Blossom-headed Parakeet sighted

posted in: Exotics, Parrots | 1

Jason Cho encountered and photographed a Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata) at Singapore’s Pasir Ris carpark in October 2007. This is a resident of NE India, Bangladesh, SW and S China. In Southeast Asia it is uncommon to fairly common in … Continued

Juvenile Laced Woodpecker

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 0

In August 2009, we posted the Laced Woodpecker (Picus vittatus) feeding a pair of chicks in the nest. Since then, the chicks have fledged. According to Mark G, the juveniles had just fledged and not too steady in perching, felling … Continued

Dusky Broadbill and dragon’s-scale fern

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In an earlier post on the Dusky Broadbill (Corydon sumatranus) putting the finishing touches on its nest, it was mentioned that the bird uses the dragon’s-scale fern (Pyrrosia piloselloides) to decorate the outside of its nest. This serves to camouflage … Continued

Whitehead’s Broadbill nest

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Wee Hiang Her’s image of the nest of the Whitehead’s Broadbill (Calyptomena whiteheadi) was photographed at the Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia in October 2009. The bird is endemic to the island of Borneo. The nest is a massive oval … Continued

Birds and climate change

posted in: Miscellaneous | 2

In late September 2009, we posted a sighting of a pair of Yellow-rumped Flycatchers (Ficedula zanthopygia). This flycatcher breeds in E Russia, Mongolia, N China and Korea and moves south to get away from the cold winter months. Many of … Continued

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