Tag Archives: Philippine Fauna

Snapshot: Another pinoy bird

One of several different species of old world orioles in the Philippines, Black-naped Orioles (Oriolus chinensis) is also native in other parts of Southeast Asia and into China and parts of India. I didn’t see it out in the wild … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Giant golden-crowned flying fox

Ang laki itong paniki! Although, I guess I can’t say for certain if this is the local name for the Giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus). Where my parents are from, paniki just means bat. Anywho, I just wanted to … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Tarictic Hornbill

I’ve previously shown some of the mammals that are native members of the Philippine fauna. But probably the most conspicuous elements are the birds. It’s a very large and diverseĀ assemblage. Take this Tarictic Hornbill (Penelopides samarensis) that I grabbed a … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Philippine Tarsier

There’s nothing like quirky endemic fauna. Here is a picture I took in Bohol of Philippine Tarsiers (Tarsius syrichta). If you love phylogeny (and who doesn’t?), tarsiers have been found to be more closely related to monkeys and great apes … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Philippine Flying Lemur

Here’s a picture I took when I was in Bohol of a captive Philippine Flying Lemur (Cynocephalus volans). They are not usually active during the day but I was lucky enough to capture this guy while he was feeding. Look … Continue reading

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