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

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