Bali to Komodo, October 1999
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Bali Wildlife
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As with most wet, lush, and green tropical areas, Bali has plenty of reptiles and amphibians. And since I love reptiles and amphibians, I took plenty of pictures of them. As always, you can read more about all the species I saw in the Herps part of my web site. Here are a few saurian highlights. Clockwise from left: Common House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus), Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko gecko), and Bali Skink (Mabuya multifasciata balinensis).
All four of these frogs and toads resided on the grounds of Puri Kamandalu where we stayed. Clockwise from top-left: Black-spined Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus), Crab-eating Frog (Fejervarya cancrivora), Schlegel's Java Frog (Chalcorana chalconota), and Sumatran Puddle Frog (Occidozyga sumatrana).
We saw a decent number of birds in Bali, but the only bird pictures I managed to take were of these cattle egrets. Thousands of white egrets and herons of at least three types roost in the trees of the fairly small village of Petulu. I remembered that the peach color on these birds is a breeding-season color, but I didn't remember which species they were, until Philip Griffin wrote to let me know that they are certainly cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis).

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