Nov 25, 2010

The Lesser Coucal ( Centropus bengalensis ) 38 cm

In a recent nature trip to the Tin Tailings Afforestation Centre ( TTAC ) I was fortunate to get a good view and also captured digital images of this shy and very elusive bird. There were two of them (both males). One was perched well within the leaves of an oil palm tree whilst the other was in the thicket of the open grassland. I took pictures of the bird in the oil palm tree first and waited for the other one in the grassland to show itself. The wait was probably around 15 - 20 minutes before the 2nd bird flew to the top of a bush plant to preen and enjoy the morning sun.

Photos below show both situations as described above.

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