This was a bare-faced twitch!
A male White-throated Rock-thrush has been showing well for photographers since it was found by Mun on 25 Feb, and, since it's a species I'd yet to connect with in Malaysia, I had been tempted to go for quite a while.
Things finally came together yesterday, and Choo Eng, James and I took the hour or so trip south. It proved to be a good decision!
This was my first view of the bird as it alighted momentarily, in full sunlight, on an overhead wire. It proved to be the only shot I got of it in sunlight the whole day!
As I watched the bird sit motionless for long periods, I realized I've probably walked past more of these than I've had hot dinners - well - you get the point!
People have regularly been putting mealworms out for this bird, and even set up a perch for it to land on! Well - these shots look a bit 'staged' to my eyes, but I'm not complaining too much!
This is how it spent most of its time, just sitting quietly in the undergrowth.
A few other birds did distract my attention too!
Ashy Minivets got a good grilling, but proved to be just Ashy!
There were lots of Eastern Crowned-warblers about, and several were singing their 'fizzy' songs - delightful!
The warblers were roaming around with a pack of Everett's White-eyes...
... and White-bellied Yuhinas (which I should really call Erpornises, except that I find that difficult to do without conjuring up an image of some kind of dinosaur!)
And finally, a Golden Babbler peered into my lens to check me out!
So - thanks to Mun for finding this bird - you might want to make another visit to finally get some pictures! Oh - there's a video of it here.