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Serama
2014-06-30 07:19:47

The Serama, also known as the Malaysian Serama, is a breed of bantam chicken that was developed in Malaysia in the last fifty years. It was developed by crossbreeding the Malaysian bantam and Japanese bantam, although stories suggest that it was derived from a small chicken that was a gift from the King of Thailand to a sultan in the area. The modern Serama was developed by Wee Yean Een, who...

Dog-toothed cat snake Boiga cynodon
2013-10-14 14:27:21

The Dog-toothed cat snake (Boiga cynodon), a member of the Colubridae family, is commonly found in southern Thailand and southward toward Malaysia. The dog-toothed cat snake may be fairly slim, yet it is a very long species. It is not uncommon for the snake to measure up to 8 feet. Fangs are found in the rear part of the upper jaw. The snake’s name is derived from its large front teeth on...

Moonrat Echinosorex gymnura
2012-10-01 10:38:47

The moonrat (Echinosorex gymnura) is the sole member of its genus Echinosorex within the family Erinaceidae. It can be found in many areas including the peninsulas on Thailand and Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, and southern Myanmar. It prefers to live in jungles and occurs in lowlands at altitudes of up to 2,952 feet in Borneo. Preferred habitats include swamps and mangrove forests, and in...

Sumatran Serow Capricornis sumatraensis
2012-09-03 07:26:40

The Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) is a goat-antelope that is also known as the southern serow. It can be found on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia and in Thai-Malay Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within native primary or secondary forests near mountains. It is thought that this species holds seasonal ranges. It feeds during the morning and evenings, resting under overhanging...

Carabao Bubalus bubalis carabanesis
2012-08-16 09:41:25

The carabao (Bubalus bubalis carabanesis) is a subspecies of the domesticated water buffalo. It is also known as kalabaw in the Filipino language and the kerbau in the Malay language. It is native to Guam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and some areas of Southeast Asia. It is often associated with farmers because it is skilled in pulling plows and carts, allowing farmers to grow and...

Henipavirus
2011-01-12 15:42:47

Henipavirus, a genus of the Paramyxoviridae family, contains two members: Hendravirus and Nipahvirus. Pteropid fruit bats are natural harborers of the henipaviruses. They are characterized by a large genome, a wide host range, and their zoonotic pathogens. They viruses are pleomorphic and range in shape from 40 to 600 nm in diameter. They have a lipid membrane overlying a shell of viral...

Greater Yellownape
2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a...

Blue Nuthatch
2008-10-18 12:55:33

The Blue Nuthatch (Sitta azurea) is a species of bird that is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountains. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. It is a part of the Sittidae family of nuthatches. Photo Copyright and Credit

White-rumped Shama
2008-06-15 15:00:16

The White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus), is a small passerine bird of the family Muscicapidae. They are native to South Asia, but were introduced to Kaua'i, Hawai'i, in early 1931 from Malaysia, and to O'ahu in 1940. They are common in valley forests or on the ridges of the southern Ko'olaus, and tend to nest in undergrowth or low trees of lowland broadleaf forests. It was formerly...

Rajah Brooke Butterfly
2007-12-27 09:49:33

The Rajah Brooke Butterfly (Trogonoptera brookiana), is a distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from rainforests in Borneo and Malaysia. It is the national butterfly of Malaysia. The wings of the male butterflies are black and each forewing has seven teeth-shaped electric-green markings. The wings of the female butterflies are browner with prominent white flashes at the...

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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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