Friday, November 16, 2012

Tree Top Walk

To dedicated the  Care for Nature, Singapore Post issued a set of four stamps feature the “Tree Top Walk” species on October 19, 2005 . The species depicted on stamps are Red-crowned Barbet, Singapore Adenia, Colugo,  and Common Tree Nymph.

Red-crowned Barbet

The Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. 
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Singapore Adenia  or Adenia macrophylla var. singaporeana

The Singapore Adenia is a botanical variety of the species Adenia macrophylla. This variety occurs only in Johor and Singapore. Here, this nationally rare forest-edge species is found in Chek Jawa and along the pipeline in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.




Colugos are arboreal gliding mammals found in South-east Asia. Colugos are fairly large for a tree-dwelling mammal: at about 35 to 40 centimetres in length and 1 to 2 kilograms  in weight.

Colugos have moderately long, slender limbs of equal length front and rear, a medium-length tail, and a relatively light build. The head is small, with large, front-focused eyes for excellent binocular vision, and small, rounded ears. 

Their most distinctive feature is the membrane of skin that extends between their limbs and gives them the ability to glide long distances between trees.

Common Tree Nymph

The Common Tree Nymph belongs, have greyish white wings with black spots and markings.

The Common Tree Nymph belongs to a genus of rather large and showy butterflies in the Danainae sub-family.

Four species of the genus are known to exist in Malaysia and Singapore, although only two - the Common Tree Nymph (Idea stolli logani) and the Mangrove Tree Nymph (Idea leuconoe chersonesia) occur in Singapore, the latter being extremely rare and confined to mangrove environments.

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