The Philippine or Balabac Mouse-deer (Tragulus nigricans) – locally known as pilandok – is a small terrestrial mammal that is endemic to the island of Palawan.
The eastern reef egret (Egretta sacra) sometimes comes off as the bird that can't make up its mind. Not content with being one color, this bird comes in three shades - blue-gray, white, and a mottled somewhere-in-between.
If you spot a flock of black birds with blood-red eyes, don't freak out! They're just Asian glossy starlings (Aplonis panayensis) roosting together for the night.
You'll have no trouble identifying the stork-billed kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) when you see it - its size, bright ocher and blue-green color, and prominent red beak makes it unmistakable.
Ever tried to identify the small, fast-flying birds flitting around the El Nido Resorts properties? If you caught a quick glimpse of a brown face then you're in luck - you just spotted a Pacific swallow!
The general rule of the ocean is that if something is pretty and moves slowly, then it's dangerous. This definitely applies to the red lionfish.