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

Little Cormorant – nesting site

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Post 1. I recently reported the first nesting site for Little Cormorants (Microcarbo niger) that I had been observing since 2014. See: Amar-Singh HSS. (2020). Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger nesting in Peninsular Malaysia. BirdingASIA 33: 114–117. In that report I … Continued

An injured Lesser Green Leafbird

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I saw this injured or disabled young male Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) some distance up. It had lost the ability to use the left leg and as such could not perch appropriately. It adapted by fluttering and dropping from branch … Continued

Peregrine Falcon – call

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Our resident Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus ernesti) was sighted high on an electrical tower near the nesting site. We have a number or breeding pairs at various limestone hills around the city. I think this is an adult male but … Continued