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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Black Magpie

This is a very noisy bird and you could locate it by its call that goes "kwang" "kwang". I have seen him couple of times at Kuala Tahan and was never a good view. This is a all black bird except for a white stripe on its wing and is listed as near-threatened source by BirdLife International.

A good friend of mine had a more complete picture of him, take a look here.

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6 comments:

madibirder said...

They normally go in a group of 3-4 individuals. Suprisingly they are thriving in Kemensah. I call them handphones because of the ringing tone sound they make.As you said , tough to get a full picture of this bird.

John JB said...

Great catch Yen . Indeed , it is a noisy bird, the most weird bird call it have, haha.....

Tabib said...

Yes noisy 'Burung Kambing'. When I first saw it, why this 'crow' sound so funny.

Kelly said...

...love that red eye...such a contrast to his black feathers!

T and S said...

The red eyes on a completed black colored bird is incredible...Thomas

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot