28 March 2011

The Tales of Juvenile White Bellied Sea Eagle vs Crows...

The White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), also known as the White-bellied Fish-eagle or White-breasted Sea Eagle, is a large diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is closely related to other eagleskiteshawksharriers and Old World vultures.
It is resident from India through southeast Asia to Australia on coasts and major waterways. It is a distinctive bird. The adult has white head, breast, under-wing coverts and tail. The upper parts are grey and the black under-wing flight feathers contrast with the white coverts. The tail is short and wedge-shaped as in all Haliaeetus species.
The White-bellied Sea-eagle is one of the largest raptors in Southeast Asia, and the second largest bird of prey in Australia after the Wedge-tailed Eagle(Aquila audax) which stands up to 1 m.
Young Sea-eagles in their first year are predominantly brown.Their plumage becomes more infiltrated with white until they acquire the complete adult plumage by their fourth or fifth year.The loud "goose-like" honking call is a familiar sound, particularly during the breeding season; pairs often honk in unison.
Birds form permanent pairs that inhabit territories throughout the year.
They feed on fish and sea snakes, which they catch by skimming over the water and catching their prey with their talons.They do not dive under water, however. They keep within 1 km of shores, as there are no thermals over water.
The breeding season varies according to location

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Band Bellied Crake (Porzana paykullii)

The Band-bellied Crake (Porzana paykullii) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family.
 It is found in ChinaIndonesiaNorth KoreaSouth KoreaMalaysia,RussiaThailand, and Vietnam.
It is threatened by habitat loss.

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27 March 2011

Orange Bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii)

The Orange-Bellied LeafbirdChloropsis hardwickii, is a bird native to the eastern Himalayas and south China to the Malaysia Peninsula
 It is brightly colored with an orange belly, a green back, a blue tail and flight feathers, and a black and blue patch over its throat and chest. It has a long, curved beak.
It feeds oninsectsspiders and nectar. Orange-bellied leafbirds make their nests from roots and fibers which are suspended from the edges of twigs at the end of a tree branch. They do not migrate.
The scientific name commemorates the English naturalist Thomas Hardwicke.
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Bronzed Drongo (Dicrunus aeneus)

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The Bronzed Drongo (Dicrurus aeneus) is a small Indomalayan bird belonging to the drongo group. 
This drongo is somewhat smaller than the Black Drongo and has more metallic gloss with a spangled appearance on the head, neck and breast. The lores are velvety and the ear coverts are duller. The tail is slender and well forked with the outer tail feathers flaring outward slightly.
The Bronzed Drongo is found in the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats of India and the lower Himalayas from western Uttaranchal eastwards into Indochina int Hainan, the Malaysia Peninsula, Sumatra and northern Borneo. This species is usually found in moist broadleaved forest.[


Black & Crimson Oriole (Oriolus cruentus)

The Black-and-crimson Oriole (Oriolus cruentus) is a species of bird in the Oriolidae family.
It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.
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Silver Eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris)

The Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris) is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family
It is found in BangladeshBhutanCambodiaChinaIndia,IndonesiaLaosMalaysiaMyanmarThailand, and Vietnam.
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Lesser Recket tailed Drongo (Dicrurus remifer)

The Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus remifer) is a species of bird in the Dicruridae family.
It is found in BangladeshBhutanCambodiaChinaIndiaIndonesiaLaosMalaysiaMyanmarNepalThailand, and Vietnam
 Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Chestnut Crowned Laughingthrush (Garrulax erythrocephalus)

The Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush (Garrulax erythrocephalus) is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family.
It is found in Malaysia BhutanChinaIndiaLaos,MyanmarNepalPakistanThailand, and Vietnam.
This species is sometimes placed in the genus Trochalopteron.

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Greater Yellow Naped Woodpecker (Picus flavinucha)

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Fire Tufted Barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus)

The Fire-tufted Barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Psilopogon.
It is found in IndonesiaMalaysia, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moistmontanes.

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Green Megpie (Cissa chinensis)

The Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis) is a member of the Crow family, roughly about the size of the Eurasian Jay or slightly smaller.
 It is a vivid green in colour (often fades to turquoise in captivity), slightly lighter on the underside and has a thick black stripe from the bill (through the eyes) to the nape. 
It is found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central ChinaMalaysiaSumatra and northwesternBorneo in evergreen forest (including bamboo forest), clearings and scrub.
This bird seeks food both on the ground and in trees, and takes a very high percentage of animal prey from countless invertebrates, small reptilesmammalsand young birds and eggs. It will also take flesh from a recently killed carcass.

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Little Pied Flycatcher

The Little Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula westermanni) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family.
It is found in BangladeshBhutanCambodiaChina,IndiaIndonesiaLaosMalaysiaMyanmarNepal, the PhilippinesThailand, and Vietnam.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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