Monthly Archives: August 2009

Myna and Banana

Another common bird at my backyard.

Javan Myna
Tiong Myna
Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)

Have a look for more bird pictures at the Bird Photography Weekly @ Birdfreak.

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Salam Ramadhan

Ramadhan and BeeEater
Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis)

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My old blog at Blogspot

White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher

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Birds – Pipit and Ciak

In Malay the word ‘Pipit’ is general term that cover many birds that sing a song “pit-pit-pit”.
There are six Pipits in Lonchura sp, and I have only photographed three of them.
(another 3 in my wanted list are: (i) Black-headed Munia/Chesnut Munia (Lonchura malacca) -seen at Kemensah but no photo, (ii) White-bellied Munia (Lonchura lucogastra), and (iii) Dusky Munia (Lonchura fuscans) – only in Sabah & Sarawak (endemic)

(1) Pipit Pinang – Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Scaly-breasted  Munia
the Juvenile Pipit Pinang
Juvenile Scaly-breasted Munia
(2) Pipit Tuli – White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata)
White-rumped Munia
(3) Pipit Uban – White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja)
White-headed Munia
the Juvenile Pipit Uban

White-headed Munia - Juvenile
The is the only Pipit that have an English name- Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus) – but Malay called it Ciak Bendang

Paddyfield Pipit

This is what Malay called Ciak Rumah – Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

Ciak Rumah

Ciak RumahThis is another CIAK – Ciak Tempua – Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus)

Female Baya Weaver with food

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