Forest, Selangor

Agamid lizards or Dragon lizards are common to Ulu Gombak
Field Studies Centre Forest, Selangor. Bell's Anglehead lizard can be
seen at night resting on tip of dead bamboo (pic. above), ferns, twigs, small tree trunks, etc.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Orb-web Spider of Pantai Melawi

Orb-web spider is common around the bushes
at Pantai Melawi Bachok, Kelantan

Horned ghost crab - Ketam Hantu Bertanduk

Prominent eyestalks extending beyond the eyes

Sunrise at Pantai Melawi Bachok, Kelantan

Scenic view of Pantai Melawi Bachok, Kelantan at 7.15am sunrise...

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Butterfly pea - Clitoria ternatea

It is a herbaceous perennial legume with flower (white, mauve, light to dark blue).

"food of the gods' flower..." aka Milo's flower

Theobroma = 'food of the gods'
Nikon D300+50mm f/1.4D

the beauty of ginger...

Photo was taken using Nikon D300+ 50mm f/1:4D

Friday, 22 January 2010

Red ginger from Institute of Biological Sciences' Garden, Universiti Malaya

Red ginger is a native plant to Malaysia.
It has long brightly coloured red bracts.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

dragon that can fly...

Native & uncommon.
It confines to highlands in the Peninsular Malaysia.


A picture of Lawn Wolfspider was taken at grassy area at
Bachok petrol pump, Kelantan early morning ;-)