I was pleasantly surprised to see this endemic skulker along the banks of Bued River this morning. I usually see this bird only in the forest and edge. I hope it stays around in the next few days so I can get better captures.
Scale-feathered Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus cumingi, endemic to the Philippines)
Habitat - Fairly common in forest, edge and second growth up to 2000 m.
Shooting info – frame grab from a footage filmed in natural
habitat on November 24, 2018, along the banks of Bued River, La Union,
Sony RX10 IV + Uniqball UBH45 + Manfrotto 455B tripod, 600
mm (equiv.), f/8, ISO 100, 1/60 sec, manual exposure in available light,
Steadyshot off, 4K/29.97p capture processed to 800 x 533.
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