Cuckoo for ID (Indian vs Oriental)

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Saw this adult male Cuckoo today and I am trying to determine the identification. Using terminology, distribution and features from: Johannes Erritzøe, Clive F. Mann, Frederik P. Brammer and Richard A. Fuller. Cuckoos of the World, Helm, 2012. Also using … Continued

Zebra Dove – mating

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Took a complete Coronavirus free day to enjoy birds and nature (within the restrictions of our partial lockdown). Observe a pair of Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) mating (above). Courtship involves the male bowing and lifting up of the tail with … Continued

Attracting bats to your garden…

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Common Fruit Bats (Cynopterus brachyotis) are usually found during the day roosting in caves, on the under-surface of flyovers, under the eaves of houses, on branches of trees, etc. With the coming of dusk they fly off in search of … Continued

Plain Flowerpecker feeding on mistletoe fruit

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A single Plain Flowerpecker (Dicaeum concolor [minullum] borneanum) was seen feeding on the fruits of the Rusty-leaf Mistletoe (Scurrula ferruginea).   Food of items I have observed Plain Flowerpeckers feeding on: 1.    Scurrula ferruginea (Rusty-leaf Mistletoe) – native plant, fruit and … Continued

Zebra Dove – sexing

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Sexing of Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) is best identified by courtship behaviour with male bowing and displaying. When not mating physical sex differences are subtle and not necessarily consistent. Calls between sexes also do not appear to be different.  Gibbs, … Continued

Yellow-breasted Warbler nesting

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I spotted a pair of Yellow-breasted Warblers (Seicercus montis davisoni) nesting in the montane forest at Cameron Highlands in Pahang, Malaysia. I did not approach the nest or attempt to look at it. I stayed about 5-6 meters away. I … Continued

Yellow-breasted Warbler

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According to Wikipedia, the Yellow-breasted Warbler (Seicercus montis davisoni) is found in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It’s natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland and montane forests. Currently this species has a wide range and a steady population … Continued