Rufous-winged Philentoma’s calls

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“I last saw these locally ‘Near Threatened bordering on Vulnerable’ Rufous-winged Philentomas (Philentoma pyrhoptera pyrhoptera) exactly one year ago but at a different forest reserve. A pair was seen today with the male either moulting or immature (above).

“At one point the male was singing directly overhead but the dark canopy precluded any good images (above).

“I am more certain about calls and there are 3 common ones – the classical loud two syllable whistle – audio recording and graphs as above; a single syllable whistle describes as ‘twe-ii’ by Lekagul and Round HERE; and a harsh scolding sound very much like that of Pied Fantails.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
15th July 2014

Location: Ulu Kinta Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: A trail through primary jungle of the forest reserve

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