Is Allen Jeyarajasingam’s field guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore the best choice for the region?

G’day Folks,

I’m going to be in that neck of the woods later this year. Is this the best guide?

Regards, Laurie.

A field guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.

Jeyarajasingam, Allen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2012. second edition). Octavo, laminated boards, colour illustrations.

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feather pic ATT

Whose feather is this, do you think? Note that it was found on a vehicle track enmeshed in bark & sticks, so was perhaps carried into the habitat-patch by a child – at 500m SEQ open montane heathy woodland, few birds ever present…

Judith SEQ 500m

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ONE RED-RUMPED SWALLOW with+/-20 Barn Swallows at Lower Daintree FNQ yesteday

Name and shame is the way to go. We were there a couple of days ago doing the right thing and staying on the road reserve. The property owner has become so upset he was chucking sticks at the birds to frighten them away!

Maris Lauva

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mimicry?

From the garden a few days ago, I could have sworn I heard a Catbird. At about 20km from Catbird rainforest, I wonder: – whether Catbirds disperse/ migrate in midsummer? or – what other bird/s might reproduce a range of Catbird vocalisations?

Judith SEQ 500m

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Cooks River

valley in Sydney’s inner west in pre-contact times would have had an ecosystem that I’m still unable to imagine its sublime beauty. Last week a small dark pointy winged raptor brought prey into a clump of large woody weeds. Pied Currawong announced its presence. Noisy Miners confirmed. Then all fell silent. Because it had its . . . → Read More: Cooks River

Fork-tailed Swifts at Prince of Wales Is. Qld.

Gooday, Observed 9 Ft Swifts at the Homestead waterhole 17 Jan. 2018. We are experiencing a late Wet Season and the creek is not running. At 17.45 hours a cool front came through and 3 birds were sighted this was followed by a further 6 birds, very scattered group at various heights moving in a . . . → Read More: Fork-tailed Swifts at Prince of Wales Is. Qld.

Are birders having an identity crisis

Hi guys,

I wrote an article about the merging of photography and birding, and what it means to be birder now. I used questionnaires for 230 birders to do this, and I analysed the results after also talking o a few participants with a please explain. The article mentions new types of trips for the . . . → Read More: Are birders having an identity crisis

Japan Birding in May

Hi All, We were wondering if anyone could recommend a bird guide for Japan in May. We were wanting one just for a day or so in Tokyo or Kyoto. It will be our first trip to Japan so any tips / advise would be most welcome! Many thanks, Lindy Damoulakis

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Barred-cuckoo shrike

Hey 😊 Just had to share Currently the figs are plentiful at my back door in Murwillumbah NSW, with Channel-billed cuckoos feasting on them each day…along with Fig birds and fruit bats (at night only)

The surprise came today though I’ve been hearing a call like a Black- faced cuckoo shrike near my back door . . . → Read More: Barred-cuckoo shrike

Fishing Ospreys

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Dear all I have been contacted by an overseas visitor who wants to take photos of fishing Ospreys. There’s none in my local patch so here’s hoping the collective knowledge of birding-aus can point him into the right . . . → Read More: Fishing Ospreys