Friday, September 28, 2012

Little Grebe

"To swim faster, just run!"
The Little Grebe / Belibis Kecil runs faster on water than it swims or fly, so it seems. It is shy and keeps to isolated large ponds, swimming close to the pond's edge that is thick with tall reeds (6-7 ft), providing a safe abode. When it notices danger or threat, such as people, it scuttled hurriedly on the water's surface in a panic, flapping wings and all in half flight. Nevertheless, an amusing sight. Marshland, Langkawi, 5pm, November 2010.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Khazanah Mamalia Semenanjung Malaysia

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Birding Buffs

Various places: Langkawi, Shah Alam, Ulu Kelang, Bukit Antarabangsa, Sekinchan. Rimba Kiara, Bukit Tinggi (2010-2011)

Black-naped Monarch

Black-naped Monarch / Sambar Uban-hitam. Resident of lowland forest, Lanchang, 31.3.12.

Green Iora

Green Iora / Kunyit Hijau. Lowland forest, Lanchang, 31.3.12.

Diard's Trogon

"Looking for me?"

Active Trogon days. If you know the call you got better chance. Diard's Trogon / Kesumba Bukit, Lowland forest of Lanchang, 31.3.12, 9:30am.

Red-naped Trogon


Red-naped Trogon / Kesumba Batang. Lowland Forest off Lanchang, 31.3.12, 11am.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Swift Spawn

Whiskered Treeswift / Layang-layang Jambul Putih, male always on top. Lowland forest, Lanchang 31.3.12.

Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Male and female of the Scarlet-rumped Trogon / Kesumba Puteri. Female has orangy head as to male's black. Lowland forest of Lanchang, 25.3.12, 10am.

Long-tailed Broadbill

Long-tailed Broadbill / Takau Injap, montane forest, Fraser's Hill. From top: With insect for chicks in nearby nest (7/5/12, 3pm), and earlier around another nest about to be completed (28.3.12, 10:30am).

Little Green Pigeon

Little Green Pigeon / Punai Daun, Bkt. Rengit, 25.3.12.

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha / Cenuk Birah, Ampang, 4/3/12

Green-backed Flycatcher

Migrant in Ampang, KL, 24/3/12,10;30am.

Common Flameback

"This how we'll do it, honey."

Common Flameback / Belatuk Pinang Muda, Ampang, 24/3/12.

Greter Racquet Tailed Drongo

Greter Racquet Tailed Drongo / Cecawi Anting-antung Besar, Ampang, 24/3/12.

Hooded Pitta

Hooded Pitta / Pacat Gembala Pelanduk, 10/3/12, 9am.

Raffles's Malkoha

Raffles Malkoha / Cenuk Kecil. Lowland forest. Male has chestnut head (Shah Alam, 15/3/12, 3pm), while female has grey head (Lanchang 31.3.12).

Melody Maker

Singing its heart out, but its song becomes its sacrifice.

White-rumped Shama / Murai Batu, Agricultural Park, Shah Alam. 10/3/12, 3:30pm.

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail / Pipit Batu

Taman Rimba Ampang, KL, 14-1-12, 10am.

Lesson Learned

"That's how it's done."

In a heavily fruiting tree, several species of birds compete while an adult Fire-tufted Barbet / Takur Jumbai-api showed her youngster a ripened fruit in her beak. The younger bird tried to get it but was turned away. He then searched for one himself and learned the lesson.

Cozy Corner

"Wont get any better."

BBB (boring brown bird) does not apply to this beauty.

Collared owlet / Pungguk kerdil (Glaucidium brodiei), highland forest, Fraser’s Hill, 22.1.12.