Red-wattled Lapwing defending its chick

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While out photographing birds at Sungei Balang in nearby Johor, Malaysia recently, Johnny Wee had an exciting encounter with an aggressive Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus). There were no signs of any lapwings around, nesting or otherwise but obviously the nest … Continued

Promiscuity in birds

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It has been estimated that about 90% of all birds are socially monogamous. This is an arrangement in which a male and a female come together to rear their offspring. And since time immemorial, people have believed that such pairs … Continued

Black-naped Monarch in display

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In October 2008, Adrian Lim a.k.a. wmw998 documented a female Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea) in a ‘dance’ display. “These dancing shots of the female Black-naped Monarch were taken last Sunday. A pair of them happened to be nearby, while we … Continued

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

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The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis) is a common resident in Peninsular Malaysia. In Singapore it is a non-breeding visitor, first reported in the mid-1996 in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It was reportedly sighted a few more time in subsequent … Continued

A handicapped Blue-winged Leafbird

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Choo Teik Ju a.k.a choo was in China recently and brought back images of a female Blue-winged Leafbird taken from the Liuxihe National Forest Park, Conghua. The bird had an injured right foot but this did not prevent her from … Continued

Malayan Water Monitor catching catfish

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Meibao sent in this note and the image above: “I was lucky enough to see a monitor lizard with a very very fresh-looking catfish in its jaws during low tide. (At the main bridge just outside the main hide.) “Suspect … Continued

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