10th July 2010, Kemensah, Selangor.
Update: Previously posted as a Green-billed Malkoha.
Usually they are very shy and tend to stay between the leaves, up in the trees. I’ve never seen a Malkoha out in the open and so close to the ground before.
nice close up shots...
Great shots, Madi, usually it is the Greater Coucal that behave like this...
Great photos Madi. The colours of that bird are incredible, almost unreal but good camoufalge as you point out.
Hi MadiBeautiful pics, but of Black-bellied rather than Green-billed Malkoha. Black-bellied:1. is darker overall, especially the head2. has a shorter tail3. lacks the pale line around the facial skin4. lacks pale streaks on the throat5. has blue rather than pink around the nostril6. the nostril looks like a dark comma coming down from the black lores; on GB, it's more like a full stop in front of the lores. Compare your bird with this one: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__Dq5_ABpFrs/S_lCpKeukVI/AAAAAAAAMXc/4OIALHy_ANE/s1600/Green-billed+Malkoha_Air+Itam+Dalam_220510_IMG_1646.jpgCheersDave
Hi Dave,Thanks for the correction & additional info. Now I know why she looked a bit small for a GB. I still have to train my eyes to spot the subtle differences between the birds.I'm learning.. I'm learning!
A possible nesting nearby The bird probably is trying to distract you away. Juveniles are also more adventurious. There is also a nesting in UluLangat but high in the canopy. Mikebirder
"I'm learning.. I'm learning! " Yup - me too!Dave