Oriental Magpie Robin courting

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS watched a pair of Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis musicus) from his car at the ex-mining pool adjacent to limestone hills and secondary growth in Tambun Interior, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. This was during 30th December 2010 and 1st January 2011.

The pair of birds was courting in the light rain. The male would sing a variety of calls, posture his body and repeatedly fan his tail. The female feigned disinterest. Unfortunately all came to an end when the birds noticed Amar observing them.

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