Tameness in birds

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Birders need binoculars to watch birds and photographers use 600 mm lens to take pictures of birds. Why? Because birds fly off when approached. Birds do not trust humans as invariably we cause them harm or deprive them of their … Continued

Jerdon’s Baza: Earlier sightings

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With the posting of the third sighting of the Jerdon’s Baza (Aviceda jerdoni) and details of the bird feasting on a lizard, interests on the past two sightings have been generated. Thanks to Wang Luan Keng for the lead, we … Continued

Black-naped Tern’s first flight

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“The Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana) nests in a shallow depression on the rocky surface of small outcrops. Generally, two eggs are laid and incubated by both parents. Soon after hatching, the chicks wander off from the exposed nest to seek … Continued

Landing a Brahminy Kite in the Andaman

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Stephen Lau and his fishing buddies were in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands some four years ago. This is a great fishing safari destination and they were there to fish. But instead of the large sea water fish, they landed … Continued

Yellow-vented Bulbul: Drying after the rain?

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Lena Chow made an interesting observation on Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier) at Aljunied Park, Singapore one day in June 2006: “…after a heavy downpour they fly out of a spot in the treetop for about 2 metres and immediately fly … Continued

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