Nesting of the Little Grebe

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The ex-mining pond near Chemor, in the Malaysian state of Perak is always popular with many water birds. These include herons, egrets, bitterns (especially Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea), Common Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus), and many Lesser Whistling-Ducks (Dendrocygna javanica). Recently, it … Continued

Javan Myna with yellow collar

posted in: Miscellaneous | 2

Samson Tan encountered a Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) with a yellow collar at Singapore’s Dairy Farm area (left) and posted an account in his blog. Puzzled by this strange colouration of the myna, he returned to the location the next … Continued

The Indian Peacock

posted in: Morphology-Develop., Species | 1

Wilson Chong a.k.a. starrynight was in India recently and returned with an impressive image of a male Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) in flight (above). The male bird, also known as the Indian Peacock, has always been admired for his beauty. … Continued

Courtship of the Common Iora

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“A repertoire of songs was what attracted me to a pair of Common Ioras (Aegithina tiphia) recently. “The male, which was in breeding plumage (above left), was courting a female. He was leaning downwards towards the female and singing to … Continued

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