Spotted Dove – S. E. Asia

Spotted Doves are common throughout Asia and are often seen in parks and gardens. Most doves including the Spotted Doves are easily approachable in major cities but they will only let people get within a few feet before they fly away to a safer distance. Their body is mostly brown with a grey head but…

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Northern Pintail Duck – Japan

The Northern Pintail Duck are common throughout the northern hemisphere. They spend the summer months in the northern regions and migrate south in the colder months. I really felt the coloration of these birds were very unique. I think it is interesting how their white chest streaks up their neck to the back of their…

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Japanese Macaques

Japanese Macaques are the northern most non-human primate. They live exclusively in the Japanese Islands and are found in three of the four main islands (Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu but not in Hokkaido). They are also known as “snow monkeys” because they live in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year. These…

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Red-Shanked Douc – Vietnam

The Red-Shanked Douc is a critically endangered primate species that is endemic to Indochina. They are only found in North and Central Vietnam and Laos. The largest population of Red-Shanked Doucs are in Son Tra Nature Reserve and are estimated to be around 1300 individuals. They are called the “Queens of the primates” and very…

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Son Tra Nature Reserve – Vietnam

Son Tra Nature Reserve is the last remaining coastal rainforest in Vietnam and is home to 287 species of wildlife, of which 29 species are listed as rare including the Red-shanked Doucs (shown in the photo above) a critically endangered primate species that is endemic to Indochina. Among the 287 species of wildlife, there are…

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White-crested Laughing Thrush – Vietnam

The White-crested Laughing Thrush is a social bird that is usually seen in groups of 6 to 12 birds. They build their nest between 6 and 20 feet off the ground and lay 3 to 5 eggs which incubate for only 15 days before hatching. They will normally have 2 clutches of young each year…

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Bonnet Macaque – India

The Bonnet Macaque is common to the southern part of India and it is characterized by the hair on its head being parted in the middle. The Bonnet Macaque has clumps of hair on top of their heads that looks like they wearing a toupee. The person that named these monkeys thought that they looked…

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Lesser Adjutant Stork – Vietnam

The Lesser Adjutant Stork is a large size Freshwater Wetland bird that lives in Southeast Asia. These birds are under stress and their population is in decline. There are currently only two breeding locations, one in northern India and the other in Cambodia. Breeding season is during the dry season from October to June with…

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Asian Water Monitor – Thailand

The Asian Water Monitor live throughout South and Southeast Asia. The Asian Water Monitors that I have seen have all been in Thailand and they seem to be fairly common as I have seen them in multiple locations (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Damnoen Saduak). They are the second largest lizard behind only the Komodo Dragon. They…

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