Kenyir 22nd March 2011
I was walking along a path early one morning when I saw this brilliant purplish-blue bird flew across my path. After searching for a while I managed to spot the bird perched on a low branch not too far from my position but the low lights in our thick tropical jungle make photographing this quick moving bird a real challenge.
A male Black-Naped Monarch
I managed to get a few shots before he disappeared into the forest. About 15 minutes later,much to my surprise, the same bird returned to the same area and this routine continued for about an hour. My suspicion proved to be correct when I spotted this well hidden nest about 20m from my hide.
I managed to get some shots of this couple building their nest.
The tasks of building the nest were equally shared by both male and female bird.
She must be very satisfied with the nest….. look at the big smile!…