And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Black-backed Sibia

This is a short video of the Black-backed Sibia (Heterophasia desgodinsi) found in Thailand. A confusing bird, as it's also called the Dark-backed Sibia (formally also known as the Black-headed Sibia) and it's genus may have changed to Malacias.

This Sibia was filmed near the top of Doi Lang in northern Thailand, at a well known forest spot where people put out some food for the local birds. They seem to like the pawpaw and rice, and especially love any mealy worms put out for the birds.

No comments: