Javan Myna

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


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
(Glossoscolecidae) from Okinawa

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