Friday, December 31, 2010
"Don't count on our looks."
What feathers! The Purple Swamphen / Burung Klak is a special treat to come out of the fresh water marshes and swamps with good vegetation. The tall and thick growth of reeds provide good refuge for this elusive and wary bird. They traverse the water by walking delicately on lotus plants that grow on the surface, and their food are eaten by holding it with their toes (bottom pic). Purportedly renown amongst the locals as the most intelligent bird that frequently evades capture by outsmarting traps intended for them.
Swamp and marshland, Langkawi 21/12/10, 6:00 pm.