Wintering Tiger Shrikes

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS of Perak, Malaysia, sent in images of Tiger Shrikes (Lanius tigrinus) on 14th September 2009 with the following comment: “I have often seen wintering migrant Tiger Shrike at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Perak, Malaysia. Three … Continued

Night feeding by Masked Lapwing

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Lena Chow was in Queensland recently when she noticed about a dozen Masked Lapwings (Vanellus miles) at the Cairns Esplanade foraging all over the beach way past sunset. Quipped Lena, “I didn’t know lapwings are nocturnal feeders…” According to Wiersma … Continued

Yellow-fronted Canary appears in Canada

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“I read articles posted on your website about the Yellow-fronted Canary (Serinus mozambicus). I was amazed at the reports. “I have discovered a Yellow-fronted Canary at my bird feeder in the past week. I live in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. … Continued

Thirsty birds

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Singapore experienced a dry spell recently and the air-condition units in many homes were working overtime. At the same time, the birds were thirsty. And water from any source was welcome by the birds. The drainage pipe of Johnny Wee’s … Continued

Bee-eater hybrid… 3

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An earlier post by a beginner Indian birdwatcher attracted the attention of a veteran Malaysian birder who had also seen such odd coloured bee-eaters and was curious to know what is behind such condition. We wrote to our resident bird … Continued

Bee-eater hybrid… 2

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An earlier post on a possible hybrid bee-eater sighted by a beginner Indian birdwatcher in Chennai attracted the attention of veteran Malaysian birder Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS of Ipoh. “In October 2008 I noticed an unusual juvenile Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops … Continued

Roosting of Savanna Nightjar

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On the morning of 22nd August 2009, Chris Lee a.k.a. chrisle023 came across about 20 Savanna Nightjars (Caprimulgus affinis) roosting on the ground of a scrub area in Singapore. Unfortunately the area has now been developed into a race track … Continued

BESG received a million hits…

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The Bird Ecology Study Group has just breached yet another milestone – a million hits. On the occasion of a million hits, we take the opportunity to again acknowledge the generosity of many: Jacqueline Lau who continues to hosts the … Continued

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