Brown Shrike – male and female

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An adult male Brown Shrike, possibly L. c. cristatus. An adult female Brown Shrike, possibly L. c. cristatus.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Urban environment Date: 12th February 2021 (male) and 25th January 2021 (female) … Continued

Brown-throated Sunbird – nectar feeding

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Above is an adult male Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis malacensis)  feeding on the nectar of the Callistemon species (Bottlebrush) in our garden. A common nectar source. Above is also a male Brown-throated Sunbird feeding on Scurrula ferruginea (Rusty-leaf Mistletoe) nectar. This again, … Continued

Yellow Bittern – unique posture

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Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) pretending I cannot see it. The pink eggs are from the invasive Apple snails (genus Pomacea); they have spread extensively. Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Extensive ex-tin mining … Continued

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – leaf bath

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A pair of Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker ( Dicaeum cruentatum ignitum) that was enjoying a morning ‘shower’ using water/dew on the leaves of a Manihot glaziovii (Ubi Gajah or Wild Tapioca). Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Fruit farming with secondary growth … Continued