Immature Ashy Minivet in a mixed species foraging flock

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“Three Ashy Minivets (Pericrocotus divaricatus divaricatus) as part of a mixed foraging party of a pair of Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis atrogularis), Olive-winged Bulbuls (Pycnonotus plumosus plumosus), and others (got distracted by Miniverts and missed the rest – possibly Crimson and Ruby-cheeked Sunbirds and Green Ioras).

“The three Ashy Minivets were all of immature plumage (first winter or moulting females) (above left). They moved off from the rest of the group and allowed close viewing. Were foraging intently for caterpillars and other insects (above right). All three were feeding independently.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh
Perak, Malaysia
9th February 2010

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