Sharing more wonderful fauna of Langkawi. There is more to Langkawi than cheap booze. There are nice, clean beaches, rainforest, mangrove and geopark to boost. There are about 246 species of birds and 340 species of butterflies in Langkawi. It is also the only place in Malaysia where you can find the brown winged kingfisher.
As mentioned in one of my previous posts, you can find these amazing colugos right within the compound of the resort.
Another shot of a mother colugo with a baby. These wonderful creatures are nocturnal.
But that is not all. You can also find these wonderful giant squirrels (Ratufa bicolor) on trees around the hotel. This squirrel was not shy so I was able to photography it with a 90mm, slightly cropped. It bit the bark off this tree, ate the tender part and discarded the hard skin:D You can see healed bite marks on the same tree too.
Giant squirrel eating young shoots from this vine. The body length of this giant squirrel was about 40cm / 16 inches.
I also found many of these super adorable dusky langurs / dusky leaf monkeys, (Trachypithecus obscurus) foraging up on the canopy. Sometimes they came down low enough for me to photography, again, with a 90mm.
If you would like to view an animation of this cute dusky langur, click here.
A video grab of a brown winged kingfisher from Mr. Tee Lian Huat, Malaysia's very first digital videoscoper!
A bunch of cute fruit bats, Cynopterus sp., possibly, C. brachyotis.
The next time you are in Langkawi, don't forget to check out the nature side of it!