Fledging Lineated Barbet fallen from nest

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“A drenched fledging Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata) was first observed to stay motionless in a patch of grass today in a common park. Apparently, the chick had fallen from its nest located meters from it after a mid-afternoon downpour. The … Continued

Pied Fantail nesting

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“This nesting by the Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) was around the visitor centre, and over the waters of the lake. I think the birds must be quite used to people, and confident in its nest position, which was some way … Continued

Sumba Hornbill: Highly endangered

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Sumba Hornbill (Rhyticeros everetti), a highly restricted bird whose status has now been raised to endangered, is endemic to the island of Sumba, one of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands. Loss of habitat and hunted for food (the bird is roasted … Continued

Peaceful Dove mating

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Walad Jamaludin a.k.a. walj has done it again. His earlier post was on the Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) mating. This time he photographed a pair of Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata) mating. As usual, the act was rapid but he managed … Continued

Blue-throated Bee-eater casting pellet

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Jason Cho a.k.a jcho photographed a Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis) in the act of casting a pellet. The pellet is made up of undigested insect exoskeleton compacted in the gizzard and regurgitated some time after feeding. An earlier post describe … Continued

Flowerpecker’s nest

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“While at Kota Tinggi, Malaysia, my friends and I came across this female flowerpecker (most likely the Orange-bellied Flowerpecker) in her nest. It was really an architectural master piece. It was small – not larger than my palm, and was … Continued

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