Nests of the Yellow-vented Bulbul

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In August 2008 Lena Chow reported a pair of Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) incorporating a large piece of toilet paper into their nest. Well, the bulbul pair are at it again. This time around, the pair is using “more tissue … Continued

Courtship feeding in Asian Koel

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Samson Tan of manta’s experience… had the good fortune to photograph the courtship feeding of the Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea). This seldom-witnessed feeding occurred at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on 16th February 2010 (left). Asian Koels are extremely shy birds, … Continued

Three woodpeckers in one location

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“Had the opportunity to see three different woodpeckers foraging in the same immediate locality at the same time – a pair of Rufous Woodpecker (Micropternus brachyurus squamigularis), a pair of Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus observandus) and one female Buff-rumped Woodpecker … Continued

Sanderling eats frozen shrimp

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Ingo Waschkies was at Amrum, one of the North Frisian Islands on the German North Sea, just before Christmas last year. He brought back a photograph of a Sanderling (Calidris alba) catching a shrimp. The temperature then was around -10º … Continued

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