Yellow-bellied Prinia – song

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While watching Yellow-bellied Prinias (Prinia flaviventris rafflesi) at close range, I also managed to do considerable recording of the ‘classical’ song from 3 adult male birds. Wells 2007 described this classical song or musical thrill as “tidli-idli-ul”. Handbook of Birds … Continued

Banded Broadbill

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I observed this single Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus pallidus) as part of a mixed foraging party. Most sources do not state its participation in bird waves excect for Wells (2007) who quotes one source to affirm this. The other birds … Continued

White-headed Munia

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Was watching birds in the large overgrown Chinese graveyard just next to our home. The Covid-19 lockdowns appear to have been good for the White-headed Munias (Lonchura maja). Saw two different flocks. One flock, that I could image and count, … Continued

Large-tailed Nightjar

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Our more than 2 year resident male Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus bimaculatus) has a purpose-built platform that it uses most days. But occasionally a new perch is tested. Here resting on the large leaf of a Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) species growing wild … Continued

Banded Woodpecker – nest building

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One hole/nest is just not enough for this Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceum malaccense).   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Semi-urban environment Date: 13th February 2019 Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP … Continued