Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Ploceus philippinus) is back building a new township .....
The one in the centre with an inverted long funnel entrance, is almost completed while the one on the left is still at initial stage. The long funnel is supposed to deter predators, notably snakes, from raiding the nest. The birds flutter in exuberance carrying strands of grass and inspecting their work of art and some even seemed to tilt their heads, glancing sideways to spy on their neighbours. How I wish I have a bazooka lens that can zoom in on the action but until then, I will have to make do with these images.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Bulbophyllums in the section Anisopetalum have small flowers arranged in a raceme and are found mostly in Indo-China and India.
Sometimes the inflorescence can be rather long and spectacular, as in this species recorded from Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.