Barn Owl electrocuted

posted in: Illegal-Irresponsible, Owls | 5

“On a cycling trip in Southern Kedah, Malaysia, along the long coastal bund road, we found this Barn Owl (Tyto alba) gripping tightly on the live cables (left, below). I could see some flies but no foul smell, probably due … Continued

Olive-winged Bulbul nesting

posted in: Nesting | 0

Olive-winged Bulbuls (Pycnonotus plumosus) are doing very well in Singapore, often seen along rainforest edges and young regenerating and scrubby growths. They nest on trees and palms, even in hollows of dead palms. Nests are cup-shaped structures constructed from twigs, … Continued

Two subspecies of Coppersmith Barbet

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 3

Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) is found from the Indian subcontinent except the north-west, Sri Lanka, SW Yunnan, Sumatra, Java, Bali and the Philippines. Nine subspecies of barbets are recognised. These can be divided into two basic groups. Subspceies celestinoi, delica, … Continued

Asian Koel in courtship mode?

posted in: Courtship-Mating | 2

“The Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) must be thriving as it is now quite a common bird in Singapore. Their presence is usually given away – not by sight, but from hearing their unmistakable, prominent calls. The male’s plumage appeared to … Continued

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