International Year of Biodiversity – 2010

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BESG is celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity with this montage of representative flora and fauna of Singapore. Despite rapid urbanisation, we still retain patches of rainforests, freshwater swamps, waterbodies, mangroves, wastelands, intertidal areas, grasslands and urban forests. And these … Continued

Whiskered Treeswift nesting

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Earlier, Hong & Cheng a.k.a. catspace posted an account of the Whiskered Treeswift (Hemiprocne comata) with images taken at the Johor’s Panti forest in Malaysia. The fragile nest was shown attached to a low, slender horizontal branch that was bare … Continued

Baya Weaver completing nest

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The male Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) builds the nest up to the helmet stage, collecting materials and weaving the pieces together. He then gets his mate to approve the structure. Only then will the bulbous egg-chamber and the long pendulous … Continued

Do birds swallow papaya seeds?

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The papaya (Carica papaya) is native to tropical America. Brought to this part of the world during the 16th century by the Spanish, it has since spread throughout the tropics. This spread is mainly due to humans who grow them … Continued

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