Ranging from eastern regions of the Indian Subcontinent and the Southeast Asia, Eastern Himalayas, Borneo and Sumatra. There are two subspecies T. c. nipalensis and T.c.curvirostra, the latter being restricted to South of Thailand. Found across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam and its natural habitats are the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
It is difficult to photograph this bird as it is shy but not skittish, it likes to get covered by leaves and branches when perching and feeding on fruiting trees. It is quite a challenge and yet in the early part of the morning, in flocks, they like to perch up high on bare branches.
Bang Pra Non-Hunting Area, Chonburi, Thailand
July 30, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Nitecore UNK1