Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Malaysian birds

Black-thighed Falconet

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Dusky Broadbill

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.


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