Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush

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We saw many Chestnut-capped Laughingthrushes (Garrulax mitratus major), often at very close range (above, below) as they are not shy. They are very vocal and gregarious; often in groups of 5-6 and up to 12-15 at times. They will scamper … Continued

Common Redshanks

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I saw a large flock of Common Redshanks (Tringa totanus); about 25-35 birds spread out around the jetty walkway. Some birds were clearly just coming out of breeding plumage (above), others in non-breeding plumage (below). But I was confused with … Continued

Common Sandpiper

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The Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) must be the wader with the widest habitat distribution when on migration. I have seen it from the coast all the way to deep inland and along jungle streams. This solitary bird was on a … Continued

Crimson Sunbird – new food sources

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I have missed posting some new food sources of Crimson Sunbirds (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja). Post 1 – above Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Limestone hills at city fringe with secondary growth Date: 12th November 2020 I observed a juvenile adult … Continued

Cinereous Tit

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Presumed male Cinereous Tit. These Cinereous Tit (Parus cinereus ambiguous) are common in some parts of the world but occur in very localised areas in Malaysia. I have only ever seen them in mangrove forests and coastal Casuarina tree clumps. … Continued

Fiery Minivet – social group

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Took a break from all the Covid-19 prevention activities I am involved in, for a forest walk. Fiery Minivets (Pericrocotus igneus igneus) are considered near-threatened. They are an uncommon bird to see and the last time I saw them was at … Continued

Common Myna – nest

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Common Mynas (Acridotheres tristis tristis) in the city often nest in man-made sites. The old disused junction boxes of street lights, located 5 meters up, are a particular favourite; as non-functioning street lights. Breeding pairs will have fierce and bitter … Continued