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

Call of the Oriental Pied Hornbill

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“Visits by the Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris convexus) to our urban Ipoh garden have been one of the most unexpected and delightful events in our lives. Although there are many in Perak (Peninsular Malaysia), they are largely confined to … Continued

Song of the Silver-eared Mesia

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At an altitude of 1,800m in the Cameron Highland’s Gunung Brinchang in Malaysia, the Silver-eared Mesias (Leiothrix argentauris tahanensis) are commonly seen and heard (left: adult female). These are highly social birds, often gathering in groups to sing their songs. … Continued

Documenting bird calls and songs

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Many local birdwatchers are able to recognise the birds behind the songs. However, interest in most cases ends there except for a few who make basic recordings. Erik Mobrand posted the first account on vocalisation as far back as October … Continued

Pied Fantail: Call and behaviour

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“I would like to post a behaviour we have recently observed but with audio recordings rather than visual… “Pied Fantails (Rhipidura javanica longicaudata) have ‘owned’ our garden for many years and are one of the commonest birds we interact with … Continued

Rufous Piculet drumming

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Danny Lau came across a pair of Rufous Piculet (Sasia abnormis) in the Panti forest in Johor, Malaysia towards the end of February 2010. He managed to video the male drumming on a rattan palm. The male Rufous Piculet has … Continued

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