Sunday, December 5, 2010

Chestnut-Breasted Malkoha

Kenyir, 27th-30th October 2010

 

My previous attempts to photograph this magnificent bird  failed to produce any desirable results. Even though relatively a large bird, their habit of clambering and creeping amongst dense foliage in mid-story make them tough to photograph. Getting clean shots of them is like winning a lottery!

Luck must be on my side when this lovely bird briefly showed up on a leafless branch allowing me to get a few clean shots.

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Notice the red facial skin and dark oily-green upperside, they look almost metallic..

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Chestnut colored breast – hence the name Chestnut-Breasted Malkoha

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A tight crop of the steely, cold, blue eye

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5 comments:

  1. Your usual quality shots Ari- the whole of that long tail still in focus.

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  2. Lovelly bird, love those blue eye ;)

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  3. Malkohas are exceptionally tough to nail a clean shot. These are beautiful, the bird in its natural hideout

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  4. Super nice birds,very sharp shots,
    super nice blog ,
    greetings from France !

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