An Asian Fairy Bluebird, a Blue-throated Bee-eater and a pair of  Chestnut-winged Babbler and …

Five Asian Fairy Bluebirds (Irena puella malayensis) were seen eating the fruits of Bridelia tomentosa. Managed to photograph a female – failed to photograph any earlier HERE. A spiderhunter also came to feed but left immediately due to my presence – looked like a Thick-billed Spiderhunter (no images).

A female Asian Fairy Bluebird on a branch of the Bridelia tomentosa

A Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis) was photographed with a cicada between its mandibles. This is an uncommon prey. Usually this bird takes dragonflies and butterflies.

Blue-throated Bee-eater caught a cicada.

A pair of Chestnut-winged Babbler (Stachyris erythroptera erythroptera) was foraging and calling in the undergrowth at the base of the Bridelia tomentosa trees, allowing for views.

Chestnut-winged Babbler.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

February 2021


Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Fringe of primary forest

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone


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