Pygmy Blue Flycatcher – rare?

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Hard to determine how common this small Pygmy Blue Flycatcher (Ficedula hodgsoni sondaica) is as it is uncommonly seen in the region; possibly because it tends to forage in thicker vegetation. A male shown.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, … Continued

Long-tailed Rosefinch of Japan

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I have a number of species left unposted from the time in Japan. Long-tailed Rosefinchs (Carpodacus sibiricus sanguinolentus) are delightful to watch and love feeding on the seeds of the Dandelion (Taraxacum). According to Clement (1993) C.s. sanguinolentus is slightly … Continued

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker – male

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I spotted this pair of Orange-bellied Flowerpeckers (Dicaeum trigonostigma trigonostigma) because they were fluttering extensively to try and get at some item from a tree (prey or item not seen). They both looked very agitated, lifted wings and breast feathers … Continued

Red-bearded Bee-eater – calls

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These are the hoarse calls of the Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus). Often described as “kar kar kah kah ka”, but with much variation (Wells 1999). HBW (2019) says “A fast, descending series of 5–10 hoarse notes….” My recording had 11 … Continued