Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – leaf bath

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A pair of Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker ( Dicaeum cruentatum ignitum) that was enjoying a morning ‘shower’ using water/dew on the leaves of a Manihot glaziovii (Ubi Gajah or Wild Tapioca). Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Fruit farming with secondary growth … Continued

Black-winged Stilt – adults

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This is the second set of images and observations of the Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), this time focused on adults: male-female differentiation, first year birds attaining adult plumage, and breeding vs. non-breeding birds. I am using bare parts to differentiate … Continued

Black-winged Stilt – variants

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Occasionally we see an odd plumaged adult Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), one with a dark black on the nape and hindneck – see the image above. Very like the Pied Stilts (Himantopus (himantopus) leucocephalus).  Pied Stilts have been noted to … Continued

Beaks of the Spiderhunters

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Just for the sheer joy of it, I have created a collage of the beaks of 6 of the 7 Spiderhunters present in Peninsular Malaysia. Images have been taken over time. One is a highland species, the Thick-billed Spiderhunter is not … Continued