Rufous Piculet – female calls

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I managed to record some calls of this adult female Rufous Piculet (Sasia abnormis abnormis). There are three ‘types’ of calls or call structures I heard. They sound very much alike and look similar on the sonogram but some are … Continued

Japanese Wagtail

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We only saw Japanese Wagtails (Motacilla grandis) twice and in rivers with gravel stones. We were fortunate to observe (from some distance) an adult pair feeding a single juvenile. Both parents were feeding the young. Post 1 above shows the … Continued

African Tulip Tree and Spiderhunters

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Post 1 I returned to the flowering Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip Tree) where I again saw 4 species of Spiderhunters feeding on nectar, high up: Long-billed Spiderhunter Arachnothera robusta robusta Grey-breasted Spiderhunter Arachnothera modesta modesta Spectacled Spiderhunter Arachnothera flavigaster Yellow-eared … Continued

Spectacled Spiderhunter – behaviour

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Post 1 I have watched the Spiderhunters that visit the flowering Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip Trees) extensively and would like to share some further observations. A number of immature birds also visited the trees; in particular the immatures of the … Continued

An odd Brown Shrike

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I saw this odd Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) today that had no tail to speak of. Either moulting but more likely lost in some traumatic event.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Extensive … Continued

Grey-bellied Bulbul – call

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I saw a Grey-bellied Bulbul (Pycnonotus cyaniventris cyaniventris) making calls and managed a very short recording of two different calls (above). The song and calls of this bird are possibly more varied than currently known. The audio recording (edited with … Continued

Paddyfield Pipit  – extended vocalisation

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I had an unusual experience with a Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus malayensis) today. I arrived at this wetland site around 6.57am and immediately encountered a Paddyfield Pipit calling out non-stop. The total duration, of continuously calling out, exceeded 1.5 minutes, … Continued

Golden-bellied Gerygone – plumage

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An earlier account describes the Little Bronze Cuckoo (Chalcites minutillus peninsularis) being fed by the Golden-bellied Gerygones (Gerygone sulphurea sulphurea) HERE. This post provides further images of the Golden-bellied Gerygone host parents. Note a feature that I have not seen described … Continued

Cattle Egret – social group

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This is a rather long panorama image of part of a Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis coromundus) flock; only part is shown. I have detailed individual images and there are more than 414 birds in the flock. This is not a … Continued