Rufous Piculet – part of bird wave

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Came across a single adult male Rufous Piculet (Sasia abnormis abnormis) that was part of a lowland mixed foraging party (bird wave).

The other birds in the mixed foraging party were:

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris) – two

Olive-winged Bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosu) – four

Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus) – two

Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus) – a pair and an immature

Purple-naped Sunbird (Hypogramma hypogrammicum) – a pair

Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra) – one

And others not identified (bulbuls, etc)

Note the lemon-yellow lower mandible contrasting with the black upper mandible, the red iris (adult), purple orbital ring and frontal yellow seen in males. The feet are orange and the under parts and rump are orange-chestnut. The tail is black, very short and not well seen.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Broken primary forest with secondary growth

Date: 15th October 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


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