18 January, 2010

Dark & Handsome? : Chestnut-Winged Babbler

16th January 2010,  Kemensah, Selangor


_DSC0899 75.89% visible
_DSC0893 94.16%  visible


Dark: Yes, he was in the dark. Handsome: Hmmmmmm… hard to say,   Beautiful…. Yesss.

A Chestnut-Winged Babbler (Stachyris erythroptera) local name : Rimba Merbah Sampah. They prefer the thick  vegetation  near the forest floor  which made  taking  clear shots rather tricky.  I’ve never tried using shutter speeds below 1/80s  before but   was pleasantly surprised by the outcome even though these were shot at 1/30s  f6.3  ISO 800.         A lifer


98.53%  visible (I guess high enough to be considered a full bird!)


  1. huh, I like to see the Black Capped Babbler Mike the Birder talk about at the Telekom Tower...

  2. 1/30s handholding?. Super steady arm.
    I have yet to see this beauty.

  3. Good job there! Still unable to make a trip to this place. Last 2 weeks was busy at Bukit Tinggi.