Oriental Reed Warbler – two images

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Two images of the Oriental Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis) captured by Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) of Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia on 30th October 2019. The location was the ex-mining pools – among fish farms and secondary growth vegetation.

Mountain Leaf Warbler

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A smart little Mountain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus trivirgatus parvirostris) with striking head markings. I wondered if this was a first year bird. Although the markings all look like an adult, including the bare parts, note the clear white patch at the … Continued

Long-tailed Shrike – talons

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Three adult Long-tailed Shrikes (Lanius schach bentet) seen of which two were a pair. Composite image of one with talons insert.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Open fields limestone hills Date: 28th … Continued

Large woodshrike delighted crowds at Chek Jawa, Singapore

Family: Vangidae Name: Large Woodshrike (Tephrodornis gularis, also known as Tephrodornis virgatus) Interesting snippets: The woodshrikes used to be placed with the shrikes (Family Laniidae) but is now placed in its own family. Shares many similarities with Laniidae members but … Continued

Bat Hawk – nictitating membrane

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Post 1. This was a totally unexpected find this morning in our neighbourhood. We had just return from cycling when my wife spotted the Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus alcinus) in our neighbourhood raptor-snagging-tree. It was unexpected as it was already … Continued

Hume’s White-eye  – feeding

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A small flock of 20-25 Hume’s White-eye (Zosterops auriventer tahanensisbirds) was feeding on the fruit of the Macaranga heynei (Blue Mahang) and black seeds and orange stalks (arils) of the Acacia mangium trees; both favourite and regular foods. Amar-Singh HSS … Continued

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