Brown Shrike – immature birds

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Some of the immature Brown Shrikes (Lanius cristatus) I saw yesterday. One key distinguishing feature, pointed out to me by a colleague, that supports immature birds from adult females is the scaling on the crown – seen in all birds. Suspect … Continued

Brown Shrike – male and female

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An adult male Brown Shrike, possibly L. c. cristatus. An adult female Brown Shrike, possibly L. c. cristatus.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Urban environment Date: 12th February 2021 (male) and 25th January 2021 (female) … Continued

Brown-throated Sunbird – nectar feeding

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Above is an adult male Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis malacensis)  feeding on the nectar of the Callistemon species (Bottlebrush) in our garden. A common nectar source. Above is also a male Brown-throated Sunbird feeding on Scurrula ferruginea (Rusty-leaf Mistletoe) nectar. This again, … Continued

Yellow Bittern – unique posture

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Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) pretending I cannot see it. The pink eggs are from the invasive Apple snails (genus Pomacea); they have spread extensively. Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Extensive ex-tin mining … Continued