Drove back from Bachok, a coastal town in Kelantan after some trouble with the car. Had to cut short the birding and was heading back to Kota Bharu when we spotted a bird on the transmission cable. From far the profile of the bird was not familiar to me. Did a U-turn and headed back towards where I saw the bird, she was still there. It appeared very dark from far but as we started shooting, we realised that it was really a very colourful bird. A lifer: Indian Roller ( Coracias benghalensis)
The field guide says that (for Malaysia) it can only be seen in the coastal north-west and east Peninsular Malaysia.