It had rained heavily the night before and the birds were hungry. This female White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus mallopercnus) was looking for maggots and worms at (unfortunately) a large rubbish bin.
I got near and waiting and gradually it became accustomed to me (the pull of the food source was strong). It allowed a close observation.
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Outskirts of the city with secondary growth
Date: 23rd October 2018
Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld