13 October 2019

Spotted Dove - courtship mating

Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis) - courtship and mating of the Spotted Dove
Burung terkukur - mengorat dan mengawan
Spotted Dove courtship and mating copulation
Male on the left side of the above and below pictures. Most authors describe the male and female look alike. These pictures show otherwise, the male shows darker half collar on the back and sides of the neck. The chest is darker, and the male body is slender.
Spotted Dove courtship and mating copulation
Courtship display::: The male  head bowing with coo coo sound, follow by the female.
Spotted Dove courtship and mating copulation
Courtship flight display
Spotted Dove courtship and mating copulation
Courtship flight display
Spotted Dove courtship and mating copulation
Midair kiss
Spotted Dove courtship and mating copulation
Landing on an electric lamp-post, and the male jumped on her back.
Spotted Dove courtship and mating copulation
Female submission, the male right leg press on the female head.
Quick cloacal kiss below.
Spotted Dove courtship and mating copulation
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01 October 2019

White-breasted Waterhen on Papaya leaf lamina

White-breasted Waterhen on Papaya leaf lamina
White-breasted Waterhen on Papaya leaf lamina
White-breasted Waterhen on Papaya leaf lamina

White-breasted Waterhen on Papaya leaf lamina
Jumping
White-breasted Waterhen on Papaya leaf lamina
This in flight picture below is not mine, but by Romy Ocon Philippine Bird photographer
https://romyocon.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/white-breasted-waterhen-in-flight/
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13 September 2019

Wet Greater Caucal

Greater Caucal in the rain.
Greater Caucal in the rain
Greater coucal (Centropus sinensis)
Greater Caucal drying her feather
Greater Caucal flapping  wings to dry her feather.
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06 September 2019

White-throated Kingfisher - Pekaka Dada Putih

White-throated Kingfisher - Pekaka Dada Putih
Pekaka Dada Putih
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra Madarász)
Perched on a blue perimeter fence.
White-throated Kingfisher - on electric wire
Made a loud call on an electric wire.
White-throated Kingfisher - Diving and trying to catch a prey
Diving and trying to catch a prey
White-throated Kingfisher - landed on the ground
Landed on the ground/tarmac.
White-throated Kingfisher - fly off
Take off with a prey of its beak (hideen)
White-throated Kingfisher eats lizard
Eating a gecko. Before that it wack the lizard onto an  electric wire.
White-throated Kingfisher resting on a electric pole
Satiated , and rest on a pole. Waiting the next prey  patiently.
Low flying White-throated Kingfisher
Low flying to avoid a radar
White-throated Kingfisher fly low to avoid a military radar

KingFisher perch on a sighboard
Landed on a sign board
White-throated Kingfisher resting a signboard

Kingfisher flew off
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31 August 2019

Tailor Bird In Action on Hibiscus Tree

Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius maculicollis), Size (cm) 12



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26 August 2019

Yellow wagtail - my backyard early winter migrant

Yellow wagtail is the first to arrive in my backyard. In the next couple of weeks or months, I will see the Brown Shrike, Tiger Shrike, Asian Brown Flycatcher
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis)
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12 August 2019

Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday

Hovers  the pointer over the pictures (tooltip or infotip), for information about the pictures
Greater Caucal eats Grasshopper Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Greater Caucal eats Grasshopper birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Gagak terbang, Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Daylight
Kingfisher on electric wire -Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Steel bird, MAS aeroplane. Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Terkukur, Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
AirAsia aircraft, Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Swallow, Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Insect on the wall, Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Burung Layang-layang, Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Male Sunbird jumping, Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Female Sunbird jumping, Birding during Eid-Adha Holiday
Masjid Kampung Sempam Baru, Eid-Adha Holiday
Korban Eid-Adha Holiday
Korban Eid-Adha Holiday
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