“It is not only the Spotted Dove that can show care and affection to its mate. I was up in Malaysia’s Frasers’ Hill recently and managed to make a short clip on the Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush, now known as Spectacled Laughingthrush (Rhinocichla mitrata), doing the same thing. They were perching so close to each other, that an atmosphere of love and tenderness seems to exude from the pair. Preening each other, preening themselves in such a satisfied manner.”
17th August 2010
Allopreening in a pair of White-crested Laughingthrushes (Garrulax leucolophus) can be seen HERE.