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Additions in December, 2010




Additions in November, 2010

  • birds sector : NONE.
  • mammals sector : Arizona Grey Squirrel, Rock Squirrel, White-tailed Deer, American Black Bear, Desert Cottontail, Lesser Long-nosed Bat, Collared Peccary (Javelina), Harris' Antelope-Squirrel, House Cats, Dogs, Humans, Cliff Chipmunk, Kit Fox, Black-tailed Jackrabbit, North American Deermouse, Ord's Kangaroo-Rat, 6 x Domestic Cattles, Donkey, 2 x Horses, Lesser Japanese Mole, 38 x Cats, Dog, 2 x water buffaloes, 11 x Long-tailed Macaques, Japanese Macaque, Himalayan Striped Squirrel, 2 x Spinner Dolphins.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : We have finally got rid of framed pages. Cats room are divided into 4 sub-rooms according to coat : bicolor, solid color, tabby and tortoiseshell, respectively.



Additions in October, 2010

  • birds sector : Black-faced Bunting, Grey Heron, Brambling, Common Moorhen, Domestic Pigeon, Long-tailed Tit, Black-backed Wagtail, Spot-billed Duck, Grey-capped Greenfinch, Common Kingfisher, Oriental Turtle-Dove, Grey Wagtail, Mute Swan, Mallard, Osprey, Bull-headed Shrike, Red-billed Mesia, Eurasian Tree Sparrow.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : None.



Additions in September, 2010

  • birds sector : Chipping Sparrow, Yellow-eyed Junco, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Blue-throated Hummingbird, Magnificent Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Mexican Jay, Plumbeous Vireo, Turkey Vulture, Violet-green Swallow, Painted Redstart, Townsend's Warbler, Wesetern Tanager, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Sulfur-bellied Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Northern Flicker, Mourning Dove, Red-tailed Hawk.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : None.



Additions in July, 2010

  • birds sector : Canyon Towhee, Black-throated Sparrow, Greater Roadrunner, Lesser Goldfinch, Canyon Wren, Brown Creeper, Hutton's Vireo, Hermit Warbler, Black-throated Grey-Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, Black-headed Grosbeak, Ridgway's Titmouse, Bridled Titmouse, Acorn Woodpecker, Arizona Woodpecker, Cooper's Hawk.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : None.



Additions in May, 2010

  • birds sector : American Crow, Greater Roadrunner, American Kestrel, Lesser Goldfinch, Chinese Goose, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Black-throated Grey Warbler, Bridled Titmouse, Bushtit, Black Phoebe, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Great Blue Heron, Inca Dove, Blue-throated Hummingbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Great Horned Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Mexican Jay, Montezuma Quail, Mourning Dove, Nashville Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Red-tailed Hawk, Say's Phoebe, Scaled Quail, Spotted Towhee, Turkey Vulture, Violet-green Swallow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Willow Flycatcher.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : None.



Additions in April, 2010

  • birds sector : House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Rufous Hummingbird, Mexian Jay, House Wren, Hutton's Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Northern Mockingbird, Hermit Warbler, Painted Redstart, Red-faced Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Red-tailed Hawk, Hepatic Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Swainson's Hawk, Pyrrhuloxia, Tree Swallow, Turkey Vulture, Western Warbling-Vireo, White-breasted Nuthatch, Western Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Wilson's Warbler, White-winged Dove, Yellow-eyed Junco, Zone-tailed Hawk.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : None.



Additions in March, 2010

  • birds sector : Golden Eagle, Great Blue Heron, Great-tailed Grackle, Hepatic Tanager, House Finch, House Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Lesser Goldfinch, Mexican Jay, MacGillivray's Warbler, Mourning Dove, Northern Goshawk, Painted Redstart, Ring-billed Gull, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Scaled Quail, Spotted Towhee, Swainson's Hawk, Grey-lined Hawk, Anna's Hummingbird, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Brown Creeper, Blue-throated Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hutton's Vireo, Magnificent Hummingbird, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Rufous Hummingbird, Song Sparrow, Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Vermilion Flycatcher, White-breasted Nuthatch, Western Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Wilson's Warbler, Whiskered Screech-Owl, White-winged Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Yellow-breasted Chat, Yellow Warbler, Botteri's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Canyon Towhee, Common Raven, Greater Roadrunner, American Kestrel, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Bewick's Wren, Cactus Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Great-tailed Grackle, Bushtit, Acorn Woodpecker, Arizona Woodpecker, Gila Woodpecker, Gilded Flicker.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : None.



Additions in February, 2010

  • birds sector : Abert's Towhee, Acorn Woodpecker, American Coot, Arizona Woodpecker, Barn Swallow, Bewick's Wren, Black Phoebe, Black Vulture, Blue Grosbeak, Brown Creeper, Bridled Titmouse, Bushtit, Cactus Wren, Cassin's Kingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, Cooper's Hawk, Double-crested Cormorant, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Gila Woodpecker, Gilded Flicker, Gambel's Quail, Brown-eared Bulbul, Great Cormorant, Grey-capped Greenfinch, Hawfinch, Bull-headed Shrike, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, White-cheeked Starling, Barn Swallow, Brown-headed Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Pale Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Black-backed Wagtail, Japanese Bush-Warbler, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Spot-billed Duck, Northern Pintail, Domestic Pigeon, Oriental Turtle-Dove.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Corrected some mistakes found by Vassili Belov.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : Our photoblog is refurbished as "Wildlife Portrait Archive". New URL is http://www.pmnh.org/wpa/ . All the "" links now point to the new blog. removed link to greeting card for newyear 2010.



Additions in January, 2010




Additions in December, 2009

  • birds sector : Brown-eared Bulbul, Black-faced Bunting, Meadow Bunting, Chestnut-breasted Bunting, Siberian Stonechat, Great Cormorant, Common Moorhen, Common Coot, Carrion Crow, Large-billed Crow, Grey-capped Greenfinch, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Little Grebe, Slaty-backed Gull, Oriental Nuthatch, Grey-tailed Gull, Lathan's Snipe, Bull-headed Shrike, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Asian Martin, Barn Swallow, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Varied Tit, Black-backed Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Japanese White-eye, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Spot-billed Duck, Mallard, White-bellied Green Pigeon, Black-eared Kite.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Meiyou.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : Our photoblog is refurbished as "Wildlife Portrait Archive". New URL is http://www.pmnh.org/wpa/ .



Additions in November, 2009




Additions in October, 2009

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] 55 species (incl. Red Helen, Albocerulean, Pale Grass Blue, Forest Pierrot, Dark-brand Bushbrown, Common Forester, Indian Red Admiral, Indian Fritillary, Common Sailer, Common Map, Common Palm Dart, White-banded Awl, Formosan Swift, Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow, Lesser Brimestone, Silvery Hedge Blue, Sugitani's Hedge Blue, Short-tailed Blue, Small Copper, Lilacine Bushbrown, Comma, Common Glider, Large White, Silvery Hedge Blue, Short-tailed Blue, Painted Lady, Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell, Silver-washed Fritillary, Palla's Fritillary, White Admimral, Freyer's Purple Emperor).
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Meiyou.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average once to twice a week).



Additions in September, 2009

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] 37 species (incl. Common Banded Awl, Common Windmill, Glassy Bluebottle, Indian Cabbage White, Plain Puffin, Lesser Gull, Red-base Jezebel, Club Silverline, Pale Grass Blue, Dwarf Crow, Two-brand Crow, Blue Tiger, Ceylon Blue Glassy Tiger, Dark Blue Tiger, Common Palmfly, Straight-banded Treebrown, Lilacine Bushbrown, Common Jester, Lemon Pansy, Common Eggfly, Orange Oak Leaf, Chocolate Pansy, Common Glider, Common Sailer, Common Map etc.).
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Meiyou.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average once to twice a week).



Additions in July, 2009

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] 80+ moths (incl. White-lined Sphinx (Striped Hawk Moth), Oculea Silkmoth, Wild Silkmoth, Japanese Moon Moth, Ailanthus Silkmoth, Elephant Hawk Moth, Tau Emperor, Coffee Hawk Moth, Black Arches, Peach Blossoms etc.).
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Meiyou.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : added 3 rooms to "insects>lepidoptera". "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average once to twice a week).



Additions in June, 2009

  • birds sector : Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, Black-throated Parrotbill, Streak-throated Fulvetta, White-whiskered Laughingthrush, Collared Bush-Robin, Ferruginous Flycatcher, Flamecrest, Eurasian Jay, Asian House Martin, Rufous-faced Warbler, White-eared Sibia, Taiwan Barwing, Taiwan Yuhina, Steere's Liocichla, Plumbeous Redstart, Vinaceous Rosefinch, Brown Bullfinch, Vivid Niltava, Blue Rock-Thrush, Coal Tit, Green-backed Tit, Yellowish-bellied Bush-Warbler, Russet Bush-Warbler.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Rien.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Meiyou.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average once to twice a week).



Additions in May, 2009

  • birds sector : Carrion Crow, Japanese Grosbeak, Grey-capped Greenfinch, Eurasian Bullfinch, Narcissus Flycatcher, Blue-and-White Flycatcher, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Winter Wren, Common Pheasant (Green Pheasant), Brown-headed Thrush, Willow Tit, Olive-backed Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Japanese Bush-Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, House Swift, Little Egret, Red-rumped Swallow, Japanese White-eye, Formosan Whistling-Thrush, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Malayan Night-Heron.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Rien.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Meiyou.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average once to twice a week).



Additions in April, 2009

  • birds sector : Plumbeous Water-Redstart, Red-rumped Swallow, Styan's Bulbul, Little Forktail, White-eared Sibia, Japanese White-eye, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Black-naped Monarch, White-rumped Munia, Russet Sparrow, Formosan Whistling-Thrush, Pacific Swallow, Light-vented Bulbul, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, Grey Treepie, Taiwan Yuhina, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Black-eared Kite, Steere's Liocichla, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Narcissus Flycatcher, Blue-and-White Flycatcher, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Oriental Nuthatch, Eurasian Tree-Creeper, Winter Wren, Coal Tit, Varied Tit, Grey Wagtail, Sakhalin Leaf-Warbler, Eastern Crowned-Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Common Buzzard, Mandarin Duck. Corrected clerical mistake by which Black Bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus) photos have been labelled as Styan's Bulbul (Pycnonotus taivanus).
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Rien.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Meiyou.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : added 40+ photos taken in 2007/2008.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average once to twice a week).



Additions in March, 2009

  • birds sector : Brown-headed Thrush, Brown Shrike, Black-faced Bunting, Grey-chinned Minivet, Olive-backed Pipit, Crested Goshawk, Black-browed Barbet, Grey-capped Woodpecker, Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler, Bronzed Drongo, House Swift, Hwamei, Blue Rock-Thrush, Daurian Redstart, Spotted Dove, Collared Finchbill, Oriental Turtle-Dove, Grey Wagtail, Chinese Bamboo-Partridge.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Rien.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Meiyou.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Tipota.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average once to twice a week).



Additions in February, 2009

  • birds sector : Meadow Bunting, Carrion Crow, Brambling, Grey-faced Greenfinch, Hawfinch, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Tit, Great Tit, Japanese Woodpecker, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Common Buzzard, Oriental Turtle-Dove.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Rien.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Maize Weevil, A Beetle.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Asian Tiger Mosquito.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average once to twice a week).



Additions in January, 2009




Additions in December, 2008

  • birds sector : Oriental Sky-lark, Grey Plover, Mandarin Plover, Kentish Plover, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Common Greenshank, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Dunlin, Grey-tailed Tattler, Ruddy Turnstone, Little Egret, Pacific Reef-Egret.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Rien.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Tipota.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average once to twice a week).



Additions in November, 2008

  • birds sector : Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, Common Moorhen, Black-winged Stilt, Dollarbird, Chinese Pond Heron, Whimbrel, Great Egret, Great Cormorant, Common Greenshank, Northern Shoveller, Common Sandpiper, Daurian Redstart, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Black-faced Spoonbill, Japanese White-eye, Northern Pintail, Common Redshank, Light-vented Bulbul, Common Snipe, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Black-eared Kite, White-winged Tern, Common Kestrel, Oriental Skylark (Penghu race), Domestic Fowl, Oriental Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Whimbrel, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Blue Rock Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Black-backed Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Little Egret, Dunlin.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Three-spot Grass Yellow, Metallic Cerulean, Pale Grass Blue, Peacock Pansy, Danaid Eggfly, Formosan Swift.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Tipota.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week).



Additions in October, 2008

  • birds sector : Certainly coming, but not yet ready.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Tipota.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : [amphibians] Central Formosan Toad x 2, Latouche's Frog, Eastern Japanese Common Toad, Japanese Tree Frog, Unidentifiable Frog, Montane Brown Frog, Ramsey Canyon Leopard Frog, Woohouse's Toad x 2, American Bull Frog x 2, Red-spotted Toad, Nile Monitor, Black-tailed Rattlesnake, Coachwhip, Mohave Rattlesnake, Nile Crocodlie, African Long-snouted Crocodile.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week).



Additions in September, 2008

  • birds sector : Certainly coming, but not yet ready.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] a white, a yellow, Pale Grass-blue, Small Copper, Blackburn's Blue, a treebrown, Lilacine Bushbrown, Blue Admiral, Kamehameha, a sailer, European Beak, a dart, Fiery Skipper, a Daimio skipper.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Oriental Beetle, Japanese Beetle, a chafer, a firefly, a lady beetle, 4 x longhorn beetles, a carrion beetle.
    [hymenoptera] Not yet.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] Opso.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : None.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : added 3 rooms to lepidoptera / insects sector. "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week).



Additions in July, 2008

  • birds sector : Common Moorhen, Black-billed Magpie, House Sparrow, Grey-headed Sparrow, Black-necked Weaver, Village Weaver, Domestic Duck, Mallard, Cattle Egret.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Speckled Wood.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] None.
    [hymenoptera] Unidentified Bee.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
    [others] unidentified Caddisfly.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Unidentified Frog, Red-eared Slider.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : added 3 rooms to lepidoptera / insects sector. "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). All the pages are now encoded in UTF-8. Introduced Creative Commons License.



Additions in June, 2008

  • birds sector : Grey Parrot, Hadada Ibis, Icterine Greenbul, Little Swift, Lesser Striped Swallow, Namaqua Dove, Orange-cheeked Waxbill, Pin-tailed Whydah, Piping Hornbill, Red-eyed Dove, Red-tailed Bulbul, Reighenbach's Sunbird, Sabine's Spinetail, Tambourine Dove, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Vieillot's Black Weaver, Velvet-mantled Drongo, Village Weaver, Violet-tailed Sunbird, White-crested Hornbill, Unidentified Weavers, White-headed Lapwing, Woodland Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Yellow-throated Greenbul.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] None.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nope.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). We are preparing to convert all the existing pages to UTF-8 encoding.



Additions in May, 2008

  • birds sector : Garden Bulbul, Green-backed Camaroptera, Black-faced Canary, Black-casqued Hornbill, Black-and-White Shrike-Flycatcher, African Paradise-Flycatcher, Blue-breasted Bee-Eater, Red-billed Quail-Finch, Bronze Munia, Blue Cuckooshrike, Black Guineafowl, Domestic Fowl, Collared Sunbird, Copper Sunbird, Green-headed Sunbird, Black Sawwing, African Palm-Swift, African Thrush, White-tailed Alethe, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide(?), African Pied Wagtail.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] added about 60 images / 48 species including Emperor Swallowtail, Orange Acraea, Western Blotched Leopard, Forest Grass Yellow, Western Dotted Border, Brown Pansy, Variable Eggfly, Forest Mother-of-Pearl, Velvety Tree Nymph, Flame-bordered Charaxes.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] None.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nope.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). We are preparing to convert all the existing pages to UTF-8 encoding.



Additions in April, 2008

  • birds sector : Pale-fronted Negrofinch, Woodhouse's Antpecker, Common Waxbill, Black-headed Waxbill, Red-crowned Malimbe, Village Weaver, Blue-throated Brown Sunbird, Collared Sunbird, Olive Sunbird, Green Sunbird, Johanna's Sunbird, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Green Crombec, Chatting Cisticola, Little Greenbul, Red-tailed Bulbul, Simple Greenbul, Icterine Greenbul (or Xavier's Greenbul), Square-tailed Sawwing, Lesser Striped-Swallow, Forest Penduline-Tit, Splendid Glossy-Starling, Sooty Flycatcher, White-tailed Alethe, Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush, Red-eyed puffback, Blue Cuckooshrike, Western Black-headed Oriole, Hammerkop, Common Sandpiper, African Black Crake, Piping Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, African Pied Hornbill, Black-casqued Hornbill, Great Blue Turaco, Cassin's Spinetail, Little Swift, Black Bee-Eater, Green-backed Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Woodpecker, Hartlaub's Duck.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] None.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nope.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). We are preparing to convert all the existing pages to UTF-8 encoding.



Additions in March, 2008

  • birds sector : African Darter, African Fish-Eagle, African Green-Pigeon, African Jacana, African Finfoot, Black-headed Bee-eater, Blue-throated Brown Sunbird, Cassin's Flycatcher, Collared Sunbird, Common Bulbul, Giant Kingfisher, Goliath Heron, Great Egret, Hadada Ibis, Hammerkop, Hartlaub's Duck, Malachite Kingfisher, Palm-nut Vulture, Pied Wagtail, Pink-backed Pelican, Afep Pigeon, African Baza, African Harrier Hawk, Banded Prinia, Bates Paradise-Flycatcher, Pied Kingfisher, Purple Heron, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Unidentified Swallow, Vermiculated Fishing-Owl, White-browed Forest Flycatcher, White-faced Whilstling Duck, Woodland Kingfisher, White-throated Blue Swallow, Yellow-billed Stork, Wooly-necked Stork.
  • mammals sector : None
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] None.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nope.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). We are preparing to convert all the existing pages to UTF-8 encoding.



Additions in February, 2008




Additions in January, 2008

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : African Elephant (Forest Elephant), Red-capped Mangabey, Mustached Monkey, Crowned Monkey, African Buffalo (Forest Buffalo), Hippopotamus, Red River-Hog, 2 x dogs, Western Gorilla, African Civet, Green Squirrel, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Sitatunga, Yellow-backed Duiker, Ogilby's Duiker, Mandrill, Putty-nosed Monkey, Chimpanzee, Black Colobus, Singing Fruit-Bat.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Not Yet.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Pas encore.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nope.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : added site icon for iPod Touch/iPhone. added greeting card for newyear 2008. "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). We are preparing to convert all the existing pages to UTF-8 encoding.



Additions in December, 2007

  • birds sector : African Darter, African Finfoot, African Green Pigeon, African Skimmer, Angola Swallow, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Black-bellied Bustard, Bronze Munia, Carmelite Sunbird, Cassin's Flycatcher, Garden Bulbul, Common Sandpiper, Domestic Fowl, Green-backed Camaroptera, Giant Kingfisher, Goliath Heron, Green Sunbird, Grey Heron, Woodland Kingfisher, Grey Parrot, Grey-rumped Swallow, Hadada Ibis, Hamerkop, Kentish Plover, Little Egret, Little Tern, Long-legged Pipit, Lesser Striped Swallow, Orange Weaver, African Pied Hornbill, Piping Hornbill, Red-eyed Dove, Reichenbach's Sunbird, Rosy Bee-Eater, Royal Tern, Shining-Blue Kingfisher, Swamp Greenbul, Village Weaver, Water Thick-Knee, Whimbrel, Wooly-necked Stork, White-throated Blue Swallow, Yellowbill, Yellow-billed Stork, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul.
  • mammals sector : Replaced photo of the curator.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Not Yet.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Pas encore.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nope.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : added greeting card for newyear 2008. "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). We are preparing to convert all the existing pages to UTF-8 encoding.



Additions in November, 2007




Additions in October, 2007

  • birds sector : Apapane, Black Noddy, Brown Noddy, California Quail, Common Amakihi, Elpaio Monarch, Erchel's Francolin, House Finch, Iiwi, Japanese White-eye, Kalji Pheasant, Hawaian Goose (Nene), Northern Cardinal, Omao, Red-billed Mesia, Saffron Finch, Scaly-breasted Munia, Spotted Dove, White-tailed Tropicbird, Zebra Dove.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Not Yet.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Pas encore.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] Rien.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nope.
  • landscape sector : Nope.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week).



Additions in Septermber, 2007

  • birds sector : Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-vented Bulbul, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Common Moorhen, Hawaiian Coot, Red-tailed Tropicbird, House Finch, Yellow-fronted Canary, Common White-Tern, Java Sparrow, Common Waxbill, Black-necked Stilt, Great Frigatebird, Common Myna, House Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-crested Cardinal, Hawaiian Duck, Cattle Egret, Spotted Dove, Zebra Dove.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Not Yet.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Pas encore.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] Added several.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Rainbow Skink, Calorina Anole, Green Sea Turtle, Japanese Fire-belly Newt, Japanese Mamushi, African Rock Python, Japanese Five-lined Skink, Bird Wrasse, Blue-lined Surgeonfish, Blue-stripe Snapper, Christmas Wrasse, Convict Surgeonfish, Cornetfish, Gold-ring Surgeonfish, Hawaiian Dascyllus, Hawaiian Sergeant, Many-bar Goatfish, Orange-spine Unicornfish, Red-lip Parrotfish, Reef Triggerfish, Saddle Wrasse, Sail-fin Tang, Strasburg's Blenny, White-bar Surgeonfish, White-spotted Surgeonfish, unidentified fishes x 2, Spotwing Flyingfish.
  • landscape sector : A dozen of photos are added.
  • other changes : 2 rooms added to bird sector. "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). A link to corresponding entry in the blog is given on relevant pages and marked with .



Additions in August, 2007

  • birds sector : Not Yet.
  • mammals sector : Feral Pig, Dog, Cat, Spinner Dolphin, Girl.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Not Yet.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Pas encore.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] Added several.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Nada.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Tipota.
  • landscape sector : Rien.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). A link to corresponding entry in the blog is given on relevant pages and marked with . Added 3 rooms (crocs, freshwater and seawater fishes) to "other animals" sector.



Additions in July, 2007

  • birds sector : Not Yet.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Not Yet.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Pas encore.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] Added several.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] Added several.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Thai reptiles, including Spiny-tailed House Gecko, Flat-tailed Gecko, Four-clawed Gecko, other unidentified Geckos, Many-lined Sun Skinks, Unidentified Skink, Streamside Skink, Oriental Garden Lizard, Green Crested Lizard, Forest Crested Lizard, Unidentified Agama. Also some spiders.
  • landscape sector : Rien.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). A link to corresponding entry in the blog is given on relevant pages and marked with .



Additions in June, 2007

  • birds sector : Common Moorhen, Great Cormorant, Japanese White-eye, Spot-billed Duck, Meadow Bunting, Asian House Martin, Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo, Eurasian Jay, Narcissus Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Bull-headed Shrike, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Blue-and-White Flycatcher, Japanese Wagtail, Black-eared Kite, Barn Swallow, Japanese Bush-Warbler, Varied Tit..
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Not Yet..
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] 1 x darkling Beetle, 1 x Lagriid Beetle, 2 x Leaf Beetles, 1 x Weevil, 1 x Leaf-rolling Weevil, 2 x Clicking Beetles, 2 x Soldier Beetles, 1 x Beetle.
    [hymenoptera] Tipota.
    [diptera] Meiyou.
    [hemiptera] Added a dozen, approximately.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : Nada.
  • landscape sector : Rien.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). A link to corresponding entry in the blog is given on relevant pages and marked with .



Additions in May, 2007

  • birds sector : Common Myna, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Domestic Fowl, Eurasian Tree-Sparrow, Green Peafowl, Grey-cheeked Bulbul, Lesser Shortwing, Little Bronze-Cuckoo, Striated Heron, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Olive-winged Bulbul, Mongolian Plover, Pacific Reef-Egret, Red-billed Malkoha, Green-billed Malkoha, Red-throated Barbet, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Streak-breasted Woodpecker, Stripe-throated Bulbul, Striated Swallow, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Thick-billed Spiderhunter, Tiger Shrike, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Indian Roller, Common Kingfisher, Blue Rock-Thrush, White-bellied Green-Pigeon, Carrion Crow, Japanese Sky Lark, Chestnut-eared Bunting, Meadow Bunting, Blue Rock-Thrush, Grey-capped Green-Finch, Narcissus Flycatcher, Blue-and-White Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Japanese White-Eye, Barn Swallow, Grey-faced Buzzard, Japanese Wagtail.
  • mammals sector : Several Cats, 2 cattles.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Some of Eurema hecabe photos are now labelled as "Eurema mandarina". 1 x Crow, 1 x Map Butterfly, European Beak, 1 x Tree Brown, 1 x Grass Yellow.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] 1 x Tiger Beetle, 1 x Ground Beetle, 1 x Chafer, 1 x Soldier Beetle, 1 x Longhorn Beetle.
    [hymenoptera] 1 x Carpenter Bee, 1 x Ichneumon Wasp, 1 x Spider Hunting Wasp.
    [diptera] 2 x Flower Flies, 1 x Fruit Fly.
    [hemiptera] 2 x bugs.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : 2 x Land Snails, 5 x Jumping Spiders, 2 x Web Building Spiders, 5 x Wandering Spiders.
  • landscape sector : Several photos added.
  • other changes : "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). A link to corresponding entry in the blog is given on relevant pages and marked with .



Additions in April, 2007

  • birds sector : Abbott's Babbler, Ashy Drongo, Crow-billed Drongo, Blue Whilstling-Thrush, Brahminy Kite, Brown-winged Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, Cream-vented Bulbul, Dollarbird, Germain's Swiftlet, Green Iora.
  • mammals sector : Dall's Porpoise, Unidentified Mouse (dead).
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] None.
    [hymenoptera] Opsoyo.
    [diptera] Nada.
    [hemiptera] Meiyou.
    [orthoptera] None.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : 1 x web building spider, 3 x jumping spiders and 1 x wolf spider.
  • landscape sector : Hokkaido Feb '07.
  • other changes : Just come back from hard disk trouble. "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is updated from time to time (average twice a week). A link to corresponding entry in the blog is given on relevant pages and marked with .



Additions in March, 2007

  • birds sector : Eastern Marsh-Harrier, Great Egret, Marsh Tit, Bean Goose, Brown-eared Bulbul, Common Pochard, Daurian Redstart, Eurasian Tree-Creeper, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Mallard, Greater White-fronted Goose, White-browed Thrush, Steller's Sea-Eagle, Whooper Swan, Northern Goshawk, White-tailed Eagle, Black-eared Kite, Varied Tit, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Harlequin Duck, Black Scoter, Greater Scaup, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Japanese Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled Murrelet.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] A Cockroach.
    [coleoptera] 1 x Lady Beetle, 2 x Leaf Beatles, 1 x Longhorn Beetle, 2 x Chafers, 1 x Tiger Beetle..
    [hymenoptera] Opsoyo.
    [diptera] Nada.
    [hemiptera] 2 x True Bugs, 3 x cicadas.
    [orthoptera] 4 x Grasshoppers.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : 3 land snails, including East African Land Snail.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : This museum's annex, called "Wildlife Portraits Blog" is now opened in blog format. While we keep our exhaustive approach with this main site, the new annex will be more visual art oriented, treating always the same photographic subject. The text will be only in Japanese, but you can navigate and view images.



Additions in February, 2007

  • birds sector : Brown-eared Bulbul, Great Cormorant, Large-billed Crow, Grey-capped Greenfinch, Hawfinch, Bull-headed Shrike, Eurasian Tree-Sparrow, White-cheeked Starling, Dusky Thrush, Great Tit, Black-backed Wagtail, Spot-billed Duck, Common Pochard, Common Teal, Mallard, Common Buzzard, Domestic Pigeon, Oriental Turtle-Dove.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Corrected a miss-identification in Blues page thanks to Nyukansha.
    [dictyoptera] Tipota.
    [coleoptera] None.
    [hymenoptera] Opsoyo.
    [diptera] Nada.
    [hemiptera] Nashi.
    [orthoptera] Meiyou.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : None.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : Stopped displaying Greeting Cards.



Additions in January, 2007

  • birds sector : Mountain Tailorbird, Oriental White-eye, Plain Flowerpecker, Plain Martin, Plain Prinia, Puff-throated Bulbul, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Rosy Minivet, Rufous-backed Sibia, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, Scaly-breasted Munia, Scarlet Minivet, Short-billed Minivet, Silver-eared Mesia, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Spotted Bush-Warbler, Spotted Dove, Streaked Spiderhunter, Streak-eared Bulbul, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, White-crested Laughingthrush, White-rumped Shama, Wire-tailed Swallow, White-throated Fantail, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Pale Thrush, Daurian Redstart, Spot-billed Duck, Tufted Duck, White-cheeked Starling, Dusky Thrush.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Corrected some mistakes in identification - thanks again to Yutaka Inayoshi.
    [dictyoptera] Tipota.
    [coleoptera] None.
    [hymenoptera] Opsoyo.
    [diptera] Nada.
    [hemiptera] Nashi.
    [orthoptera] Meiyou.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : None.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : Displaying Greeting Cards.



Additions in December, 2006

  • birds sector : Oriental Turtle-Dove, Black-backed Wagtail, Black-faced Bunting, Spot-billed Duck, Rose Ringneck, Bull-headed Shrike, Dunlin, Eastern Marsh-Harrier, Carrion Crow, Reed Bunting, Eurasian Wigeon, Black-eared Kite, Saunder's Gull, Dusky Thrush, Kentish Plover, Osprey, Great Cormorant, Rustic Bunting, Grey Plover, Olive-backed Pipit, Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, Mountain Bulbul, Grey Bushchat, Oriental Magpie-Robin, Long-tailed Minivet, Long-tailed Shrike, Gould's Sunbird, Green-tailed Sunbird, Little Spiderhunter, Pale Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Japanese White-eye, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Northern Pintail.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Rien.
    [dictyoptera] Tipota.
    [coleoptera] None.
    [hymenoptera] Opsoyo.
    [diptera] Nada.
    [hemiptera] Nashi.
    [orthoptera] Meiyou.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Nothing.
  • other animals sector : None.
  • landscape sector : 1 addition.
  • other changes : None.



Additions in November, 2006

  • birds sector : Ashy Drongo, Asian Palm Swift, Barn Swallow, Black-crested Bulbul, Black-headed Bulbul, Black Eagle(?), Black-naped Monarch, Blue-throated Barbet, Blue Whistling-Thrush, Blue-winged Leafbird, Blue-winged Minla, Blyth's Leaf-Warbler, Black-throated Laughingthrush, Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Green Broadbill, Northern Shoveller, Domesticated Swan Goose, Varied Tit, Black-throated Parrotbill, Common Stonechat, Grey-breasted Prinia, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Collared Falconet, Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher, Common Iora, Golden-fronted Leafbird, Domestic Fowl x 4, Common Myna, Fork-tailed Swift, Forest Wagtail, Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Common Tailorbird, Common Flameback, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, Chestnut-tailed Minla, Black-backed Sibia, Crested Finchbill, Flavescent Bulbul.
  • mammals sector : about 20 dogs, Asiatic Elephant, a House Cat, an unidentified dead body, a dozen of cats, some humans, Rhesus Macaque, 2 x Common Treeshrews, Mule, 1 x unidentified Squirrel, 1 x leaf-nosed bat.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Bamboo Treebrown, 1 x hawk moth.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] 3 x chafers, 2 x Stag Beetles, 1 x leafhopper, 1 x planthopper, 2 x leaf beetles, 3 x weevils, 1 x click beetle, 1 x carrion beetle, 2 x tiger beetles.
    [hymenoptera] Rien.
    [diptera] Nada.
    [hemiptera] Nashi.
    [orthoptera] Opso.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : Rough-necked Monitor, some web-building spiders, several wandering spiders, 3 x crabs, 1 x land hermit crab, 3 x frogs, 1 x toad, 8 x snails, 1 x terrestrial planaria, 1 x earth worm, 1 x leech, 2 x fishes, 1 x tockay gecko, 1 x snake.
  • landscape sector : Nothing.
  • other changes : Fixed some miss-links etc.



Additions in October, 2006

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    birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : Pas encore.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Common Windmill, Pale Jezebel, Red-base Jezebel, Common Grass Yellow, Lemon Migrant, Red Lacewing, Chocolate Pansy, Indian Red Admiral, Lemon Pansy, Common Sergeant, Common Caster, Knight, A Lascar Lasippa sp., Straight-banded Treebrown, Dull Forester, Common Palmfly, Great Mormon, Redbreast, Paris Peacock, Yellow Hellen, Indian Cabbage White, Green-veined White, Punchinello, Indian Fritillary, Red Lacewing, Cruiser, Common Jester, Great Yellow Sailer, Common Glider, Plain Earl, Clipper, Great Five-Ring, Several Bushbrowns, Dark Evening Browns x 2, Wood-Mason's Bushbrown, Dark-brand Bushbrown, Common Five-Ring, A Five-Ring, Penthema darlisa, Chocolate Tiger, Glassy Tiger, Dark Blue Tiger, Common Faun, A Duffer, Unidentified Amathusiid, Common Rose, Archduke, Spotted Black Crow, A Cyclops, Nigger, Common Five-Ring, A Bushbrown.
    Thanks for Yutaka Inayoshi (Butterflies in Indo-China) and John Moore (Thailand's amazing insects) for their advice on identification of certain species and corrections of my miss-identification.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope
    [hymenoptera] Rien.
    [diptera] Nada.
    [hemiptera] Nashi.
    [orthoptera] Opso.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : None.
  • landscape sector : added several pictures taken in Thailand.
  • other changes : Added a few rooms to "Other Animals" sector.
  • NOTICE : 2 of our photos ("Song for Kori" and "Blue Rock-Thrush, 0608c") are presented at Art Box Gallery of Ginza, Tokyo during Oct 2-13 in an exhibition commemorating the publication of "Contemporary Photography of Japan Vol. 7" (see below). The book iteself is now available for sale and you can purchase it at Amazon.co.jp or bk1.co.jp for instance.



Additions in September, 2006

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : Pas encore.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Corrected miss identifications following advices from Dr. Dick Vane-Wright. Thanks!
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope
    [hymenoptera] Rien.
    [diptera] Nada.
    [hemiptera] Nashi.
    [orthoptera] Opso.
    [odonata] None.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : None.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : Added a few rooms to "Other Animals" sector.
  • NOTICE : The director of the museum appears in a photographer directory/photo collection book titled "Contemporary Photography of Japan Vol.7" published by Artbox Inc., with some photos incl. that of Buff-banded Rail.



Additions in August, 2006

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : Pas encore.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Common Mormon, Great Mormon, Chinese Windmill, Great Orange Tip, Common Grass-Yellow, Ceylon Lesser Albatross, Transparent 6-line Blue, Pale Grass Blue, an Arhopola blue, Indian Fritillary, Blue Admiral, Orange Oak Leaf, Peacock Pansy, Blue Pansy, Common Glider, Common Sailer, Common Map, Evening Brown, Chinese Bushbrown, European Beak, Common Banded Awl.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] Nope
    [hymenoptera] Rien.
    [diptera] Nada.
    [hemiptera] Nashi.
    [orthoptera] Opso.
    [odonata] Forest Chaser, A Clubtail, A Hawker, Scarlet Skimmer, Green Skimmer, 3 other dragonflies, 2 x damselflies, 1 x demoiselle.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : None.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : Nothing.



Additions in July, 2006

  • birds sector : Ruddy Kingfisher, Bulwer's Petrel, Roseate Tern, Black-naped Tern, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Brown-eared Bulbul, Blue Rock-Thrush, Oriental Turtle-Dove, Pacific Reef-Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Japanese White-eye, Ryukyu Minivet, Zitting Cisticola, Pacific Swallow, Ryukyu Robin, Common Moorhen, Large-billed Crow, Great Tit, Japanese paradise-flycatcher, White-breasted Waterhen, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Wood Sandpiper(?), Unidentified Juvenile Flycatcher.
  • mammals sector : Pas encore.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Blue Admiral, Common Five-Ring, 1 x Ringlet.
    [dictyoptera] None.
    [coleoptera] 1 x dung beetle, 2 x chafers, 1 x beetle, 2 x tiger beetles, 2 x ground beetles, Poplar Leaf Beetle, 2 x Leaf beetles, Japanese Small Cedar Longhorn Beetle, 2 x longhorn beetles, Asian Multi-colored Lady Beetle, 2 x Ladybird Beetles, 3 x sap beetles. Corrected several Stag beetle related missidentifications thanks to Y. Fujii.
    [hymenoptera] 1 x carpenter bee, 1 x ichneumon wasp, 2 x flower wasps, 1 x potter wasp.
    [diptera]
    [hemiptera] 1 x treehopper, 1 x true bug.
    [orthoptera] some pictures.
    [odonata]
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Japanese 4 line Ratsnake, Japanese Mamushi, Japanese 5 lined skink, a Jumping Spider.
  • landscape sector : Several Pictures.
  • other changes : Nothing.



Additions in June, 2006

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : Pas encore.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] 3 x birdwings, 1 x inchworm moth, 4 x blues, 1 x fritillary, Indian Red Admiral, Common Glider, Lilacine Bushbrown, a Treebrown, Common Five-ring, 1 x ringlet, 3 x skippers.
    [dictyoptera] 1 x cockroach.
    [coleoptera] 1 x chafer, 1 x dung beetle, 1 x longhorn beetle, 1 x leaf beetle, 1 x jewel beetle, 1 x tiger beetle, 1 x cardinal beetle, 2 x lady beetles.
    [hymenoptera] 1 x hornet, 1 x ichneumon wasp.
    [diptera] 3 x flower fly, 1 x parasite fly.
    [hemiptera] None.
    [orthoptera] 1 x locust.
    [odonata] 2 x demoiselles.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Meiyou.
  • landscape sector : Opsoyo.
  • other changes : Nothing.



Additions in May, 2006

  • birds sector : Osprey, Spot-billed Duck, Garganey, Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, Japanese White-eye, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Olive-backed Pipit, Oriental Reed-Warbler, Streaked Shearwater, Goldcrest, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Little Bunting, Yellow-throated Bunting, Daurian Redstart, Red-flanked Bluetail, Japanese Cormorant, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Grey-tailed Tattler, Whimbrel, Black-eared Kite, Eastern Crowned-Warbler, Yellow Bunting, Great Egret, Rustic Bunting, Black-faced Bunting (nominate), Red-billed Mesia, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Meadow Bunting, Common Cuckoo, Japanese Grosbeak, Mongolian Gull (?), Eurasian (Japanese) Jay, Winter Wren, Copper Pheasant, White-cheeked Starling, Asian House-Martin, Barn Swallow, Fork-tailed Swift, Japanese Thrush, Coal Tit, Great (Japanese) Tit, Varied Tit, Fairy Pitta Plate with Grey Wagtail.
  • mammals sector : 8 cats, 2 domestic cattles (mishima breed).
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] None.
    [dictyoptera] Nope.
    [coleoptera] Tipota.
    [hymenoptera] Rien.
    [hemiptera] several bugs.
    [orthoptera] a katydid, a mole cricket, a grasshopper.
    [odonata] Wandering Glider.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : (Eggs of) Forest Green Tree Frog, Eastern Japanese Common Toad, Montane Brown Frog, American Bull Frog, Unidentified Tadpole x 2, Japanese Tree Frog, Sow Bug x 1, Pill Bug x 1, Slugs x 3, Japanese Grass-Lizard.
  • landscape sector : 3 pictures added.
  • other changes : Added 1 room each to bird and field sectors.



Additions in April, 2006

  • birds sector : Hawfinch, Large-billed Crow.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] European Beak, Sugitani's Hedge Blue, A blue, larva of a hawk moth.
    [dictyoptera] Nope.
    [coleoptera] Tipota.
    [hymenoptera] A Carpenter bee, several hornets.
    [hemiptera] Nothing.
    [orthoptera] Several Katydids and Crickets, including Green Tree Cricket and Maculated Rice Cricket, 3 x Pygmy Grasshoppers, several unidentified Grasshoppers, Migratory Locust, A Spurthroated Grasshopper, Oriental Long-headed Locust, Smaller Long-Headed Locust x 3, A Band-winged Grasshopper.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Nashi.
  • landscape sector : Meiyou.
  • other changes : Nothing so far.



Additions in March, 2006

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Rien.
    [dictyoptera] Nope.
    [coleoptera] 1 x Leaf Rolling Weevil, 3 x Weevils, Several Leaf Beetles, 10 x Lady Beetles, 3 x Soldier Beetles, 1 x Firefly, 1 x Dung Beetle, 3 x Chafers, 2 x Ground Beetle, 1 x Carrion Beetle.
    [hymenoptera] Opsoyo.
    [hemiptera] Tipota.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Nashi.
  • landscape sector : Meiyou.
  • other changes : 2 rooms are added to hymenoptera section.



Additions in February, 2006

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : Several Cats.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Bee Hawk x 1, Hummingbird Hawk x 1, Noctuid Moth x 1, Arctild Moth x 1, Asian Swallowtail x some, Common Bluebottle x 1, Spangle x 1, Cabbage White x 1, Pale Grass-blue x several, Indian Fritillary, Asian Comma, Painted Lady, Common Sailer, Dart x 1, Straight Swift, Small Branded Swift, Treebrown x 1, Chinese Bushbrown x several.
    [dictyoptera] several mantids.
    [coleoptera] a weevil, a longhorn beetle, a Lagriid beetle.
    [hymenoptera] several paper wasps, 2 x flower wasps, 1 x leafcutter bee, 1 x digger wasp, 2 x ichneumon wasps.
    [hemiptera] several leafhoppers, some treehoppers, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Brown-winged Green Bug, several lygaenid bugs, 2 x scutellerid bugs.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Nashi.
  • landscape sector : Meiyou.
  • other changes : Rien.



Additions in January, 2006

  • birds sector : Bank Cormorant(?), Cape Cormorant, Rüppell's Bustard, Kelp Gull, Caspian Tern, Cattle Egret, Curlew Sandpiper, Cape Sparrow, Dusky Sunbird, Long-tailed Tit, Cape Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Cape Teal, Tractrac Chat, Southern Masked-Weaver, Ruddy Turnstone, Little Grebe, Red-knobbed Coot, Sanderling(?), Pied Avocet, Pale White-eye, Greater Flamingo, Lesser Flamingo, Laughing Dove, King Gull, Great White Pelican, Common Waxbill, Common Greenshank, Grey Plover, Whimbrel, White-fronted Plover, White-breasted Cormorant (Great Cormorant), Karoo Chat, Red Knot, Common Moorhen, Black Crake, Cape Shoveler, Black-throated Canary, Arctic Tern, Sandwich Tern, Great Crested-Tern, African Jacana, Common Swift, Ashy Tit, Cardinal Woodpecker, Damara Rock-Jumper, Cape Bunting, Hamerkop, Kittlitz's Plover, Three-banded Plover, Kalahari Scrub-Robin, Pale-winged Starling, Rock Martin, Wood Sandpiper(?), Grey Go-away Bird, Cape Crombec, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, African Reed-Warbler(?), Red-billed Duck, African Fish-Eagle, Specked Pigeon, Lark-like Bunting, Familiar Chat, Mountain Wheatear, Reed Cormorant, Egyptian Goose, Common Scimitar-bill, Monteiro's Hornbill, Pririt Batis, Grey Heron.
  • mammals sector : 2 x house cats.
  • insects sector : [diptera] unidentified Flower Fly, 1 x identified Flower Fly.
    [coleoptera] Oriental Beetle, 1 x Chafer, 1 x Stag Beetle, 1 x Lady Beetle, 1 x Helotid Beetle, 2 x Longhorn Beetles, 3 x Weevils, 1 x Darkling Beetle.
    [hemiptera] 11 x true bugs, 1 x pond skater.
    [homoptera] 1 x froghopper.
    [odonata] 4 x dragonflies, 2 x damselflies.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : 1 x Jumping Spider, 1 x Ground Spider, 1 x Araneid Spider.
  • landscape sector : Added some.
  • other changes : Displaying season's greeting.



Additions in December, 2005

  • birds sector : Rufous-vented Warbler, Angola Babbler, Dark-capped Bulbul, Green-backed Camaroptera, African Darter, Black Drongo, Green Woodhoopoe, Crimson-breasted Gonolek, Giant Kingfisher, Green-winged Pytilia, Red-billed Francolin, Nest of Hamerkop, Common Sandpiper, Grey Go-away Bird, Southern Blue-Eared Glossy-Starling, Crimson Woodpecker, Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Cattle Egret, Striated Heron, Ring-necked Dove, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, African Yellow White-eye, Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Chinspot Batis, Wattled Lapwing, Blacksmith Lapwing, African Palm Swift, African Pied Wagtail, Unidentified Domestic (Guinea-)Fowl.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : [lepidoptera] Neope niphonica, Common Five-ring, Orange Moth, Anania assimilis, Eastern Pale Coulded Yellow, Silver-studded Blue, Ochlodes venatus, Tailed Cupid, Japonica lutea, Japonica saepestriata, Straight Swift, Potanthus flavum, Araschnia burejana, Mocis annetta, Dolbina tancrei, Small Copper, Asian Comma, Falcate Oakblue, Angled Red Forester, 3 x hummingbird hawk moths, Biston perclarus, Nyctemera formosana, 2 x Amata sp., Metopta sp., 1 x Geometrid moth, 2 x unidentified moth larvae, Nemophora sp., Erasmia pulchella, Cyana hamata, Menophra sp., Problepsis sp., Rheumaptera sp.
    [hemiptera] Semia watanabei, Glaucias subpunctatus, unidentified assassin bugs x 3, unidentified Coreid bug x 1, unidentified bug x 1.
    [diptera] unidentified mosquito, unidentified robber fly.
    [coleoptera] unidentified Darkling Beetle.
    [hymenoptera] unidentified ants x 2.
    [other] unidentified cockroach.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : Rien.
  • landscape sector : Opso.
  • other changes : Nope.



Additions in November, 2005

  • birds sector : Lappet-faced Vulture, Laughing Dove, Lilac-breasted Roller, Cape Crombec, Kalahari Scrub-Robin, Kori Bustard, Karoo Chat, Helmeted Guineafowl, Southern Rufous-Sparrow, Grey-headed Sparrow, Groundscraper Thrush, Greater Kestrel, Grey Hornbill, Gabar Goshawk, Red-headed Finch, Scaly Weaver, Red-capped Lark, Mariqua Flycatcher, Pied Crow, Marabou Stork, Double-banded Sandgrouse, Red-crested Bustard, White-quilled Bustard, Purple Roller, Red-billed Hornbill, Ostrich, Shikra, Steppe Eagle, Secretarybird, White-faced Scops-Owl, Yellow-throated Petronia, Sabota Lark, Spike-heeled Lark, Unidentified Cisticola, Rufous-chested Swallow, White-crowned Shrike, Pale Chanting-Goshawk, Tawny Eagle, White-backed Vulture, Wood Sandpiper, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Violet Woodhoopoe, Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, African Palm-Swift, White-backed Night-Heron, Yellow-bellied Greenbul, White-browed Robin-Chat, Grey Cisticola, Reed Cormorant, Senegal Coucal, Pale Flycatcher, Spur-winged Goose, African Skimmer, Gabon Boubou, White Helmetshrike, White-fronted Bee-eater, Sacred Ibis, African Spoonbill, Water Thick-Knee, Violet-backed Starling, Wire-tailed Swallow, Squacco Heron, Red-eyed Dove, African Hoopoe, African Pygmy-Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Little Bee-eater, Red-billed Firefinch, Meyer's Parrot, African Jacana, Magpie Shrike, Meve's Glossy-Starling, Red-billed Oxpecker, Lesser Striped-Swallow, Mosque Swallow, Kurrichane Thrush, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Martial Eagle, Purple Heron, Rufous-bellied Heron.
  • mammals sector : Several Humans.
  • insects sector : Scorched Wings, Phyllodes sp., Theritas mavors and Caerois chorinaeus (thanks again to the son of Kayoko Kanaoka). Bal-byter (ant), Unidentified wasp x 5, Lemon Emigrant (butterfly), Great Orange Tip (butterfly), An Orange Tip (butterfly), Tailed Cupid (butterfly), Guineafowl (butterfly), A Joker (butterfly), Glassy Tiger (butterfly), Cattle Louse Fly x 2, A bee fly, darkling beetle x 4, unidentified bug x 6, a termite mound, Cambridge Vagrant (butterfly), A Caper White (butterfly), Eastern Dotted Border (butterfly), Orange and Lemon (butterfly), a blue, an unidentified Tiger (butterfly), Dark Blue Pansy (butterfly), Violet Dropwing (dragonfly), an unidentified damselfly, an unidentified paper wasp, an unidentified pond skater, an unidentified ladybeetle?, 3 x grasshopper, an unidentified fly, 2 x satyrid butterflies, corrected mistake on Lesser Jay.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : Rien.
  • landscape sector : Added several pictures.
  • other changes : Nope.



Additions in October, 2005

  • birds sector : Common Granadier, Black-cheeked Waxbill, Blue-breasted Cordonbleu, Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Barred Wren-Warbler, Black-chested Prinia, Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling, Crimson-breasted Gonolek, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Crowned Lapwing, Grey Go-away-bird, Pied Barbet, Red-billed Francolin, Southern Pied Babbler, Black-fronted Bulbul (Red-eyed Bulbul), Red-crested Bustard, Mariqua Flycatcher, Common Scimitarbill, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Green-winged Pytilia, Red-billed Quelea, Rea-headed Weaver, Unidentified Weaver, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Helmeted Guineafowl, Grey-headed Sparrow, House Sparrow, Marico Sunbird(?), African Palm-Swift(?), Groundscraper Thrush, Rufous-vented Warbler, African Golden-breasted Bunting, Southern Anteater-Chat, Cape Crow, Black-throated Canary, Egyptian Goose, Double-banded Courser, Bateleur, Cape Griffon, Black-headed Heron, Chestnut-breasted Sparrow-Lark, Fawn-colored Lark, Blacksmith Lapwing, Ring-necked Dove, Dusky Sunbird, Common Fiscal, Buchell's Glossy-Starling, Red-shouldered Glossy-Starling, Black Tit.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : Correction (Fountainea sp. -> Bia actorion) - thanks to Son of Kayoko Kanaoka.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : Red-eared Slider, Nile Crocodile, a Dwarf Gecko, Namibian Rock Agama, Kalahari Tree-Skink, Ovambo Tree-Skink, Western Three-striped Skink, Unidentified Jellyfish, Unidentified wandering spiders x 2, unidentified jumping spider x 1.
  • landscape sector : Meiyou.
  • other changes : Nope.



Additions in September, 2005

  • birds sector : Black-collared Starling, Red-billed Oxpecker, White-bellied Munia, Common Tailorbird, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Light-vented Bulbul, Spotted Dove, Oriental Magpie-Robin.
  • mammals sector : Yellow Mangoose, Plain Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Banded Mangoose, Hook-lipped Rhinoceros, Black-backed Jackal, Springbok, Black-faced Impala, Lion, Steenbok, Damara Dik-dik, Greater Kudu, Ground Squirrel, Spotted Hyena, African Elephant, Giraffe, Gemsbok (Oryx), Cape Warthog, Domestic Dog x 3, Savanna Baboon, Roan Antelope, Vervet Monkey, Sable Antelope, Tree Squirrel, Impala, Peter's Epauletted Fruit-bat, Lechwe, Domestic Cattle x 2, Goat, Rock Dassie, Slender Mongoose, Eland, Hartmann's Mountain Zebra, Cape Fur-Seal, Blesbok, Tree Mouse.
  • insects sector : Nashi.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : Opso.
  • landscape sector : Meiyou.
  • other changes : Nope.



Additions in August, 2005




Additions in July, 2005




Additions in June, 2005

  • birds sector : White-bellied Yuhina, Varied Tit, Styan's Bulbul, Pacific Swallow, Grey Treepie, Grey-capped Woodpecker, Grey-cheecked Fulvetta, Grey-chinned Minivet, Formosan Magpie, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Black-browed Barbet, Plain Flowerpecker?, Common Myna, White-vented Myna, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Cattle Egret, Scaly-breasted Munia, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Red-rumped Swallow, Light-vented Bulbul, Little Egret, Black Drongo, Spotted Dove, Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler, Oriental Skylark, White Wagtail, Red Collared-Dove, Japanese White-eye.
  • mammals sector : Formosan Red-bellied Squirrel.
  • insects sector : In butterfly rooms : Lesser Gull, Red-base Jezebel, Yellow orange Tip, Indian Cabbage White, Spotted Sawtooth, Abisara burnii, Dark Evening Brown, Mycalesis zonata, Ypthima akraga, Ypthima multistriata, Ypthima esakii, Dark Blue Tiger, Parantica swinhoei, Two-brand Crow, Striped Blue Crow, Dwarf Crow, Timelaea albescens, Orange Awlet, Common Banded Awl, Formosan Swift, Tagiades cohaerens, Celaenorrhinus ratna, unidentified skipper, Heliophorus ila, Common Lineblue, Pale Grass Blue, Metallic Cerulean, Papilio nephelus chaonulus, Paris Peacock, Common Bluebottle, Spangle, Staff Sergeant, Dirty Sailer, Himalayan Sergeant, Orange Staff Sergeant, Abrota ganga formosana, Euthalia formosana.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : Latouche's Frog, 5 x Jumping spiders.
  • landscape sector : Meiyou.
  • other changes : Nothing.



Additions in May, 2005

  • birds sector : Little Tern, Grey-tailed Tattler, Japanese Pygmy-Woodpecker.
  • mammals sector : 4 cats.
  • insects sector : A longhorned Fairy Moth, 4 x bug, 5 x ladybug beetles, 3 wasps, 3 flies, a panorpid, a slalid, Small Copper, 6 sawflies, 3 flower flies, 2 weevils, 2 x dragonflies, 1 x hawk moth, 2 x Ichneumon wasps, 2 hornets, 3 x damselflies, 2 x skippers, 2 x swallowtails, 1 x mantis, 2 x bees, 2 x water striders.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : 9 x Jumping Spiders. Several web building spiders. 2 x crab spiders. A lynx spider, Japanese five-lined Lizard, Red-eared Slider.
  • landscape sector : Meiyou.
  • other changes : Adding family name to each entry. 4 rooms are added to Insects sector. Coleoptera section reorganized. Participating in "Wonder of Dragonflies World - International Photograph Exhibition of World's Odonats" organized by National Park Fruska Gora in Serbia & Montenegro. Web presentation can be viewed here.



Additions in April, 2005

  • birds sector : Corrected an erroneous link in hummingbird room. Hwamei, Carrion Crow, Willow Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Varied Tit, Black-faced Bunting. Corrected several mistakes on the hummingbird page - thanks to Otte Ottema.
  • mammals sector : 1 human baby, 1 dog and 1 cat.
  • insects sector : 3 Leaf beetle, 2 wasps, 1 click beetle, 1 weevil, 1 grasshopper, 2 flies, 1 mosquito, 1 dragonfly, 2 damselflies, 3 hoverflies, 1 sawfly, 1 lady beetle, Common Glider, Asian Swallowtail and others.
  • plants sector : Added 30+ Australian plants. Japanese Pepper.
  • other animals sector : 1 Agelenid spider. Japanese Gecko. 1 Jumping Spider.
  • landscape sector : 1 added.
  • other changes : 1 room is added to Plants sector.



Additions in March, 2005




Additions in Februrary, 2005

  • birds sector : Japanese White-eye, Rose-necked Parakeet, Brown-Eared Bulbul, Grey Wagtail, Azure-Winged Magpie. Corrected my mistakes on an antwren and Pale-vented Pigeon - thanks to Jan H. Ribot.
  • mammals sector : Nada.
  • insects sector : Tipota.
  • plants sector : Viola brevistipulata, Trillium smallii, Trillium tschonoskii, Anemono flaccida, Myosotis sylvatica, Petasites japonicus, Potentilla matsumurae, Diphylleia grayi, Scopolia japonica, Chrysosplenium grayanum, Corydalis pallida, Oxalis acetosella.
  • other animals sector : Meiyou.
  • landscape sector : Nashi.
  • other changes : Added a room to Plants sector. Split "wandering spiders" page into 2.



Additions in Janurary, 2005




Additions in December, 2004

  • birds sector : None.
  • mammals sector : A Cat.
  • insects sector : Corrected 4 mistakes found in hymenoptera and diptera rooms. Thanks to Sundog for advice. Several moths incl. Marumba jankowskii, Lagoptera juno and Hypsopygia regina. Pale Grass-blue, Illeis koebelei yellow lady-beetle, and several others.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : 30+ Surinamese Spiders. 20+ Surinamese lizards including Common Iguana, Green Garden-lizard, Northern Tegu Lizard, Turnip-tailed Gecko. A slug. Corrected several mistakes on scientific/common names. A rana frog. A wolf spider, a cyclosa spider, a yaginumia spider and some unidentified spiders. An earthworm. A balloonfish.
  • landscape sector : Opso.
  • other changes : Not really.



Additions in November, 2004




Additions in October, 2004

  • birds sector : Crested Oropendola, Blue-grey Tanager, Palm Tanager, Red-breasted Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, House Wren, Pale-breasted Thrush, Mouse-colored Tyrannulet, Pale-tipped Tyrannulet, Pied Water-tyrant, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Little Blue Heron, Laughing Gull, Black Skimmer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Lesser Night-hawk, Grey-breasted Sabre-wing, Band-rumped Swift, Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift, Greater Ani, Little Cuckoo, Blood-colored Woodpecker, Guianan Piculet (a.k.a. Arrowhead Piculet), Tropical Mockingbird, Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin, Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet, Yellow-breasted Flycatcher (a.k.a. Ocre-lored Flatbill), Tropical Kingbird, Turkey Vulture, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Yellow-headed Caracara, Snail Kite, Roadside Hawk, Grey Hawk, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Ruddy Ground-Dove, Red-bellied Macaw, Buff-throated Saltator, Bluck Vulture, Black-capped Night-Heron, Capped Heron, Black Caracara, Bat Falcon, Blackish Nightjar, Black-throated Mango, Blue-headed Parrot, Blue-and-Yellow Macaw, White-tailed Trogon, Amazon Kingfisher, Brown Jacamar, Black Nunbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Black-collared Swallow, Guira Tanager, Golden-sided Euphonia, Cayenne Jay, Snowy Egret, Fasciated Antshrike, Grey-breasted Martin, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Great Black-Hawk, Great-billed Hermit, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Green-tailed Goldenthroat, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Green Kingfisher, Green-tailed Jacamar, Domestic Fowl, Lined Seedeater, Rufous-bellied Antwren, Plain-crowned Spinetail, Neotropic Coromorant, Orange-breasted Falcon(?), Harpy Eagle, Least Sandpiper, Domestic Pigeon, Rufous-breasted Hermit, Orange-winged Parrot, Red-fan parrot, Trinidad Piping-Guan, Violaceous Euphonia, Silver-beaked Tanager, White-banded Swallow, Spangled Cotinga, White-crowned Manakin, Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher, Rusty-margined Flycatcher, Short-crested Flycatcher, Tricolored Heron, Semipalmated Plover, Wattled Jacana, Straight-billed Hermit, Red-shouldered Macaw, Spix's Guan, Red-billed Toucan (White-throated Toucan), White-winged Swallow, Yellow-billed Jacamar, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Red-and-Green Macaw, Cliff Flycatcher, Blue-black Grassquit, Epaulet Oriole (?), White-lined Tanager, Red-shouldered Tanager, Ruddy-breasted Seedeater, Wing-barred Seedeater, Cinnamon Attila, Willet, Wedge-billed Treecreeper.
  • mammals sector : Guianan Squirrel, Guianan Saki Monkey, Red Howler Monkey, Red-rumped Agouti, Brown-beared Saki Monkey, Golden-handed Tamarin, Common Squirrel Monkey, Southern Tamandua, Common Long-tongued Bat, (Footprint of) Tayra, some dogs and a cat.
  • insects sector : 50+ unidentified insects.
  • plants sector : 50+ unidentified plants.
  • other animals sector : about 20 pictures.
  • landscape sector : Several photos added.
  • other changes : 2 rooms added to plants sector. Several rooms added to insects sector.



Additions in September, 2004

  • birds sector : Revision of taxomonical tree. Bananaquit, Grey-breasted Martin, Golden-headed Manakin, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Barred Antshrike, Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, Least Grebe, Grey Hawk, Yellow-legged Gull, Collared Plover, Common Ground-Dove, Green-tailed Goldenthroat, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Golden-winged Parakeet, Green-tailed Jacamar, Black-necked Araçari, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Yellow-rumped Cacique, White-lined Tanager, White Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kite, Turkey Vulture, Tropic Kingbird, Great Kiskadee, Lesser Kiskadee, Variegated Flycatcher, Piratic Flycatcher, Swainson's Flycatcher, Pompadour Cotinga, Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird, Southern Martin, Southern Rough-winged Swallow, Solitary Sandpiper, White-eyed Parakeet, Mealy Parrot, Long-tailed Hermit, Violaceous Trogon, Collared Trogon, White-tailed Trogon, Bay-headed Tanager, Blue Dacnis, Barred Woodcreeper, Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper, Amazonian Antshrike, Black-headed Antbird, Black-spotted Barbet, Fulvous Shrike-Tanager, Purple Honeycreeper, Green Honeycreeper, Green Oropendola, Fasciated Antshrike, Plain Xenops, Greyish Mourner, King Vulture, Red-throated Caracara, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Grey-winged Trumpeter, Pale-vented Pigeon, Ruddy Pigeon, Grey-fronted Dove, Guianan Toucanet, Green Araçari, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Golden-collared Woodpecker, Swallow-wing, Smooth-billed Ani, Squirrel Cuckoo, Chapman's Swift, White-chinned Sapphire, White-necked Jacobin, Screaming Piha, White-throated Manakin, Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Slaty Antwren, White-flanked Antwren, White-throated Thrush.
  • mammals sector : Nope.
  • insects sector : Tipota.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Rien.
  • landscape sector : Opsoyo.
  • other changes : 8 rooms are added to Birds sector. 1 room is added to Mammals sector.



Additions in August, 2004




Additions in July, 2004

  • birds sector : Dollarbird, Japanese Grosbeak, Bull-headed Shrike, Russet Sparrow, Common Cuckoo, Yellow Bunting.
  • mammals sector : Japanese Badger.
  • insects sector : Carabus albrechti, Chlaenius posticalis, unidentified Whirlgig Beetle, Cicindela ovipennis, Unidentified Grasshopper, Daimio tethys, Hypsopygia regina, Unidentified Moth Larva, Spilopera debilis, Unidentified Leef Beetle x 2, Dermatoxenus nodosus, Arithromacra decora, Athemus attristatus, Cercion sieboldii, Mnais pruinosa x 6, Orthetrum japonicum, Calopteryx japonica, unidentified Crane Fly, White Admiral, Psychostrophia melanargia, Nephargynnis anadyomene ella, Luehdorfia japonica, Callophrys ferrea, Common Five-Ring, Unidentified Click Beatle x 2, Unidentified Stag Beetle, Oxycetonia jucunda, Spilarctia seriatopunctata, Malacosoma neustria, Papilio bianor, Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow, Uraecha bimaculata, Japanese Tiger Beetle, Lucidina biplagiata.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Rien.
  • landscape sector : Opsoyo.
  • other changes : 2 rooms are added in insects sector.



Additions in June, 2004

  • birds sector : Smew, Tundra Swan, Brown Shrike, Common Buzzard, Black-eared Kite, Eastern Marsh-harrier, Bean Goose, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Narcissus Flycatcher, Eurasian Jay (Japanese Jay), Northern Goshawk(?), Coal Tit, Brown Dipper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Black-headed Gull, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Dusky Thrush, Pale Thrush, Kentish Plover, Japanese Wagtail, Little Egret, Common Pheasant (Green Pheasant), Blue-and-white Flycatcher, Varied Tit, Eurasian Siskin, Great Tit (Japanese Tit), Oriental Reed-warbler, Japanese Woodpecker, Brown-eared Bulbul, Fork-tailed Swift, Yellow Bunting, Russet Sparrow, Eurasian Sparrowhawk(?).
  • mammals sector : Japanese Serow.
  • insects sector : Asian Comma, Comma, Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow, Green-veined White, Unidentified Moth, Unidentified Ant, Peacock, Sugitani's Hedge Blue, Erynnis montanus, Aglia tau, Spirama helicina, Miltochrista striata, Pieris melete, Unidentified Moth, Indian Red Admiral, Japanese Tiger Beetle, Unidentified Ground Beetle, Four-spotted Skimmer, Camponotus obscuripes, Some corrections are made based on advice of Gabor Keresztes.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : Montane Brown Frog, Japanese Brown Frog, Japanese Gecko, Japanese Five-Lined Skink, Japanese Grass-lizard.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : 3 "sub" rooms added in birds sector. One room is added to "insects" sector. 2 rooms added to birds sector.



Additions in May, 2004

  • birds sector : Spot-billed Duck, Little Grebe, Large-billed Crow, Little Egret, Common Moorhen, Baikal Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Whooper Swan, Northern Shoveller, Northern Harrier, White-tailed Eagle, Common Sandpiper, Meadow Bunting, Japanese Sky Lark, Carrion Crow, Rook, Dunlin, Grey Plover, Whimbrel, Grey Heron, Northern Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Hawfinch.
  • mammals sector : 2 cats.
  • insects sector : Scopula modicaria, Euproctis pseudoconspersa, unidentified moth, Palpita nigropunctalis(?), Phthonosema tendinosaria(?), Orthopygia glaucinalis(?), Common Five-ring, Unidentified Honeybee, Short-tailed Blue, A kind of Sunbeam, Small Copper, Asian Comma, Anthocharis scolymus, Sevenspotted Lady beetle, Luehdorfia puziloi.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : Rien.
  • landscape sector : 2 photos added.
  • other changes : Insecta/Lepidoptera has got 2 additional rooms. Cleaning-up of some redundant tags and codes. Cosmetic retouch & interface enhancement. Some reorganization in birds sector. Now, basically every page is equipped with "back to upper cat" button. 8 "sub" rooms added in birds sector.



Additions in April, 2004

  • birds sector : Silver Gull, Striated Pardalote, Splendid Farywren, Scarlet Robin, Sooty Oystercatcher, Short-billed Black-cockatoo, Red-tailed Tropicbird, Purple Swamphen, White-breasted Robin, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Common Sandpiper, Welcome Swallow, Western ROsella, Willie Wagtail, Australian Ibis, White-browed Scrubwren, Red Wattlebird, Yellow-plumed Honeyeater, New Holland Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater, Australian Pelican, Little Pied Cormorant, Pied Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Little Black Cormorant, Musk Duck, Magpie-lark, Australian Magpie, Australian Pelican, Rufous Whistler.
  • mammals sector : Common Brushtail Possum, Black Kangaroo, Short-beaked Echidna.
  • insects sector : Correction : from Papilio xuthus to Papilio bianor (?) - thanks to Mr. Kido ; from unidentified ants to unidentified termites - thanks to Mrs. Shimizu. Unidentified ants x 2, unidentified wasp, Australian Painted Lady.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Unidentified Lizards x 2, 3 x unidentified snails.
  • landscape sector : added some photos.
  • other changes : A little bit of cosmetic retouch and interface improvement. Unwillingly introduced CSS in Japanese sector, too.



Additions in March, 2004

  • birds sector : Laughing Kookaburra, Little Black Cormorant, Long-billed Black-cockatoo, Dusky Moorhen, Muscovy Duck, Maned Duck, Pied Oystercatcher, Slender-billed Cuckoo-dove, Rock Parrot, Elegant Parrot, Red-capped Parrot, Rainbow Lorikeet, Australian Ringneck, Rufous Treecreeper, Rufous Whistler, Pacific Gull, Pacific Black Duck, Red-capped Plover, Red-capped Robin.
  • mammals sector : Nothing.
  • insects sector : Tipota.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Tipota.
  • landscape sector : added several photos.
  • other changes : Put a little bit of organization into the landscape sector which has now got 4 rooms in total.



Additions in February, 2004

  • birds sector : Hardhead, Grey Teal, White-fronted Chat, Silvereye, White-faced Heron, Varied Sittella, Brown Falcon, Black Swan, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Australian Ringneck, Australian Shelduck, Blue-billed Duck, Australian Raven, Black-shouldered Kite, Brown Thornbill (Broad-tailed Thornbill), Buff-banded Rail, Common Coot, Crested Pigeon, Common Bronzewing, Caspian Tern, Grey Currawong, Dusky Woodswallow, Grey Butcherbird, Grey Fantail, Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Galah, Shy Hylacola, Grey Shrike-thrush, Golden Whistler, Hoary-headed Grebe.
  • mammals sector : Humpback Whale.
  • insects sector : Unidentified Green Ant, Unidentified Blood-sucking Wasp, Unidentified Whirligig Beetle, Unidentified Grasshopper, Purple Oak-blue x 3, Common Grass-blue, Unidentified Blue, Evening Brown, Cedar Bush-brown, Chocolate Argus, Varied Eggfly, Orange Ringlet, Common Crow, Swamp Tiger, Blue-banded Eggfly, Common Crow, Swamp King, Blue-banded Eggfly, Unidentified Skippers x 2, 11 dragonflies/damselflies including Graphic Flutterer and Painted Grasshawk, unidentified bug x 1.
  • plants sector : Nada.
  • other animals sector : Tipota.
  • landscape sector : none.
  • other changes : Nothing.



Additions in January, 2004

  • birds sector : Little Pied Cormorant, Pied Cormorant, Lemon-bellied Flyrobin, Australian Ibis, Australian Pelican, Forest Kingfisher, Leaden Flycatcher, Restless Flycatcher, Pied Heron, Northern Fantail, Slender-billed Cicadabird, White-bellied Cuckooshrike, Rainbow Pitta, Whistling Kite.
  • mammals sector : Brush-tailed Possum, Banteng, Horse.
  • insects sector : Caper Gull, Lemon Migrant, Pink Grass-yellow.
  • plants sector : None.
  • other animals sector : Name of 2 land hermit crabs corrected (Thanks to Robert Escandon). Also added 1 x jumper spider, 3 x unidentified spiders, 1 x unid. gecko, 1 x unid. dragon, 1 x unid. frog, 1 x unid. snail and 1 x unid. shrimp, Estuarine Crocodile.
  • landscape sector : none.
  • other changes : Season's Greetings.



Additions in December, 2003




Additions in November, 2003

  • birds sector : Spangled Drongo, Glossy Ibis, Torresian Crow, Brown Honeyeater, Western Corella, Orange-footed Scrubfowl, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Green Pygmy-goose, Rufous-throated Honeyeater, Leaden Flycatcher, Rainbow Bee-eater, Green Oriole, Olive-backed Oriole, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Brown Whistler, Straw-necked Ibis, White-gaped Honeyeater, Silver-crowned Friarbird, Magpie-goose, White-throated Honeyeater, Sacred Kingfisher, Australian Kestrel, Long-tailed Finch, Laughing Kookaburra, Blue-winged Kookaburra, Black Kite, Willie Wagtail, Varied Lorikeet, Whiskered Tern, White-winged Tern, Red-backed Fairywren, Pied Imperial Pigeon, Varied Triller, White-shouldered Triller, Magpie-lark.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : None.
  • plants sector : None.
  • other animals sector : nope.
  • landscape sector : none.
  • other changes : birds/herons room is now divided into 2 - egrets and bitterns although there is no taxonomical difference between them.



Additions in October, 2003

  • birds sector : Black Butcherbird, Red-headed Myzomela, Black-winged Stilt, Black-faced Woodswallow, Red-capped Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Emerald Dove, Pacific Heron, Mongolian Plover, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Brown Goshawk, Black-necked Stork, Radjah Shelduck, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, White-quilled Rock-pigeon, Masked Lapwing, Azure Kingfisher, Partridge Pigeon, Rufous Night-heron, Royal Spoonbill, Plumed Whistling-duck, Brolga, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Brown Shrike-thrush, Red-tailed Black-cockatoo, Great Bowerbird, Black Kite, Bar-shouldered Dove, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Dusky Honeyeater, Little Friarbird, Peaceful Dove, Golden-headed Cisticola, Little Bronze-cuckoo, Mistletoebird, Timor Figbird, Sulpher-crested Cockatoo, Double-barred Finch.
  • mammals sector : Little Red Flying-fox, Dingo, Swamp Buffalo. [Japanese/English names are re-assigned based on S. Shirai "Lexicon of the Mammal Names of the World" 1993.]
  • insects sector : None.
  • plants sector : Tipota.
  • other animals sector : nope.
  • landscape sector : none.
  • other changes : none.



Additions in September, 2003




Additions in August, 2003

  • birds sector : Common Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Striated Heron.
  • mammals sector : A dog.
  • insects sector : Unidentified flies x 4, an unidentified wasps x 3, nymph of an unidentified bug, an unidentified honeybee, Amata fortunei, unidentified leaf beetle, unidentified Scraptiidae beetle, Pale Grass Blue, Oriental Beetle, Larva of Lobster Moth, Multicolor Asian Lady Beetle, Unidentified Moth Fly, unidentified weevil, unidentified click beetle, unidentified moth, Chinese Bushbrown, Aulacophora nigripennis, Japanese Beetle, Asiatic Garden Beetle, Melolontha japonica, Polistes jokahamae, Neope goschkevitschae, Pseudothemis zonata, Halymorpha brevis, Straight Swift.
  • plants sector : None.
  • other animals sector : Carrhotus xanthogramma, Phintella versicolor, Phintella abnormis, Achaearanea japonica, a Lyniphiidae spider, Agelena opulenta, a Tetragnathidae spider, an Agelenidae spider, an unidentified spider, Argiope minuta, Aegiope bruennichii.
  • landscape sector : Nagano x 2.
  • other changes : 2 rooms are added at Insects Sector.



Additions in July, 2003

  • birds sector : Great Sportted Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Black-faced Bunting, Meadow Bunting, Arctic Warbler, Sakhalin Leaf-warbler, Japanese Bush-warbler, Oriental Nuthatch, Oriental Turtle-dove, Coal Tit, Varied Tit, Brown Dipper, Eurasian Tree-creeper, Narcissus Flycatcher, Malard, Grey Wagtail, Japanese Robin, Siberian Blue Robin, Mandarin Duck, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Black-eared Kite, Eurasian Bullfinch, Winter Wren, Blue-and-White Flycatcher.
  • mammals sector : Japanese Macaque, Japanese Serow.
  • insects sector : Calospilos miranda, Rectopis sinearia, unidentified moth. Papilio maackii, Anthocharis scolymus, Green-veined White, Indian Red Admiral, Mountain Tortoiseshell, Constable, Araschnia burejana.
  • plants sector : None.
  • other animals sector : Golden Web Spider (Nephila sp.), Cyclosa argenteoalba, Japanese Five-lined Skink, Burrowing Ratsnake, Tiger Keelback, Japanese Ratsnake.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : Nope.



Additions in June, 2003

  • birds sector : Olive-backed Pipit, Tundra Swan, Japanese Sky Lark, Eurasian Wigeon, Meadow Bunting, Daurian Redstart, Great Crested Grebe, Rustic Bunting, Grey-capped Finch, Great Cormorant, Grey-headed Lapwing, Northern Lapwing, Common Snipe, Common Pheasant, Common Teal, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Bull-headed Shrike, Japanese Wagtail, Great Tit, Greater Scoup, Falcated Teal, Ruddy Turnstone, Grey-tailed Tattler, Whimbrel, Pacific Golden-plover, Zitting Cisticola, Dusky Thrush, Intermediate Egret.
  • mammals sector : Japanese Macaque.
  • insects sector : 2 malaysian butterflies are identified : Coelites euptychioides humilis and Lethe darena borneensis, Indian Red Admiral, Short-tailed Blue, Eatern Pale Clouded Yellow, Unidentified Dragonfly, Larva of Orgyia thyellina, Calospilos miranda, Larva of Chinese Yellow Swallowtail, Common Grass Yellow, a museum beetle Anthrenus verbasci x 2, Multicolor Asian Lady Beetle, click beetle Agrypnus binondulus, Calvia muiri Lady beetle, unidentified honeybee, Dicamptus sp., Eysarcoris fallax, Bothrogonia ferruginea, Chrysopa sp., unidentified crane fly, 2 x unidentified wasps, 1 x unidentified fly, Sympetrum darwinianum, Sevenspotted Lady Beetle, Unidentified Longhorn-like insect.
  • plants sector : Oilseed Rape, Japanese Violet, Prunus x yedoensis, Unidentified Violet, Unidentified flower, Bush Vetch, Stepherd's Purse.
  • other animals sector : Red-eared Slider, 6 x spiders including Phintella abnormis, Lynx spider, unidentified jumper spider and 3 x unidentified ones, Japanese Gecko.
  • landscape sector : Shiga (03/2003).
  • other changes : Spider room is split into 3 in other animals sector. Likewise, butterflies room is split into 3.



Additions in May, 2003

  • birds sector : Japanese (Ryukyu) White-eye, Black-headed Gull, Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, Japanese Robin, White-backed Woodpecker, Winter Wren.
  • mammals sector : Another cow and another dog.
  • insects sector : Unidentified Musquito, Dark Grass Blue, Unidentified Grasshopper. Some existing butterffly images are now identified, including Kinabalu White-banded Court and Long-Tailed Blue, 2 x bugs i.e. Halyomorpha brevis and Pylorgus colon, Amara cha.
  • plants sector : Mimosa, Unidentified Pink Flower, Panicled Tick Trefoil, Trailing Water Willow, Pokeweed, 2 x unidentified plants found in Chubu, Green Foxtail, Wandering Jew, Beach Heliotrope, Oxalis corniculata, Threelobe Morningglory, Ivyleaf Morningglory, Youngia japonica, Hibiscus makinoi, Lasianthus fordii, Codonacanthus pauciflorus, Sweet Alyssum, Ground Orchid, Beach Bean, Rhodondendron amanoi, Crested Leopard, 14 x unidentified plants in Ryukyu isl., Henbit, Smallflowered Bittercress, unidentified yellow flower, Birdeye Speedwell, Wavy Bittercress, Japanese Apricot, Heloniopsis orientalis, an unidentified flower in Kinki room, Common Groundsel.
  • other animals sector : Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab, 2 x land hermit crabs viz : Coenobita cavipes and Coenobita pupureus, unidentified crab, 3 x unidentified spiders, Anthopleura uchidai, unidentified jellyfish.
  • landscape sector : image taken at Tokyo.
  • other changes : Plants sector has now got 4 additional rooms : Okinawa, Kinki, and 2 for Tokyo, namely.



Additions in April, 2003

  • birds sector : White-collared Blackbird(?), Common Tailorbird, Ochraceous Bulbul, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Mountain Fulvetta(?), Malayan Whistling-thrush, Great Iora, Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, Puff-backed Bulbul(?), Buff-vented Bulbul, Rufous-winged Philentoma, White-chested Babbler, Plain Sunbird, Unidentified Woodswallow-like Bird, Unidentified Bulbul-like Bird, Unidentified Sunbird, Unidentified Woodpecker-like Bird, (Tail of) Golden-naped Barbet, Red-eyed Bulbul, Mountain Bulbul, Bornean Whistler, Bornean Stubtail, Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Bornean Subspecies), Blue-winged Leafbird, Common Sandpiper, Zitting Cisticola, Japanese Bush-warbler, Red-flanked Bluetail.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : None.
  • plants sector : Nope.
  • other animals sector : 2 x unidentified fishes, 1 unidentified goby, 7 x indentified small shells, Yongeichthys cringer, Periophalmus argentiliineatus, Eumeces stimpsonii.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : Still constructing acknowledgment page. Crustacea room added to "other animals" sector.



Additions in March, 2003

  • birds sector : Brown-headed Thrush, Blue Rock-thrush, Ryuku Serpent-Eagle, Brown Shrike (Okinawan subspecies), Large-Billed Crow (Okinawan subspecies), Pacific Reef-egret including white variation, Purple Heron, Ryukyu Minivet, Yellow Wagtail, Eurasian Tree Sparrow.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : Dysdercus cingulatus, Nephotettix apicalis.
  • plants sector : Nope.
  • other animals sector : Some crabs, including Etisus anaglyptus, Uca dussumieri, Uca coarctata, Uca perplexa, Mictyris brevidactylus, and Tmethypocoelis ceratophora.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : Still constructing acknowledgment page. Revised taxonomical view in the bird sector. Preparing some additional rooms in Plants sector.



Additions in February, 2003




Additions in January, 2003

  • birds sector : Light-vented Bulbul (Yaeyama subspecies), Peregrine Falcon, Marsh Sandpiper, Brown-eared Bulbul (Yaeyama subspecies), Striated Heron, Common Moorhen, Horned Lark, Slaty-legged Crake, Yellow-throated Bunting, Great Tit (Yaeyama subspecies), Common Kingfisher, Japanese White-eye (Okinawa subspecies), Chinese Pond-Heron, Osprey, White-breasted Waterhen, Common Kestrel.
  • mammals sector : Yaeyama Flying Fox.
  • insects sector : Short-tailed Blue, Paper-butterfly(Idea leuconoe), Peacock Pansy, Blue Admiral, Striped Blue Crow, Orange Tiger, Three-spot Grass Yellow, Diplacodes trivialis, Silver Forget-Me-Not, Common Bluebottle, Common Sailor, Pelopides agna, Lychnuris atripennis.
  • plants sector : None.
  • other animals sector : Unidentified House Spider, Unidentified fish, House Gecko.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : Thanks Yahoo! Japan for cool mark ().



Additions in December, 2002

  • birds sector : Brown-eared Bulbul (Ryukyu subspecies), Light-vented Bulbul, Red-flanked Bluetail, Red-billed starling, Eurasian Curlew, Brown-headed Thrush, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Black-headed Gull.
  • mammals sector : 2x house cats, a dog.
  • insects sector : Pidorus glaucopis, Haematoloecha nigrorufa, Callopistria repleta, Unidentified Catapillar.
  • plants sector : Asiatic Dayflower.
  • other animals sector : None.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : partial reorganization applied to "insects" sector and "other animals" sector. Some exhibition rooms are added to both sectors.



Additions in November, 2002




Additions in October, 2002

  • birds sector : Oriental Magpie-Robin, Yellow-Breasted Flowerpecker, Crimson-Breasted Flowerpecker, Stripe-Throated Bulbul, Pacific Swallow, Stork-Billed Kingfisher, White-Throated Kingfisher, Thick-Billed Green-Pigeon, Asian Glossy Starling x 2, Common Myna, Blue Nuthatch, Bronzed Drongo, Yellow-Crowned Barbet, Silver-Eared Mesia, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, House Crow, Black-Crested Bulbul, Mountain Imperial-Pigeon, Little Cuckoo-Dove, Streaked Spiderhunter, Yellow-Eared Spiderhunter (Perhaps), Black-and-Crimson Oriole, Black-Throated Sunbird, Javan Cuckoo-Shrike, White-Throated Fantail x 2, White-Browed Shrike-Babbler, Sultan Tit, Green Magpie, Greater Yellownape, Grey-Chinned Minivet, Long-Tailed Sibia, Pink-Necked Green-Pigeon, Chestnut-Capped Laughingthrush, Lesser Racket-Tailed Drongo, Crimson Sunbird, Fire-Tufted Barbet, Lesser Yellownape, Dusky Munia, Black-Headed Munia, Bornean Treepie, Common Iora, Yellow-Breasted Warbler, Velvet-Fronted Nuthatch, Indigo Flycatcher, Ashy Tailorbird, White-Crowned Shama, Oriental Magpie-Robin (Bornean type), Spotted Dove, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Checker-throated Woodpecker, Pied Fantail.
  • mammals sector : Unidentified Squirrel, Long-Tailed Macaque, Banded Leaf Monkey, Lesser Mousedeer (if you are sufficiently imaginative), 2 dogs.
  • insects sector : Malayan Birdwing, unidentified Dragonflies x 3, Unidentified Damselfly x 1, Giant Forest Ant, Common Three-Ring, Unidentified Blue, Unidentified Cricket, Unidentified Spider, Unidentified Butterfly, Unidentified Cricket, Unidentified Wasp?
  • other animals sector : Clouded Monitor, Unidentified Monitor x 2, Unidentified Skink, Unidentified Fish, Unidentified Flying Lizard, Unidentified Gecko, Striped Tree Skink.
  • plants sector : Unidentified Banana.
  • landscape sector : None.
  • other changes : 2 exhibition rooms are added to birds sector. Alphabetical index is now available for birds sector.



Additions in September, 2002

  • birds sector : Domestic Fowl, White-Throated Kingfisher, Hill Myna, White-Rumped Shama, Whiskered Treeswift, Rufous-Winged Philentoma, Hairy-Backed Bulbul, Buff-Necked Woodpecker, Rufescent Prinia, Black-and-Red Broadbill, Oriental Magpie-Robin, Red-Throated Barbet, Crow-Billed Drongo, Great Niltava, Rufous-Tailed Tailorbird, Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo, Banded Kingfisher.
  • mammals sector : 2 cats, cow, water buffalo, long-tailed macaque, unidentified squirrel.
  • insects sector : Cruiser, Unidentified Butterfly x 2, Unidentified Bugs x 3, Unidentified ants, Swallow-Tailed Moth, Unidentified Moths x 3, Unidentified Longhorn, Unidentified Beetle x 2, Unidentified Grasshopper x 1, Unidentified Cicada x 2, Unidentified Tiger Beetle, Unidentified Stick Insect, Archduke, Common Three-Ring.
  • other animals sector : Unidentified Snail, Unidentified Frog, Unidentified Gecko x 3, Unidentified Crocodile, Land Leech Haemadipsa zeylanica.
  • plants sector : added 47 images (45 species) in Peninsula Malaysia rooms #1 and #2, and Sabah room. Most of species are unidentified, except Black Gingerwort.
  • landscape sector : Now opened with several images.
  • other changes : Mammals sector has got an additional room. In Birds sector, some subcategories are built out further. Two rooms are added to Plants/Fungi sector. Two rooms are added to insects sector. A room is added to "other animals" sector.



Additions in August, 2002

  • birds sector : Asian Brown Flycatcher, Narcissus Flycatcher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Japanese Sky Lark, Bull-Headed Shrike, Lessor Cuckoo, Oriental Turtle Dove, Japanese Grosbeak, Oriental Nuthatch.
  • mammals sector : None.
  • insects sector : Taiga Tick, Promachus yesonicus, Geisha distinctissima.
  • other animals sector : None.
  • landscape sector : in preparation, actually.
  • other changes : None.



Additions in July, 2002

  • birds sector : Eastern Crowned-Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Mandarin Duck, Blue-and-White Flycatcher, Yellow Bitterns, Oriental Reed-Warblers, Tree Sparrow, Chestnut-Cheeked Starling, Narcissus Flycatcher, Russet Sparrow, Japanese Sparrowhawk, Brown-Headed Thrush, Blue Rock-Thrush, Eurasian Tree-Creeper, Large-Billed Crow, Grey-Faced Buzzard.
  • mammals sector : Japanese Macaque, House Cat.
  • insects sector : Scarlet Skimmer, Unidentified Damsefly, Cabbage White, Unidentified Mantis, Unidentified Flesh Fly, Unidentified Moth Fly, Common House Spider, Sympetrum infuscatum.
  • other animals sector : Blacked Salamander, unidentified Salamander, Japanese Grass-Lizard, Japanese Rat Snake, Red Eared Slider, Reeve's Turtle, Japanese Tree Frog.
  • plants sector : [chubu2] Magnolia salicifolia. [tokyo2] Xerocomus subtomentosus. [Kanto] Spiranthes sinensis.
  • landscape sector : in preparation, actually.
  • other changes : Insects sector has now 6 rooms including 1 for spiders.



Additions in June, 2002

  • birds sector : Crested Grebe, Grey Bunting, Grey Heron, Blue-and-White Flycatcher, Eastern Marsh-Harrier, Japanese Cormorant, Coal Tit.
  • mammals sector : none
  • insects sector : Pseudopyrochroa vestiflua, Phyllobius armatus, Athemus suturellus, Heptophylla picea, an unidentified mantis, bombus hypocrita, Kimune Aohamushi.
  • other animals sector : [land] Incilaria fruhstorferi, Euhadra quaesita, Incilaria bilineata, an unidentified earwig, pill bug, Japanese Charr.
  • plants sector : [tohoku] White Arum, [chubu1] False Strawberry, Potentilla matsumurae, Eritrichium nipponicum, Geranium eriostemon var. reinii [tokyo2] Mazus japonicus, Stinking Parasol, Spiranthes sinensis, an unidentified mashroom.
  • landscape sector : in preparation, actually.
  • other changes : Birds sector has now 34 rooms while "other animals" sector 5 rooms.



Additions in May, 2002

  • birds sector : none
  • mammals sector : Echigo Hare
  • insects sector : Aulacophora nigripennis, Bothrogonia ferruginea, an unidentified wasp and Dicamptus nigropictus, and an unidentified tick.
  • other animals sector : Tago's Brown Frog
  • plants sector : [Chubu1 & Chubu2] Viburnum furcatum, Yellow Marsh Marigold, Schizocodon soldanelloides, Sweet woodruff, Purple Clover, Viola brevistipulata, Celandine, Anemone flaccida, Primura japonica, Rhododendron nupides, Asian Green Dragon, Teraxacum hondoense, Meehania urticifolia, Trigonotis guilielmii, Trigonotis icumae, Stellaria sessiliflora, Caulophyllum robustum, Viola grypoceras, Gentiana zollingeri, Vicia amurensis, Oriental Radish, White Arum, Heloniopsis orientalis, Ranunculus japonicus, Disporum smilacinum, Dendelion, and Anemone pseudo-altaica.
  • landscape sector : none
  • other changes : plants sector has now got 11 rooms.



  • 04/23/02 : Now applying minimum css formatting.
  • 04/23/02 : Added a pelican, a japanese woodpecker, a moorhen and some flowers.
  • 04/19/02 : Added some flowers and insects.
  • 04/18/02 : Added a cat, a little egret and a parakeet. Site is moved to the current address.
  • 04/10/02 : Now each sector has got an index page.
  • 03/18/02 : Added pacific reef heron and many other birds. Also pre-announced great crested grebe, common moorhen etc.
  • 03/03/02 : Added japanese wagtail, pomarine jaeger, black-crowned night heron and blue rock-thrush - all in the bird sector.
  • 02/23/02 : Added 1 cat, dusky thrush, brown-headed thrush and black-backed wagtail. Pre-announced pacific reef heron, black-crowned night heron etc. in the bird sector.
  • 02/02/02 : Added 2 cats, house duck, common kingfisher, bullhead shrike and little grebe. Split cats and dogs.
  • 01/29/02 : Added sasanqua in "plant" sector.
  • 01/14/02 : Added one cat.
  • 01/10/02 : pre-announced Common Kingfisher and Bull-Head Shrike in bird section.
  • 11/10/01 : now 273 species / 405 images.
  • 10/18/01 : now 260 species / 374 images.
  • 09/27/01 :
    - added a color bar to each photo to indicate the region where we met her or him.
    - reshuffled the photos in 'birds' section in chronological order.
    - many additions (to be counted later).
  • 09/15/01 : now 238 species / 316 images. add 4 bird images (common starling, etc.)
  • 08/28/01 : now 237 species / 312 images.
  • 08/20/01 : now 230 species / 295 images. added 6 insect images.
  • 08/05/01 : now 224 species / 289 images. added 8 insect images.
  • 07/21/01 : now 217 species / 281 images. added 7 mammal images, 3 insect images etc.
  • 07/15/01 : addition to entrance page. Fix minor problems which cause Netscape or Windows machines to display unpleasant margins in larger picture windows. Also, added roll-over buttons to the home page.
  • 07/13/01 : some additions (now 210 species / 269 images). 2 birds, 3 mammals, 3 insects etc.
  • 07/06/01 : some additions (now 197 species / 240 images). 3 birds, 1 mammal & 1 other.
  • 06/29/01 : some additions (now 192 species / 222 images) + identification
  • 06/21/01 : some additions (now 189 species / 219 images)
  • 06/14/01 : some additions (now 161 species / 182 images)
  • 06/07/01 : regrouping of birds section to (almost) conform to Sibley-Monroe Classifications.
  • 06/05/01 : some additions (now 154 species / 169 images)
  • 06/02/01 : some additions (now 147 species / 159 images)
  • 05/31/01 : some additions (now 144 images)
  • 05/30/01 : some additions (now 128 images)
  • 05/30/01 : japanese sector now public.
  • 05/28/01 : some additions (now 114 images)
  • 05/25/01 : site open.



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