Copyright © 2019 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. White-crowned Forktail: this photograph may not be used without permission.

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
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro E9| Fotopro LH-10A
Carry Speed FS-Pro
Nitecore UNK1 | Toshiba FlashAir 64GB

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