White-breasted Woodswallow mating

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Irfan Choo is sharing with us images he took of a pair of White-breasted Woodswallows (Artamus leucorynchus) mating high up on a horizontal cable perch in Selangor, Malaysia (left). White-breasted Woodswallow is found in Southeast Asia and Australasia, but not … Continued

Eye colour in bulbuls

posted in: Morphology-Develop., Species | 0

Light enters the eye through the pupil. The iris (Latin for “rainbow), the coloured part of the eye surrounding the pupil, controls the amount entering the eye. When lighting is bright, the pupil closes. It opens up when lighting is … Continued

Java Sparrow conservation

posted in: Conservation | 1

The Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora) is indigenous to Java and Bali, from where it spread throughout the tropical world as a result of deliberate release and escape of captive birds (left). In its home country of Java, the highest concentration … Continued