“The Common Ioras (Aegithina tiphia horizoptera) have been very friendly this season, even with their new brood in the garden. My wife and I consider them one of the best birds in our garden, both in personality/behaviour and appearance, as well as song. I like their style of parenting. The juveniles follow parents around and learn how to forage as a family unit.
“This young adult/late juvenile (post 1) was still being fed occasionally but was also foraging on its own alongside the adult
male. The female was with another juvenile nearby. The adults were keeping in touch with calls. Most juveniles have strident calls to demand for feeds. I like the iora juveniles as their ‘demands’ are a soft ‘zzz’ or ‘wezz’. The recording of their soft calls (background noise suppressed) is at this LINK. It is not easy to hear and missed easily.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
20th July 2011