More Malaysian birds
At home again, after a two-week trip to Asia, I'm reviewing the birds I happened to see along the way. The Black-thighed Falconet I saw this time was in the same place in Kuala Lumpur where I first saw one in 2003 -- perched on the top bare branches of a tree near the parking area at the Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower). It seems normal to consider a falcon a fierce predator, but when it's only six inches long it seems more cute than fierce.
The Chestnut-headed Bee-eater and the Dusky Broadbill were new for me. They each spent a few minutes in the trees outside my hotel window in Penang.