Lineated Barbet wishes All a Blessed Christmas 2022

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  The following excerpt accompanied Jeremiah’s video. Megalaima lineata, the lineated barbet, belongs to the order Piciformes (woodpeckers and relatives), family Capitonidae (barbets), and subfamily Megalaimatinae (typical asian barbets) (Shorts & Horne, 2002). This species has two subspecies—Megalaima lineata hodgsoni (Fig. … 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

The Papaya Feeders

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A ripe papaya (Carica papaya) is a magnet for many birds to feed on. Among the feeders seen: Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata hodgsoni (below). Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis maculatus (below). Javan Myna Acridotheres javanicus (below). Yellow Vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier … Continued

The Subaraj I knew…

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I am saddened by the passing of Subaraj Rajathurai on 22nd October 2019 at the age of 56. I came to know of him about two decades ago when I was Hon. Secretary of the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch) … Continued

Birds feeding on Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthae pentandra)

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An earlier post dealt with a family group of Blue-winged Leafbirds (Chloropsis cochinchinensis moluccensis) feeding on the nectar and fruits of the Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthae pentandra) at the fringe of the city LINK. This post lists other birds that were … Continued