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Interesting animals you can find in the Brunei forest

The Brunei rainforest beholds many natural treasures of flora and Fauna. Here are some interesting animals you might be lucky enough to meet up in the Brunei Rainforest.

 

1. GREEN CRESTED LIZARD

Bronchocela Cristatella also known as the green crested lizard is a unique reptiles belongs in the agamidae family. It is an underappreciated species found in the glorious tropical rainforest in Southeast Asia. This diurnal species can be found in gardens and parks basking in sunlight. This species is a bright green lizard, sometimes possessing a blue tint on the head. There is a dark ring around each eye, and a dark spot at the back of the head.  And yes it is able to change colour, turning darker brown when threatened and no it is not a chameleon but they are cousins.

 

2.THE BLACK AND YELLOW BROADBILL

The black-and-yellow broadbill also known as Eurylaimus ochromalus. The black-and-yellow broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus) is a species of bird in the Eurylaimidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. They build their purse-shaped nests on suspended vines, and leave a tail of fibres hanging below it. This gives the nest, the appearance of being random debris caught in the tree, an effect further enhanced by the birds covering the nest with lichen and spider webs. Remarkably birds can disguise their nest and that is very smart.

 

3. Proboscis Monkey

The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) or long-nosed monkey is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the southeast Asian island of Borneo.Proboscis monkeys are known to make various vocalizations. When communicating the status of group, males will emit honks. They have a special honk emitted towards infants, which is also used for reassurance. Males will also produce alarm calls to signal danger

4. Bats

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera ( from the Ancient Greek) whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Most of the rest are frugivores, or fruit eaters.

5. Phyton

The Pythonidae, commonly known simply as pythons, from the Greek word python , are a family of nonvenomoussnakes found in Africa, Asia, and Australia. Among its members are some of the largest snakes in the world.We found this snake as it rest after feeding.

6. Sunbear

The sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found in tropical forest habitats of Southeast Asia. The Malayan sun bear is also known as the “honey bear”, which refers to its voracious appetite for honeycombs and honey.The sun bear is the smallest of the bears.

7. Clouded Leopard

The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a wild cat occurring from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China that includes Borneo island. Clouded leopards prefer open- or closed-forest habitats to other habitat types.

8. Bornean Slow Loris

The Bornean slow loris (Nycticebus borneanus) is a strepsirrhine primate and a species of slow loris that is native to central south Borneo in Indonesia.Slow lorises are arboreal primates that move quadrupedally between branches. They are nocturnal and omnivorous, feeding on plant matter and insects. Slow lorises sleep during the day, curled up like a ball in hidden parts of trees above ground.

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