Ruddy Turnstone turns a stone

posted in: Feeding strategy | 1

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

Rufescent Prinia’s nest

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Adrian Lim a.k.a. wmw998 located and photographed a well camouflaged nest of a Rufescent Prinia (Prinia rufescens). This bird is resident in Peninsular Malaysia but not in Singapore. The nest was built deep down a pair of large leaves stitched … Continued

Grey Wagtail catches caterpillar

posted in: Feeding-invertebrates | 0

This image by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS shows a wintering adult Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) with a caterpillar prey. It was taken at the secondary forest in the interior of Tambun, Perak, Malaysia on 5th September 2009. “This Grey Wagtail … Continued

Asian Paradise-flycatcher bathing

posted in: Feathers-maintenance | 1

Tan Gim Cheong photographed a white morph Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) at Singapore’s Japanese Garden on 30th September 2009. There was also an Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) and a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) in the garden. All three birds … Continued

Black-headed Munia mating

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS was in Miri City, Sarawak, West Malaysia on 26th June 2009 when he encountered a pair of Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca sinensis) mating. The composite image above shows the mating sequence. The adult initially appeared very … Continued

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