Female Raffles’s Malkoha in mixed bird wave

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“A female Raffles’s Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus) foraging with other malkoha species, many bulbul species in a mixed species episode (bird wave).”

MalkohaRaf-bird wave [AmarSingh]

A bird wave or mixed foraging party is when birds of different species fly through the vegetation together. This disturb insects and other prey thus opening them for easy picking by the birds.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
13th February 2016

Location: Ulu Kinta Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Previously logged forest with secondary growth and some primary forest

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