Tropical Wildlife: Malaysia Archives

Articles on wildlife in tropical Malaysia, arranged by posting dates.

Beautiful Eudocima phalonia visited us recently

Eudocima phalonia (Common Fruit-piercing Moth) This gorgeous Fruit Piercing Moth visited our home about two days ago in the afternoon. It laid silently outside our grilled gate as if waiting to be awakened from its slumber. We took a couple of photos of this amazing beauty. Is it a butterfly or moth, we wondered? I posted […]

Asota heliconia came a visiting inside our home!

Asota heliconia (Aganaid Moth, Tropical Tiger Moth) John and I always get so excited when we noticed a moth or butterfly inside our home or outside at our front yard. Recently, a gorgeous looking moth came a visiting inside our home and especially delighted me so. I was dancing with joy and amazement, so to […]

Celebrating New Year 2014 with arrival of feathered babies!

HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR 2014 TO ONE AND ALL! Our first post for 2014 is dedicated to the White-browed Bulbuls (Pycnonotus luteolus) Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)… they have given us so much joy and blessed anticipation since last Christmas. January 3 – What a marvelous and exciting start of 2014 with a bang…. the […]

Large monitor lizard came a-visiting in August 2013!

Knock-knock! Who’s there? Monitor. Monitor who? Monitor lizard… make way, I’m coming through! What a wonderful sighting outside our backyard – a monitor lizard came a-visiting! Not a tiny-weeny one like the Garden fence lizard but a large and fat fella. Having our afternoon siesta in the quiet of the afternoon a few days ago, […]

Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) with loud territorial call!

Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus), these large birds have been residing on large trees in our neighbourhood for many many years, maybe a couple of decades! Mostly seen perched on a very tall and aged Norfolk Pine tree, growing in someone’s compound, six doors away from our home. We’re absolutely thrilled to know its identity finally. […]