White-rumped Munia nests

posted in: Nests | 2

Three nests of the White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata subsquamicollis) were located at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS recently. One was at the fringe of the Forest Reserve, the other two deeper in. … Continued

Juvenile White-bellied Sea Eagle

posted in: Raptors | 3

Mike Tan a.k.a. woof came across a pair of juvenile White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) siblings in Seletar in Spetember 2009. The pair was acting like waders, standing in the shallow water of a marshy area. It is a puzzle … Continued

Emerald Dove crashes into a house

posted in: Collision-Reflection | 0

Desmond Wong a.k.a. des95446 reported an Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) crashing into a glass pane at his aunt’s house in Janda Baik, Pahang, Malaysia. The impact caused a loud sound that attracted attention. The bird simply rested as seen in … Continued

Scaly-breasted Munia feeding on green alga

posted in: Feeding-plants | 14

The earlier post on the Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) feasting on casuarina seeds mentioned another food, the green alga Spyogyra that grows in stagnant or slow-moving, relatively unpolluted water. An image of the alga under the microscope can be seen … Continued

Blossom-headed Parakeet sighted

posted in: Exotics, Parrots | 1

Jason Cho encountered and photographed a Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata) at Singapore’s Pasir Ris carpark in October 2007. This is a resident of NE India, Bangladesh, SW and S China. In Southeast Asia it is uncommon to fairly common in … Continued

Juvenile Laced Woodpecker

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 0

In August 2009, we posted the Laced Woodpecker (Picus vittatus) feeding a pair of chicks in the nest. Since then, the chicks have fledged. According to Mark G, the juveniles had just fledged and not too steady in perching, felling … Continued

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