Took a break from all the Covid-19 prevention activities I am involved in, for a forest walk.
Fiery Minivets (Pericrocotus igneus igneus) are considered near-threatened. They are an uncommon bird to see and the last time I saw them was at this same location in the forest on 25th July 2010. I wonder if there is some local or altitudinal migration to account for such close dates?
I saw 5 today, a mixture of males and females. As usual very high, at the top of the forest canopy, where they were feeding. A limited flight image shown above.
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle
Date: 23rd July 2020
Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone