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The Annotated Budak: Birds of the bamboo swamp by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Birds of the bamboo swamp by @budak

The bunds and boardwalks that cut through the swamp, however, offer a quite different assembly of birds, one requiring a little more labour than sitting in a sheltered hut and a keener sense of the sounds and shadows that dart through the understorey between the trails. The thickets of talipariti, bruguiera, morinda and barringtonia also hide green whip snakes, shore pit vipers and armies of angry ants that give no quarter to any breach of their foliar nurseries. Fully grown monitor lizards prowl slopes of struggling saplings while their younger siblings lurk in safer heights. Nightjars sit out the day in plain view . Plantain squirrels dash through the middle layers, leaping, twisting and plunging to outpace each other with dismissive derring-do, stopping only to catch their breath before resuming a wild arboreal chase. More considerate individuals merely nibble on bark o...

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