Dusky Broadbill builds a nest

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Irfan Choo’s image shows a Dusky Broadbill’s (Corydon sumatranus) putting the final touches to its massive nest. This species is well known for its cooperative breeding behaviour. As many as 20 birds have been known to help in the building … Continued

Banded Broadbills

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Dr Jonathan WK Cheak’s images of the male (above left) and female (above right) Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus) no doubt help birdwatchers to recognize the sexes. However, his acute sense of observations on the habitat of the different species of … Continued

Tail fanning as a foraging strategy

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Myron Tay managed to photograph the Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) (above left) and Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) (above right), in both cases with their tail fanned. Myron wrote, “I have noticed that at least two birds, Asian Paradise-Flycatcher and Pied … Continued

Ruddy Turnstone turns a stone

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Above is Lee Tiah Khee’s classic image of a Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) turning a stone, just as it is supposed to do, according to its name. The turnstone flips over objects such as stones, shells, etc with a fast … Continued

Wildlife photography

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Slim Sreedharan read our post on “Birding Ethics: For Photographers, by Photographers” recently. It reminded him of a paper he wrote some 20 years ago during Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park Bird Photography contests in the late eighties, when he was … Continued

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