White-headed Munia – flock

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Was heartening to see a flock of 80-100 White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja maja) at one site in the city. The ratio of adult to juveniles in the flock was 3:2.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, … Continued

White-headed Munia

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Was watching birds in the large overgrown Chinese graveyard just next to our home. The Covid-19 lockdowns appear to have been good for the White-headed Munias (Lonchura maja). Saw two different flocks. One flock, that I could image and count, … Continued

Coprophagia by Java Sparrows

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“Coprophagia, the consumption of faeces, is not uncommon among birds. Some will consume the faecal sacs of chicks they are rearing as it contains partially-digested food items. But heterospecific coprophagia, eating the faeces of other species, is less common. “In … Continued