Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Bare-throated whistler

I was introduced to the Bare-throated whistler through the writings of David De Souza. From what little info (at that time), I could gather, it seems like an interesting bird to keep.
Mine was a wild specimen which I bought from a local shop. It took a long time to get it to sing.
Being an insectivorous bird, I eventually fed it with Jeffrey Low's dry food. And some crickets as supplements in the evening.

Lately, it has tame down somewhat and I was able to take a short video of it from a distance of 3 meters away. Still not in full form yet. I am hoping its song would improve over time :)

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