“Observed a family Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps cineraceus) – 2 adults and 2 juveniles today (the usually number of fledglings). Note the grey appearing at the sides of the breast and rufous in scalp of the juveniles.
“Juvenile bare parts (lower mandible and feet) are brighter than seen in adults (pale pink lower mandible in adults). Iris in juvenile muddy brown compared to amber in adult.
“Both juveniles were self-feeding – see bottom image for a feeding episode on a flying insect.
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
16th October 2018
Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth a fringe of the city