“Spotted this less commonly seen Black-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus diardi diardi), foraging higher in the canopy.
“While watching, it spotted some irregularities on a branch and was rewarded with a stick insect.
“There was no branch swiping and the insect was swallowed fairly quickly.
“There is limited information on the diet of this malkoha. Other species of malkoha have been documented feeding on stick insects.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
9th May 2017
Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail in primary jungle