Black-and-red Broadbill and a mosquito

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“Was doing a night cruise on the river Kinabatangan in Sabah and came across a row of three Black-and-red Broadbills (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos) roosting on a horizontal branch overhanging the river from the banks. We were able to get quite close … Continued

Moulting in sunbirds

posted in: Feathers-maintenance, Sunbirds | 0

The image above shows a male Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja), its head and mantle not yet uniformly red. Traces of the eclipse feathers are still discernible through the mass of red. The iridescent green crown has yet to be fully … Continued

Yellow-vented Bulbul fledglings

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The Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) is such a common birds that birdwatchers simply do not see it. Similarly, photographers ignore it for more exotic and colourful species. But not Howard Banwell. He photographed a pair of fledglings showing them in … Continued

Collared Kingfisher mating

posted in: Courtship-Mating, Kingfishers | 3

Walad Jamaludin a.k.a. walj had a rare opportunity of photographing a pair of Collared Kingfishers (Todiramphus chloris) in the act of copulation. This is an extremely brief act with the male suddenly mounting the female. And with a swift turn … Continued

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