Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Simpang Pulai birding

Trying to find Blue Rock Thrush in the limestone hills around Simpang Pulai Ipoh. Its more difficult than I thought, with a big rock right in front of you the birds go either left to right or right to left. Nothing from top or bottom.

Lifer #141
Pied Fantail
Rhipidura javanica

Lifer #142
Striated Swallow
Hirundo striolata

Grey Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fraser Hill birding ... pt 3

Flashy bird ... looks good in blue.

Large Niltava Male
Niltava grandis

Lifer #140
White-throated Fantail
Rhipidura albicollis

Scarlet Minivet
Pericrocotus flammeus

Fire-tufted Barbet
Psilopogon pyrolophus

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fraser Hill birding ... pt 2

The bird I have been waiting to see..... a Trogon.

It was sitting quietly on the branch. If not for the bright RED colour, I would have missed it.

Lifer #138
Red-headed Trogon
Harpactes erythrocephalus

Lifer #139
Rufous-browed Flycatcher
Ficedula solitaris

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fraser Hill birding ... pt 1

Lifer #137

Sultan Tit
Melanochlora sultanea

Mountain Fulvetta
Alcippe peracensis

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cameron Highlands birding ....

Smurf season it seems in Gunung Brinchang .... plenty of photogenic mushrooms around.


Ass of a bird that got away.
White-browed Shrike-babbler???
Pteruthius flaviscapis

Large Niltava Female
Niltava grandis

Scarlet Minivet
Pericrocotus flammeus

Black-eared Shrike-babbler
Pteruthius melanotis

Another bulbul

Mountain Bulbul
Hypsipetes mcclellandii

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Paddy field birding .... Batang Tiga

Testing a new playground in Batang Tiga Melaka. Paddy fields after harvest and ploughing invites many birds of prey. Just lucky to catch this kite dismembering a mice.

WARNING : Following scenes are not suitable for the faint hearted.

Fresh kill ...
Brahminy Kite
Haliastur indus

First bite ...

That little blob is the head of the mice hanging by the intestine.... ewwww.

Another hunter observing in envy of the Brahminy kite.
Black-winged Kite
Elanus caeruleus

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Something to crow about ...

Finally found the one in a thousand/ million ... albino crow.

Lifer albino crow .... cleanest shot of the bird, too bad the feet is slightly cropped.

House Crow
Corvus splendens

The odd one among the commoners ....

Posing on the rubbish bin, luckily it looks clean enough to pass off as an acceptable perch.