Vocalisation of Coppersmith Barbet

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“The Coppersmith Barbet’s (Megalaima haemacephala) metronomic call has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It can be heard from afar but difficult to locate. “On this occasion I was fortunate to have a clear view of … Continued

Song of the Oriental Magpie Robin

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“The Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) is slowly making a comeback in Singapore, but its friendly nature makes it an easy poaching target, more so than the Straw-headed Bulbul which sensibly keeps a low visual profile…!! “Here’s a clip of … Continued

Black-naped Oriole’s coarse call

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“There is a matured trumpet tree (Tabebuia rosea) about 15 m tall outside my apartment. Garden birds such as Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis), Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), Blacked-naped Orioles (Oriolus chinensis) and Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) frequently visit this tree … Continued

Call of the White-breasted Waterhen

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Lena Chow recorded a video clip of a White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus ) in March 2011 “…making its usual loud, repetitive croaky call to another bird (or two) in the low bushes this evening. The ruak-ruak calls taper off at … Continued

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