I heard a Puff-throated Babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps acrum) making its classical calls from the undergrowth and decided to try and watch. For the next 40 minutes I had glimpses of two birds that were together, obtained some images, heard multiple calls and songs and listened to vocal interactions between the pair.
Post 1 and 2 is of one bird and Post 3 and 4 of the partner (differentiated by black dot on beak and under-tail plumage). From behaviour, the first bird is possibly the male as it made most of the calls and songs. I am uncertain why the first bird has a two-tone appearance to the undersurface of the tail (see Post 2) but presume it is a moult or bright light reflection.
The cocked-up-tail posture (see especially Post 4) was a common posture that I observed.
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: City fringe with secondary growth
Date: 19th November 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