Death of a Little Tern chick

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Lee Tiah Khee witnessed the hatching of a Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) chick on 21st June 2009. It was weak and fragile as most newly hatched chicks are. He visited the site again the next day and it was showing … Continued

Rail-babbler’s territorial display

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On 29th June 2009, Pauline Lee wrote: “Was very fortunate in yesterday’s Panti outing to be able to see a pair of Malaysian Rail-Babblers (Eupetes macrocerus). Having heard the bird’s characteristic monotone whistle call on previous occasions but never able … Continued

Olive-backed Sunbird: Removal of faecal sac

posted in: Sunbirds, Waste | 3

It is always exciting to witness an adult Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) arriving at the nest where the chick, with its head sticking out of the entrance, bill gaping wide, begged loudly to be fed. Photographers have always documented such … Continued

Nest of the Zitting Cisticola

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Tan Gim Cheong came across an active nest of the Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) on 3rd May 2009 that ended in the fledging of three chicks on the 17th. The nest was built within a clump of sedges (Fimbristylis schoenoides), … Continued

Do birds fart?

posted in: Miscellaneous | 15

Forest Ang photographed a Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) at a park in Penang, Malaysia one day in June 2009. On examining his images in the comfort of his home, he was intrigued by one of the images. The feathers around … Continued

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