Bobi Handoko

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Student of zoology, snake rescuer, owner of travel company and founder of SUMECO in Sumatra.

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Acridotheres javanicus / Javan myna
Herping time... yeaah!
Homalopsis buccata / Puff-faced Water Snake

During the patrol, we saw a crowd with bamboo sticks surrounding the snake. Staff stopped and just took it. The snake was positioned at the verandah of coffee shop in the village.

Snake Rescue Unit
Symphalangus syndactylus in Batu Katak

It was a mid day, I decided to go to Batu Katak with expectation to see some serpent, especially Ophiophagus hannah is always on the top of my list. Karst forest that located in Batu Katak provides many bird species, Pycnonotus aurigaster, Pycnonotus goiavier, Pycnonotus simplex were seen busy with their activities on the trees which they are bird species that commonly found.

It was not far from the location where a rubber worker told me that he saw a Ptyas muscosus was swallowed by 3 meters King. I decided to walk few hundred meters, it was wonderful, the orange-bellied flowerpeckers (Dicaeum trigonostigma) were sounds so musical to my ears. Ahaetulla prasina welcomed me with their perfect camouflage among the trees.

My steps were stopped by the big black spot 20 meters above my head, brilliant! there were three Symphalangus syndactylus taking rest, Nikon coolpix P900 helped me to capture the moment.
Anthus rufulus / Paddyfield Pipit
Spilopelia chinensis / Spotted Dove
Calotes versicolor / Oriental Garden Lizard
Nephila pilipes / Golden Orb-Web Spider
Her name is SKC46, 21 months old. She has just finished her shedding. She is so beautiful. She was born in captivity (king cobra's breeding program).
The slender squirrel (Sundasciurus tenuis)
Just had a visit from little Pareas macularius

Pareas macularius is a small, harmless species of snake that feeds on snails, slugs and earthworms.

Biodiversity Division
Pernis ptilorhynchus (Crested Honeybuzzard)

It might be a bad quality picture, but it was a big pleasure to see the migrant Pernis ptilorhynchus with my own eyes above the Hill Resort

Pernis ptilorhynchus migrate to Southeast Asia fly over the East China Sea from their breeding areas in north such as Japan.

A more than 2000 km nonstop flight over water are performed during the autumn, winds over the sea blow in the same direction as the birds' direction of flight. As climate change affects wind conditions worldwide, the wind support over the East China Sea could be reduced.

Biodiversity Division
Snake prank
Lars... we are missing you here.
Disaster of Our Biodiversity

According to the definition of "ecosystem", ecosystem is all the plants and animals that live in a particular area together with the complex relationship that exists between them and their environment.

I am failed to understand, how come "Kawasan Ekosistem Leuser / Leuser Ecosystem Area" written on the stone that positioned in the middle of palm oil plantation.

Biodiversity Division