Monday, April 28, 2014

Sambar Murai Gila or the Pied Fantail

Sambar Murai Gila (Malay) - Ped Fantail
Location : Zone B

 Living in a lowland dipterocarp forest one is able to find the "Sambar Murai Gila" comes out from the jungle to checkout the forest fringes.  It is only one of the many fantails in Sarawak that has the habit of coming close to human habitation.  Today it came close enough to show off its beautiful fantail.  The tail feathers have a broad white tip that are of progressive length and when fanned out form a semicircular-shaped tail.  Today it was busy moving about the branches of the Shrubby Dillenia to devour some red ants.

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