Grey-headed Lapwing 

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Grey-headed Lapwings (Vanellus cinereus) have shown increased migratory numbers to the peninsular over the past two decades. I saw at least 9 today at this site and all looked like adults, but Hayman et al. (1986) state that juveniles are … Continued

Taiwan Wren Babbler (Taiwan Cupwing) 

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Post 1. The Taiwan Wren Babbler (Taiwan Cupwing) (Pnoepyga formosana), endemic of high montane forest, is a tiny, fast moving bird, usually in the dark undergrowth; making for challenging observations. Very much like the Malaysian Pygmy Wren-babbler (Pnoepyga pusilla). Handbook … Continued

Puff-throated Babbler – calls

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Post 1. The Puff-throated Babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps acrum) is more heard than seen. I listened to one for more than 1.5 hours but had only occasional, fleeting glimpses (Post 1). P. r. acrum is a ‘richer’ coloured subspecies. Listening to … Continued

Grey-throated Babbler 

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Post 1. I saw a number of Grey-throated Babblers (Stachyris nigriceps davisonithese) either as part of mixed foraging parties (bird waves) or a small social unit (3 birds). Post 2. The component of the mixed foraging party they were involved … Continued

Mountain Fulvetta – calls

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Post 1. Two types of calls made by the Mountain Fulvettas (Alcippe peracensis peracensis). Post 2. Sonogram and waveform in the Post 2 with call recording here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/507148 This call is a buzzy contact call with softer notes/whistles interspersed. Post … Continued

Puff-throated Babbler – 2

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Post 1. I have more opportunities and extended time to observe these Puff-throated Babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps acrumbabblers). Calls are easy to identify but they spend much time in the undergrowth, often on the ground, making visibility an issue. Post 2. … Continued