Call of the Stripe-throated Bulbul

posted in: Vocalisation | 0

According to Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS, the Stripe-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus finlaysoni) is not adequately appreciated both for its beauty and delightful calls. It is fairly common in disturbed or secondary forests. They are often seen in pairs, making a variety … Continued

Feeding behaviour of sunbirds

posted in: Feeding-plants, Sunbirds, Videography | 1

An earlier post by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS documented four species of sunbirds feeding on the seeds of common mahang (Macaranga bancana) LINK. In this post an adult female Red-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes rhodolaemus) was photographed swallowing the seeds of Macaranga … Continued

Asian Glossy Starling: A portrait

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I am never tired of watching groups of Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) feasting on the fruits of my Alexandra palms (Archontophoenix alexandrae). I have four palms that are more than 20 years old. They regularly flower and fruit such … Continued

Red Junglefowl Hens’ Plumage

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 3

“The Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is widely believed to be the wild ancestor of all domestic chicken. Red Junglefowl roosters are quite an eyeful with its brilliantly coloured plumage and showy arching tail feathers. Red Junglefowl hens are less eye … Continued

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