Black-naped Oriole’s 16 different calls

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In a post as far back as 22nd December 2008, it was mentioned that Gloria Seow had documented as many as seven different calls of the Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis). In the same post, this number was increased by one … Continued

Miscellaneous bird vocalisation I

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A number of birders have responded to our recent call to document vocalisation. This has been a much neglected aspect of local birdwatching and is much welcomed. We give below a collection of bird calls and songs contributed by Dato’ … Continued

Fire-tufted Barbet’s calls

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Following yesterday’s post on the Fire-tufted Barbet’s (Psilopogon pyrolophus) call recorded on video, we showcase here and earlier documentation on the calls by an adult and a subadult/juvenile… “Fire-tufted Barbets are one of the highlights of any visit to the … Continued

Oriental Magpie Robin: Vocalisation

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“Whether they [Oriental Magpie Robins (Copsychus saularis)] are escapees or their off shoots, I do not know. But these are frequently seen in my condo, sometimes alone, sometimes in a pair. Very often their presence is immediately known by their … Continued

Common Iora: Vocalisation

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“In December 2009 I posted three sound recordings of calls made by, I believe, the same unknown bird: unknown-call2a, unknown-call2b3 and unknown-call2c. “It was recorded with my compact superzoom (up to 432mm equiv). It has a built-in stereo mic and … Continued

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