Parrots, bagworm moth and cocoon

posted in: Feeding-invertebrates | 2

We made an earlier post showing Red-Breasted Parakeets (Psittacula alexandri) feasting on “cocoons” attached to a defoliated yellow flame tree (Peltophorum pterocarpum). The image of the “cocoon” was not detailed enough for proper identification. However, Godfrey commented that it looks … Continued

Brahminy Kite with worn out feathers

posted in: Feathers-maintenance | 7

“I was reading with interest Luan Keng’s earlier explanation of a Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) in fright moult. I was wondering if the same explanation could be made for the attached ‘raggedy’ brahminy spotted at Tanah Merah Coast Road in … Continued

Rufous Piculet drumming

posted in: Vocalisation | 0

Danny Lau came across a pair of Rufous Piculet (Sasia abnormis) in the Panti forest in Johor, Malaysia towards the end of February 2010. He managed to video the male drumming on a rattan palm. The male Rufous Piculet has … Continued

Mangrove Pitta breeding: 1. Who’s who

posted in: Nesting | 13

“Tropical mangrove swamps and their surrounds; be they coastal or along river course are habitats of many living and interesting creatures. “The specialist and resident bird has to be the terrestrial and colourful elusive Mangrove Pitta (Pitta Megarhyncha) which is … Continued

Status of the Bali Starling

posted in: Conservation, Species | 3

Dr Eric Tan a.k.a. MountainMan photographed the Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) at the Telok Brumbun, Bali Barat National Park, Bali, Indonesia on 23rd January 2010. The Bali Starling is a critically endangered species endemic to Bali. When it was discovered … Continued

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