Monday, March 22, 2010

Chestnut-rumped Babbler

Chestnut-rumped Babbler Stachyris maculata is an active and noisy foliage gleaning insectivore, a common resident throughout Borneo.

Babblers are shy little forest birds, never flying further than necessary and preferring to slip about through the undergrowth near the ground.

The skulking nature of this babbler makes photographing them a real headache. They would just not perch in the open and never remain still even in the cover of the thick jungle undergrowth. Occasional glimpses of them through the thick foliage under the dim forest lighting are the only chances to take their pictures.

Here are a few pictures of them, my lifer (#307 wild birds of Borneo), after losing much hair in the attempt.


Happy birding.

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