Nesting Black-naped Monarch

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“During a birding excursion to Taman Negara Sungai Relau in Pahang, we came across a total of three nests of the Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea) located at the edge of the forest not too far from each other. Two of … Continued

Malabar Pied Hornbills locking bills

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Sneha Vijayakumar and Priya Davidar observed an interesting pre-roosting behaviour of a pair of Malabar Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros coronatus) during December 2006 to February 2007 in northern Karnataka, India. During the pre-roosting period of 1600-1830 hours, the hornbills were vocalising … Continued

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker and mistletoe

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In May 2009, Jason Cho photographed a male Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) among the Dendrophthoe pentandra mistletoe. This is one of the few birds that visit the mistletoe to harvest the nectar from the flowers. And in the process, the … Continued

Munia eating grass seeds II

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Wilson Chong a.k.a. starrynight was in Brunei recently and photographed the very common Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla) feeding. One image shows the munias eating the seeds of the grass, Ischaemum sp., possibly I. muticum (seashore centipede grass) or I. rugosum … Continued

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