Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker – diet

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Was on a dark trail when I saw this single Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus) feeding on the fruit of Cluster Fig (Ficus racemose). In the past I have observed Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers feeding on: Ficus Benjamina fig Ficus villosa fig Melastoma … Continued

Crested Goshawk

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This female Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus indicus) attacked a pair of Thick-billed Green-Pigeon (Treron curvirostra) that were in courtship but failed to snag any.   It then attempted to use this bare tree as a vantage point but was harassed by … Continued

Lesser vs. Greater Green Leafbirds

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I have been seeing a number of leafbirds recently. A composite image below shows the difference between the Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) and the Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops) for males and females. Note in Greater Green Leafbirds the heavier, hooked bill; the black … Continued

Plume-toed Swiftlet collecting nesting materials

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Saw Plume-toed Swiftlet (Collocalia affinis), also known as Glossy Swiftlet or Western Glossy Swiftlet, collecting nesting material from the Silvergrass (Miscanthus) flowering heads (below). This swiftlet was also seen collecting leaves of the Geijera parviflora (introduced Australian Willow, also known … Continued