White-breasted Woodswallow in East Malaysia

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“White-breasted Woodswallows (Artamus leucorynchus leucorynchus) are common in East Malaysia (Borneo) but uncommon in West Malaysia.

“They are often met soaring or hawking high up on tall trees.

“As this was a flat, extensive padi field area with limited perches, this bird was using a sign board very low down to forage from.

“It returned quite a number of times to the same perch, very much like some flycatchers, allowing me some closer images.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
22nd October 2014

Location: Ulu Dedap, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Extensive rice farming area with nearby rivers

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