Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus) collecting spider webs for nest construction

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I was at the Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve on 30th January 2023 when I spotted this female Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus) collecting spider webs for nest construction. It was not looking for spider prey. It would extend the body forward, open … Continued

World Birds Photography: Certificate of Excellence Award to Shahrul Kamal

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BESGroup congratulates Shahrul on being awarded the Certificate of Excellence by World Birds Photography.       Shahrul has been a regular contributor to BESGroup and his photographs often bring out feather colours and other identification details to readers.  His … Continued

Barbets as Participants in Mixed Species Aerial Insect Feeding

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Birds feeding on termites or flying ants is an experience I have enjoyed since childhood. I occasional get to see these mixed species aerial insect feeding in forest locations. At 7.45am on 4th August 2022 at the Kledang Saiong Forest … Continued

Food for Plain Sunbird Anthreptes simplex Juveniles

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I recently reported the Plain Sunbird Anthreptes simplex male’s role with fledglings (https://besgroup.org/2022/06/27/plain-sunbird-anthreptes-simplex-males-role-with-fledglings/). On that occasion, the adult male was feeding the juvenile the fruit of the Macaranga bancana. On 4th August 2022, at the Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, I … Continued

Field Observations on the Rufous-fronted Babbler Cyanoderma rufifrons poliogaster

The Rufous-fronted Babbler (Cyanoderma rufifrons poliogaster) is aptly described as unobtrusive by Wells (2017) and there is limited information on the species in our region. Having observed a number of these babblers in 2022, especially in the past few weeks, … Continued