Pin-striped Tit Babbler -calls

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The commonest babbler to encounter locally is the Pin-striped Tit Babbler (Macronus gularis gularis). And I watched a pair for some time as they foraged in the morning at the fringe of this forest reserve (above). I personally enjoy listening to the … Continued

Fluffy-backed Tit Babbler

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I saw these near-threatened (locally vulnerable bordering on endangered) Fluffy-backed Tit Babblers (Macronus ptilosus ptilosus) a number of times this morning. Initially a family unit of 4 birds (one bird seen was a juvenile); at another time was a pair … Continued

Rufous-bellied Swallow – nesting material

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A pair of Rufous-bellied Swallow (Cecropis badia) collecting dried stalks of roadside plants as nesting material. Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Semi-Urban environment Date: 15th April 2019 Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di … Continued

Chestnut Munia – getting hard to see

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A small flock of 4 Chestnut Munias (Lonchura atricapilla sinensis) was spotted around an ex-mining pool with fruit farms around. The site was next to the limestone outcroppings in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Sad to say, these attractive small birds are becoming harder … Continued

Rufous Piculet – female calls

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I managed to record some calls of this adult female Rufous Piculet (Sasia abnormis abnormis). There are three ‘types’ of calls or call structures I heard. They sound very much alike and look similar on the sonogram but some are … Continued

Japanese Wagtail

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We only saw Japanese Wagtails (Motacilla grandis) twice and in rivers with gravel stones. We were fortunate to observe (from some distance) an adult pair feeding a single juvenile. Both parents were feeding the young. Post 1 above shows the … Continued