Javan Myna

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Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)
Tampines, 13th June 2010

This was one of six dead Javan mynas that I’d found within a small area at the void deck of my block. I suspect that this was a localised case of poisoning, although whether it was deliberate culling of mynas or collateral damage from culling of feral pigeons (Columba livia), I do not know.

Oriental Bird Images
Internet Bird Collection

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Earthworm

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Earthworm (Pontoscolex corethrurus)
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, 17th May 2010
Terrestrial earthworms (Oligochaeta) from Singapore
Occurrence of the Exotic Earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus (Müller) (Glosscolecidae: Oligochaeta) in Taiwan
Alien earthworms in the Asia/Pacific region with a checklist of species
and the first records of Eukerria saltensis (Oligochaeta : Ocnerodrilidae)
and Eiseniella tetraedra (Lumbricidae) from Japan, and Pontoscolex
corethrurus
(Glossoscolecidae) from Okinawa

Invasion of Amazonian landscapes by the earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus (Glossoscolecidae)