neighborhood birds

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neighborhood birds
Sep 9, 2012

600D 100-400L

Plantain squirrel (Callosciurus notatus)

This energetic and sometimes noisy squirrel is sometimes seen in trees near our shores. It is common in our forests, parks and even urban areas. It is active during the day and found in trees, only seldom coming down to the ground. This mammal lives like a bird. It lives in trees and effortlessly 'flies' from branch to branch in death-defying leaps. Its chirpping calls are often mistaken for bird calls. It even creates a spherical nest of twigs and leaves to raise its young. It eats fruits, seeds, leaves, bark and insects, foraging in the trees.

Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
lunch time for heron and it was helter skelter for the school of fish

Olive-winged Bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus)

They are doing very well in Singapore, often seen along rainforest edges and young regenerating and scrubby growths.

They nest on trees and palms, even in hollows of dead palms. Nests are cup-shaped structures constructed from twigs, dried leaves, roots and lined with floss and grass. Two eggs are normally laid, with both chicks or only one fledging.

Thanks for looking
Steve

Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
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