Arctic Warbler – sighting

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Saw two Arctic Warblers (Phylloscopus borealis) feeding in the same immediate location. This was a bit unexpected for me, always having only seen one except when due to migrate back. One bird was very worn as shown here in this … Continued

Brown-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa williamsoni ?

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I saw this darker looking ‘Asian Brown Flycatcher’ and considered M. d. williamsoni (Brown-streaked Flycatcher). David Wells (2007 & pers. comm. 2018) states that williamsoni “normally has an all-yellow, not black-tipped, lower mandible”. I reviewed all 15 images labelled as williamsoni (Brown-streaked Flycatcher) in OBI database … Continued

Blue-eared Barbet – conflict behaviour

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Many barbets at the fruiting Ficus religiosa (Sacred Fig) especially the Blue-eared Barbets Megalaima australis duvaucelii (Psilopogon duvaucelii duvaucelii) (10-12 birds), Gold-whiskered Barbet Megalaima chrysopogon (8-9 birds) and an occasional Lineated Barbet Psilopogon lineatus and Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala. There was much competitive feeding between … Continued

Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker– diet

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Saw this young Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla) foraging and self-feeding. I think it is an immature female ( below). There was no crown-flash or red-breast but the underpart were yellow and wings olive-green and some white malar-stripe (Wells 2007 … Continued