The Sirkeer Malkoha

October 26, 2009

Though the bird sightings on our Saturday trip were very sparse, I was thrilled to have a good sighting of the


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I have seen this bird once before, at Turahalli, for a very brief few seconds; this time, it was right out in the open, and right next to the road! We all got out for a few shots, and I also took this video of the bird preening:

Immediately afterwards, we saw two BLUE-FACED MALKOHAS, but they vanished in the tangled shrubbery before we could even get a proper look! That’s the way birding goes….