31 October 2011

Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis).

Bird: Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis)
Loc: Jelai Resort FH.
Date: Oct. 2011

The Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis) is a member of the Crow family,

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.

Compared to the other members of its genus, the white-tipped tail is quite long. This all contrasts vividly with the red fleshy eye rims, bill and legs. The wings are reddish maroon

It is found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central ThailandMalaysiaSumatra and northwestern Borneo in evergreen forest (includingbamboo 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 reptilesmammals and young birds and eggs.

The nest is built in trees, large shrubs and often in tangles of various climbing vines. There are usually 4–6 eggs laid.

                                                                                                                            FH, Pahang Msia.

23 October 2011

The Tales of Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Bird: Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Loc: Paya Indah Wetland, Dengkil Selangor.

                                                                                                                                                             PIWL - Oct 2011

15 October 2011

The Tales of Grey-and-buff Woodpecker (Hemicircus concretus)

Grey-and-buff Woodpecker (Hemicircus concretus)

                                                                                         Loc: UL Selangor Sept 2011

Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)

The Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) is back...enjoy..

The Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia

This shrike is mainly brown on the upper parts and the tail is rounded. The black mask can be paler in winter and has a white brow over it. The underside is creamy with rufous flanks and belly. The wings are brown and lack any white "mirror" patches.

                                          Loc: Selangor Malaysia Oct 2011

The Tales of Blue-winged Siva (Minla)(Siva cyanouroptera)

Blue-winged Siva (Minla) (Siva cyanouroptera)..

                                                                                                                              Loc: FH  Pahang Msia Oct 2011

12 October 2011

The Tales of Blue Tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)

The Blue Tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) is back..enjoy..

                                                                                                                                                     Loc: Selangor Oct 2011

11 October 2011

Scaly-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus)

For record Purposes Only.

The Scaly-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family.  Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Laced Woodpecker (Picus vittatus) - female

For record purposes ONLY -

The Laced Woodpecker (Picus vittatus) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

                                                                                                Loc: Selangor Msia..Sept 2011

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus

The Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus is back...enjoy

The Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in southeastern Asia.

This is a bird which breeds in sub-tropical open country, such as farmland, parks or ricefields. It is most often seen near large waterbodies.

Like other bee-eaters it predominantly eats insects, especially beeswasps andhornets, which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch.This species probably takes bees anddragonflies in roughly equal numbers. The insect that are caught are beaten on the perch to kill and break the exoskeleton. This habit is seen in many other members of the coraciiformes order.

                                                                                                               Loc:  Selangor Msia Oct 2011

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Korean Flycatcher or Tricolor Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia)

The Yellow-rumped FlycatcherKorean Flycatcher or Tricolor Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia) is a species of flycatcher found in Asia.

 It breeds in eastern Asia including parts of Mongolia, Transbaikal, southern China, Korea and western Japan. They winter in parts of the Malay Peninsula and South Asia.

The breeding area of the species is in Eastern Asia. North Korea and China.

                                                                                                                       Loc:  Selangor, Oct 2011

05 October 2011

Birds, Nature n Us (BNU)...

Group:  Birds, Nature n Us (BNU) ...
Event:   Camera Talk Vol II - Budget Gears Amazing Capture
Loc:     Jelai Hotel Fraser Hill Pahang Malaysia.
Date:    1st & 2nd Oct 2011.