Sunday, April 26, 2015

A young pair of Magpie-robin

A pair of Oriental Magpie - robin (Copsychus saularis)
Left is female, right is male of the species
It briefly poured heavy this morning.  Soon after the rain stopped I noticed a young pair of Magpie-robin was flying about the low branches of trees just outside the verandah or 'Abag' in the Bintulu Melanau lingo.  These chattering birds make one of the best melodies in the park which can be heard just after daybreak till about sunset time.  I noticed that the pair was busy foraging for food on the wet ground.  Their feathers were drenched and I could see that both tried many times to shed the wetness by shaking and spreading out their wings to dry.  These birds are slowly increasing their numbers in the park as more and more are apparently born here. 
A section of the stream that received flash flooding because of the torrential rain early this morning.
Location : Zone F

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