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Slaty-bellied Tesia
09-JUL-2011 Peter Ericsson

Slaty-bellied Tesia

Doi Inthanon

Slaty-bellied Tesias are singing like crazy in the high mountains in the North in June/July. Anyone trying to see one well knows how hard it is.
I was there with a couple of folks and we found this nesting pair deep inside the wet montane oak forest.
I wasn't prepared to sit in a blind and the birds were incredibly fast by the nest so all I managed was this shot. Enjoy!

For the song you can listen to it here: http://www.xeno-canto.org/asia/browse.php?query=slaty-bellied+tesia

Canon EOS 350D
1/100s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso400 full exif

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Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok19-Jul-2011 10:28
Reminds me of the nest I observed almost 10 years ago in Jeep Track!
Hopefully this nest will be successful. The one I observed was later destroyed by other animal.
RAINBIRDER13-Jul-2011 06:59
A great sighting of this very difficult wee bird!!!
Alex Vargas11-Jul-2011 09:07
Cool
Chris Chafer 11-Jul-2011 08:09
wow, lucky you.
Julie Tremblay10-Jul-2011 23:57
WOW!!! Incredible find. Great shot. V.
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