Red-legged Crake released after rescue

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The Red-legged Crake (Rallina fasciata) that was picked up by Steven Chong and handed over to Angie Ng and Joe Lim on 16th April 2009 has a happy ending. Angie placed the crake in a cage, “it ignored all food … Continued

Oriental Pratincole crouching…

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The Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) in the picture is shown crouching on the ground with both wings stretched. Is this part of an elaborate display to distract potential predators from its nest? Oriental Pratincole are known to perform displays feigning … Continued

Terns and passing ships

posted in: Feeding strategy | 3

“The Black-naped Terns (Sterna sumatrana) that return to Loyang Rock each year have a habit of following passing large ships en masse. When a vessel approaches, a great number (which also includes other species such as Little Terns, Sterna albifrons) … Continued

Nesting of the Savanna Nightjar

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Ng Kiah Hwa a.k.a. hawkeyes photographed the Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis) nesting in Malaysia in March 2009. There were two eggs in the simple scrape of a nest, one of which had hatched (left). The parents were nowhere to be … Continued

Postings your observations and images

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Why should you post your observations and images? Southeast Asian birds are poorly studied in terms of behaviour and ecology. By posting your observations (and this include images), you will be contributing to the knowledge of local birds. By making … Continued

Tiger Shrike takes a moth

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Choo Teik Ju photographed a juvenile Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinus) catching a moth at Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, Malaysia sometime in March 2009. Tiger Shrikes eat large insects like beetles, carpenter bees and large grasshoppers. They also eat small birds and … Continued

Red-legged Crake hit by a car

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“I was at Tyersall Road in April 2009 when I noticed a car ran over what I thought was a Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)… near the entrance/exit bay of the Ginger Garden. I saw the poor bird struggled from afar, … Continued

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