Black-bellied Malkoha caught a stick insect

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Black-bellied Malkoha-2-Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia-9th May 2017

“Spotted this less commonly seen Black-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus diardi diardi), foraging higher in the canopy.

MalkohaBB-stick insect [AmarSingh] 3

“While watching, it spotted some irregularities on a branch and was rewarded with a stick insect.

MalkohaBB-stick insect [AmarSingh] 2

“There was no branch swiping and the insect was swallowed fairly quickly.

MalkohaBB-stick insect [AmarSingh] 1

“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

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