|31st July 2011, Taman Melawati, Selangor|
‘Ayah (Dad) !, I think it is a lifer’. That was what my son Ilyas told me after returning from his daily football game with friends. He said he had seen two ‘new’ birds and a nest. Curious, I asked him to bring me to the location the next morning. True enough there was a pair of ‘new’ birds and a bulb shaped nest on a branch overhanging a monsoon drain. After an ID check it turned out that these are Golden-bellied Gerygones (Gerygone sulphurea) , supposedly quite common birds although I’ve never come across the species before. Some refer to them as Flyeaters instead of Gerygones.
A monotypic species meaning both male and female look very similar. These photos are of both sexes but sorry I’m not able to distinguish which is which.