Pin-tailed Parrotfinch feeding bamboo seeds

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ParrotfinchPT f [AmarSingh] 1

“A small flock of 15 Pin-tailed Parrotfinch (Erythrura prasina prasinaseen) at close range in low light, early morning, feeding on bamboo seeds.

ParrotfinchPT f [AmarSingh] 2

“Two of the adult females in the flock (top, above). They differs from male (below) in having shorter tails (T1 feathers), lack blue on the forehead and neck, have no red on the breast and generally have a duller breast buff colour.

ParrotfinchPT m [AmarSingh] 6

ParrotfinchPT jv or imm [AmarSingh] 3

“Juveniles or immature birds (above, below) lack the clear blue of adults in the face and are generally a duller or lighter colour in general.”

ParrotfinchPT jv or imm [AmarSingh] 4

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
23th December 2016

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: A ‘damaged’ trail along primary jungle

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