Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush

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We saw many Chestnut-capped Laughingthrushes (Garrulax mitratus major), often at very close range (above, below) as they are not shy. They are very vocal and gregarious; often in groups of 5-6 and up to 12-15 at times. They will scamper like squirrels while foraging together or with other species (bird waves). They will also forage on the ground in leaf litter.

One bird, part of a large group of 15 that was foraging in the evening, had the odd behaviour of carrying this dead leaf (below) while flying over us – not sure of the purpose, as it is off the conventional breeding season.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

Location: Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Malaysia

Habitat: 1300 m ASL, primary montane jungle

Date: 20th November 2018

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld

 

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