Baya Weaver – song and calls

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“It is interesting to note how little is documented about the Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) calls locally. Possibly because they are considered common birds and hence less observed. Wells (2007) notes two types of calls – a harsh ‘chit’ … Continued

Buff-breasted Babbler

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I heard the Buff-breasted Babbler (Trichastoma tickelli tickelli) at a number of locations but spotting this under-growth specialist was tough. Rarely shows itself, and that in dark environments (image ISO 5,000-10,000). The classical calls are easily identified once learnt and … Continued

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

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Watched a Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus) today and was first alerted to its presence by the classical metallic notes it makes; rendered by various sources differently but sounds like a beep, beep, beep to me. Chestnut-winged Cuckoos are said not … Continued

Yellow-bellied Prinia

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Adult male Yellow Prinia (Prinia flaviventris rafflesi) in breeding plumage (below). The adult female partner (below). Note the male face has more black and female retains the white supercilium. Note again the breeding plumage changes in the males – an … Continued

Thick-billed Green-Pigeon

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Saw three Thick-billed Green-Pigeons (Treron curvirostra curvirostra) in the very early morning under dark skies on a dead tree; 2 males and 1 female. Some images of the males (all 3 images shown here). It had rained in the early … Continued

Buff-necked Woodpecker – drumming

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Saw a pair of Buff-necked Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tukki tukki) foraging today – the male is shown above and below. Below is the female. Apart from the red malar strip, Gorman 2014 (Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide. Helm Guides) … Continued