Songs of the Hill Mynas

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“According to Wikipedia, the Hill Mynas, now known as Common Hill Mynas Gracula religiosa, ‘…produce an extraordinarily wide range of loud calls – whistles, wails, screeches, and gurgles, sometimes melodious and often very human-like in quality. Each individual has a … Continued

Juvenile Tiger Shrike takes a gecko

“I was on my usual morning birdwatching yesterday when I saw a small bird flying into a [chempaka merah] (Michelia champaca) [tree], which was featured in a story about Asian Glossy Starling feasting on its seeds. I quickly mounted … Continued

A caged Crested Jay

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“Found this adult Crested Jay (Platylophus galericulatus on the island of Pulau Bintan in a cage. The owner told me that it came from Sumatra. What was interesting is that it can be found in Peninsula Malaysia, according to C. … Continued

Call of the Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS photographed the male Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) and recorded his call on 25th December 2010 at his Canning Garden home in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia – HERE. This is a common garden flowerpecker that Amar takes delight … Continued

Hill Myna vocalisation

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At about 6.40 am on 4th June 2010, I was awaken by the loud shrill whistle of a pair of Hill Mynas (Gracula religiosa). For the next 15 minutes or so I enjoyed the mixture of sounds that included the … Continued

Common Tailorbird singing

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“The Common Tailorbird is an elusive garden bird, often heard but difficult to see. I heard this bird singing in clumps of yellow cane palm (Dypsis lutescens) at one corner of my Condominium yesterday morning. I pointed my camera towards … Continued

Calls of the Grey-headed Fish Eagle

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The Grey-headed Fish Eagle’s (Icthyophaga ichthyaetus) global status is “near threatened”. Wells (1999) estimates that there may be about 40 pairs in the Thai-Malay Peninsula. “They can be differentiated from the Lesser Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis) by the broad black … Continued

Call of the Fluffy-backed Tit Babbler

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“I heard a loud ‘argument’ going on in a dense bush and decided to watch quietly. It was a verbal battle between a pair of Fluffy-backed Tit Babblers (Macronous ptilosus ptilosus) and a pair of Stripe-throated Bulbuls (Pycnonotus finlaysoni finlaysoni). … Continued

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