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New Owl Species Discovered In Indonesia By Its Unique Whistle
2013-02-14 07:35:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new species of owl has been discovered in Lombok, Indonesia by two researchers just a few days apart from one another in early September 2003. But it was not the plumage that gave this bird away. The unique night song of the Rinjani Scops owl (Otus jolandae) caught the attention of these two scientists, offering evidence that the island of Lombok has its first recorded endemic bird species. Nearly a decade later, the first...

Co-management Approach Safeguards Marine Protected Area In Indonesian Coral Triangle
2013-02-09 09:13:23

Wildlife Conservation Society Fishing communities living on the islands of Indonesia's Karimunjawa National Park have found an important balance, improving their social well-being while reducing their reliance on marine biodiversity, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Western Australia. Over the past 5 years, the Government of Indonesia has turned Karimunjawa National Park–a marine paradise of turquoise seas and mangrove-ringed islands in the Java...

2013-02-07 23:03:21

Launching its 2013 Road Show Training Programme with a successful half—day training session in Singapore on February 1st, attended by over 50 of Singapore´s addiction community, The Cabin Chiang Mai has announced further events in Indonesia on the 5th of March, Malaysia on the 7th of March and Hong Kong on the 25 of March. These half-day training sessions cover the latest in effective addiction treatment and focus on The Cabin´s widely successful addiction treatment model....

2013-01-24 09:57:35

Since at least the 1970s, the population of critically endangered Sulawesi black macaques living in an Indonesian nature reserve has been dropping. But a new study by researchers at the University of Washington and in Indonesia shows that the population has stabilized over the past decade. The findings, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Primatology, are from the longest ongoing survey of Macaca nigra and are among the first evidence that the monkeys may be in better...


Latest Indonesia Reference Libraries

Timor Pony
2014-05-27 11:55:48

The Timor is a breed of pony developed on Timor Island, Indonesia. Its origin is most likely from Indian breeds imported to the island. A close relative to the Timor is the Flores Pony developed on the nearby Flores Island. The local people used both breeds as working cattle ponies, for riding, driving and light farming. Many ponies have been exported to Australia to be bred and enhance the Australian Pony. The Timor is a strong breed, it is agile, quiet and has a willing disposition....

Sandalwood Pony
2014-05-22 11:13:41

The Sandalwood Pony is one of eight breeds of pony that is native to Indonesia. The Sandalwood inhabits the Sumba and Sumbawa Islands and is closely related to the other breeds of Indonesia. The Batak Pony, Gayoe, Deli Pony, Java Pony, Sumba and Sumbawa Pony and the Timor Pony are the other breeds of the islands. Its name comes from the Sandalwood tree, a major export of the country. It is a fine breed of pony due to the Arabian bloodline. The pony has extraordinary endurance and can be...

Batak Pony
2014-04-10 11:16:16

The Batak Pony is a breed of pony that originated in Central Sumatra, Indonesia. It is thought to have a bloodline from the Mongolian Horse and the Arabian. This breed is being continually bred with  Arabian bloodline to improve its quality. Indonesians breed the Batak selectively and often use them to improve the quality of nearby island horses. The Batak along with seven other breeds are native to Indonesia. The Batak were used as sacrifices to the Gods long ago, but now they are mostly...

Mount Kerinci
2014-04-08 13:32:05

Mount Kerinci, known by many other names including Gunung Kerinci, Berapi Kurinci, and Peak of Indrapura, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra. It reaches an elevation of 12,484 feet, making it the tallest volcano in Indonesia, and is located within Kerinci Seblat National Park. This volcano features fifteen lakes, the largest of which are Kerinci Lake and Gunung Tujuh Lake. The summit holds a deep crater that is sometimes slightly filled by a...

Sulawesi Bear Cuscus, Ailurops ursinus
2013-08-21 14:19:04

The Sulawesi bear cuscus (Ailurops ursinus), also known as the Sulawesi bear phalanger, is marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and neighboring islands. It prefers a habitat within tropical or subtropical arid or moist forests, at elevations of up to 1,968 feet above sea level. The Sulawesi bear cuscus is an arboreal animal, preferring to reside in the trees, and can typically be found in pairs. It is active during the day and...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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