A pair of Large Niltava

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A pair of Large Niltava (Niltava grandis decipiens) was sighted along a primary jungle mountain trail. Male bird is shown above, female below. This pair of birds was seen together.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Habitat: 1300 … Continued

Call of the Black-eared Kite

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A single call of the Black-eared Kite (Milvus lineatus) was recorded see: https://www.xeno-canto.org/507829 Sonogram and wave form as shown above.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: East Hokkaido, Japan Date: 10th June 2019 Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR … Continued

Black-throated Sunbird – new nectar source

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I saw this female Black-throated Sunbird (Aethopyga saturata wrayi) feeding on the nectar of a buttonbush. This flowering plant is in the family Rubiaceae but does not fit the local Nauclea orientalis (leaves, flower colours all not right). The much better fit would be Cephalanthus … Continued

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike

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Saw 5 Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikes (Hemipus picatus intermedius) in a family/social unit. Post 1 (above) is of an adult female. Post 2 of a juvenile/immature. Post 3 – I suspect is also a juvenile/immature.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, … Continued

Green Iora

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Green Ioras (Aegithina viridissima viridissima) are not uncommon birds but hard to watch or image well as they are high canopy species and blend well with the forest green. Had a small group of 4 today that were much lower … Continued