Articles from May 2014

Thick-billed Spiderhunter

Thick-billed Spiderhunter by Ck Leong

An uncommon bird of the lowlands, the Thick-billed Spiderhunter Arachnothera crassirostris is sometimes confused with the Little Spiderhunter A. longilostra which has whitish-grey throat.   Both birds also have similar eye markings.

Black-capped White-eye

Black-capped White-eye by Ck Leong

Here’s a common resident of the mountains of Borneo and Sumatra.  The Black-capped White-eye Zosterops atricapilla frequents the mid to upper storey of the montane forests.  It moves around in pairs or small groups, feeding on invertebrates, fruits and nectar.  It is usually in constant motion, with a repeated twittering call to stay in touch with the others in the flock.

Pink-necked Green Pigeon

Pink-necked Green Pigeon by Ck Leong

The Pink-necked Green Pigeon Treron vernans is the most common of the green pigeons in Borneo.  It is found in gardens, coastal and secondary forests throughout South-east Asia.  It moves around in small flocks, feeding on fruits and berries.  Its colourful plumage allows it to blend into the greenery.