Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Slaty-breasted Rail of Sungai Rambai and Painted-Snipes of Batang Tiga

Slaty-breasted Rail trapped in a ditch at Sungai Rambai paddyfields in Malacca. A dried-up coconut leave was left near the ditch to function as a "bridge" for it to climb out safely before members of Wild Bird Club of Malaysia left the ricefields of Sungai Rambai. Waders and waterbirds were out and about in the paddyfields of Sungai Rambai that Malaysia Day.

Flock of Oriental Pratincoles were riding on the thermals of the sweltering heat in ploughed paddyfields of Sungai Rambai.

Crepuscular - word used to describe the Greater Painted-Snipe. Means it is an active bird at twilight or just before dawn so it was a pleasant surprise to spot a pair including a third Painted-Snipe with baby chick at Batang Tiga ricefields at around 11am, that Sunday. Picture of Father and Chick Painted-Snipe is in Wild Bird Club of Malaysia website article entitled Birdwatching & Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan in Malacca

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Globally Threatened Shorebirds Poster

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) has published a very educational poster highlighting the plight of globally threatened shorebirds. These are species found in the Inner Gulf of Thailand. This poster is sourced "Save Spoon-billed Sandpiper" section of BCST website, where there is an interesting initiative to raise fund in securing habitat for this rare species of sandpiper and other shorebirds. Read and know more about this by visiting BCST website here. Spoon-billed Sandpiper is listed as Critically Endangered in IUCN website here.



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