Green-billed Malkoha – contact calls

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A pair of Green-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis longicaudatus) making their soft “ko, ko” contact calls while foraging. Both had a tail moult. Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Outskirts of Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Wetlands Date: 28th … Continued

Greater Coucal – call details

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I often hear the advertising calls of the Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis bubutus) in the early mornings 7-9am and occasionally duets (responsive calls) with a partner. Some details/comments about their calls. The above image shows the posture of birds when they are making … Continued

Green-backed Flycatcher – song/calls

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I had an extended opportunity to observe two male Green-backed Flycatcher (Ficedula elisae) today. I won’t get into the taxonomy of the narcissus flycatcher complex but want to share the vocalisation of this bird. Hsiao (Mu-Chi Hsiao, Cheng-Lin Li. 2017. A … Continued

Golden Babbler – song

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An earlier account describes the short song of attractive Golden Babbler (Stachyridopsis chrysaea chrysops)  as well as provides the sonogram and waveform of the HERE. This post captures more images of the singing babbler, especially the posture it takes when … Continued

Fluffy-backed Tit Babbler – call 2

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I came across a pair of Fluffy-backed Tit Babbler (Macronus ptilosus ptilosus) calling in the early morning. Sexing in the field is not possible, although the female is said to be ‘smaller size’ (Wells 2007). However, it is well recognised … Continued

Large-tailed Nightjar – courtship calls

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The Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus bimaculatus) that initially lived in our immediate neighbourhood and, for the past 2 years, has lived in our garden, is probably the bird we have watched the most. Apart from frequent daytime observations, we also … Continued