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  • Grebes


    GrebesGrebes are small to medium-large sized freshwater diving birds. They have lobed toes, and are excellent swimmers and divers. However, they have their feet placed far back on the body, making them quite ungainly on land. There are 20 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:31 pm
    jytou Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
  • Shearwaters & Petrels


    Shearwaters & PetrelsThe procellariids are the main group of medium-sized 'true petrels', characterised by united nostrils with a medium septum, and a long outer functional primary. There are 75 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:03 am
    Mr No Good Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)
  • Storm-Petrels


    Storm-PetrelsThe storm-petrels are relatives of the petrels, and are the smallest of sea-birds. They feed on planktonic crustaceans and small fish picked from the surface, typically while hovering. The flight is fluttering and sometimes bat-like. There are 21 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:32 pm
    jytou Storm-petrels of Malaysia
  • Tropicbirds


    TropicbirdsTropicbirds are slender white birds of tropical oceans, with exceptionally long central tail feathers. Their heads and long wings have black markings. There are 3 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:26 pm
    jytou Tropicbird of Malaysia
  • Pelicans


    PelicansPelicans are large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak. As with other members of the order Pelecaniformes, they have webbed feet with four toes. There are 8 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:33 pm
    jytou Pelicans of Malaysia
  • Boobies & Gannets


    Boobies & GannetsThe sulids comprise the gannets and boobies. Both groups comprise medium-to-large coastal sea-birds that plunge-dive for fish. There are 9 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:05 am
    Mr No Good Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)
  • Cormorants


    CormorantsThe Phalacrocoracidae is a family of medium-to-large coastal, fish-eating sea-birds that includes cormorants and shags. Plumage colouration varies with the majority having mainly dark plumage, some species being black and white, and a few being colourful. There are 38 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:36 pm
    jytou Cormorants of Malaysia
  • Darters


    DartersDarters are frequently referred to as "snake-birds" because of their long thin neck, which gives a snake-like appearance when they swim with their bodies submerged. The males have black and dark brown plumage, an erectile crest on the nape and a larger bill than the female. The females have a much paler plumage especially on the neck and underparts. The darters have completely webbed feet, and their legs are short and set far back on the body. Their plumage is somewhat permeable, like that of cormorants, and they spread their wings to dry after diving. There are 4 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:26 pm
    jytou Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)
  • Frigatebirds


    FrigatebirdsFrigatebirds are large sea-birds usually found over tropical oceans. They are large, black and white or completely black, with long wings and deeply-forked tails. The males have inflatable coloured throat pouches. They do not swim or walk, and cannot take off from a flat surface. Having the largest wingspan to body weight ratio of any bird, they are essentially aerial, able to stay aloft for more than a week. There are 5 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:37 pm
    jytou Frigatebirds of Malaysia
  • Bitterns, Herons & Egrets


    Bitterns, Herons & EgretsThe family Ardeidae contains the bitterns, herons and egrets. Herons and egrets are medium to large sized wading birds with long necks and legs. Bitterns tend to be shorter necked and more wary. Unlike other long-necked birds suck as storks, ibises and spoonbills, members of Ardeidae fly with their necks retracted. There are 61 species worldwide and 21 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:42 am
    Mr No Good Little Heron (Butorides striata)
  • Storks


    StorksStorks are large, long-legged, long-necked, wading birds with long, stout bills. Storks are mute; bill-clattering is an important mode of stork communication at the nest. Their nests can be large and may be reused for many years. Many species are migratory. There are 19 species worldwide and 6 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:58 pm
    Mr No Good Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)
  • Ibises & Spoonbills


    Ibises & SpoonbillsThe Threskiornithidae is a family of large terrestrial and wading birds which includes the ibises and spoonbills. They have long, broad wings with 11 primary and about 20 secondary feathers. They are strong fliers and despite their size and weight, very capable soarers. There are 36 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:08 pm
    jytou Ibis and Spoonbills of Malaysia
  • Ducks, Geese & Swans


    Ducks, Geese & SwansThe family Anatidae includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swans. These are birds that are modified for an aquatic existence with webbed feet, flattened bills and feathers that are excellent at shedding water due to an oily coating. There are 131 species worldwide and 11 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:12 pm
    jytou Ducks of Malaysia
  • Osprey


    OspreyThe Pandionidae family contains only one species, the Osprey. The Osprey is a medium large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:10 pm
    jytou Osprey of Malaysia
  • Hawks, Kites & Eagles


    Hawks, Kites & EaglesAccipitridae is a family of birds of prey and include hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and Old World vultures. These birds have powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs, powerful talons, and keen eyesight. There are 233 species worldwide and 39 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:10 am
    Mr No Good Changeable Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus limnaeetus)
  • Caracaras & Falcons


    Caracaras & FalconsFalconidae is a family of diurnal birds of prey. They differ from hawks, eagles, and kites in that they kill with their beaks instead of their feet. There are 62 species worldwide and 7 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:14 am
    Mr No Good Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Megapodes


    MegapodesThe Megapodiidae are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet. All but the Malleefowl occupy jungle habitats, and most have brown or black colouring. There are 21 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:11 pm
    jytou Megapode of Malaysia
  • Pheasants & Partridges


    Pheasants & PartridgesThe Phasianidae are a family of terrestrial birds which consists of quails, partridges, snowcocks, francolins, spurfowls, tragopans, monals, pheasants, peafowls and jungle fowls. In general, they are plump (although they may vary in size) and have broad, relatively short wings. There are 156 species worldwide and 20 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:18 pm
    jytou Phesant and Partridges of Malaysia
  • Buttonquails


    ButtonquailsThe buttonquails are small, drab, running birds which resemble the true quails.The female is the brighter of the sexes, and initiates courtship. The male incubates the eggs and tends the young. There are 16 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:29 pm
    jytou Barred Buttonquail (Turnix suscicator)
  • Cranes


    CranesCranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Most have elaborate and noisy courting displays or "dances". There are 15 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:14 pm
    jytou Crane of Malaysia
  • Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, & Coots


    Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, & CootsRallidae is a large family of small to medium-sized birds which includes the rails, crakes, coots, and gallinules. Typically they inhabit dense vegetation in damp environments near lakes, swamps, or rivers. In general they are shy and secretive birds, difficult to observe. Most species have strong legs, and have long toes which are well adapted to soft, uneven surfaces. They tend to have short, rounded wings and be weak fliers. There are 143 species worldwide and 15 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:07 am
    Mr No Good White-browed Crake (Porzana cinerea)
  • Sungrebe & Finfoots


    Sungrebe & FinfootsThe Heliornithidae are small family of tropical birds with webbed lobes on their feet similar to those of grebes and coots. There are 3 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:17 pm
    jytou Finfoot of Malaysia
  • Jacanas


    JacanasThe jacanas are a group of tropical waders in the family Jacanidae. They are found worldwide in the Tropics. They are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat. There are 8 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in MalaysiaI
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:35 pm
    jytou Jacanas of Malaysia
  • Painted Snipe


    Painted SnipePainted snipe are short-legged, long-billed birds similar in shape to the true snipes, but more brightly coloured. There are 2 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:18 pm
    jytou Paintedsnipe of Malaysia
  • Crab Plover


    Crab PloverThe Crab Plover is related to the waders. It resembles a plover but with very long grey legs and a strong heavy black bill similar to a tern. It has black and white plumage, a long neck, partially webbed feet and a bill designed for eating crabs.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:20 pm
    jytou Crab Plover of Malaysia
  • Oystercatchers


    OystercatchersMedium-sized with black or black and white plumage and long, thick, usually red bills, adapted for opening shells of bivalve mollusks. There are 11 species worldwide and 1 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:53 pm
    jytou Oystercatcher of Malaysia
  • Avocets & Stilts


    Avocets & StiltsRecurvirostridae is a family of large wading birds, which includes the avocets and the stilts. The avocets have long legs and long up-curved bills. The stilts have extremely long legs and long, thin, straight bills. There are 9 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:38 pm
    jytou Stilt and Avocet of Malaysia
  • Thick-Knees


    Thick-KneesThe thick-knees are a group of largely tropical waders in the family Burhinidae. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone, with some species also breeding in temperate Europe and Australia. They are medium to large waders with strong black or yellow black bills, large yellow eyes and cryptic plumage. Despite being classed as waders, most species have a preference for arid or semi-arid habitats. There are 9 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:27 pm
    jytou Thick-knee of Malaysia
  • Pratincoles & Coursers


    Pratincoles & CoursersGlareolidae is a family of wading birds comprising the pratincoles, which have short legs, long pointed wings and long forked tails, and the coursers, which have long legs, short wings and long pointed bills which curve downwards. There are 17 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:07 pm
    jytou Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)
  • Plovers & Lapwings


    Plovers & LapwingsThe family Charadriidae includes the plovers, dotterels, and lapwings. They are small to medium-sized birds with compact bodies, short, thick necks and long, usually pointed, wings. They are found in open country worldwide, mostly in habitats near water, although there are some exceptions. There are 66 species worldwide and 14 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:28 am
    jytou Plovers of Malaysia
  • Sandpipers & allies


    Sandpipers & alliesThe Scolopacidae are a large diverse family of small to medium sized shorebirds including the sandpipers, curlews, godwits, shanks, tattlers, woodcocks, snipes, dowitchers and phalaropes. The majority of species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Variation in length of legs and bills enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food. There are 89 species worldwide and 39 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:46 am
    Mr No Good Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
  • Skuas & Jaegers


    Skuas & JaegersThe family Stercorariidae are, in general, medium to large birds, typically with grey or brown plumage, often with white markings on the wings. They nest on the ground in temperate and arctic regions and are long-distance migrants. There are 7 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:44 pm
    jytou Jaegers and Skuas of Malaysia
  • Gulls


    GullsLaridae is a family of medium to large birds seabirds and includes gulls and kittiwakes. They are typically grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills and webbed feet. There are 55 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:47 pm
    jytou Gulls of Malaysia
  • Terns


    TernsTerns are a group of generally general medium to large sea-birds typically with grey or white plumage, often with black markings on the head. Most terns hunt fish by diving but some pick insects off the surface of fresh water. Terns are generally long-lived birds, with several species now known to live in excess of 25 to 30 years. There are 44 species worldwide and 16 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:41 pm
    jytou Terns of Malaysia
  • Pigeons & Doves


    Pigeons & DovesPigeons and doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills with a fleshy cere. There are 308 species worldwide and 26 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:46 pm
    JKC Barred Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia unchall)
  • Parrots, Macaws & allies


    Parrots, Macaws & alliesParrots are small to large birds with a characteristic curved beak shape. Their upper mandibles have slight mobility in the joint with the skull and the have a generally erect stance. All parrots are zygodactyl, having the four toes on each foot placed two at the front and two back. There are 335 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:28 am
    Mr No Good Blue-crowned Hanging-parrot (Loriculus galgulus)
  • Cuckoos & Anis


    Cuckoos & AnisThe family Cuculidae includes cuckoos, roadrunners and anis. These birds are of variable size with slender bodies, long tails and strong legs. Unlike the cuckoo species of the Old World, North American cuckoos are not brood parasites. There are 138 species worldwide and 31 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:41 pm
    jytou Malaysian Hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx fugax)
  • Barn Owls


    Barn OwlsBarn owls are medium to large sized owls with large heads and characteristic heart-shaped faces. They have long strong legs with powerful talons. There are 16 species worldwide and 3 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:57 pm
    Mr No Good Common Barn-owl (Tyto alba)
  • Typical Owls


    Typical OwlsTypical owls are small to large solitary nocturnal birds of prey. They have large forward-facing eyes and ears, a hawk-like beak, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye called a facial disk. There are 195 species worldwide and 17 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:53 am
    Mr No Good Mountain Scops Owl
  • Frogmouths


    FrogmouthsThe frogmouths are a group of nocturnal birds related to the nightjars. They are named for their large flattened hooked bills and huge frog-like gape, which they use to take insects. There are 12 species worldwide and 6 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:08 pm
    jytou Frogmouths of Malaysia
  • Nightjars


    NightjarsNightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills that usually nest on the ground. Most have small feet, of little use for walking, and long pointed wings. Their soft plumage is camouflaged to resemble bark or leaves. There are 86 species worldwide and 6 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:17 pm
    Mr No Good Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)
  • Swifts


    SwiftsSwifts are small aerial birds, spending the majority of their lives flying. These birds have very short legs and never settle voluntarily on the ground, perching instead only on vertical surfaces. Many swifts have long swept-back wings that resemble a crescent or a boomerang. There are 98 species worldwide and 15 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:46 pm
    jytou House Swift (Apus affinis)
  • Treeswifts


    TreeswiftsThe treeswifts or crested swifts are aerial near passerine birds, closely related to the true swifts. They differ from the other swifts in that they have crests, long forked tails and softer plumage. There are 4 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:33 pm
    Mr No Good Whiskered Treeswift (Hemiprocne comata)
  • Trogons & Quetzals


    Trogons & QuetzalsThe family Trogonidae includes trogons and quetzals. Found in tropical woodlands worldwide, they feed on insects and fruit, and their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. Trogons have soft, often colourful, feathers with distinctive male and female plumage. There are 33 species worldwide and 7 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:01 pm
    JKC Scarlet-rumped Trogon (Harpactes duvaucelii)
  • Kingfishers


    KingfishersKingfishers are medium-sized birds with large heads, long pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. There are 93 species worldwide and 14 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:12 am
    Mr No Good Brown-winged Kingfisher (Pelargopsis amauroptera)
  • Bee-Eaters


    Bee-EatersThe bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa but others occur in southern Europe, Madagascar, Australia and New Guinea. They are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers. All are colorful and have long downturned bills and pointed wings, which give them a swallow-like appearance when seen from afar. There are 26 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:30 pm
    jytou Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)
  • Typical Rollers


    Typical RollersRollers resemble crows in size and build, but are more closely related to the kingfishers and bee-eaters. They share the colourful appearance of those groups with blues and browns predominating. The two inner front toes are connected, but the outer toe is not. There are 12 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:44 pm
    jytou Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)
  • Hoopoes


    HoopoesHoopoes have black, white and orangey-pink colouring with a large erectile crest on their head. There are 2 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:38 pm
    jytou Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
  • Hornbills


    HornbillsHornbills are a group of birds whose bill is shaped like a cow's horn, but without a twist, sometimes with a casque on the upper mandible. Frequently, the bill is brightly coloured. There are 57 species worldwide and 10 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:45 pm
    Mr No Good White-crowned Hornbill (Berenicornis comatus)
  • Barbets


    BarbetsThe barbets are plump birds, with short necks and large heads. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Most species are brightly coloured. There are 84 species worldwide and 14 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:53 am
    jytou Fire-tufted Barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus)
  • Honeyguides


    HoneyguidesHoneyguides are among the few birds that feed on wax. They are named for the behaviour of the Greater Honeyguide which leads large animals to bees' nests and then feeds on the wax once the animal has broken the nest open to get at the honey. There are 17 species worldwide and 1 species which occurs in Malaysia.
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    Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:41 pm
    jytou Honeyguide of Malaysia
  • Woodpeckers & allies


    Woodpeckers & alliesWoodpeckers are small to medium sized birds with chisel like beaks, short legs, stiff tails and long tongues used for capturing insects. Some species have feet with two toes pointing forward, and two backward, while several species have only three toes. Many woodpeckers have the habit of tapping noisily on tree trunks with their beaks. There are 218 species worldwide and 26 species which occur in Malaysia.
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    Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:50 pm
    jytou Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense)
  • More info


    For more info regarding the bird species and names, please read the List of Birds of Malaysia from Wikipedia.
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