Black-winged Stilt – variants

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Occasionally we see an odd plumaged adult Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), one with a dark black on the nape and hindneck – see the image above. Very like the Pied Stilts (Himantopus (himantopus) leucocephalus).  Pied Stilts have been noted to … Continued

Beaks of the Spiderhunters

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Just for the sheer joy of it, I have created a collage of the beaks of 6 of the 7 Spiderhunters present in Peninsular Malaysia. Images have been taken over time. One is a highland species, the Thick-billed Spiderhunter is not … Continued

Little Cormorant – nesting site

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Post 1. I recently reported the first nesting site for Little Cormorants (Microcarbo niger) that I had been observing since 2014. See: Amar-Singh HSS. (2020). Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger nesting in Peninsular Malaysia. BirdingASIA 33: 114–117. In that report I … Continued