Nesting of the Mangrove Pitta

posted in: Nesting | 18

“A pair of Mangrove Pittas (Pitta megarhyncha) has just made their nest next to the car park of Air Hitam Dalam Recreational Forest in Penang. The nest was discovered back in early May of this year and is located near … Continued

Blue-winged Leafbird and mistletoe

posted in: Feeding-plants, Plants | 4

Calvin Chang a.k.a deswitch photographed a male Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis) collecting nectar from the mistletoe, Macrosolen cochinchinensis from the Panti forest in neighbouring state of Johor in Malaysia. An earlier post shows a Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) collecting … Continued

Black-winged Stilt brooding chicks

posted in: Miscellaneous | 1

This is a follow-up of Capt. Yong-wah Sim’s a.k.a. captsim earlier posting on the Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus) in aerial combat. The observations were made in May at the Mai Po Reserve in Hongkong on an adult Black-winged Stilt brooding … Continued

Oriental Pied Hornbill eats rambutan

posted in: Feeding-plants, Hornbills | 5

Marcus Ng came across three Oriental Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris convexus), one male and two females, feeding in a rambutan tree (Nephalium lappaceum) at Chek Jawa in Pulau Ubin near the NParks ranger hut. They spent about 15 minutes foraging … Continued

Scratching among birds

posted in: Feathers-maintenance, Parrots | 4

Jason Cho photographed a Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) scratching itself outside his house recently. Well, birds do get itchy. In parts of the body where it can reach with its bill, it is easy to relieve the itch. When the … Continued

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