Javan Myna

posted in: Nesting | 1

“It is perhaps by some freak chance that I actually chose to figure out where the incessant kaeeu kaeeu kaeeu sounds were coming from, and that I had the patience to wait quietly, hidden, till the creature appeared. After a … 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

Allobilling

posted in: Courtship-Mating | 1

Allan Teo submitted the above two images of a pair of Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) coming together and gently grabbing each other’s beak. According to Marzluff & Angell (2005), the mutual mouthing between two birds is known as allobilling. This … Continued

Cat kill: Asian Paradise Flycatcher

posted in: Interspecific | 2

Domestic cats are excellent hunters, always stalking and in many cases catching garden birds. They may then present the caught bird to their owners, as if to repay them for the care and food. An earlier post details how a … Continued

Koel, bulbul, myna and noni

posted in: Feeding-plants, Plants | 1

On 21st July 2006 at 3.30 pm, as I was entering my garden to do some weeding, I surprised a male Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) together with a family of Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus) (two adult and a juvenile) that … Continued

Large-tailed Nightjar mating

posted in: Courtship-Mating | 0

Meng and Melinda Chan were out on the evening of 19th November 2006 hoping to take some romantic sunset scenes when they happened to witness a scene that few birders are privileged to see. Just after dusk they heard the … Continued

Juvenile birds begging for food

posted in: Feeding chicks | 0

Nestlings are continuously fed by the parent birds as they are unable to fend for themselves. They can be seen bills agape, excitedly making soft calls whenever their parents arrive. These nestlings start to beg for food whenever their parents … Continued