Blue Whistling-thrush – social behaviour

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“One common behaviour of the Blue Whistling-thrush (Myophonus caeruleus dicrorhynchus) is tail-fanning or tail-display. The bird will frequently fan its tail fully. This is more common than lifting/lowering the tail, which also happens.

“It will fan the tail in sudden bursts, occasionally repeatedly. The purpose of this activity is uncertain and may have a social communication function.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
27th May 2018

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Limestone outcroppings at outskirts of the city with secondary growth


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