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

Tiger Shrike – first winter and calls

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Often meet Tiger Shrikes (Lanius tigrinus) at the fringe of the forest or in open sections of the jungle. This first winter was very vocal and had loud territorial advertising calls. A call recording is located here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/502705. A sonogram … Continued