Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sugar Glider

The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small, omnivorous, arboreal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary nectarous foods and ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. Due to convergent evolution, they have very similar appearance and habits to the flying squirrel, but are not closely related. The scientific name, Petaurus breviceps, translates from Latin as "short-headed rope-dancer", a reference to their canopy acrobatics.
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International name: Sugar Glider
Latin: Petaurus breviceps
Indonesia: Tupai Terbang Berkantung

Blood Python

Blood Python
International name: Blood Python
Latin: Python curtus
Indonesia: Dipong, Sanca Gendang, Sanca Kendang
Black Blood Python

Friday, May 31, 2013

Buffy Fish Owl

International name: Buffy Fish Owl
Indonesian name: Burung Hantu Ikan
Melayu: Burung Hantu Kuning

The Buffy Fish Owl (Bubo ketupu), also known as the Malay Fish Owl, is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It was previously placed in Ketupa with the other fish owls, but that group is tentatively included with the eagle-owls in Bubo, until the affiliations of the fish owls and fishing owls can be resolved more precisely. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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Barn Owl

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Indonesia: Burung Hantu Lumbung, Serak Jawa

The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distibuted species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn owl family Tytonidae. These form one of two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). T. alba is found almost anywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Alpide belt, most of Indonesia, and the Pacific islands. However, they have been introduced to control rodents in the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
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