Learned avian naturalists have spent considerable time delving into the taxonomic ranking of crested hawk-eagles. From a birdwatcher point of view, the resident crested hawk-eagle being polymorphic and having 2 main morphs, earns itself the name “Changeable”, with the dark morphs being more common. Mainly a forest bird, it is also seen at forest edge, no doubt hoping for an easy meal. Race in Borneo Nisaetus cirrhatus limnaetus.
Articles from January 2011
Let’s start MMXI with a common resident found throughout the lowlands. The Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra is also probably the easiest of the spiderhunters here to identify being the only one with a white throat. Usually you will see it zipping through the lower storey of the forest, stopping only to feed on the nectar of banana and ginger flowers.