Oriental Pied Hornbills raid Dollarbird nest

Bee Choo Strange visited Capella@ Sentosa with her husband on 3 May 2022 and they saw 2 Oriental Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris) raiding the nest hole of the Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis). They could not see the nest of the Dollarbird … Continued

Oriental Magpie Robin – odd song

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The songs and calls of the Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis musicus) are varied and wide. Over the years I have tried to understand their meaning as I watch them in our garden. Occasion we get ‘unusual’ birds that sing … Continued

Slaty-backed Forktail Nesting

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I observed a Slaty-backed Forktail (Enicurus schistaceus) nesting in Cameron Highlands on 25th April 2022 at a jungle stream collecting nesting material. The bird was comfortable enough to allow me to watch. Most nesting material I saw was leaf skeletons, … Continued

Pacific Swallow – calls

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I was watching a pair of Pacific Swallows (Hirundo tahitica javanica) that I know fairly well. They were hawking insects, using a stationary ceiling fan as a vantage position, and calling out intermittently. Most calls were soft ‘wep’ or ‘kwek’ … Continued

Stripe-throated Bulbul at various locations

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#1 Stripe-throated Bulbul Stripe-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus finlaysoni finlaysoni) – above. Location: Taiping, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: 500-600 meter ASL, primary jungle Date: 18th February 2019 #2 Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni finlaysoni – above. Location: Taiping, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: 500-600 meter ASL, … Continued

Wood Sandpiper – swimming

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The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is known to be a good swimmer.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Wetlands, Padi Fields Date: 3rd December 2019 Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor … Continued