A Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) was busy chiseling a nesting hole in a tree trunk when a pair of Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus) flew in and chased it away.
The mynas were curious and examined the hole, probably to see what was inside. “Or was it [the myna] looking to see if it could fit into that cavity?” wrote Sim Chip Chye.
The mynas were around for a while and the barbet took the opportunity to take a break from its chiseling work.
Sim Chip Chye
14th February 2017