Portrait of an eagle: Changeable Hawk Eagle

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The Changeable Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus) found in this part of the world is the subspecies limnaeetus. It is crestless and is found from the Himalayan foothills down through Southeast Asia into Greater Sundas to Philippines. This subspecies is polymorphic, … Continued

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: More on crocs

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The earlier post on the crocodile sighting at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (above) has attracted another comment from R. Subaraj, a nature consultant and bird specialist: “Actually, from what I hear (and this needs confirmation from NParks), the croc … Continued

Lam’s Olive-backed Sunbirds

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“What caused two nesting failures on the same plant?” was posted earlier. Lam Chun See then thought that the pair of Olive-backed Sunbirds (Cinnyris jugularis) that had been busy constructing their nest attached to his bromeliad plant abandoned it after … Continued

What does a tailorbird do at night?

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Yes, what does a tailorbird do at night? Or all diurnal birds for that matter. Why, some but not all sleep. Many waders feed at night when the mudflats are exposed due to low tide. So they cannot afford to … Continued

Tuas: Another wetland reclaimed

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On 2nd April 2007, Tang Hung Bun wrote: “Many of us have been to Tuas marshland for birding (above). While the number of dragonfly species seen there is less than that in the sedge ponds in Marina, there are some … Continued

Oriental Magpie Robin: Distraction tactic

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Many birds will try to distract you if you are near their nest, especially when there are chicks around. I have personally experience a Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) as well as a Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) trying to get me … Continued

Circus of the Spineless #23

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BESG is participating in Circus of the Spineless #23, a monthly celebration of insects, arachnids, molluscs, crustaceans, worms and most anything else that wiggles. If you are into invertebrates, this is the site for you. There are numerous sites where … Continued