Arrival of the Asian Paradise-flycatcher

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Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi), also known as the Common Paradise Flycatcher, is a migratory bird wintering in tropical Asia. It began to arrive in Singapore around late September and early October and this was the time Meng and Melinda Chan … Continued

Nesting of the White-rumped Shama

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One day this year, Joe Yao came across a male White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus) perching on a branch of a tree (above). He returned to the same location at around the same time the next day and there it was … Continued

Tiger Shrike and the caged white-eye

posted in: Interspecific | 4

Tiger Shrikes (Lanius tigrinus) are small, harmless-looking songbirds that are far from harmless. In fact they are aggressive predators, behaving like small raptors when hunting. No doubt about it, they are carnivorous and their diet includes large insects, small rodents, … Continued

Poaching of Straw-headed Bulbul

posted in: Illegal-Irresponsible | 0

The following account and images were received on 9th September 2006 from some nature lovers who wish to remain anonymous: “We met two poachers at Mandai yesterday morning. They were using a live decoy of a caged Straw-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus … Continued

Bird waves

A birdwave is a gathering of insectivorous bird species that move together to stir up insects. This is a common happening in forests, from the lowlands to the mountains. The more birds involved, the more insects are stirred up and … Continued

Faecal sac

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How do birds deal with wastes generated by their nestlings? Those of the Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata) seen on the left obviously do not practice sanitary hygiene, soiling their nest with their faeces. Some parent birds actually eat the faeces … Continued

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