K Wong
on 15th June 2023

INTRODUCTION I noticed plenty of twigs on my balcony floor 12-April-2023. On looking up I saw two spotted neck doves, Spilopelia chinensis,  in the process of building a nest of […]

Amar-Singh HSS
on 6th June 2023

This short note is stimulated by discussion with Dr David Wells about ‘back-mangrove’ bird species after my recent post on mangrove mixed foraging parties. I had noted that there was […]

LW Teo
on 6th June 2023

Wong Kais was exploring the Thunder Point Reserve, Warrnambool when he came face to face with this bird.   Video by Wong Kais. He observed a white-faced heron Egretta novaehollandiae […]

LW Teo
on 2nd June 2023

A female olive-backed sunbird was seen collecting nectar from the Russelia equisetiformis flowers. These plants are commonly called firecrackers in Singapore. The branches which are allowed to cascade down from […]

LW Teo
on 27th May 2023

  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 […]

LW Teo
on 18th May 2023

A small flock of House Sparrows Passer domesticus kept themselves busy on a recently mowed grass lawn in Victor Harbor, South Australia. The birds were seen picking up pieces of […]

LW Teo
on 15th May 2023

We have a pair of Yellow-vented Bulbuls Pycnonotus goiavier nesting in the neighbourhood. I was alerted to them this morning (14th May 2023) as I heard adults making warning calls […]

LW Teo
on 11th May 2023

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 […]

Amar-Singh HSS
on 5th May 2023

The Scaly-breasted Bulbul (Rubigula squamata) is less commonly seen and currently considered ‘near threatened’. It is often seen at fruiting trees with other bird species. On 4th May 2023, at […]

LW Teo
on 4th May 2023

I revisited the site and observed the nesting Purple-naped Spiderhunters on 4th May 2023. Observation was intermittent from 7.30-9.30am (occasionally ‘distracted’ by other birds). The birds appear to be incubating […]


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