White-headed Munia and Panicum maximum

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Howard Banwell sent in images of the White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja) taken at Singapore’s Pulau Semakau. The munias are eating the seeds of what looks like Guinea grass, Panicum maximum. This is a rather large grass that reaches more than … Continued

Flowerpeckers and Clidemia hirta

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Calvin Chang a.k.a deswitch was at the Panti forest in nearby Johor state of Malaysia in May 2009. There, he documented an adult male and a juvenile Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus) as well as a male Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma) … Continued

Azure-winged Magpie defending its food

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Choo Teik Ju documented this Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanea) at the Mai Po Reserve in Hongkong defending its food by raising to its full height, spreading its wings and cocking its tail. This is a typical threat display when the … Continued

House Crow caching meat

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Samson Tan was at Singapore’s offshore island of Pulau Ubin some weeks ago when he observed a House Crow (Corvus splendens) perching on a branch of a leafless tree eating a piece of meat (above left). After eating enough, it … Continued

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