Ayam hutan

While we were working in one of the plots this morning, I was startled by the sudden eruption of a pheasant-like bird from a clump of ferns a few metres in front of me. Like a pheasant, the dark bird also had wings that made a whirring noise as it…

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Termite emergence

On opening the door of the house this evening, we were immediately inundated with thousands of flying termites, which had been attracted to our porch light. Mass emergences like this can often occur after rain, when the reproductive females and males from different termite nests emerge in huge numbers in…

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