Asian Fairy Bluebird – calls and feeding

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Asian Fairy Bluebirds (Irena puella malayensis) have a wider range of calls. This adult male was singing high in the canopy for an extended period. It was a collection of whistles and ‘whit’s and other notes strung together almost continually. Many occurring at high frequency.

A call recording is located here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/503199. A sonogram and wave of a short segment is given above.

I watched them feed and Ficus fruit was crushed before swallowing (see composite below).

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

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

Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

Date: 15th October 2019

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld

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