Asian Paradise-flycatcher bathing

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Tan Gim Cheong photographed a white morph Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) at Singapore’s Japanese Garden on 30th September 2009. There was also an Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) and a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) in the garden. All three birds … Continued

House Swift in the act of drinking water

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“Unlike Merops philippinus (Blue-tailed Bee-eater), Alcedo atthis (Common Kingfisher), Halcyon capensis (Stork-billed Kingfisher), Hirundo 
tahitica (Pacific Swallow) et al., apodids (swifts) do not seem to dive into water. It could be
 because their more rigid wings, as observed in flight, … Continued