Monthly Archives: March 2016

Chat Flycatcher

The chat flycatcher (Bradornis infuscatus, kanelisavannisieppo in Finnish) is an earthy light reddish-brown in colour and has large, pale wing edges. Juvenile flycatchers have speckled feathers. The flycatcher produces a song that consists of a “cher cher chirrup” sound. The bird is … Continue reading

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Jackal buzzard

The jackal buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus, kapinhiirihaukka in Finnish) is a 45–55 cm long African bird of prey. It is endemic to South Africa (where this bird was photographed), Lesotho and Swaziland, and parts of Namibia, Mozambique and Botswana. The adult South … Continue reading

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Morning walk

Around 6:30am, just some minutes after the sunrise a monk walked barefoot on the shore of Gulf of Thailand in Hua Hin. Local people make merit by offering them food which the monks eat at 8am. For most of them … Continue reading

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Snooze time

A dog can have an undisturbed rest in Bangkok, near Saphan Thaksin BTS station.  

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African pygmy falcon having a snack

The African pygmy falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus) lives in eastern and southern Africa and is the smallest raptor on the continent. As a small falcon, only 19 to 20 cm long, it preys on insects, small reptiles, and small mammals. Adult pygmy falcons are white … Continue reading

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Acacia pied barbet

The acacia pied barbet (Tricholaema leucomelas) primarily inhabits semi-arid savanna, as well as grassland, fynbos, agricultural areas and urban gardens. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The length is 17-18 cm and it weights … Continue reading

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“one misfortune at a time”

The latest exhibition of sculptor Pekka Jylhä, “We Have Inherited Hope – the Gift of Forgetting”, is now in Helsinki Contemporary gallery until 3 April 2016. The artist tells that the trigger for these artworks was the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo on 7 … Continue reading

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