Brown-throated Sunbird with prey

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An adult female Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis malacensis) with prey for fledged young (above). The bird searched many damaged and closed leaves to find caterpillars and other invertebrates (below). Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia … Continued

Grey-headed Fish Eagle – an old nest

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And old nest of the Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Icthyophaga ichthyaetus) that is being refurbished; very high up and safe from humans.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Outskirts of Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Wetlands and secondary … Continued

Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker

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One of the less commonly seen flowerpeckers is the Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus septentrionalis).   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Primary forest Date: 14th January 2021 Equipment: Equipment: Nikon … Continued

Buff-necked Woodpecker – drumming

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Saw a pair of Buff-necked Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tukki tukki) foraging today – the male is shown above and below. Below is the female. Apart from the red malar strip, Gorman 2014 (Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide. Helm Guides) … Continued

Yellow-eared Spiderhunter – nectar feeding

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Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys chrysogenys) feeding on the flower nectar of the African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata).   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Secondary growth adjacent to limestone outcroppings Date: 10th December 2020 … Continued

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

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Had only a brief opportunity to walk about today and spotted two migratory cuckoos. The Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus) is quite common but very shy for a cuckoo; so most times we just get a glimpse in flight. We have … Continued


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There were 9 non-breeding Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) at this wetland site. The image below shows four of them; the two on the right looked smaller and could be females. A short video clip of one of the birds feeding (taking … Continued