Thursday 19 October 2023

Rufous-capped Babbler

Rufous-capped Babbler (Cyanoderma ruficeps, 红头穗鹛).

They are often covert but not shy.  I sat watching a pair of these babblers foraging in the bushes and desiccated yellow grass by the Xiang river. Sometimes they were only inches away, happily crunching brown vegetation. Their songs are like the chiming of bells and constant.

Rufous-capped babbler by the Xiang River