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  • #263072
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    Hi,
    Saw this bird near my house. Can someone help with the ID? By the way, which bird ID book is recommended for local birds? Thanks.

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    #290959
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    Luenny,
    Can’t help with the ID now, got to go and check my book.
    New Holland Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia by Craig Robson.
    This is a very popular Field Guide.
    BTW It’s a pretty looking bird.

    #290992
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    This is a juv Pied Triller.

    #291036
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    Pied Triller, Scientific name : Lalage nigra is listed as Uncommon and is a resident here.
    You are very lucky to get a shot at it. Please check to see if they are still around.
    I also want :P

    #291050
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    Hi Richard and Kok Hui,
    Thanks for the info. By the way, how can you tell it’s a juv? Anyway, what does it mean by uncommon and resident here? Does it mean that it’s rare? Sorry, just want to make sure I understand what is written.

    As for shooting it, sorry Richard. I checked this morning and it’s not there anymore. The nest is empty, both chicks have fledged. I can post the info now because they’ve fledged. However, I am still puzzle because quite a few people tell me that this bird is a juv. But from what I see, it seems to be one of the parent because it has been feeding the chicks and flying away for more food. Hmm …

    #291085

    Pied triller – the juvenile looks like the female (maybe that is why you are confused :huh what: )… Difference is slightly darker brown on the crown for juv & it has some buffed scales or something (cant remember) on the chest…you can read these from the field guides.(i read mine yesterday so I can shared it…i dont have these things inside my head… :D ).

    #291086

    Lay men terms from my understanding –

    uncommon means Not common lah :nyah nyah: …(seldom sighted!)
    Common – means common loh…usually sighted……
    Very common – means our mynas lah….. :D (joking!!)

    rare – have a confirmed record of sighting (but very few) of its existence in that country……..

    resident means Got PR loh – doesnt need to leave during migration season…..will also breed in that country

    migratory – means come/sighted during migration season…….

    I think there are more scientific way to explain the terms :oops: Hope the experts dont kill me for these answers……..

    #291109
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    Hi PP,
    Thanks for the clarification. Looks like I have to get myself a field guide too. Anyway, I’m pretty sure this one is the mother. The chick looks really different from my pictures. Yup, will post them later when I have time. :P

    #291134
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    Hi Luenny,

    Juvenile has streaks on breast and scales on the upperparts, so I’ve to concur with you that it’s a female. As you can see a photo won’t tell the whole story, so it’s always good to have some notes about the location, habitat, behaviour, etc.

    rgd,
    Kok Hui

    #291155
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    Hi Kok Hui,
    Thanks for the clarification. I’m not very good about bird behavior yet. But will try my best in the future to note them down.

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