Pied Triller – foraging behaviour

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“Saw two Pied Triller (Lalage nigra striga) females foraging together on the ground for an extended period (25 minutes). This is less common foraging behaviour. Wells (2007) states ‘more rarely, hunts on the ground…‘ I have usually seen them in trees foraging but at time seen them descend to the ground to get prey. Not seen them walk about on a lawn foraging like Mynas.

“The presence of two female together may suggest a family unit.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st October 2019

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment

Reference:
Wells, D.R., 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. II, Passerines. Christopher Helm, London. 800 pp.

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