Blue-naped Parrot of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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“These uncommon Blue-naped Parrots (Tanygnathus lucionensis) can be easily found around Tanjung Aru Beach on the outskirts of the Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. “Bird Life International lists this species as near threatened. The estimated population size of this narrow range … Continued

Frogmouths, masters of camouflage

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Frogmouths are easily recognised by their typically big head and huge, wide and slightly hooked bill. They are nocturnal birds that roost during the day on branches often in relatively exposed locations. This is because they are masters of camouflage. … Continued

Atlantic Puffin

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Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) are found in the North Atlantic Ocean (above). These are stocky birds with black back and white belly. Their large and prominent bills are colourful during the breeding season and dull after as the outer colourful … Continued

Do you know that Snowy Owl…

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Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) are found mainly in the Arctic tundra region. They perch on short posts or on the ground patiently looking for prey like lemmings, rabbits and birds. Below are some interesting aspects of its behaviour, illustrated by … Continued

Green-billed Malkoha

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“Green-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis longicaudatus) foraging in a thicket for insects and caterpillars. “Key differentiating features from the similar Black-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus diardi diardi) are: “1. Tail length: Green-billed has a longer 1:1.5 times body-tail length; Black-bellied has a tail … Continued

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