Black-bellied Malkoha – calls

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Black-bellied Malkohas (Phaenicophaeus diardi diardi) are very approachable in the field and I watched this one forage in thick foliage. While hunting for prey it uttered a low frequency (2-3 kHz) single call, repeated every 1-3 seconds; I counted 36 … Continued

Grey-cheeked Fulvetta of Taiwan

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The Grey-cheeked or Morrison’s Fulvetta (Alcippe morrisonia morrisonia) (Hsiao 2017) is a bird I had expected to see more often but did not. Brazil 2009 says this is the “standard component of bird waves” in Taiwan. We saw a small … Continued

Puff-throated Babbler  – song

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I posted some images of Puff-throated Babblers (Pellorneum ruficeps acrum) recently – I had glimpses of two birds that were together, heard multiple calls and songs and listened to vocal interactions between the pair. Many of us would be used … Continued

Black-bellied Malkoha foraging

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A solitary Black-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus diardi diardi), as is usually seen, foraging for animal prey in trees. Images show it branch-swiping the beak (above) and in flight (below).   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Papan Forest Reserve, … Continued

A pair of Black-and-yellow Broadbill

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A pair of Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus) was encountered in the mixed secondary and primary forest at Ulu-Kinta, Perak, Malaysia. The male is shown above with its complete black breast-band ring. The female below is recognised by the broken black breast-band … Continued

Banded Woodpecker – pair

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An adult Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceum malaccense) pair preening and calling out in the early morning. All the calls were given by the female – showing the white speckling on the face (all three images above female). Note also greenish-bronze … Continued

Banded Bay Cuckoo – adult

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An adult in Banded Bay Cuckoo (Cacomantis sonneratii malayanus) seen in the early morning at the forest fringe. I was surprised it was not calling out as many birds I have seen over the years call in mornings 8-10am (below). … Continued