Bushy-crested Hornbill

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Saw two Bushy-crested Hornbills (Anorrhinus galeritus) fly by. Both were female.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Taiping, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: 500-600 meter ASL, primary jungle Date: 18th February 2019 Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron … Continued

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird – immature male moulting

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A magnificent Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Chalcoparia singalensis singalensis), self-feeding, immature male seen moulting into adult plumage. Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Trail along primary jungle Date: 17th August 2020 Equipment: Equipment: … Continued

Familiarising with this Bat Hawk

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Slowly getting to know this Bat Hawk’s (Macheiramphus alcinus alcinus) routine and behaviour. It will constantly look around, possibly for prey; did not attack passing swifts. No calls heard. Some preening in video (using Nikon P900) of perched behaviour at 7.30am … Continued

Sightings of Black-and-crimson Oriole

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I saw adult female Black-and-crimson Oriole (Oriolus consanguineus malayanus) three times on this trip, which was unusual, twice as a participant of a mixed foraging party (bird wave) with Chestnut-capped Laughingthrushs (Garrulax mitratus), Common Green Magpies (Cissa chinensis) and other … Continued

Blyth’s Hawk-eagle

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Was cleaning out my old, unprocessed images and spotted this Blyth’s Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus alboniger) seen in the lowlands with prey. Generally prefers montane habitat.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Edge of … Continued

Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike – near-threatened

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The Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus hirundinaceus) is less commonly seen in recent years and considered near-threatened in Peninsular Malaysia (Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive 2020).   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, … Continued