Javan Myna – gecko

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On the morning of 15th April 2005 at about 7.40 am, as I opened my bedroom window, there was a sudden flutter of wings and something collided with the window. Thinking it was a bird-reflection affair, I drew the curtain … Continued

Yellow-vented Bulbul feeding snails to chick

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Photographer Wee Hiang Her captured a couple of shots of a Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) feeding its chick with a batch of tiny snails and published the images in Avian Watch Asia’s website (left). These freshwater or terrestrial molluscs, probably … Continued

Chestnut-winged Babbler: Courtship ritual

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The Chestnut-winged Babbler (Stachyris erythroptera) is an uncommon resident of the forest. The bird is nationally vulnerable due to its small, localised population. KC Tsang reported seeing the male babbler in an unusual courtship ritual on 22nd April 2007. He … Continued

Red-breasted Parakeet: fasciata or alexandri?

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Robson’s Birds of South-east Asia lists the subspecies of the Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) occuring in the region as fasciata. Local birders have never been seriously interested in the bird, probably because it is an escapee. Also, with a pair … Continued