Tuesday, June 28, 2016
|A mixture of 'Miding' and 'Paku Uban' ferns at Kruak Wetlands|
|Paku Uban (foreground)|
Miding (background , at left of picture)
|Young leaves of Miding|
|'Miding' ferns freshly collected from Kruak wetlands|
|Miding served with rice|
Monday, June 27, 2016
|Pipit Rawa (Malay) - Chestnut munia|
|'Miding' ferns need the tall grasses to help them scramble and obtain necessary sunlight for maximum growth. Note: Young 'Miding' leaves appear light red in colour and turn green as they age.|
Location : Pipit wetlands
Friday, June 24, 2016
|Black Hornbill - male at top of picture and female, bottom of picture.|
Location : Licuala Hill, Zone I
I took pictures of the birds from a distance of about 150 meters and the lighting conditions was not ideal but this shot is largely for the record. This is one of the rare times when the Black Hornbill drops by in a pair. The male has a white to pale yellow bill whereas the female bill is dark brown to black. It is interesting to note that the Black Hornbill is a bird of the primary forest of Sarawak or Borneo. It is overall covered in black plumage with the female having a long band of white flurry feathers from head to nape. In the middle of the band is a thin strip of black (by zooming in the picture).
|Favourite perch of the Black Hornbill at Licuala Hill, Zone I.|
|Lesser Bladder Cherry or "Letup-Letup" (Malay)|
Family : Solanaceae - Tomato family
|Fruit and flower|
It is a short-lived herb bearing edible berries which are yellowish when ripe. These berries taste like tomatoes and are hidden inside the inflated calyx resembling a delicate Chinese lantern.
This plant could be planted as part of edible landscaping or Sara landskap (Malay) in the Malaysian garden
I have done a photo rendart (i.e. photo rendered digitally artistic) below on this plant.
|Photo rendart by MOOD, June'16.|