Cinereous Tit

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Presumed male Cinereous Tit. These Cinereous Tit (Parus cinereus ambiguous) are common in some parts of the world but occur in very localised areas in Malaysia. I have only ever seen them in mangrove forests and coastal Casuarina tree clumps. … Continued

Fiery Minivet – social group

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Took a break from all the Covid-19 prevention activities I am involved in, for a forest walk. Fiery Minivets (Pericrocotus igneus igneus) are considered near-threatened. They are an uncommon bird to see and the last time I saw them was at … Continued

Brown-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa williamsoni ?

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I saw this darker looking ‘Asian Brown Flycatcher’ and considered M. d. williamsoni (Brown-streaked Flycatcher). David Wells (2007 & pers. comm. 2018) states that williamsoni “normally has an all-yellow, not black-tipped, lower mandible”. I reviewed all 15 images labelled as williamsoni (Brown-streaked Flycatcher) in OBI database … Continued

Bay Woodpecker – family unit

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These were near impossible images to get, high up in thick foliage and observed in overcast weather with light rain, but worth reporting. Bay Woodpeckers (Blythipicus pyrrhotis cameroni) are noted to forage singly and partners do not forage close to … Continued

Large-tailed Nightjar

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Our more than 2 year resident male Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus bimaculatus) has a purpose-built platform that it uses most days. But occasionally a new perch is tested. Here resting on the large leaf of a Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) species growing wild … Continued

Zebra Dove – social behaviour 

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My common experience with the social behaviour of Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) is to see a pair foraging or perched, often affectionately (allopreening). Not infrequently a small group will be found foraging together where the food source is readily available; … Continued

White-winged Terns in flight

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White-winged Terns (Chlidonias leucopterus) in flight (above and 2 below)… …and one with fish prey (below). Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Malim Nawar wetlands, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Ex-tin mining ponds with fish farming Date: 10th September … Continued