Picture from Wikipedia – Painted by John Gould & Henry C. Richter
I always wanted to see this Elvis Presley bird since birding 12 yrs ago.
Lack of time and busy with other commitment, I forgot to go up for birding. The last I visited Fraser Hill for birding was in Jan 2013. Link==.> HERE
That hill station is in the Raub district, about one hour drive from my house, and I regularly go up there, cycling and hiking on the Pine Hill trail. Link==.>. HERE
Then I saw MikeBirder posting in his blog about breeding season and long-tail broadbill making its nest. Link ==>>.HERE
When Mike saw it in the middle of April, the pair were busy building the nest.
One month later, busy feeding the chick. The parents will fly into the nest in about 20 minutes intervals.
Ten photographers with big bazooka lenses waiting at the roadside about 50 feets from the nest.
When the bird arrives with insect, tap-tap-tap spontaneous rattling machine gun like noise from the camera.
Within seconds the parent flies away, and everybody chiming at their camera’s LCD screen.
Long-tailed broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae)
Look at Elvis’s hair style and thick sideburns, and compare to broadbill face. Similar?
Other birds that I manage to catch
These two pictures taken near Shanzan Hotel.
Silver-Eared Mesia, feeding the chicks
and Male Black-throated Sunbird Black-throated Sunbird (Aethopyga saturata), foraging on a colourful Sanchezia speciosa flowers.
My next target is to see the Sultan Tit.
Pic from Wikipedia by: Dibyendu Ash.