Chestnut-breasted Malkoha – male with frog prey

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“Had an opportunity to see this male Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris) feed on a frog prey. I spotted it through some foliage.

“Although it was aware of my presence, it allowed me to watch and take quite a few images of feeding. A few posted here.

“It took some time & care to reposition the large frog head first before swallowing it whole. The hind legs took some time to go down. At the end, the beak was well cleaned (below). I have seen and posted this Malkoha taking a snake before to a nestling and wonder if the prey will later be regurgitated for young.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
21st October 2014

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fringe of the forest reserve/primary jungle

One Response

  1. Amazing!!

    and Informative.

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