Conservation Status: Least ConcernBy Ali Bernie Buga-ay / Editor
The White-crowned Forktail or Enicurus leschenaulti is a member of the Muscicapidae family and is found in various elevations in China, Southeast Asia and also in northeastern parts of the Indian subcontinent and finally in Thailand. Its habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests in which it likes to be near fast moving streams, feeding on worms, insects and other stuff.
It is a very shy bird and a little movement or noise can scare the bird away. Though it was cold and tight in the hide where we were waiting for it to appear, we had to endure, as it was one of our most wanted birds last winter. Not only this bird moves a lot and very shy, its two-colour display is so hard to expose as the bird has its own mind to be anywhere. Thanks again to Khun Atiwich Ball for the guidance and leading us there, thanks also to Sakhin Lee for having us at his lovely resort in which its backyard is a haven of montane birds.
Arpha Vida Buga-ay and I were so blessed to have this lovely bird that we seriously had a problem making it fit into our view finders as we tried our best to capture it as soon as possible as it is a shy bird.
Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
December 29, 2018
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"and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky"
Sevendays of Creation would like to thank Ep-ep Montero and his friends for being the best people in the world. Our van can’t make it to the farm of Benjamin Torregosa Maputi Jr. as the road was horribly bad. We met Ep-ep Montero on the road as they were also looking for the way to Maputi Bird Preserve, they went ahead. I paid a motorcycle to go to find Ben so he can pick us up from where we stopped; instead, I found Ep-ep Montero’s truck on the road side. I stopped the motorcycle to chat with them, timely, he was actually writing a note for us with his mobile phone number so they can take us from where we were if needed. Yes! we needed them so badly, they drove back down the hill and loaded our stuff even though they were overloaded already. From the bottom of our hearts Ali Bernie Buga-ay and Harry Miller we thank you so much. It was a fantastic night with you guys around the campfire as we sang song of praise to the Creator, sharing joys of adventures and the love for our Maker. Thank you so much.