Monday, January 10, 2011

Bukit Fraser landscape

Fraser's Hill clock tower.

View from Bangelo Jelai, nice green lawn in front of the bangelo. Then you get this view like a scene from SOUND OF MUSIC.

Chinese ink painting of the mountains.

Early bird get the milipede the size of a pencil.

Another bangalow in the mists.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bukit Fraser birding pt 5

On the last day went to the TELEKOM tower, was hoping for the HELICOPTER bird. But no luck. A cloud of mist blows up from the valley down below, bringing along a flock of birds.

Fulvettas and Babblers.

Lifer, not exactly photo perfect with the puking like look. Best I could do in the mist and a little photoshop.

Grey-throated Babbler
Stachyris nigriceps

Lifer, like the innocent look.

Mountain Fulvetta
Alcippe peracensis

Woodpecker again

Lesser Yellownape
Picus chlorolophus

A flock of pigeons suddenly decide to perch on a tall dead tree. Their droppy wings give them a vulture like appearance.

Mountain Imperial-pigeon
Ducula badia

Then came rain and mists. Tiger in the woods, seeking shelter from the rain.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bukit Fraser birding pt 4

Next we explore another bungalow, signboard says "Bangelo Jelai".

Many birds were foraging on the trees along the route leading to this bungalow.

Lifer thrush.

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush
Garrulax mitratus

Sibias were plentiful as there were some bush with ripe fruits for picking.


Long-tailed Sibia
Heterophasia picaoides

Lifer Woodpecker.

Lesser Yellownape
Picus chlorolophus

Lifer spiderhunter.

Streaked Spiderhunter
Arachnothera magna

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bukit Fraser birding pt 3

After the quick rain, we continued to explore FH.

We saw a wagtail playing in the compound of an abandoned bungalow and decided to investigate.

Lifer male and female sunbird.

Black-throated Sunbird
Aethopyga saturata

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bukit Fraser birding pt 2

The sky darkened prompting us to go back to the hotel for a rest and find batteries.

Fraser Hill is an INTERESTING place to see birds. Birds are everywhere, even the hotel garden!!!

Where else can you find common house Sparrows replaced by Mesias and Mynas replaced by Sibias.

This flock of Mesias greeted us at the hotel garden before the sky poured.


Silver-eared Mesia
Leiothrix argentauris

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bukit Fraser birding pt 1

Fraser Hill 15Dec2010.

Went to Fraser hill birding for the first time, tried one of the trails regulars mentioned by birders.

A Drongo greeted us at the entrance of Hemnant trail and made numerous appearance along the trail.

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus remifer

Lifer Niltava next, before the flash batteries decided to make a fuss. Seen another lifer Laughing thrush, but it was too quick for the camera. Was eager to bump into the mascots of FH, heard the characteristic call of the broadbill (ascending note like a helicopter starting the engine!).

Large Niltava
Niltava grandis

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kemensah birding

Kemensah birding on 14Dec2010.

Highlight of the trip must be the wagtail. As we stopped by the stream where a couple used to wash their car to have our lunch, a wagtail suddenly presented itself on the rocks. The bird is not so shy, rock hopping up and down the stream for a few minutes before going off. Must be accustomed to the weekend picnickers.

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

Grey Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea

Monday, January 3, 2011

Segamat birding

Kg Paya birding on 12Dec2010

Nothing spectacular but did see the black hornbill from a long long distance.

Collared Kingfisher
Todiramphus chloris

White-rumped Munia
Lonchura striata