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)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Large Niltava

This is video of what must be one of the most beautiful birds in Thailand, a male Large Niltava (Niltava grandis). This blue male came in from the forest near the summit of Doi Lang in northern Thailand, looking for worms and other food scraps. The poor female niltava is mainly just a small plain brown bird, but it helps to hide her when she's on her nest.

The Large Niltava (Niltava grandis) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand,and Vietnam.

Good news about the Queensland cyclone, lots of damage as expected, but no recorded deaths.

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