Monday, May 13, 2013

Banded Pitta - Jewel of the Tropical Forest

April 3oth 2013, Merapoh, Taman Negara

After numerous unsuccessful attempts to photograph this stunning looking bird, I finally managed to get some photos that's worth keeping and sharing.

The task is made more difficult due to it's nature of  being a smart and very shy behaviour.

Just some quick shots before it actually disappears into the undergrowth...

This bird I believe, spends more time on the ground foraging for food among the dead leaves.

At the slightest noise or movement, he's ready to flee to the safety of the undergrowth...