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.
Notice the red facial skin and dark oily-green upperside, they look almost metallic..
Chestnut colored breast – hence the name Chestnut-Breasted Malkoha
A tight crop of the steely, cold, blue eye