Baya Weaver: Do females assist in nest building?

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In having observed numerous Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) males build their remarkable nests. I ask myself “do females assist in nest building?” Males usually build nests until the helmet stage. At this time they advertise to females by flapping … Continued

Asian Glossy Starling – unique nest site

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Some Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis strigata) were nesting in cave temple statues. What a great, aesthetic location to nest but I doubt the birds were aware.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia … Continued

Baya Weaver – less common nesting sites

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Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) nesting is familiar to all of us. From my experience it is usually over water or other sites with difficult access to humans and in tress with Oecophylla ants (Weaver Ant or locally called Keranga Ant). … Continued

Banded Woodpecker – nest building

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One hole/nest is just not enough for this Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceum malaccense).   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Semi-urban environment Date: 13th February 2019 Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP … Continued

Yellow-breasted Warbler nesting

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I spotted a pair of Yellow-breasted Warblers (Seicercus montis davisoni) nesting in the montane forest at Cameron Highlands in Pahang, Malaysia. I did not approach the nest or attempt to look at it. I stayed about 5-6 meters away. I … Continued