Olive-backed Sunbird: Removal of faecal sac

posted in: Sunbirds, Waste | 3

It is always exciting to witness an adult Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) arriving at the nest where the chick, with its head sticking out of the entrance, bill gaping wide, begged loudly to be fed. Photographers have always documented such … Continued

Nest of the Zitting Cisticola

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Tan Gim Cheong came across an active nest of the Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) on 3rd May 2009 that ended in the fledging of three chicks on the 17th. The nest was built within a clump of sedges (Fimbristylis schoenoides), … Continued

Do birds fart?

posted in: Miscellaneous | 15

Forest Ang photographed a Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) at a park in Penang, Malaysia one day in June 2009. On examining his images in the comfort of his home, he was intrigued by one of the images. The feathers around … Continued

Black-naped Oriole and its wandering chicks

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Howard Banwell sent in this piece on 16th June 2009 as he was curious about the presence of two, yet-to-be-fledged Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) chicks perching on a branch of a tree. “Hearing some quiet and unrecognisable cries near to … Continued

Hummingbirds harvesting nectar

posted in: Feeding-plants, Sunbirds | 1

Cedric Ng Shuwei a.k.a flexi showcased his images of hummingbirds photographed recently in El Valle de Antón, Coclé, Panama. The Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) (below left) and the Rufous-crested Couquette (Lophornis delattrei) (below right) are shown hovering in front of … Continued

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