White-Faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae catches a snake for lunch

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  A quiet stroll by the beach rewarded Wong Kais with a video of a White-Faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae catching a slithery reptile for lunch. Kais managed to capture the bird’s hunting strategy. The rather big bluish-grey bird, approximately 70 cm … Continued

New Food Item for the Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis

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Wells (2007) indicates that in Peninsula Malaysia direct evidence of the Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis feeding on nectar is lacking and suggests that they eat mainly arthropods and insects. Cheke & Mann (2001) state that apart from insects and caterpillars they also feed … Continued

Nest building by Purple-naped Spiderhunter Kurochkinegramma hypogrammicum nuchale

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I had an opportunity to observe the nest building of the Purple-naped Spiderhunter Kurochkinegramma hypogrammicum nuchale on 1st May 2023 at a forest site on the outskirts of Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. I have intentionally kept details to a minimum to protect the … Continued