Pied Fantail feeding juvenile cuckoo

posted in: Brood parasitism | 2

In late August 2008, Mark Chua documented an adult Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) feeding a very hungry juvenile cuckoo (above). Interestingly, Mark had earlier seen another pair around the same the area of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The cuckoo … Continued

A family of Pied Fantail

posted in: Nesting | 0

Lee Tiah Khee managed to photograph a family of Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) at the nest, something that is not an easy thing to do. Usually, as one adult arrives, the other flies off. The nest is a neat cup … Continued

Antics of the Pied Fantail

posted in: Feeding strategy | 2

The Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) is a small bird that is never still. The bird is constantly moving around, at the same time turning from side to side in a jerky way, lowering its wings, cocking up its head and … Continued

Nictitating membrane

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 4

In April 2006 Johnny Wee spotted a White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) perching on a branch of a tree, eying a lizard on the ground nearby. He managed to take a few images with his digital camera as the bird launched … Continued

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