Javan Mynas in a fight

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“I have witnessed Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus) fighting on a few occasions but have not managed to put them on record due to various reasons. Either the fight ended when the mynas were disturbed or I was simply without a … Continued

Anatomy of a Coppersmith Barbet’s nest

posted in: Nests | 2

“The image on the left shows an old Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) nest which was active around April 2009. A few days ago, I discovered that it was brought down by a heavy thunderstorm. “The trunk has broken up, revealing … Continued

Fire-tufted Barbet’s calls

posted in: Vocalisation | 1

Following yesterday’s post on the Fire-tufted Barbet’s (Psilopogon pyrolophus) call recorded on video, we showcase here and earlier documentation on the calls by an adult and a subadult/juvenile… “Fire-tufted Barbets are one of the highlights of any visit to the … Continued

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