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A Photo Guide to the ID of Large Hawk Cuckoos

Here in Singapore we have had a bumper year in 2015 for migratory Large Hawk Cuckoos, with several sightings in several different plumages.  Here are three sets of front and back views so we can get a good look at the differences.

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Written on March 28th, 2015. 3 Comments

Owls Climb Trees

Today at Pasir Ris Park in Singapore a drama unfolded with a family of Spotted Wood Owls and a pair of Crested Goshawks.

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Written on March 7th, 2015. 13 Comments

Brown-backed Flowerpecker Fig Tree

 

In February 2012 a group of my regular birding friends and I came across a Sunda Fig that was in fruit and hosting a few Brown-backed Flowerpeckers.
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Written on March 1st, 2015. 0 Comments

Balancing the Swarovski ATX-95

I recently purchased the Swarovski ATX-95 30-70X spotting scope for some no excuses bird watching !

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Written on November 12th, 2014. 4 Comments

iOS 7 Ate the Music App

If you are like me, you don’t have any music on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.  Just bird calls 🙂

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Written on October 14th, 2014. 0 Comments

Fraser’s Hill August 2014

Two of us had four full days of birding in Bukit Tinggi and Fraser’s Hill from August 14th to 17th.

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Written on August 19th, 2014. 1 Comment

Java Trip Report 2014

Three of us Danny, Jia Sheng and myself, had an early morning departure from Singapore for the 2 hour flight to Jakarta.

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Written on August 3rd, 2014. 2 Comments

The Curious Malaysian Rail-babbler

The Curious Malaysian Rail-babbler

The curious Malaysian Rail-babbler Eupetes macrocerus, Panti Bird Sanctuary, Johor, Malaysia

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Written on August 1st, 2014. 1 Comment

Pelagic Outings May 2014

This month we had two pelagic outings, the first on May 3rd, and the second on May 17th.

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Written on May 18th, 2014. 1 Comment

Mindanao 2014

Four of us went to Mindanao for a week, thanks to Ju Lin for organizing this trip!  The catalyst was the first ever nesting of the Philippine Eagle (at least in recent memory) that was viewable by the public from a reasonable distance.

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Written on April 11th, 2014. 0 Comments

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