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

Lesser Cuckooshrike – frugivory

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I saw a female Lesser Cuckooshrike (Lalage fimbriata culminate) feeding today on the Giant Mahang (Macaranga gigantea) fruit. I have observed this species feed on this fruit a number of times. I also saw it feeds on a Cicada-like insect. … Continued