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

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird – calls

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These are from call recordings of the Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Chalcoparia singalensis singalensismade). The sunbird was a self-feeding, immature male I posted from 17th August 2020. Different sources have described song and calls in different ways with trills, chirps and a … Continued

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird – prey for young

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Wells (2007) indicates that in Peninsula Malaysia, direct evidence of Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Chalcoparia singalensis interposita) feeding on nectar is lacking and suggests that they eat mainly arthropods and insects. Cheke & Mann (2001) state that apart from insects and caterpillars … Continued