Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Malabar Whistling Thrush

When I first heard the whistle of a Malabar Thrush a few years ago ( Myophonus horsfieldii ) ,I though it was a human being, in a very good mood, whistling in the forest. It was only later, when someone told me about the above bird did I realise my faux pas. This time, when I saw the bird sing, I remembered my mistake and curiously enough, when I mentioned a fellow birder about the bird, she admitted to me that even she though it was a 'jolly good fellow' in the forest. As the name suggests, the bird is mostly found in western India and parts of central India. A very shy bird, but enlivens the forest with its dulcet voice. 

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