Ashy Minivet

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Ashy Minivets (Pericrocotus divaricatus) are generally found in wild urban gardens as well as along trails at the edge of primary jungle. Occasionally they are garden visitors during the migratory period. Post 1. Female bird along a trail at the … Continued

Barred Cuckoo-Dove – female

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I was watching the courtship chase and listening to the calls of a group of Little Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia ruficeps malayana) (more than 20) when I spotted this female Barred Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia unchall unchall). I am sure there were more in … Continued

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