A dead Hooded Pitta

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We came home from lunch today to find, sadly, a dead adult Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida cucullata) in the garden; possibly died in the past 1-2 hours. One eye had an old injury and looked blind, which may have accounted … Continued

Crimson Sunbird – tongue

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I had an opportunity to image the tongue of the Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja) as it called out near me (above). The tongue of sunbirds, like other nectar feeders, is tubular and fringed at the tip (brush-tipped). They collect … Continued


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  There are few sites in the city where it is possible to watch resident Dollarbirds (Eurystomus orientalis orientalis). The images here show an adult in the early morning light.   Dato’ Amar-Singh HSS Dr Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: … Continued