Another really rare migrating bird dies in Singapore. This Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus) breeds in the coniferous forests east of Siberia and migrates huge distances to Southeast Asia during the winter months, although not all of them successfully complete their journey.

Source: David Tan Instagram

Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)
Zhenghua Park, 17th November 2012

This photograph of a Sunda Pangolin was shared by Johnny Leow. Due to its small size, it is likely to have been an infant.

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Painted Jezebel

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Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete)
Bukit Panjang, 29th March 2012

This photo of a dead Painted Jezebel butterfly was shared by Ng San San via email.

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Asiatic Lesser Yellow Bat

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Asiatic Lesser Yellow Bat (Scotophilus kuhlii)
Pasir Panjang, 7th July 2012

This photograph of a dead bat was shared by Zestin Soh on Facebook, and was tentatively identified as an Asiatic Lesser Yellow Bat.

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Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)
Petir Road, 9th July 2012

This photo of a dead adult male Sunda Pangolin was shared by Marcus Chua. The cause of death is currently unknown.

The specimen was retrieved and added to the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research’s collections. This 2002 article by N. Sivasothi explains the importance of retrieving wildlife carcasses that can be used for research and exhibition purposes, and some of the challenges faced.

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Changeable Lizard

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Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor)
Bukit Panjang, 23rd April 2011

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imageThis Changeable Lizard carcass was found along the KTM railway line that runs along Bukit Panjang.