Juvenile White-bellied Sea Eagle

posted in: Raptors | 3

Mike Tan a.k.a. woof came across a pair of juvenile White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) siblings in Seletar in Spetember 2009. The pair was acting like waders, standing in the shallow water of a marshy area. It is a puzzle … Continued

Emerald Dove crashes into a house

posted in: Collision-Reflection | 0

Desmond Wong a.k.a. des95446 reported an Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) crashing into a glass pane at his aunt’s house in Janda Baik, Pahang, Malaysia. The impact caused a loud sound that attracted attention. The bird simply rested as seen in … Continued

Scaly-breasted Munia feeding on green alga

posted in: Feeding-plants | 14

The earlier post on the Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) feasting on casuarina seeds mentioned another food, the green alga Spyogyra that grows in stagnant or slow-moving, relatively unpolluted water. An image of the alga under the microscope can be seen … Continued

Blossom-headed Parakeet sighted

posted in: Exotics, Parrots | 1

Jason Cho encountered and photographed a Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata) at Singapore’s Pasir Ris carpark in October 2007. This is a resident of NE India, Bangladesh, SW and S China. In Southeast Asia it is uncommon to fairly common in … Continued

Juvenile Laced Woodpecker

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 0

In August 2009, we posted the Laced Woodpecker (Picus vittatus) feeding a pair of chicks in the nest. Since then, the chicks have fledged. According to Mark G, the juveniles had just fledged and not too steady in perching, felling … Continued

Dusky Broadbill and dragon’s-scale fern

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In an earlier post on the Dusky Broadbill (Corydon sumatranus) putting the finishing touches on its nest, it was mentioned that the bird uses the dragon’s-scale fern (Pyrrosia piloselloides) to decorate the outside of its nest. This serves to camouflage … Continued

Whitehead’s Broadbill nest

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Wee Hiang Her’s image of the nest of the Whitehead’s Broadbill (Calyptomena whiteheadi) was photographed at the Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia in October 2009. The bird is endemic to the island of Borneo. The nest is a massive oval … Continued

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