Oriental Pied Hornbill’s bill

posted in: Hornbills, Morphology-Develop. | 3

The bill of the Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris), like in all hornbills, is long, decurved and topped with a protruding casque. The casque is hollow and extremely light, supported internally by bony ridges and rods. The hollow structure functions … Continued

Rictal bristles

posted in: Feathers-maintenance, Pigeon-Dove | 2

Lena Chow sent in an image of the Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) showing short rictal bristles arising from the base of the bill (below). We are familiar with the long bristles in nightjars but unfamiliar with short bristles as seen … Continued

A family of Olive-winged Bulbuls

posted in: Feeding strategy | 0

“Came across a family of Olive-Winged Bulbuls (Pycnonotus plumosus) – two chicks and a female (above). I guess it must be a female who really attended to the family of two chicks with great diligence. Every 10 to 15 minutes … Continued

Dusky Broadbill nesting

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Jimmy Tan a.k.a. skylark photographed the nesting of the Dusky Broadbill (Corydon sumatranus) at Kinabatangan, Sabah in May 2009. The nest is an elongated, pear-shaped structure with a tapering tip that is attached to a branch or whatever. Some nests … Continued

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