Monday, May 31, 2010

Puff-throated Babbler

I reckon Puff-throated Babblers as my friendliest birds at Cerok Tokun so far. Since they are often seen hopping in the undergrowth along my hiking trail, we are always so close in proximity to each other.

I have built a terrific friendship with one of them in last year. It intended to lead me to its home for a cup of coffee. Unfortunately the plan was spoiled by a passer-by.

This Babbler was quite noisy this morning. And because of the sound, I was able to trace its whereabouts. It blended into the environment so well that nobody could find except me. It then replaced sound with actions once I was seen holding a camera; it knew that I could not record video with my DSLR.

It continued puffing its throat out in order to tell me its name is right, or because of the name, it had to keep puffing. It did so much without knowing its image may be at risk. A Babbler is supposed to be a beautiful bird.

We may sometimes fall into a similar trap. But if this can make other happier, what is wrong being a joker sometimes?

23 comments:

Diane AZ said...

The Puff-throated Babbler sure is an amusing bird with a funny name. So nice of it to make noise so you can find it and share it with the world.

Loshini said...

is that its real name? excellent shots :)

RNSANE said...

This little bird definitely blends in with its environment...a good thing, I guess, for its protection. It's a cute tiny thing and your pictures are wonderful.

Ayie said...

that bird sure knows how to call for attention =P

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Those ruffled feathers and beautiful coloring make him meld right in with the terrain. He is adorable. You have become the bird whisperer, Rainfield.

Life Ramblings said...

the Babbler may be noisy at certain times but it looks incredibly charming. I hope to visit Cerok Tokun someday. there are so many great finds in your posts.

Icy BC said...

You have such wonderful and fantastic bird! I feel like the bird in the last photo...sleepy..

Ruthi said...

I'm beginning to love birds now since I started following your blog. I just hope that I will get the chance to take photos of them. They are very elusive to me or I maybe not too sneaky.

The Retired One said...

What adorable birds..you captured them beautifully...loved the one where his head crest is up...!!

Emma Springfield said...

I have never heard of this type of bird before. It is beautiful and blends in well with it's background. Because I believe this blog to be so entertaining, it is Nature Center Magazine's Featured Site of the Week.

Emma Springfield

VanillaSeven said...

You managed to captured it close-up rainfield. Well done :)

AVCr8teur said...

They were calling out to you to catch your attention. I think they were successful so you can take their pictures to show us.

eileeninmd said...

What a cute sighting! The Puff Throated Babbler was letting you know it was there. Another great post, I enjoyed your photo and post.

Gallicissa said...

I have seen Puff-throated Babbler in Malaysia. We have very closely related species here named Brown-capped Babbler, which is endemic to SL.

It is now confirmed: You are a bird watcher. Deal with it! :)

Harumi said...

Aww.. a cute loud talkative birdie.. who's already a celebrity on your blog. ^__^

I still remember that lil birdie who hopped before you and led you to its home but forgot that it was a babbler.

This one seems to have a bunch of antics, good for a stand-up comedian. =D Great story Rain! Hope to hear more about your birding adventures. ^__^

rainfield61 said...

Diane:
We have amusing bids, we amusing men, we have amusing squirrels. The world is full of fun.

Loshini:
Yes, you are 100% right.

RNSANE:
Since you have found it, just say hi to my Babbler.

Ayie:
Do you mean that the bird calls, " Hi you, come here for a few photos" ?

Poetic Shutterbug:
I want to be a bird whisperer, and just because of the name, I have to continue whispering.

Life Ramblings:
Yes, Cerok Tokun is waiting for you.

Icy BC:
The last picture tells that the bird is so shy to be seen by you. It just hide its head away from you.

Ruthi:
I am glad to have a new member starts to love birds. You have to talk to them, like talking to small kids for a close friendship.

The Retired One:
It is beautiful, that'swhy I managed to capture the bird beautifully.

Emma Springfield:
No birds or other critters give me a surprise like that. You must a giant critter that are so powerful.

VanillaSeven/AVCr8teur:
I managed to because it was very close to me. We are friend.

eileeninmd:
I have my playground at Cerok Tokun where I can find many pots of gold.

Gallicissa:
Seemed like you have been to Malaysia just for the Puff-throated Babbler. LOL.

Harumi:
It is as talkative as me and you. ^__^

wenn said...

we need to be a joker once in a while..it could be fun to entertain others.

George said...

I really like the pictures you captured of this 'joker'. I'm glad he puffed for you.

The Gatekeeper said...

What a beautiful blog you have.

Bengbeng said...

it is very difficult to spot even in yr pic. excellent form of protection for the bird

Kirigalpoththa said...

Agree with Galicissa! you are now an official bird watcher.

Ratty said...

The puff-throated babbler really is a very beautiful bird. I think it has to behave in a way that shows that its name fits. If it did not then we would maybe forget its name.

Ann said...

You listed your job as Trekking. You are jungle guide?