Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Rajah Brooke

On the left is the Rajah Brooke (Trogonoptera brookiana), a distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from the rainforests of Borneo and the Malaysian Peninsula.

The Rajah Brooke birdwing was presumably named after James Brooke, the first Rajah of Sarawak (born 29 April 1803 – 11 June 1868). He was also known as Sarawak's White Rajah.

I still think the butterfly is better looking.

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