Hornbill breeding in the Jurong Bird Park

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The Jurong Bird Park in Singapore has a collection of 82 individual hornbills comprising 19 species. Of these, 14 species are Asian and 5 species African. The park has so far successfully bred 10 species since 1990. For breeding, artificial … Continued

The nesting season is on…

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On 25th March 2009, Choo Teik Ju sent in this note: “Just to drop you a note that there are lots of nesting activities going on at Ubin. I saw Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), White-bellied Sea Eagle (2 couples) (Haliaeetus … Continued

Infanticide-cannibalism in Oriental Pied Hornbill

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In June 2007, we posted an account of infanticide-cannibalism among the Oriental Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris), documented by the Singapore Hornbill Project. At the recent 5th International Hornbill Conference held in Singapore, Prof Ng Soon Chye presented further evidence of … Continued

Dusky Moorhen in Western Australia

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Willis was in Western Australia in December 2008 and visited Herdsman Lake in northwestern Perth. There, he encountered the Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa). “Like clockwork, the moorhens will start chasing one another round the lake after 7pm. So I’m prone … Continued

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