Spotted Dove – egg

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During this Covid 19 lockdown period we had noticed a pair of Pink-necked Green Pigeons building a nest in the garden; I observed the male a number of times bringing nesting material to the female. It was a precarious location … Continued

Little Ringed Plover

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Most likely this is a Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius curonicus), other subspecies very rare in region. It is moving from a breeding to a non-breeding plumage.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: … Continued

Milky Stork 

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Some left over observation from wetlands at the Johore coast, Malaysia and Sungei Buloh, Singapore. I saw quite a number of Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea) at both locations. The above is a Milky Stork from Johore, Malaysia. The above is … Continued

Ashy Minivet

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Ashy Minivets (Pericrocotus divaricatus) are generally found in wild urban gardens as well as along trails at the edge of primary jungle. Occasionally they are garden visitors during the migratory period. Post 1. Female bird along a trail at the … Continued

Barred Cuckoo-Dove – female

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I was watching the courtship chase and listening to the calls of a group of Little Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia ruficeps malayana) (more than 20) when I spotted this female Barred Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia unchall unchall). I am sure there were more in … Continued

Brown Shrike – immature birds

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Some of the immature Brown Shrikes (Lanius cristatus) I saw yesterday. One key distinguishing feature, pointed out to me by a colleague, that supports immature birds from adult females is the scaling on the crown – seen in all birds. Suspect … Continued