Dec 5, 2010

The Mugimaki Flycatcher ( Ficedula mugimaki, 13 - 13.5 cm

The last time I chanced upon this winter visitor was in January 2009 in Frasers Hill. I was most fortunate to be the first to record this cute and agile little bird in Bkt Tinggi this time. The caretaker of the Japanese Gardens confirmed that the bird had just returned and I was very lucky to be there at the right time. I have always stressed that in birding, skills and knowledge aside, it's being at the right place AND at the right time that will present the birder with the prized trophies and going home smiling from cheek to cheek! :-)

The Mugimaki Flycatcher is amongst the smallest bird in it's category. Being active and not perching for more than a couple of seconds it is one bird that will give even the seasoned photographers a run for their money.

Here are a few pics for sharing. Hope you like what you see.

Cheers and have a nice day!

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