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

Plaintive Cuckoo – sexing, age

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I have always been on the lookout for female Plaintive Cuckoos (Cacomantis merulinus threnodes) in grey morph. We are of course familiar with the female in the hepatic or rufous morph. Erritzøe, Mann & Brammer (2012) state that adult female … Continued