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.
Creature Feature: Eastern Reef Egret
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.
Creature Feature: Asian glossy starling
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.
Creature Feature: Stork-billed Kingfisher
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.
Creature Feature: Pacific swallow
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!
Creature Feature: Red Lionfish
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.
Creature Feature: ribbon eel
It's not easy being blue, but how about being black or yellow too?
Creature Feature: cuttlefish
Despite its name, the cuttlefish is a cephalopod, not a fish.
Creature Feature: nudibranch
Colorful nudibranchs are sure to spice up any snorkeling or diving trip!
Creature Feature: rufous night heron
The rufous night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) is more often heard rather than seen, but never fear!