Malabar Whistling Thrush — Whistling Schoolboy — Myophonus horsfieldii — Muscicapidae family

Malabar Whistling Thrush — Whistling Schoolboy — Myophonus horsfieldii — Muscicapidae family

Those who do not know Malabar Whistling Thrush, will be surprised to know that the bird sings very similar to human whistling. Sometimes, locals call it Whistling Schoolboy! Its scientific name is Myophonus horsfieldii. It belongs to Muscicapidae family of birds.

Malabar Whistling Thrush — Whistling Schoolboy — Myophonus horsfieldii — Muscicapidae family

With its ink-blue shoulders, the Malabar Whistling Thrush wears a different kind of beauty. At first, looking from far, you will be confused whether the bird jumping from branch to branch and diving down suddenly is a crow or a cuckoo. Closing in is not easy. So! The long lens becomes useful. Hope you are delighted to see the beautiful Malabar Whistling Thrush here in this post.

Malabar Whistling Thrush — Whistling Schoolboy — Myophonus horsfieldii — Muscicapidae family

6 comments :

  1. HI This is a bird I have never heard of and you managed great shots of it.

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    1. And the bird is to be heard more interestingly than seen. I hope you hear it soon :)

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  2. A new bird to me, great shots! Thanks for sharing your WBW!

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    1. Was a new bird for me too some 4 years back!

      My pleasure sharing the beautiful Malabar Whistling Thrush on WBW :)

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