Tiger Shrike – foot disease

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“I noticed that in the vast majority of instances, even when perched on different branches, that the Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinus) I posted yesterday favours the left foot, keeping the right tucked away (above). “I at first though it was … Continued

White squirrel

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Dick Tan’s images show what looks like an albino Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus singapurensis). This has been confirmed by Nature Consultant Subaraj Rajathurai. Albinism is caused by the absence of the pigment melanin as a result of mutation LINK. In … Continued

Self-medication among birds

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The link to this paper on self-medication among animals came from field ornithologist Wang Luan Keng. The article triggers this post on self-medication among birds. Many of us are familiar with dogs and cats seeking out certain grasses to chew … Continued

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