Rare slender loris on camera

Slender lorisFrom British daily The Morning Star:

‘Extinct’ primate caught on camera

Sunday 18 July 2010

One of the rarest primates in the world, which was so elusive that it was thought to have become extinct, has been caught on camera for the first time, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has said.

The Horton Plains slender loris had only been seen four times since 1937 and vanished between 1939 and 2002, leading scientists to believe the wide-eyed mammal had become extinct.

ZSL researchers, who spent more than 200 hours looking for signs of the nocturnal primate in the mountain forest of central Sri Lanka, said they were “thrilled” to have photographed it.

See also here. And here. And here.

Gray slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus): here.


Black terns and great egret

Today, along the Tienhovense vaart.

Mute swans with cygnets.

House martins flying.

A sedge warbler flying and singing.

Reed warbler and reed bunting sound.

Two buzzards circling in the air.

This is a black tern video.

At least five black terns flying and calling.

A male black-tailed skimmer.

A great cormorant. A common tern. Many gray lag geese.

A red admiral butterfly.

A great egret; see also here; and here.