A distressed Black-naped Oriole

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“Saw two Black-naped Orioles (Oriolus chinensis maculates) in distress high in a Rain Tree (Samanea saman), both calling out loudly (left). One circling the tree.

“Thought they were in conflict (seen this occasionally in our garden). But as I continued watching, saw the two of them enabled their fledglings fly away to another tree.

“Only then did I see their ‘threat’ – a monkey (possibly a Long Tailed Macaque, but not certain). Not sure if the monkey was really going after their juveniles but as parents we are all very protective of our young.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Tambun Interior, Perak, Malaysia
9th October 2010

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