Oriental Pied Hornbill in moult

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GCSpyder’s study of the Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) flying over Singapore’s Changi Village shows the wear and tear of the tail feather as well as the moulting of the flight feathers. An undamaged feather has the barbs firmly attached … Continued

A male Dark-necked Tailorbird

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“This male Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis atrogularis) and I have met many times at the same location – he occupies an area of about 1.5 km radius at this particular spot in the forest reserve (could be my fancy but … Continued

Why do birds stand on one leg?

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In an earlier post on the Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus peninsulae) (left), we provided an image of the raptor standing on one leg. This raised questions on why birds stand on one leg and whether it is a common practice. … Continued

Little Pied Flycatcher’s call

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS was at 1,600m ASL in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia on 27th January 2010 when he encountered a Little Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula westermanni westermanni). “This male alerted me to his presence in dense primary jungle by a repetitive … Continued

Observations on the Streaked Wren Babbler

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Way back on 2nd September 2008, Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS had an encounter with at least three Streaked Wren Babbler (Napothera brevicaudata leucosticte) (above left) feeding together with three or four Grey-Throated Babbler (Stachyris nigriceps davisoni) (above right). The location … Continued

Green Junglefowl

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Dr Eric Tan a.k.a. MountainMan photographed the Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius) at the Bali Barat National Park in Bali, Indonesia on 22nd January 2010. This handsome junglefowl is confined to Java and the neighbouring islands of Lesser Sundas E to … Continued

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