Rufous Piculet  – female

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I had an extended opportunity to watch a single female Rufous Piculet (Sasia abnormis abnormis). The bird was part of a mixed foraging party (bird wave) and then stopped to feed where I was located, offering me intermittent 15-20 minutes of  imaging opportunities.

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Note the lemon-yellow lower mandible contrasting with the black upper mandible in the close up (Post 1), the red iris (adult) and purple orbital ring. The feet are orange and the under parts and rump are orange-chestnut. The tail is black, very short and usually not seen – Post 4 shows it flicked out of the wing cover.

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Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

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

Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

Date: 6th March 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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