Calls of the Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker

on 30th April 2014

“There is limited informational locally on the calls of the Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla). Above shows the bird making the calls while enjoying a juice berry.

“Wells (2007) states ‘A monosyllabic weg (Madoc). Song undescribed.’ Robson (2002) describes it as ‘repeated sharp high pitched teez tit-ti and buzzy whit-whit or vit-vit’.

“I have often heard the ‘buzz’ call that this bird makes. Often this call is a single note or two in quick succession.

“The call recording (amplified, with noise reduction) of a male can be heard HERE, and an image of the Waveform & Spectrogram – above.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
3rd April 2014

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail through primary forest

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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