Leiothrix argentauris or commonly known as Silver-eared Mesia is a songbird of the babbler family (Timaliidae). This species can be found in montane forests above 900 m, especially forest edges, montane roadsides, tea estates and gardens. The bird was seen as a common bird in Fraser's Hill, Pahang.
This 15 centimetres long bird has black crown and face, with pale grey ear coverts, olive-grey back and tail, orange throat, breast and collar, yellowish-orange with red bases primaries edged wings and red tail-coverts for male or orange for female. It travels through the forest bushes and canopies seeking berries and peering under leaves for insects. [Source: MyBIS].
Name: Silver-eared mesia
Scientific: Leiothrix argentauris
Malay: Rimba Telinga Merah / Rimba Telinga Perak
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY a1 + SEL200600G
Location: Fraser'sHill, Pahang
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