Azure-winged Magpie defending its food

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Choo Teik Ju documented this Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanea) at the Mai Po Reserve in Hongkong defending its food by raising to its full height, spreading its wings and cocking its tail. This is a typical threat display when the … Continued

House Crow caching meat

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Samson Tan was at Singapore’s offshore island of Pulau Ubin some weeks ago when he observed a House Crow (Corvus splendens) perching on a branch of a leafless tree eating a piece of meat (above left). After eating enough, it … Continued

Spiderhunters and African tulip

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Adrian Lim a.k.a. wmw998 photographed a Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster) visiting the flowers of the African tulip (Spathodea campanulata) to feed on the nectar (above). Along came a Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (A. chrysogenys) but was chased away by the former. The … Continued

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