Pigeons, doves and crop milk

posted in: Feeding chicks, Pigeon-Dove | 7

Pigeons and doves, belonging to the family Columbidae, are either grainvorous or frugivorous, eating seeds or fruits respectively. This does not mean that these birds eat exclusively seeds and fruits. Many also eat invertebrates, especially insects, worms and snails. However, … Continued

Oriental Pied Hornbill: Courtship at Changi

posted in: Courtship-Mating, Hornbills | 2

“Oriental Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris) (above), Tanimbar Corellas (Cacatua goffini) and Red-breasted Parakeets (Psittacula alexandri) making loud squawking and screeching sounds got me to abandon my figging at Turnhouse Road in Changi last week. “The birds all seemed to have … Continued

Starfruit tree

posted in: Plants | 5

The starfruit tree (Averrhoa carambola) grows wild in Java and possibly in Borneo and the Philippines. However, there are people who believe that it originated from tropical America. Whatever its origin, the tree has been in cultivation for centuries and … Continued

Javan Myna

posted in: Nesting | 1

“It is perhaps by some freak chance that I actually chose to figure out where the incessant kaeeu kaeeu kaeeu sounds were coming from, and that I had the patience to wait quietly, hidden, till the creature appeared. After a … Continued

Antics of the Pied Fantail

posted in: Feeding strategy | 2

The Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) is a small bird that is never still. The bird is constantly moving around, at the same time turning from side to side in a jerky way, lowering its wings, cocking up its head and … Continued

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