Greater Flameback – family group

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I spent the morning in mangrove forest and met up with a family unit of Greater Flamebacks (Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus indomalayicus). The image above shows the adult male is bottom centre and juvenile/immature male top left. The adult male displayed dominant … Continued

White-throated Kingfisher – with prey

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White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) with a cricket or roach-like prey.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Urban environment Date: 3rd September 2020 Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor … Continued

Common Iora – male and female

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Male Common Iora. Although the Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia horizoptera) is common, just as its name implies, it never fails to delight. Female Common Iora.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia … Continued

Lineated Barbet – prey for young

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I observed a Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata hodgsoni) that was nesting, hunting for prey for the juveniles. It explored the crown of a Sea Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa) and inspected under a number of the leaves; managed to get a … Continued

Buff-breasted Babbler

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I heard the Buff-breasted Babbler (Trichastoma tickelli tickelli) at a number of locations but spotting this under-growth specialist was tough. Rarely shows itself, and that in dark environments (image ISO 5,000-10,000). The classical calls are easily identified once learnt and … Continued

Yellow Wagtail – making sense

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Yellow Wagtails (Motacilla flava) have such diversity, are fascinating and have been split by some authorities into Western Yellow Wagtail and Eastern Yellow Wagtail with numerous subspecies (with mitochondrial and DNA evidence). Seeing them when not in breeding plumage adds … Continued

White-rumped Shama – juvenile

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Met my second set of White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus mallopercnus) juveniles this week at different locations. This pair was accompanied by a single adult female. One of the juveniles was self-feeding and looked like a young male from the moult; … Continued