We headed back toward Penang on our last day, but stopped at Bukit Wang until early afternoon. It was good to hear Great Argus calling, and we enjoyed extended views of Thick-billed Flowerpeckers calling and displaying high in the canopy. A non-adult male Green-backed Flycatcher was surprisingly elusive, foraging quietly beneath a fruiting tree frequented by flowerpeckers and bulbuls.
A Dark-sided Flycatcher held hunting territory on a branch which had fallen across the main track.
The tiny bill is well-observed from head-on, and a dark-centred undertail covert is just visible to the left of the branch.
A magical white morph male Asian Paradise Flycatcher appeared, as they always seem to, momentarily, before being lost in the undergrowth. It’s a bird which always sets the pulse racing!
A Dark-throated Oriole (I wonder what the reddening bill says about the age and gender of this bird?)
Good views of Great Ioras are always welcome. For some reason this looks to me like it should live in the Americas rather than South-east Asia!
What a bill…
and impressive colours!