Dinosaur of the week: Zebra Dove


This slightly out-of-focus Geopelia striata had made its home in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The good news: the species is labelled Least Concern, and seems to be doing really well.

Happy New Year!


Dinosaur of the week: Pond Heron


We are entering the murky waters of Khao Lak in Thailand and the even murkier ones of heron taxonomy. This is a member of the Ardeola species, but apparently it is almost impossible to distuguish Ardeola speciosa (Javan pond heron) from Ardeola bacchus (Chinese pond heron) outside the breeding season. Their non-breeding ranges overlap, so take your pick.