Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Chestnut-breasted Malkoha also shy as its cousins and with the same behavior, after showing up for awhile it will get into branches as it will make its way up the tree. Because of their long beautiful tails, they move around with extreme care. Kilometer  no. 9 revealed three kinds of Malkohas and this is one of them.

The male and the female are sporting the same plumage which makes it harder to identify; it builds nests and it takes care of its own young. This bird is found in Southeast Asia from Myanmar through eastern Java, the Philippines and Borneo and finally Thailand in which it builds its nest and raises its own young.

I have taken the photograph in the early hour of the night in which the lighting was impossible and birding is like this, we just have to do it again and again until we get the right shot.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
July 16, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C

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