Friday, September 10, 2010

Malkoha dining ...

Reluctant to pack the bag and call it a day, decided to make another round into the plantation. Stumble on a rather big bird on the regular BULBUL tree ...

The bird just caught an insect resembling a leaf and was trying to finish it before the sun goes down. The prey caught explains the malkoha routine of inspecting every tree leaf, looking for leaf like insects.

You must salute the bird for their eye sight, to be able to distinguish this leaf insect from thousands of other leaves on a tree.

After the meal, the bird was completely in-active, sitting on the same spot for minutes giving me ample time  to get a good shot thru the branches. Another behaviour unseen on a Malkoha, in the end I was the one who decided to move on.

Black-bellied Malkoha
Phaenicophaeus diardi

The regular jogger on the plantation track ...

Emerald Dove
Chalcophaps indica

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