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Green Tree Ant Oecophylla smaragdina

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dawanofmemories

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February 19, 2019

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nu

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Channeled Apple Snail Pomacea canaliculata

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February 19, 2019

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February 19, 2019

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Hollyhock Alcea rosea

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February 19, 2019

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Mahogany Family Family Meliaceae

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Date

February 19, 2019

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Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus

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February 19, 2019

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Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans

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Date

February 19, 2019

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Changeable Lizard Calotes versicolor

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February 19, 2019

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Monkey Pod Tree Albizia saman

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February 19, 2019

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October 15, 2018

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October 10, 2018

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Flamboyant Delonix regia

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August 22, 2018

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Brown Tree Frog Polypedates megacephalus

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July 24, 2018

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Asian Common Toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus

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July 24, 2018

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Baobab Adansonia digitata

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July 24, 2018

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Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica

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dawanofmemories

Date

June 18, 2018

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Thailand (Google, OSM)

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Painted Jezebel Delias hyparete

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dawanofmemories

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June 17, 2018

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Dhaman Ptyas mucosa

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dawanofmemories

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June 16, 2018 12:27 PM UTC

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Rose Myrtle Lappet Moth Trabala vishnou

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June 16, 2018 12:16 PM UTC

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Black Sea Cucumber Holothuria leucospilota

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June 5, 2018

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June 5, 2018

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White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

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dawanofmemories

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May 15, 2018

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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January 29, 2018

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Common Sun Skink Eutropis multifasciata

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dawanofmemories

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January 29, 2018

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Asian Painted Frog Kaloula pulchra

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dawanofmemories

Date

May 15, 2018

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Burnet Moths Family Zygaenidae

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dawanofmemories

Date

April 28, 2018

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Red Dwarf-Honey Bee Apis florea

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dawanofmemories

Date

April 13, 2018

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Blue-tailed Bee-Eater Merops philippinus

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dawanofmemories

Date

April 13, 2018

Description

The blue-tailed bee-eater (Merops philippinus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in southeastern Asia. It is strongly migratory, seen seasonally in much of peninsular India.

This species is sometimes considered to be conspecific with the blue-cheeked bee-eater, M. persicus.

This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is predominantly green; its face has a narrow blue patch with a black eye stripe, and a yellow and brown throat; the tail is blue and the beak is black. It can reach a length of 23–26 cm, including the two elongated central tail feathers. Sexes are alike.

This is a bird which breeds in sub-tropical open country, such as farmland, parks or ricefields. It is most often seen near large waterbodies. Like other bee-eaters it predominantly eats insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets, which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch.This species probably takes bees and dragonflies in roughly equal numbers. The insects that are caught are beaten on the perch to kill and break the exoskeleton. This habit is seen in many other members of the coraciiformes order.

These bee-eaters are gregarious, nesting colonially in sandy banks or open flat areas. They make a relatively long tunnel in which the 5 to 7 spherical white eggs are laid. Both the male and the female take care of the eggs. These birds also feed and roost communally. The call is similar to that of the European bee-eater.

Feeds: Atom