Blue Rock-thrush – adult and subadult

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“Some images of the adults and subadult Blue Rock-thrush (Monticola solitarius madoci).

Blue Rock-thrush adult female.

The above image shows an adult female while that below shows an adult female feeding on Pipturus argenteus fruit, Native or Australian Mulberry).

Blue Rock-thrush, adult female feeding on Pipturus argenteus fruit.

The image below shows an adult male…

Blue Rock-thrush adult male.

…and a composite below showing the head and neck of adult female, adult male and subadult male.

Composite of head & neck of adult female, adult male and subadult male.

A subadult male Blue Rock-thrush, self-feeding on caterpillar and worms below. Still some brown feathers and a gape but has developed extensive adult male blue plumage. Note the interesting feather pattern at the lores in the close up.

Blue Rock-thrush sub adult male.

Another image of a sub-adult male below.

Blue Rock-thrush subadult male.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th October 2019

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Limestone hill at fringe of city

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