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

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I have observed Olive-backed Sunbirds (Cinnyris jugularis) feeding on the nectar of Clitoria ternatea (blue pea or butterfly pea) flowers a number of times but missed image documentation. This is a new food source for the species. I saw the activity … Continued