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

Down memory lane: Anting

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Anting is a common behavior among passerine birds. These birds allow ants to crawl around their plumage to reach the skin (above, below) or actively crush ants and place them on their feathers. The purpose is to encourage the ants … Continued

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