Tropical Wildlife: Malaysia Archives

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

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. […]

An exciting adventure with Olene mendosa (Brown Tussock Moth)

Olene mendosa (Brown Tussock Moth) Usually I have a creepy feeling looking at caterpillars but somehow this particular one had me transfixed. Spread-out lengthwise on the leaf surface, it looked so sweet and cute with those black eye-like structures, somewhat resembling the face of a mischievous child caught stealing fruits at someone’s backyard. I was […]