Nesting of Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers

posted in: Nesting | 3

Thanks to a lead by Morten Strange, I was able to record the nesting of a pair of Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers (Dicaeum cruentatum) and the antics of the two nestlings during April this year. The nest was an oval pouch woven … Continued

Nesting of Black-naped Oriole

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The Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) is a very distinctive bird of gardens and parks. Its bright yellow plumage and black nape make it easy to recognise. Its loud and fluty whistle is similarly distinctive. It is a common resident as … Continued

White-crested Laughingthrush and bananas

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“We first noticed, or actually heard, these White-crested Laughingthrushes (Garrulax leucolophus) about two years ago. Usually we only see these birds after a heavy downpour. They will come to our frangipani trees (Plumeria spp.) and take turns to forage on … Continued

Egg-dumping by Asian Koels

posted in: Brood parasitism, Crows | 1

Egg-dumping is the term used by birders to refer to nest parasitism. This is where a bird lays its eggs in the nest of other birds. It can be a bird of the same species (intraspecific parasitism) or of another … Continued

Homosexuality in birds

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An earlier posting on a pair of hornbills of different species, both females, prospecting for a nesting site, has raised the question of homosexuality among birds. But how aware are local birders of such behaviour among our feathered friends? Not … Continued

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