Yellow-eared Spiderhunter – new food source

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I saw a Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys chrysogenys) feeding on the fruit of the Macaranga gigantea (Giant Mahang) this morning. This is not unexpected as I have observed Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta) feeding on this fruit (Macaranga gigantea) and observed the … Continued

Golden Babbler – song and call

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Golden Babbler The song of the Golden Babbler (Stachyridopsis chrysaea chrysops) is a delightful, haunting pipping run of notes. The song starts with an introductory note followed by a run of similar notes. Sources vary on the number of notes … Continued

Golden Babbler

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The Golden Babbler (Stachyridopsis chrysaea chrysops) is common at this hill station but is fast moving and hard to image. I have wanted more opportunities to observe this wonderful babbler’s plumage. Although it gives the impression of a black face, … Continued

Crested Goshawk – nesting behaviour

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I saw a Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) building a nest today. Disclosure: I saw this nest building activity from some distance with only handheld photography and a long lens (150-600mm x 1.5 DX format), with no flash. I kept my … Continued

Gold-whiskered Barbet – food sources

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New food source for the Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon laeta). A tree I see occasionally in ‘broken’ (partly logged) forest that reaches about 6-7 meter in height and is sprawled out. It has small yellow flowers with small green fruit … Continued

Grey-headed Babbler – calls

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I went back to spend time with these Grey-headed Babbler (Stachyris poliocephala) but they are really ‘undergrowth specialists’ and I had only glimpses. I heard many calls and recorded some. The song comes in a number of variations – comprising … Continued

Grey Heron – nesting material

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This is a presumed male Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea jouyi), in some breeding plumage (facial skin around the eye blue-purple with some pink-red of legs), bringing nesting material. It was received by a presumed female at the nest. At least … Continued