11 July 2009, Kemensah, Selangor
As promised, this is the other bird from yesterday’s trip. A lifer
We were walking along a trail heavily shaded by very tall trees with the sun in our eyes when suddenly we saw a silhouette of a bird flying and stopping on a branch. Took one shot in the dark and saw a Kingfisher which I hadn’t seen before. It turned out to be a male Banded Kingfisher (Lucedo pulchella) local name: Burung Kaing-Kaing Rimba. These birds live in the forest, not necessarily near water and feed on insects and small reptiles.
Hardly 30 feet from us, we took shots after shots, changed position several times to get better angles, and he just sat still for almost 10 minutes, occasionally raising his blue crown. We were wondering why – this is very unkingfisher-like!
They are not Cassavas but I thought I’d post this. They are fruits of a Rattan tree. Took this near the location of the Kingfisher.