Blue-eared Barbet – conflict behaviour

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Many barbets at the fruiting Ficus religiosa (Sacred Fig) especially the Blue-eared Barbets Megalaima australis duvaucelii (Psilopogon duvaucelii duvaucelii) (10-12 birds), Gold-whiskered Barbet Megalaima chrysopogon (8-9 birds) and an occasional Lineated Barbet Psilopogon lineatus and Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala. There was much competitive feeding between … Continued

Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker– diet

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Saw this young Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla) foraging and self-feeding. I think it is an immature female ( below). There was no crown-flash or red-breast but the underpart were yellow and wings olive-green and some white malar-stripe (Wells 2007 … Continued

Java Sparrow – roosting site

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A few months ago my wife and I identified an urban night roosting site for Java Sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora). I have visited the site a few times and the birds use the site daily. There are about 300-400 Java Sparrows … Continued