Rescue of a mobbed Amur Falcon in India

posted in: Raptors, Rescue | 1

“Sunday morning, 13th December 2009, while asleep in my bed, I received an awakening call from a friend Rahul Kolekar, currently working on a research project in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, saying that he is forwarding my number to his friend Sameer … Continued

Pacific Swallow building nest

posted in: Nests | 0

“Saw a number of Pacific Swallows (Hirundo tahitica javanica) building their nests on a vertical surface (left). This location is under a highway crossing/bridge (cement) next to a river, where lots of mud is available. Both partners were involved in … Continued

Striated Swallow collecting mud

posted in: Nesting | 4

The Striated Swallow (Hirundo striolata badia) is a resident as well as a winter visitor to Malaysia. According to Wells (2007), resident birds start breeding in early February and April, laying eggs in late April to late June. They collect … Continued

Tongue of the Little Spiderhunter

posted in: Feeding-plants | 2

Besides spiders, the Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra) is a specialised nectar feeder. Its long tongue can protrude several centimetres beyond the tip of the bill, such that it can probe nectar found deep inside flowers. The above image by Liu … Continued

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