Avifauna Memoirs of Dover Forest East: Successful Breeding of Oriental Pied Hornbill in 2022

This maiden post by Chng Eng Keong and his wife Michelle, who go by the name Birds Bond, is the product of months of field observations, videography, research and video processing.  They have presented their documentation in a summarised and … Continued

Atypical Nest Locations of the Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum ignitum)

The Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers (Dicaeum cruentatum ignitum) usually build nests that are located 6-9 meters above the ground, suspended from the terminal twig of a branch; often hidden or covered above with leaves (Cheke & Mann 2001; Wells 2007). Often trees … Continued

Nesting of the Chestnut-winged Babbler Cyanoderma erythropterum

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This short note is to summarise observations of the Chestnut-winged Babbler (Cyanoderma erythropterum) nesting. Understanding regarding the breeding biology of this babbler is limited.  Wells (2007) offers the most detailed account and describes nests as “sited in a tangle of … Continued

Nesting Pygmy Cupwing

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I was on a trail in Cameron Highlands on 25th April 2022, when I inadvertently came across a pair of Pygmy Cupwing (Pnoepyga pusilla) nesting. I kept my observations and time with them very brief. Some useful observations. I first … Continued

Slaty-backed Forktail Nesting

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I observed a Slaty-backed Forktail (Enicurus schistaceus) nesting in Cameron Highlands on 25th April 2022 at a jungle stream collecting nesting material. The bird was comfortable enough to allow me to watch. Most nesting material I saw was leaf skeletons, … Continued