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Posted by M. A. Muin on July 29, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Its been so long long since i last birding in USM. Recently, i've been hearing calls of juvenile bird begging for food at the small patch of forest between my office (J complex) and Desa Bakti everytime i'm going out or back from my workplace. Finally i manage to go in for half an hour during my lunch break... Here is the mysterious  bird, a juvenile Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, partially blocked by a twig...

This one is much younger compared to this,

In total, there were at least 4 juveniles in this area alone....good to see that this small remnant still hold quite a good number of this bird. Later as i was waiting for the juveniles Tickell's for some perfect shot, i heard a familiar calls nearby, It was an Olive Winged Bulbul, a new record by me for USM's checklist...

It perched quite far away and quite skittish. Anyway, good to record this fella here as i've heard a call of a mysterious bulbul (which is not Yellow Vented) not long ago at Durian/Bird Valley. I guess this is the guy..

Categories: Birds, USM, Wildlife

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