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

15 November 2015

Tailor Bird on Various Perch

Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
Foraging on  Guava fruit trees (Psidium guajava)
on a tall tropical grasses
on Japanese Bamboo plant at my neighbor's house
and on a brick roof tile

13 November 2015

Shield bugs and Carpenter Bee on the Rattlebox Plant

Shield bugs and Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa spp) on Rattlepod plant - Fabaceae (kekacang) - Bunga rumpai gegiring (Crotalaria pallida)

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08 November 2015

Birds of Steel

Captured these "Steel Birds"  this morning at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2

pic with Nokia N8

05 November 2015

Sunbird Feeding at Hibiscus Flower

I found this male Brown-throated Sunbird foraging at Bunga Raya - Hibiscus flower, when I was eating nasi lemak at Mak Teh's stall (opposite the Raub Fire Station).
Menyedut madu bunga raya dengan menebuk pangkal bunga. Itu yang digelar "robbing nectar" - "merompak madu". Burung tidak terlibat dalam proses pendebungaan,  kerana tidak  menyedut madu dari depan kelopak bunga (petal) dan tidak kena pada pistil/stigma.

 Female Brown-throated Sunbird pic below by Nazeri Abghani/MNS Miri/2011 - from this site
Male Brown-throated Sunbird - pic below by Supt (R) Che  Mahazan Che Aik (my Facebook friend)
Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis) - below - pic by Che Mahazan Che Aik
Crimson Sunbird by Lip Kee - from CommonsWikepedia, This bird is doing what Ornithologist  called ‘robbing nectar’

03 November 2015

Adult Starling at Car Park

I found this adult Starling foraging in a tree near my car park, just outside the Raub Magistrate Court building.
Photographed hand held at ISO 1600
 Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)