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

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