Peregrine Falcon – call

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Our resident Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus ernesti) was sighted high on an electrical tower near the nesting site. We have a number or breeding pairs at various limestone hills around the city. I think this is an adult male but … Continued

Yellow-bellied Prinia  – warning calls

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Apart from the delightful song that Yellow-bellied Prinias (Prinia flaviventris rafflesithese) make, they have a variety of calls which include a warning call that sounds like a cat mewing. Wells (2007) describes it as “cheeair”, Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive … Continued

Black-bellied Malkoha – calls

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Black-bellied Malkohas (Phaenicophaeus diardi diardi) are very approachable in the field and I watched this one forage in thick foliage. While hunting for prey it uttered a low frequency (2-3 kHz) single call, repeated every 1-3 seconds; I counted 36 … Continued

Grey-cheeked Fulvetta of Taiwan

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The Grey-cheeked or Morrison’s Fulvetta (Alcippe morrisonia morrisonia) (Hsiao 2017) is a bird I had expected to see more often but did not. Brazil 2009 says this is the “standard component of bird waves” in Taiwan. We saw a small … Continued

Puff-throated Babbler  – song

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I posted some images of Puff-throated Babblers (Pellorneum ruficeps acrum) recently – I had glimpses of two birds that were together, heard multiple calls and songs and listened to vocal interactions between the pair. Many of us would be used … Continued