Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha. Sungai Sedim Kedah.
Canon EOS 7D EF 800mm IS. ISO 1600 1/500 F5.6
I struggled to frame the entire body of the subject into my viewfinder. I ended up only photographing the head and body without the tail.

October 17 2010. I spotted the Chestnut-breasted Malkoha at Sungai Sedim this morning. The subject  alighted at a tree branch and partially hidden behind dense vegetation. Initially, I thought it was the Green-billed Malkoha. After a careful checked using my binocular, I saw the breast and belly area are in chestnut color rather than grey color.  I was very delighted that I managed to add a new species into my lifer list. 

Thanks for viewing.

1 comment:

John said...

Great-looking bird !