The Eurasian Wren

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The Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes taivanus) is a wonderful little bird that works its way through the undergrowth of the upper montane forest of Taiwan. This Taiwan subspecies is said to be greyer/paler and less rufous but I could not appreciate … Continued

Taiwan Barbet – sexing?

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In Taiwan, there is only one barbet, the Taiwan Barbet (Megalaima nuchalis). This bird is a beauty. Locally called the ‘five-coloured bird’ because of the 5 plumage colours: green – overall plumage, red – loral spot and lower breast band, … Continued

Changeable hawk-eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) bitten by Paradise Tree Snake ( Chrysopelea paradisi) in a life and death duel Part 2

Tan Ghim Pin was at Pasir Ris Park and documented an eagle bitten in the right eye by a paradise tree snake. However, the eagle was unharmed.  The snake managed to slither away and the eagle searched for the snake … Continued