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

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: 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