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

Flight pattern of birds in fright

posted in: Miscellaneous | 1

“When a flock of birds sense danger, have they been observed to fly in one direction? “About eight years ago, I was visiting the PUB Training Centre, located between Bradell Road and Upper Serangoon Road, Woodleigh area. There was a … Continued

Sub-adult Greater Coucal

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 3

Desmond Wong’s a.k.a des95446 image of a sub-adult Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) shows the transitional plumage form. A juvenile has a head that is dull black with brown spots. And this is still apparent in this sub-adult. The wings of … Continued

White-rumped Munia nests

posted in: Nests | 2

Three nests of the White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata subsquamicollis) were located at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS recently. One was at the fringe of the Forest Reserve, the other two deeper in. … Continued

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