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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.

Pygmy Ibon

Here’s a case for bird photography.  The Pygmy Ibon (Pygmy White-eye) Oculocincta squamifrons is locally common in hill forests populated with recolonizers of the Macaranga species of trees.  It has a tendency of being overlooked as it is more warbler-like and it is difficult to see the thin white eye-ring.  With the luxury of photographic examination, the forehead appears more like thin wavy dashes in white than speckles as described in most publications.

A Bornean endemic.