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...




13 comments:

  1. WHAT a catch! So - how many hours in the hide did it take to get these shots?

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    1. 4 1/2 days to be exact Mr Dave....with the 1st 2 days without a single shot....only observing & trying out various experiments to coax it out in the open....

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  2. Absolutely superb shots of the pitta...........well worth the 4.5 days!

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  3. Damn serious birding there Ari Congrats

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  4. Great bird and brilliant photos !

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  5. Gorgeous photos !!! You have capture really nice bird pictures , I love bird photography .

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  6. Excellent and nicely captured. Worth the effort, Pak Ari!

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  7. Awesome picture..... may I email you?

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  8. I might be late...such a splendid collection

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  9. I might be late...such a splendid collection

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