Barbets as Participants in Mixed Species Aerial Insect Feeding

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Birds feeding on termites or flying ants is an experience I have enjoyed since childhood. I occasional get to see these mixed species aerial insect feeding in forest locations. At 7.45am on 4th August 2022 at the Kledang Saiong Forest … Continued

Blue-throated Bee-eaters

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I observed 4 Blue-throated Bee-eaters (Merops viridis) that were loosely together, self-feeding in a 30 meter radius, and were probably a family group. Two birds were juveniles in transition to adult plumage but at different stages – one had developed … Continued

Blue-throated Bee-eater with uncommon prey

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Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis) with a Cicada prey. Usually takes Dragonflies and Butterflies.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia 21st February 2021   Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Primary forest Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR … Continued