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Old Thursday 2nd July 2009, 14:44   #1
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A few from Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Appreciate confirming the id's of these taken Gunung Brinchang on the 29th June.
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Old Thursday 2nd July 2009, 14:45   #2
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The first photograph looks like a Pygmy Wren Babbler (Pnoepyga pusilla harterti).
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Bit confused (not unusual), my first thought was Pygmy Wren Babbler for image 1 but there's more tail than I was expecting ? - http://orientalbirdimages.org/birdim...148&pagesize=1

4/5 - female Black and Crimson Oriole
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Hmm, none of the OBC pictures show any tail feather extension - could this just be an unusual movement, or does the pygmy really not have this kind of tail feather (muscle) at all? I don't know the range (or much else ) about rufous- throated wren babbler - but could this pic be a rufous-throated??
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Hmm, none of the OBC pictures show any tail feather extension - could this just be an unusual movement, or does the pygmy really not have this kind of tail feather (muscle) at all? I don't know the range (or much else ) about rufous- throated wren babbler - but could this pic be a rufous-throated??
The Rufous-throated Wren Babbler (S. caudatus, assuming you mean this one?) is found in parts of Eastern Nepal and north-eastern India. No chance to find that one anywhere in Malaysia aim afraid.
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Hmm, none of the OBC pictures show any tail feather extension - could this just be an unusual movement, or does the pygmy really not have this kind of tail feather (muscle) at all? I don't know the range (or much else ) about rufous- throated wren babbler - but could this pic be a rufous-throated??
Unfortunately endemic to the Indian sub-continent, but I Know here you're coming from. Interested to know, re PB if harterti is that different? The only image I've found is a front on fledgling..
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Unfortunately endemic to the Indian sub-continent, but I Know here you're coming from. Interested to know, re PB if harterti is that different? The only image I've found is a front on fledgling..
I have only had some poor views of the harterti race (in the Cameroon Highlands) and apart from the few shots over at OBI I have not been able to find any other of this subspecies. Would be good with some more inputs on this bird.

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For what its worth when I first saw this it was a distant view whilst walking down the road and I thought it was a Pygmy Wren Babbler (the questionable tail wasn't visible). I took this heavily cropped image from much closer at the moment a car lower down the mountain sounded its horn and the bird hopped on to the rock - it then went straight into the bushes and disappeared so unfortunately I have no more shots of it.

Since no one has mentioned the 2nd and 3rd shots I assume these are a female Snowy-browed Flycatcher and female Black-throated Sunbird?
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Since no one has mentioned the 2nd and 3rd shots I assume these are a female Snowy-browed Flycatcher and female Black-throated Sunbird?
I would agree with both.
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