Baya Weaver: Do females assist in nest building?

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In having observed numerous Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) males build their remarkable nests. I ask myself “do females assist in nest building?” Males usually build nests until the helmet stage. At this time they advertise to females by flapping … Continued

Asian Glossy Starling – unique nest site

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Some Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis strigata) were nesting in cave temple statues. What a great, aesthetic location to nest but I doubt the birds were aware.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia … Continued

Baya Weaver – juvenile

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A juvenile Baya Weaver. Posting some images of a juvenile Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) that I saw at close range. Wells (2007) says about juveniles: Generally female-like. Distinguishing characteristics are not well known. Upper portion of a juvenile Baya Weaver. … Continued

Arctic Warbler – sighting

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Saw two Arctic Warblers (Phylloscopus borealis) feeding in the same immediate location. This was a bit unexpected for me, always having only seen one except when due to migrate back. One bird was very worn as shown here in this … Continued

Brown-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa williamsoni ?

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I saw this darker looking ‘Asian Brown Flycatcher’ and considered M. d. williamsoni (Brown-streaked Flycatcher). David Wells (2007 & pers. comm. 2018) states that williamsoni “normally has an all-yellow, not black-tipped, lower mandible”. I reviewed all 15 images labelled as williamsoni (Brown-streaked Flycatcher) in OBI database … Continued