Courtship display of the Secretarybird

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Willis contributed an earlier account on the mating Ostriches after his October 2010 safari in Kenya, Africa. This time around it is the courtship display of the Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius). The bird is so-called because of the presence of long, … Continued

Brown-throated Sunbird in Kuching City, Sarawak, Malaysia

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS was in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia on 29th September 2010. There he came across a pair of Brown-throated Sunbirds (Anthreptes malacensis) having a “squabble” with an adult male Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis). “They repeatedly had to chase … Continued


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“Recently, on a couple of visits to the city, I had some strange bird encounters. These took place around Bernam Street, where there is a green space with a grove of yellow flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum), frangipanni (Plumeria sp.) and butterfly … Continued

Calls of the Common Hill-myna

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“Common Hill-mynas (Gracula religiosa religiosa) have become very uncommon over the past 30 years due to trapping for their ability to mimic calls and human words. As a child I used to see them more often. “I have seen them … Continued

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