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Asian Paradise Flycatcher - Terpsiphone paradisi

The Asian Paradise flycatchers, Terpsiphone paradisi (Passeriformes - Monarchidae), native to Asia, is a sexually dimorphic species. Males are distinguished by their conspicuously broad blue eye-rings and greatly elongated central pair of tail feathers extending up to 25 cm beyond the rest of the tail. Males have two color morphs, rufous and white but some rufous morph males lack long central tail streamers. Females have only one morph, dull rufous-brown with grey eye-rings and a short tail.

Asian Paradise flycatchers are monogamous, and both males and females take part in nest-building, incubation, brooding and feeding of the nestlings. 

The couple in the photos was just starting out nesting, taking turns to pecking and pushing here and there to shape the nest. The male (top photo) is a white morph.

Reference: [1]

Photo credits: ©Micky Lim | Locality: Khao Nor Chuchi, south of Krabi, Thailand (2012) | [Top] - [Bottom]

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Black-banded Trinket Snake - Oreocryptophis porphyraceus 
This beautiful snake, also commonly known as Red Bamboo Ratsnake, belongs to the species Oreocryptophis porphyraceus (Colubridae). Native to south-east Asia, this is one of the smallest and arguably amongst the most striking of all ratsnake species.
References: [1]
Photo credit: ©Anne Devan-Song | Locality: Hong Kong (2012)

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Black-banded Trinket Snake - Oreocryptophis porphyraceus 

This beautiful snake, also commonly known as Red Bamboo Ratsnake, belongs to the species Oreocryptophis porphyraceus (Colubridae). Native to south-east Asia, this is one of the smallest and arguably amongst the most striking of all ratsnake species.

References: [1]

Photo credit: ©Anne Devan-Song | Locality: Hong Kong (2012)

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Lacanster’s Treefrog - Isthmohyla lancasteri
Isthmohyla lancasteri (Hylidae) is a nocturnal frog distributed in Costa Rica and Panama. It is a medium-sized treefrog (males to 34 mm, females to 41 mm), with large eyes and a very short, blunt snout. 
This species exhibits a rather amazing degree of morphological and behavioral variation depending on altitude.
References: [1] - [2] 
Photo credit: ©Brian Kubicki | Locality: Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica (2009)

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Lacanster’s Treefrog - Isthmohyla lancasteri

Isthmohyla lancasteri (Hylidae) is a nocturnal frog distributed in Costa Rica and Panama. It is a medium-sized treefrog (males to 34 mm, females to 41 mm), with large eyes and a very short, blunt snout.

This species exhibits a rather amazing degree of morphological and behavioral variation depending on altitude.

References: [1] - [2

Photo credit: ©Brian Kubicki | Locality: Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica (2009)

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