“Came across a pair of Black Magpie (Platysmurus leucopterus leucopterus) that was involved in nesting activities. I have begun to learn the locations and behaviour of some of the Black Magpie at this site.
“A recording HERE and waveform/sonogram (above) of the ‘xylophone’ sequence calls “tok-tok teling-klingk-klingk” (see Wells 2007).
“An unusual behaviour I saw of one adult tearing and pulling at a banana leaf (above). It did come away with a piece (above). My images were taken through much foliage and are limited in quality. I am unsure if this is for nesting or was there some prey hidden in the leaf (it was curled to begin with).”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
29th June 2014
Location: Ulu Kinta Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Previously logged forest with secondary growth and some primary forest