Saturday, January 1, 2011

Banded Beauty

"Not bad to be small."

In the wake of a small bird wave, I caught a bright yellow band in the corner of my eye. I lost it temporarily until the yellow reemerged, restless and moving actively in the higher canopy of the forest. It was small, quite restless and had to wait for it to settle down, determined that I will identify it. And there it was as I have seen it in a book - a little bright band of colour around an ordinary brown plumage - the Banded Broadbill / Takau Rimba is extraordinary and rather uncommon. (More about the bird itself in Notes).

Evergreen forest, Bukit Cahaya Shah Alam 29/12/10, 10:00am.

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