The elusive Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

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For large birds the Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus) is not easy to spot. This one seen as it was chased by a Pied Fantail. Other birds seem to recognise parasitic birds, even if migrants.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, … Continued

Blue Rock Thrush – calls

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A male Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius madoci) that cast a pellet while I was watching but I missed the action. The image (below) showing the pellet near the bird. It was sadly too high to retrieve for examination. Below … Continued

Encounter with a Bat Hawk

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The encounter with a Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus alcinus) this morning in our neighbourhood was totally unexpected. We had just returned from cycling when my wife spotted the Bat Hawk in our neighbourhood raptor-snagging-tree. It was unexpected as it was … Continued

Chestnut-winged Babbler

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I spent the morning with some babbler species including a pair of Chestnut-winged Babblers (Cyanoderma erythropterum erythroptera). These babblers do not go to the ground to feed but forage 2-5 meters up. They probe dead leaves and explore nooks and … Continued