White-rumped Shama – juvenile

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Met my second set of White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus mallopercnus) juveniles this week at different locations. This pair was accompanied by a single adult female.

One of the juveniles was self-feeding and looked like a young male from the moult; the other was being fed by the adult female and was more immature in plumage.

All images are of the presumed juvenile male. The above image shows the bird foraging in the dense leaf litter for worms and invertebrates.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


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

Habitat: Primary jungle

Date: 16th July 2019

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


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