Taiwan Barbet – sexing?

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In Taiwan, there is only one barbet, the Taiwan Barbet (Megalaima nuchalis). This bird is a beauty. Locally called the ‘five-coloured bird’ because of the 5 plumage colours: green – overall plumage, red – loral spot and lower breast band, … Continued

Zebra Dove – sexing

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Sexing of Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata) is best identified by courtship behaviour with male bowing and displaying. When not mating physical sex differences are subtle and not necessarily consistent. Calls between sexes also do not appear to be different.  Gibbs, … Continued

Lesser vs. Greater Green Leafbirds

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I have been seeing a number of leafbirds recently. A composite image below shows the difference between the Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) and the Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops) for males and females. Note in Greater Green Leafbirds the heavier, hooked bill; the black … Continued

Mallard: Forced mating

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“I was in Amsterdam attending an exhibition. Took some time to side track visiting a garden near the hotel I stayed. “Mallard (Anas platyrhyncos) is very common in this part of the world. “They can be seen in garden, park… … Continued