26 December 2015

HaPpY HoLiDaYs

Happy Holidays to ALL

19 December 2015

Birding in North East Monsoon Rain

November to March is a raining season  in Malaysia,  especially those in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Heavy rain not yet affected here in Raub  (located in the center Malay Peninsular), but light rain in the evening becomes a norm now.
That doesn't prevent me from taking a bird picture.
The picture below shows the characteristic of a tapioca leaves, water repellent in the light  drizzling rain.
 Rain drops shine under a flashlight
 Yellow-vented Bulbul flew away from a durian tree
 A  juvenile Bulbul caught under the rain on my neighbor's Pokok Longan
 Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) search for food in a monsoon drain
 then flew onto a rooftop to dry it self
Barn Swallow still tough it out catching an insect
 Grey overcast sky

 A flock of juvenile Asian Glossy Starling does a fly pass, searching for dry shelter

Zebra Dove on a papaya stalk in the rain
Javan Myna in the rain

04 December 2015

Brown Shrike at Manggo Tree

Brown Shrike at a manggo tree

01 December 2015

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker and Mistletoe version 2015

If you find a Mistletoe and wait long enough, you will find this bird
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - male

Flowerpecker and Sunbird like to feed on nectar of a  mistletoe plant. I also saw them also eat the mistletoe fruits

30 November 2015

Spotted Dove courtship Rivalry Terkukur Mating Part 2

My first time seeing so many (six) Spotted Dove congregate at the same spot
Courtship rivalry - 2 males (2 birds from right) fighting over a female (right with open wings). Three birds on the left just watching the action.
Two male fighting  while the female (left), watching who is the winner
one of the male tries to mount the female, but push away by his rival...
...and fighting continue...

...the looser flew away

20 November 2015

Good Morning

7:00am -  my backyard - pics with Nokia N8

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17 November 2015

Spotted Dove courtship / mating rituals Part 1

Spotted Dove - (Streptopelia chinensis) - Tekukur on a coconut tree
both look at a different way, than the male slowly  inch closer to the female
went closer and stop to see the female reaction
slowly walk toward the female
Wow!, she flew off
and away

the female landed at the lower leaf stalk
the couple later flew to the ground and feed together