Grey-headed Canary Flycatchers in a bird wave

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“There were six Grey-headed Canary Flycatchers (Culicicapa ceylonensis ceylonensis), of which at least two were juveniles at 1,600m ASL in Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia on 21st July 2009 (left).

“The birds were then feeding, being part of a bird wave that included five Blue Nuthatch (Sitta azurea expectata). The juveniles were being fed.

“Grey-headed Canary Flycatchers are easy to watch as they love to make ‘aerial-sallies for flying insects’ (Wells 2007) to return to the same perch repeatedly. There are two locations at this hill station that I know where they live close to man and are less afraid of being watched.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th October 2009

Wells, D.R., 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. II, Passerines. Christopher Helm, London. 800 pp.

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