Thursday, June 16, 2011

Broadbills

April - June is really the time to see Broadbills. Funny how it is but I can go throughout the dry season only seeing the random bird. Then when the wet season starts the birds seem to suddenly 'appear' in the area between the 3 streams at Kaengkrachan. Especially Silver-breasted becomes easy to spot as it often build its nest close to the road.

Black-Red Broadbill is always found nesting over some water with its nesting ball hanging from a thin twig.

With both these species I used a portable blind.







The female has a nice silver necklace.

4 comments:

John said...

Broadbills are nearly as spectacular as Kingfishers..... nice series.

Stu said...

Never heard of either of these species, the Silver one is stunning........

Lee said...

Fantastic photos, Peter!

Chris said...

Fantastic capture and post Peter! Well done on all these species pictures...