The Slaty-backed Forktail or Enicurus schistaceus is a species in the family Muscicapidae and found near streams and rivers in tropical and subtropical regions, it is a solitary bird and sometimes found in pairs. One of its calls has been described as similar to that of the Blyth’s kingfisher, for which it has been mistaken. I found the Slaty-backed Forktail late in the afternoon and the mosquitoes just started to swarm like hell that I had to try to cover every inch of my skin and even my face.

I found it on a perfect rock with enough light and when I got back to get my camera from the car, as we have decided t call it a day, it was gone, so I followed the river back and there it was; but it tried to go up stream and I kept following as it was getting darker, then all the chances of getting it right were so slim, so I decided to take shots as much as I could and I am returning to Khao Laem very soon.

Khao Laem National Park, Thailand
March 25, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Pro | Nitecore UNK1


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