|Myne River lodge from the river.|
|The cabin balcony looking out into the rainforest foliage is an excellent place to spend a hot afternoon |
between excursions. The flowerpecker photo below was taken from ours.
|Early morning view of the Kinabatangan River from the cabins - it's just there!|
|I suspect the geckoes themselves put the sign up - the board was certainly more beneficial to |
them than to the insects! (And I'm so impressed that they knew where to put the apostrophe...)
|Large Forest Gecko Gekko smithii. Despite its name, this beauty was actually inside the dining room.|
|Frilly Gecko Hemidactylus craspedotus.|
I love the camouflage of this beautiful animal; it seems to work as well on the lodge timber as on a tree.
|Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma.|
This exquisite little bird spent some time in front of our balcony on a steamy lazy afternoon.
It is found from Java to the Philippines and to Bangladesh.
|Male Red-throated Barbet Psilopogon mystacophanos. (The female lacks the red throat and has a blue forehead.)|
|Bornean Brown Barbet Caloramphus fuliginosus.|
I do love the insouciant scruffiness of this species, compared with the colourfully immaculate
turn-out of most its relations!
|This species is found throughout south-east Asia and Indonesia.|
|Carpenter Bee Xylocopa sp.; my thanks to Susan (in comments) for setting me right!|
|Looking down the slope in the forest.|
|Plain (or Least) Pygmy Squirrel Exilisciurus exilis. |
High in a huge tree, this is a tiny squirrel (apparently the world's smallest), with an entire length of
only 14cm and weighing less than 20 grams. It appears to live on bark and lichen.
|Sun Skink Eutropis sp.|
This genus of Asian skinks contains some 30 species.
|Giant Leaf Hopper, family Cicadellidae (I think!).|
|A terrible photo of an exquisite animal; a plant hopper nymph,family Flatidae.|
|A fascinating grasshopper - love the back legs!|
|Scutigeran, or Wood Centipede.|
If you're of its size, you need to be quick to run away from those legs chasing you!
|Malaysian Blue Flycatcher Cyornis turcosus roosting.|
The blue is actually quite deep, but is distorted here by the light.
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