Feral Pigeon

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Feral Pigeon (Columba livia)
Hougang, 30th March 2012

This photograph of a dead Feral Pigeon was shared by Kenny Tan.

This was the same bird, several hours later:

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Wild Boar

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Wild Boar (Sus scrofa vittatus)
Lower Peirce Reservoir, 23rd March 2012

This photograph of a piglet carcass was taken by Low Youjin, and shared by Chan Gent Ho.

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Sunda Pangolin

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Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)
Bukit Batok, 9th April 2012

This Sunda Pangolin carcass was discovered by Simon Tay, and his photo of it was posted on Facebook. Thanks also go to Ken Ang for bringing it to my attention by sharing it on his Facebook feed as well.

The specimen was retrieved by Ong SayLin and added to the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research’s collections. This 2002 article by N. Sivasothi explains the value of carcasses, especially in scientific research, and some of the challenges faced in retrieving them.

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Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher


Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca)
Tanjong Pagar, 27th March 2012

This photograph of a dead Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher was taken by Tan Zhen He, and shared by Amanda Tan on Instagram.

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Variable Reed Snake

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Variable Reed Snake (Calamaria lumbricoidea)
Upper Seletar, 3rd March 2012

This photograph of a probable roadkill was shared by Amanda Tan on Instagram.

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