Saturday, December 15, 2012

Back safely in his cage

I do not know the correct English term for the "terap", "getah" or "gam" I use. It is made from the latex of a tree locally known as "Terap". Properly conditioned, it does not harm the bird nor does it damage its feathers. Mine wasn't as well made as it should. Nonetheless, it does its job with minimal damage to the Shama's feathers.

Above is a photo shot of it moments after recapture. That is how it should work.
The bird is a first molt Shama purportedly from Pulau Rimau. Forgot to measure its tail, but look at the most, 6".

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