Chestnut-winged Babbler – feeding in seeding bamboo

“Taking a break from the Mugimaki Flycatchers (Ficedula mugimaki) to share this babbler.

“Saw a pair (possibly same one) of Chestnut-winged Babbler (Stachyris erythroptera erythroptera) on three separate days feeding at the seeding bamboo thicket but had no opportunity for good observations until today.

“They come very early to feed and I managed to get there by 7.30am today. Also managed to follow them foraging into other parts of the jungle, often high up in trees looking for invertebrates in folded leaves, hanging dead branches and vines.

“In the bamboo it explored the junction between stems, prised open bamboo sheaths by openings it beak within, as well as explored the seeds for insects.:

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th December 2015

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: A ‘damaged’ trail along primary jungle

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