Common Myna with deformed bill

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 3

Kwong Wai Chong sent in images of a Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) seen with its partner foraging at the beach. The myna has a cross bills, a deformed condition (above left). The condition has not apparently affected the bird’s feeding … Continued

A choking Blue-winged Pitta

posted in: Feeding strategy | 5

The post on the weird behaviour of the Malaysian Night Heron (Gorsachius melanolophus) attracted the attention of Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS as he has an earlier encounter with a Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis) with similar behaviour. His account is reproduced … Continued

Parasitic fly on Spotted Dove

posted in: Parasites, Parrots, Pigeon-Dove | 1

Willi Kwek photographed a fly running around the body of the fledgling Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis). “This fly, also seen on the other doves, appears to have special adaptations on its feet for holding onto feathers,” says Willi. “It also … Continued

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