This my second sighting for this bird. The last time was years back in Gunung Brincang Cameron. That time I was driving in my car along the road trail passed the last cabbage patch into the Brincang forest edge I chance on a family of 6-8 birds.
My second sighting in June 2016 in Fraser's Hill was in good light but in drizzling condition. So I have to shoot from my car. It was good and long appearance cut short by another car insisting of come thru the deadend road at Richmond's as I have to make way for it. I guess he was unfamiliar with the place. So the session end there as I left for Kl at about 4.30pm.
The bird must be already a Lupsap bird to many as I was totally alone during the weekend to shot the bird. Come to think about it that weekend I did not come across any bird photogs in the entire FH except resident birder Durai.
One of the bird has a conspicuous reddish skin on its throat. It is quite dominant and first to come out. Do not look like an injury or could it be a fighting injury. That evening I saw five of them came up from the ravine to rummage for food. In this case seeds and corn pulp left by fellow birders. Their routine is now very erratic. Sometime they can pop in the dawn or not at all. In the afternoon session it can be from noon until 5pm or it may skip the entire day. So bird luck to those who has yet to get this rarity lifer.