Hunting strategies of two raptors

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“I have witnessed successful hunting of fish by two of our local eagles – the White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) (below left) at Jurong Lake and the Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) (below right) at East Coast. “I noticed that while … Continued

BESG’s Russian connection

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Tatiana Petrova, an ornithologist from St Petersburg, Russia wrote to BESG’s forum earlier, posting images of a chick a friend in Singapore picked up near Bukit Gombak Mass Rapid Transit Station. “I help people to raise picked nestlings of passerines … Continued

Yellow-vented Bulbul: Tissue paper nest

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Lena Chow encountered an interesting Yellow-vented Bulbul’s (Pycnonotus goiavier) nest that incorporated a piece of tissue paper into its nest. “Thought I’d provide a follow-up to the nesting last year in the artificial plant in my garage. Well, after the … Continued

Javan Mynas anting in a tree

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It was Christmas morning 2007. I woke up late after a night of partying. I was in the bathroom looking out of the windows directly into the starfruit tree (Averrhoa carambola). All of a sudden I noticed a pair of … Continued

Nesting habits of the Oriental Magpie Robin

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Mike Tan a.k.a. woof documented a pair of Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) nesting in an abandoned cavity in a rotting tree trunk. There were two chicks and an adult was seen feeding them (below). The Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus … Continued

Silver-eared Mesia feeding fledgling

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Roger Moo a.k.a. Cactus400D caught sight of this adult female Silver-eared Mesia (Mesia argentauris) feeding its noisy fledgling and recorded a series of images he is sharing with viewers here. This is a colourful bird in its black cap, silvery … Continued

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