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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flasher!

A mangrove pitta (Pitta megarhyncha) spreading it's wings to show off it's white wing patches and red ventral feathers. This display was to scare off a small tailorbird from getting to the worms it was feeding on.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Boon Tiong Chong