Flight pattern of birds in fright

posted in: Miscellaneous | 1

“When a flock of birds sense danger, have they been observed to fly in one direction? “About eight years ago, I was visiting the PUB Training Centre, located between Bradell Road and Upper Serangoon Road, Woodleigh area. There was a … Continued

Sub-adult Greater Coucal

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 3

Desmond Wong’s a.k.a des95446 image of a sub-adult Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) shows the transitional plumage form. A juvenile has a head that is dull black with brown spots. And this is still apparent in this sub-adult. The wings of … Continued

White-rumped Munia nests

posted in: Nests | 2

Three nests of the White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata subsquamicollis) were located at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS recently. One was at the fringe of the Forest Reserve, the other two deeper in. … Continued

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

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