Baya Weaver – song and calls

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“It is interesting to note how little is documented about the Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) calls locally. Possibly because they are considered common birds and hence less observed. Wells (2007) notes two types of calls – a harsh ‘chit’ … Continued

White-throated Kingfisher – nesting

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Quite a number of White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) are breeding in the city and using man-made holes, especially blocked drainage holes. Note mud-stained beak in the above image. We wonder if, after some generations, they will have impaired abilities to … Continued

Greater Flameback – family group

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I spent the morning in mangrove forest and met up with a family unit of Greater Flamebacks (Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus indomalayicus). The image above shows the adult male is bottom centre and juvenile/immature male top left. The adult male displayed dominant … Continued

White-throated Kingfisher – with prey

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White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) with a cricket or roach-like prey.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Urban environment Date: 3rd September 2020 Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor … Continued

Common Iora – male and female

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Male Common Iora. Although the Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia horizoptera) is common, just as its name implies, it never fails to delight. Female Common Iora.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia … Continued

Lineated Barbet – prey for young

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I observed a Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata hodgsoni) that was nesting, hunting for prey for the juveniles. It explored the crown of a Sea Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa) and inspected under a number of the leaves; managed to get a … Continued