Words, images & sound recording by Dr. Amar-Singh HSS
My wife and I enjoy the Common Iora very much in our garden.
They come many times a day to forage, often in a family group.
They have a pleasant personality and are very pretty.
They also have a very large repertoire or range of calls and we enjoy
listening to them. I have made many recording of calls to try and understand them and would like to share a few taken this year, all made when they came as a family group.
Dr David R Wells in his “The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume
2” has extensively described many of their calls.
Species: Common Iora Aegithina tiphia horizoptera
Location: Canning Garden Home, Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
Date: 3rd January & 14th July 2010
Equipment: Nikon D90 SLR with Sigma AF OS Zoom 150-500mm, handheld