Copyright © 2018 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Orange-headed Thrush (male): this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Orange-headed Thrush or Geokichla citrina is common in wooded areas of Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia and mostly they are residents species preferring shady damp areas and can be a little bit shy. I had been wanting this bird for a long time and all I had before was just watching it from a distance or nearby and I never took a shot since I felt like it is just always there.

This Orange-headed Thrush is omnivorous, eating almost all insects and worms available and even fruits. Nesting on trees and yet never form flocks unlike the others. I was blessed to have this come in front of my hide and I literally did nothing for it to come, it just came, so I took the chance to enjoys its flashy orange feathers and blue wings. Another joy of birding fulfilled and satisfied.

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
January 19, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Slim | Nitecore UNK1

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