Slaty-backed Forktail with prey

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“These are the easiest of the forktails to watch but they are still relatively shy. A pair of Slaty-backed Forktail (Enicurus schistaceus) was foraging and allowed some feeding episodes to be observed.

“The diet is not well known locally (see Wells 2007).

“The two prey we saw were mollusc, one a small snail. Foraging was in the shallow parts of the rushing stream.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
21st December 2013

Location: 1,700m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Habitat: A trail along a river in primary montane forest

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