Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tiong Batu (Malay) or the Dollarbird

 Well, something good happened today when I made a first sighting of the Dollarbird. Malays call this bird 'Tiong Batu', this I found after checking and cross-referencing with three other good books on birds in Borneo. The literature states that it has a bill with orange colour and black at the tip of the beak. On close-up it is confirmed in the picture. With this sighting, the Dollarbird joins the list of small to medium-sizied birds here.

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