Collared Kingfisher: Protective instinct

posted in: Interspecific, Kingfishers | 2

Most birds will try their best to distract potential predators from their nests, usually by feigning injury as seen with the Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) and Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus). The Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) has its very own … Continued

Hill Myna stealing an egg

posted in: Feeding-vertebrates | 2

On 18th September 2007, KC Tsang wrote: “I was at Upper Seletar this morning, and a flock of screaming Hill Mynas (Gracula religiosa) descended on a bare tree. There were about 15 of them, so wondering what the commotion was … Continued

Leaf bathing: Striped Tit Babbler

posted in: Feathers-maintenance | 0

A Striped Tit Babbler (Macronous gularis) was recently seen taking a leaf bath after a slight shower during a hot day along Venus Drive (left). We have earlier documented the Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis) taking a leaf bath as well … Continued

Brahminy Kite: Competition for food

posted in: Feeding chicks | 4

In the avian world, it is the law of the jungle, the survival of the fittest. The larger and stronger bird always bullies the smaller and weaker, especially where food is concerned. There are exceptions of course, where smaller (but … Continued

Peaceful Dove: A filthy nest

posted in: Parasites, Waste | 6

KC Tsang was at Neo Tiew Lane on 2nd September 2007 when he came across the nest of the Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata) (above). There was an adult in the nest together with two chicks. But what he noticed was … Continued

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