Monday, July 7, 2014

Mr. and Mrs Malkoha coming to town...

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha gliding in flight
Location : Botanic Island Two

 I am excited today because Mr and Mrs Malkoha came in to town.  The pair must have found staying at the western hemisphere boring and decided to checkout what's up at the park.  Down below they saw me gardening.  No big deal.  They moved quietly among the branches like trained detectives.  They wished not to be seen in clear sight.  However my 400mm zoom lens managed to catch its pale-green beak.  Below is a picture of Mrs. Malkoha identified by her red-orange iris. The Chestnut-breasted Malkoha is the largest of the malkoha on this big island of Borneo.  I guess the sighting of a malkoha is a good litmus test result for a richly bio-diversified eco-system because they feed on a very rich diet of caterpillars, various insects and small lizards.
Note the her wings with its glossy blue-green feathers and red-orange iris.

The Malkoha is one of the large birds found in the park

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