Whitehead’s Trogon

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Walad Jamaludin’s images of a male Whitehead’s Trogon (Harpactes whiteheadi) were photographed in Mt Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia in early September 2009 (below). The trogon was spotted when Walad heard the birds calling each other. He immediately stopped walking and carefully … Continued

Macaranga bancana and sunbirds

posted in: Feeding-plants, Sunbirds | 7

The fruits of the common mahang (Macaranga bancana), a smallish tree growing in Ipoh’s Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in the Malaysian state of Perak, attracts four species of sunbirds. This was documented by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS on 21st and 24th … Continued

Flocking display by Purple-backed Starling

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Following the earlier posting of the Daurian Starlings or Purple-backed Starlings (Sturnus sturninus) flocking, Kwong Wai Chong reported his encounter with masses of the these starlings (above). “A very large flock of Purple-backed Starlings was seen at Lorong Halus about … Continued

White-bellied Sea Eagle

posted in: Nests, Raptors | 1

In February 2009, Lim Poh Bee spotted a nest of the White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) at the junction of Yishun Avenues 1 and 6 (above left). By the end of April the chick was about ready to fledge. Unfortunately … Continued

Little Tern hunting

posted in: Feeding strategy | 3

Lee Tiah Khee’s dramatic images of a Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) diving into the water to catch a fish were captured in May 2009. He spent the entire morning waiting to document the tern hunting. It wasn’t an easy task. … Continued

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