Rufous-bellied Swallow – nesting material

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A pair of Rufous-bellied Swallow (Cecropis badia) collecting dried stalks of roadside plants as nesting material. Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Semi-Urban environment Date: 15th April 2019 Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di … Continued

Grey Heron – nesting material

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This is a presumed male Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea jouyi), in some breeding plumage (facial skin around the eye blue-purple with some pink-red of legs), bringing nesting material. It was received by a presumed female at the nest. At least … Continued

Plume-toed Swiftlet collecting nesting materials

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Saw Plume-toed Swiftlet (Collocalia affinis), also known as Glossy Swiftlet or Western Glossy Swiftlet, collecting nesting material from the Silvergrass (Miscanthus) flowering heads (below). This swiftlet was also seen collecting leaves of the Geijera parviflora (introduced Australian Willow, also known … Continued