Tag Archive | Asia

Falcated Teal

This east Asian duck nests in eastern Russia and northern China. It winters in southeast Asia including parts of India, south China and Vietnam. This duck’s prime habitats are lakes, ponds, wetlands and lagoons within forests where it dines on shore plants, aquatic vegetation, seeds and the occasional mollusk. Due to high levels of hunting […]

Crested Wood Partridge

This gamebird is in the pheasant family and thrives in the lowland rainforests of southeast Asia where it uses its feet to find fruit, seeds and insects to eat. What is interesting about this species is that it feeds its young beak to beak. The youngsters of other members of this family begins pecking for […]

The Common Emerald Dove

This species calls the tropical and sub-tropical areas of southeast Asia rain forests home. It eats a variety of seeds and fruit supplemented by snails and insects. They are ground dwellers except when roosting for the night or when they are nesting. Despite being trapped for the pet trade due to their iridescent green color […]

A Fruit Eating Pigeon

In the forests, mangrove swamps and scrublands of Southeast Asia and on the northern coast of Australia, the pied imperial pigeon flourishes on the fruit of  tropical trees, shrubs and vines. It builds a stick nest In which it lays a single white egg. Although there were once hunted because they were thought to be […]

The Closest Living Relative of the Extinct DoDo Bird

Living on the small islands and in the coastal regions of southeast Asia, the nicobar pigeon is the only living member related to the now extinct dodo bird. This pigeon travels in flocks from island to island eating fruits, seeds and grains. It seeks islets with few predators to roost at night. This pigeon is […]

Asian Black-collared Starling

This southeast Asian species inhabits the grasslands, fields and other open areas in China, Cambodia, Thailand and neighboring areas where they prey on earthworms, grasshoppers, crickets and other meadow insect species. This starling is common throughout its range and is globally secure.  

One of the World’s Highest-Flying Birds!

After the nesting season in Central Asia the bar-headed goose migrates south for the winter over the world’s highest peaks into northern India and neighboring countries. There is even an undocumented report of these geese flying over Mount Everest at nearly 30,000 feet. It is amazing that any bird can fly this high in the […]