The Jesus bird

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This Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea), also known as Jesus bird and Christbird, was photographed in Australia by Jimmy Tan a.k.a. skylark in August 2009. This Australian jacana is found around shallow freshwater wetlands. Like other jacanas, it has typically elongated … Continued

African Fish-eagle: The voice of Africa

posted in: Raptors | 2

Ingo Waschkies’ image of the juvenile African Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) shows this large raptor perching on a rotting limb of a tree exercising its voice. The eagle spends most of its time perching than flying. Its loud ringing cry is … Continued

Bird Ecology Study Group blog…

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It was a pleasant surprise to receive an unsolicited ‘comment’ from Lee Chiu San on the occasion of our million blog hits. The text is reproduced below to serve as an encouragement to the people behind it – contributors, photographers, … Continued

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker and pulasan

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Chris Lee’s image shows a male Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma) feeding on the fruit of pulasan (Nephelium ramboutan-ake), a close relative of the rambutan (N. lappaceum). The flowerpecker is a frugivore, taking mainly smaller and soft fruits. The pulasan is … Continued

Yellow-vented Bulbuls’ rain dance

posted in: Feeding strategy | 3

Lena Chow initiated the controversy when she posted an account of Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier) flying out from a tree canopy after the rain way back in June 2006. Three years later in July 2009 she posted another account, this … Continued

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