A strange looking minivet

posted in: Species | 3

“I came across this unusual looking ‘minivet’ whilst birding at Old Pump House Road, Genting Highlands, Malaysia on 6th Nov 2010 (left). It was a lone bird and was with a bird wave comprising the male and female Grey-chinned Minivets, … Continued

Secretarybird catches an insect

posted in: Feeding-invertebrates | 2

Willis’ earlier post was on the courtship behaviour of the Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), captured in the African plains of Kenya in October 2010. Here, he shares with us his images of the same species catching a flying insect. The bulk … Continued

Asian Koel regurgitates pellet

posted in: Feeding-plants, Pellets | 1

“Whenever a fig tree is fruiting, it never fails to attract feeding birds. Many birds feed on figs including common birds like Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis ) and Pink-Neck Green Pigeons (Treron vernans), to less common birds like hornbills. … Continued

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