Monday, September 26, 2016
Slaty-breasted Rail of Sungai Rambai and Painted-Snipes of Batang Tiga
Slaty-breasted Rail trapped in a ditch at Sungai Rambai paddyfields in Malacca. A dried-up coconut leave was left near the ditch to function as a "bridge" for it to climb out safely before members of Wild Bird Club of Malaysia left the ricefields of Sungai Rambai. Waders and waterbirds were out and about in the paddyfields of Sungai Rambai that Malaysia Day.
Flock of Oriental Pratincoles were riding on the thermals of the sweltering heat in ploughed paddyfields of Sungai Rambai.
Crepuscular - word used to describe the Greater Painted-Snipe. Means it is an active bird at twilight or just before dawn so it was a pleasant surprise to spot a pair including a third Painted-Snipe with baby chick at Batang Tiga ricefields at around 11am, that Sunday. Picture of Father and Chick Painted-Snipe is in Wild Bird Club of Malaysia website article entitled Birdwatching & Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan in Malacca