I paid a short visit to my local patch hoping to get a couple of hours of birding before heading into the office on this beautiful Saturday morning. This is one of the strongholds of the highly-successful Crested Mynas – an introduced species that is doing very well in
. Penang Island
A Zebra Dove cooing its territorial call on an exposed cable provided the best images for this short outing.
There are a few resident Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters in this locality and this dead tree happens to be one of their favourite perches.
This handsome male Pink-necked Green-pigeon was resting outside a newly-built nest but with the morning sun behind him, it was quite impossible for me to obtain any really good images.
I had another tough time trying to photograph another malkoha and this time it was
’s only species - the Chestnut-breasted Malkoha. How difficult can it be to photograph a 1.5 foot long bird? Well, a picture says a thousand words… Penang Island