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Schlegel's Asity. Extraordinary little bird. Geotagged,Madagascar,Philepitta schlegeli,Schlegels asity,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. World-class photo and very interesting species! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy i remember spending a lot of time trying to locate the Asity. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Superb...magnificent... Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Oddfeel i guess the way things are going in Madagascar maybe in a decade they will be gone forever. When you look at the size of Australia compared to Madagascar both countries have identical population size.( around 25 Million ). Posted 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
  3. What a fabulous face! Super shot. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Mark when you first see some of these birds its a real buzz. Posted 6 years ago
  4. Beautiful shot...!! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Hi Sunil makes tripping around in the forests with the leaches well worth the effort. Plenty of disappointments along the way.. Posted 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
  5. Most beautiful photo! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks RMFelix
      Sure was a special moment when i first saw the bird.
      Posted 6 years ago
  6. Amazing! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Daniel its just one of those little birds that stick in your memory for a long time. Posted 6 years ago
  7. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:

    "Schlegel's Asity (Philepitta schlegeli) is a fantastic and rare species that is endemic to Madagascar. Adult breeding males have a pretty amazing face that looks as if it has been tie-dyed thanks to the supraorbital caruncles around its eyes. These caruncles are featherless, fleshy bumps of dermis that are green below and in front, blue above, and turquoise behind the eyes. Schlegel's Asity is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List as its population is in decline, mostly due to habitat loss. {Spotted in Madagascar by JungleDragon user, Back Water Fox} #JungleDragon"
    Posted 3 years ago
  8. incredible! Posted 3 years ago
  9. Today's Facebook post:

    Today we are featuring JungleDragon user, Back Water Fox (Peter)! Almost all of the photos he has shared on JungleDragon are of birds! And, approximately 70% were of species new to JungleDragon! Impressive. Oh, and Peter’s bird photos happen to be amazingly beautiful! Thanks for your contributions, Peter!

    Peter’s profile: https://www.jungledragon.com/user/1731/popular

    JungleDragon’s birds:https://www.jungledragon.com/…/photos/animalia/chordata/aves
    Posted 2 years ago

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The Schlegel's asity is a species of bird in the Philepittidae family.
It is endemic to Madagascar.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
It is threatened by habitat loss.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Back Water Fox
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By Back Water Fox

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Uploaded Apr 24, 2016. Captured Sep 16, 2015 01:07 in Unnamed Road, Madagascar.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/4.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO800
  • 500mm