Silver-eared Mesia – chattering calls

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This is an older call recording of a social group of Silver-eared Mesias (Leiothrix argentauris tahanensis), sitting in a ‘thicket’ and chattering away. The chattering calls were done simultaneously by a few birds (2-3) at the same time. They were … Continued

Silver-eared Mesia  – food source

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No visit to the Cameron Highlands is complete without watching the Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris tahanensis). Food for such a common bird is not well documented. Wells 2007 says “no animal prey as yet identified” for this species locally. They are … Continued

Yellow Bittern – courtship behaviour

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I had an opportunity to observe part of the courtship ritual of Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) today. In 2012 I had posted an observation about one type of courtship behaviour (Display Type I, Lansdown & Rajanathan 1993); repeated crest-raising displays … Continued

Brown-throated Sunbird – nectar feeding

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Observed a female Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis malacensis) feeding on the nectar of the Cocos nucifera (Coconut) – one of the many food (nectar) sources these birds have. The bird made a number of calls while feeding. Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, … Continued

Mountain Tailorbird – in images

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The following images of the Mountain Tailorbird (Orthotomus cucullatus malayanus) were captured by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS, an avid birdwatcher based in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. On 12th November 2019, Amar travelled about 90 km to the state of Pahang to visit Cameron … Continued

Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo – calls

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I saw a Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris) on 15th April 2022 at the Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak calling out, perched high up at the top of the canopy. The classical male advertising calls of “pwi, pwi, pwi” in … Continued

Raffles’s Malkoha foraging

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I saw a pair of Raffles’s Malkoha (Rhinortha chlorophaea) foraging by examining dead leaves and scampering like squirrels. The female shown in these two posts.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Ulu-Kinta, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Mixed … Continued