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December 6, 2020

Langkawi Tourist 201128

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 6:31 am

Langkawi Tourist Photos

More tourist photos from my phone. I really should get a little point and shoot camera so that I do not have to go through the technical dramas of dumping off to my computer.

Burger and Chips
Burger and Chips

Every now and again I get a craving for a proper hamburger. Sofian Zack at Hornbill Cafe makes great burgers and chips.

Fishing harbour
Fishing harbour

This is the fishing harbour at Sungai Temoyong. No tourists here, just local fishermen.

Langkawi Estuary
Langkawi Estuary

I found this track along the river looking for birds but found nothing. I got this nice photo but.

Sawah View
Sawah View

This is the rice paddies viewed from the banks of the Langkawi River behind Padang Matsirat. This is freshly planted rice.

Banded Bullfrog (Kaloula pulchra)

I keep getting frogs in the bathroom, every night I shoo out a couple of these frogs.

Edit: “The banded bullfrog (Kaloula pulchra) is a type of frog in the microhylid (narrow-mouthed frog) family. It is also known as the Asian painted frog, Malaysian painted frog, Burmese painted frog, rice frog, and bubble frog. In the pet trade, it is sometimes called the chubby frog. They have round bodies with mahogany brown backs and cream stomachs. The distinctive stripes down the side can range from copper-brown to salmon pink in color. Males have darker throats than females. Frogs grow to about 8 cm with females generally being larger than males. They may live for as long as 10 years. Although prevalent in the pet trade, very little is known regarding its behaviour in the wild. They exude a sticky mucus when threatened, which is not toxic but has an unpleasant taste. A former subspecies in South India and Sri Lanka is now known to be a separate, related species, Uperodon taprobanicus.” (wiki) Thanks to Chai Thiam Lau for the identification.


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