Plume-toed Swiftlet – collecting nesting material

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“I have previously observed Plume-toed Swiftlet (Collocalia affinis) collecting nesting material 8 times: a. Twice collecting strands from creepers b. Pnce collecting fibre from Livistona chinensis palms c. Three times stealing material from Baya Weaver nests (Amar-Singh HSS. Glossy Swiftlet … Continued

Spotted Nutcracker

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“The Spotted Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes owstoni) is a bird that fascinates me and is usually found at higher altitudes, where its loud calls makes it easy to spot. The Taiwan N. c. owstoni adult birds have white spots primarily confined … Continued

Banded Broadbill – calls

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“Been watching a number of Banded Broadbills (Eurylaimus javanicus pallidus) in different segments of this forest reserve, but very high in the canopy for good images; on all 3 occasions a pair seen. “Latest pair today very vocal and I … Continued

Bulbul and green-pigeon nests compared

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The Red-Whiskered Bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus) build an intricate cup-shaped nest with materials like plant roots, stems, leaves and flowering branches carefully weaved together LINK. This nest is firmly lodged between a branch fork and is not easily dislodged by wind … Continued

Golden Shower tree (Cassia fistula)

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Golden Shower Tree (Cassia fistula) is experiencing massive blooming at the back of our school after a season of dryness. It is also the national flower of Thailand. Various species of bees and butterflies are known to be pollinators of … Continued


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“Brown-throated Sunbirds (Anthreptes malacensis) nest in all kinds of places. I have seen them build homes on telephone wires, under the eves of my kitchen, and in potted plants on balconies. “But the location of this one, which I first … Continued

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