White-throated Kingfisher and Leopard Cat Road Kill


I was cycling Sunday long distance  to my favorite  Felda Krau 1 (Oil Palm Plantation), when noticed the road kill by the road side.
What a pity beautiful wild cat. There was no visible external injury, no trace of blood. Still looks fresh, probably hit by a vehicle in just a few hours before I arrived there.

Kucing Batu, Kucing Hutan, Bengal Cat, Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis).

Bengal Cat Markings – Pawprint rosettes.
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
More info about this mammal, HERE, and HERE

Khairi Bahar from Felda Tersang  Raub send me the picture of roadkill below.
He also found this bird (White-throated Kingfisher),while cycling.
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing)
Example of King Fisher road Kill , HERE, and HERE

Road kill or Roadkill?  haha! 😉
Merriam-Webster: Road kill =the remains of an animal that has been killed on a road by a motor vehicle.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, road kill should be rendered as two words. However, like many compound words, the term is almost exclusively seen as one word, as in roadkill.

The Top 5 Types of Animals Killed on U.S. Roads
Type of Animal Estimated Number Killed
1 Squirrels                       41 million
2 Cats                             26 million
3 Rats                          22 million
4 Opossums                    19 million
5 Raccoons                     15 million
Ref HERE



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