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

Broadbills and their diet

posted in: Feeding-invertebrates | 2

Broadbills (Family: Eurylaimidae) are generally insectivorous and carnivorous. Their broad, hook-tipped bill and wide gape are well adapted for such a diet. A few species take fruit and other plant matter as a supplement. However, green broadbills of the genus … Continued

Do birds perspire?

posted in: Bee-eaters, Morphology-Develop. | 2

“It was hot at Sg. Balang in the Johor state of Malaysia. The birds were taking cover under shade, but some like the Blue-tailed Bee-Eater (Merops philippinus), were out in the open under the hot sun, perched on bamboo poles, … Continued

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