|Stephen, Salmiah, Adam and Daniel|
|Arranging flashes for night photo-trapping|
|Adam and Daniel|
|'Bob' the Masked Palm Civet|
The large dominant species shown of the sheet has an interesting story. Their official name is Lyssa Zampa, commonly known as the Tropical Swallowtail Moth also incorrectly called the Laos Brown Butterfly. Every year from July to November there are large numbers of these moths in circulation and in 2014 there were even greater numbers that descended on suburban Malaysia and Singapore and even disrupted a national football match. Link here.
|Tropical Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa Zampa)|
A macro photography enthusiast could spend the rest of the day taking images of the different species that arrived in the night. In a relatively short period Stephen has recorded over 2200 species of moths....within his property. While this seems a lot when compared to bird species there are over 140,000 Lepidopteran species in the world with 120,000 of these being moths.
|Little Pied Flycatcher (m)|
|Little Pied Flycatcher (f)|
|Common Tree Shrew|
|Himalayan Striped Squirrel|
|Mountain Red-bellied Squirrel|
|Magpie Robin (m)|
|Mugimaki Flycatcher (m)|
|Buff-breasted Babbler Copyright Peter Low|
There are also visits of the lawn by Short-tailed Gymnures......a species that until this year I had never encountered. Gymnures are most closely related to hedgehogs.
|Female Magpie Robin feeding a juvenile|
|Large Hawk Cuckoo (Juvenile)|
|Grey-chinned Minivet (m)|
|Grey-chinned Minivet (f) Copyright Colin Stewart|
|Orange-breasted Trogon (m)|
|Red-headed Trogon (m)|
During the recent workshop held at Stephen's Place an epic shot of a male Rufous-Bellied Eagle eating a Sultan Tit was captured by Chee Wai Fong as he walked the Telecom Loop.
|Copyright Chee Wai Fong|
|White-thighed Langur with a juvenile|
|Female Siamang with a juvenile|
|Blotched Forest Skink|
|Funnel-web Spider burrow entrance|
|Silver Breasted Broadbills (m on left)|