15 September 2011

Crimson Sunbird ( Aethopyga Siparaja) - male

The Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparaja, is a sunbird.

Crimson Sunbirds are tiny, only 11cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.

The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

                                                                           Loc - Southern of Penisular Malaysia Sept 2011

13 September 2011

Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) - male

The Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis), also known as the Plain-throated Sunbird, is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family.

The Brown-throated Sunbird is a relatively large, heavy sunbird with a thick bill. Measuring some 14 centimetres (5.5 in) in length, it has a mass of 7.4–13.5 g (0.26–0.48 oz), with males averaging slightly larger than females.

Like most sunbirds, the male Brown-throated Sunbird is more colourful than the female. 

The male has iridescent green and purple upperparts with chestnut on the wing-coverts and scapulars; it is primarily yellow below.

It is found in a wide range of semi-open habitats in south-east Asia,

                                                                                     Loc: Japanese Garden Singapore Sept 2011

09 September 2011

another visit to Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) playground..

                                                                                                                   Loc: Selangor August/Sept 2011

07 September 2011

Pin-striped Tit-babbler (Macronus gularis)

The Pin-striped Tit-babbler ( Macronous gularis) also known as the Yellow Breasted Babbler

The species has a distinctive yellowish supercilium and rufous crown. The throat is yellowish with brown streaks. They forage in small flocks and creep and clamber in low vegetation. They breed in the pre-monsoon season from February to July and build a loose ball shaped nest made from grasses and leaves.

                                                                                        Loc: Pontian Johor Msia September 2011

05 September 2011

Grey Nightjar, (Caprimulgus jotaka)

just sharing my record shots...enjoy

The Grey NightjarCaprimulgus jotaka, is a species of nightjar found in East Asia.

                                                                                                                              Loc:  Selangor Malaysia September 2011

04 September 2011

Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus)

The Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus) is a species of bird in the Eurylaimidae family. 

It is found in BruneiIndonesiaMalaysia,MyanmarSingapore, and Thailand.

 Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

 It is threatened by habitat loss.

                                                                                                                                   Loc:  Selangor Msia August 2011

03 September 2011

Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)

The Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) is a medium-sized kingfisher belonging to the family Halcyonidae, the tree kingfishers

 It is also known as the White-collared Kingfisher or Mangrove Kingfisher. It has a wide range extending from the Red Sea across southern Asia and Australasia toPolynesia.

The Collared Kingfisher is 22 to 29 cm long and weighs 51 to 90 grams.  Females tend to be greener than the males.  It is most commonly found in coastal areas, particularly in mangrove swamps.

                                                                                              Loc:  Selangor Malaysia August 2011

Red Bearded Bee Eater (Nyctyornis amictus) - Male

The Red-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis amictus is a large species of bee-eater found in the Indo-Malayan subregion of South-east Asia. This species is found in openings in patches of dense forest.

Like other bee-eaters, they are colourful birds with long tails, long decurved beaks and pointed wings. They are large bee-eaters, predominantly green, with a red colouration to face that extends on to the slightly hanging throat feathers to form the “beard”.

They predominantly eat insects, especially beeswasps and hornets, which are caught in flight from perches concealed in foliage.
                                                                                         Loc - Selangor malaysia August 2011