Ashy Minivets (Pericrocotus divaricatus) are generally found in wild urban gardens as well as along trails at the edge of primary jungle. Occasionally they are garden visitors during the migratory period.
Post 1. Female bird along a trail at the edge of the jungle.
On 9th February 2021, 9-10 birds stopped by our garden during the migratory period to leaf bathe. Obviously, my wife’s garden watering routine is getting well known to the birds. On hot days she will spray all the trees and bushes and many birds relish the opportunity to cool down.
Post 2. In our urban garden.
I initially missed these Minivets as they were at the crown of one of the trees and I was preoccupied with the singing Oriental Magpie Robin. But I spotted them when they called out to leave.
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato Dr.) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail at edge of primary jungle and wild urban garden
Date: 23rd January 2020 and 9th February 2021
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