Little Tern hunting

posted in: Feeding strategy | 3

Lee Tiah Khee’s dramatic images of a Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) diving into the water to catch a fish were captured in May 2009. He spent the entire morning waiting to document the tern hunting. It wasn’t an easy task. … Continued

Blue Winged Pitta found dead

posted in: Collision-Reflection | 4

On 29th April 2007, Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS found a dead adult Blue Winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis). It was lying on the grass next his guest bedroom windows at Canning Garden in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. The windows were then closed. … Continued

Daurian Starlings flocking

posted in: Roosting | 5

“At Changi Business Park late this afternoon, one of my habitual weekend dog walking haunts, I saw a flock of at least 100, perhaps double that, Daurian Starlings (Purple-backed Starlings) (Sturnus sturninus). At first they were flitting from tree to … Continued

Tawny Frogmouth

posted in: Feathers-maintenance, Species | 4

Adrian Lim’s a.k.a wmw998 image of the Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) was taken in Australia. After all, the bird is endemic to that continent. The frogmouth’s distinctive feature is its wide, strong bill, thus its common name, frogmouth. The bird … Continued

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker feeding on nectar

posted in: Feeding-plants | 1

“The diet of the Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma trigonostigma) is largely fruits (small figs, berries, especially Melastoma and also mistletoe fruits). It is also suggested that it takes nectar but I have rarely seen that behaviour. “Here is a male … Continued

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