18 July, 2009

Raffles Malkoha- hahahahaaaaa

Bukit Rengit, Pahang











I was attracted to the call of a pair of Raffles Malkoha (Rhinortha chlorophaeus). They are very shy birds.  Difficult to get a full view of the birds which preferred the security of the dense foliage.
Makes me chuckle every time I see these photos. The sound that they make resemble the moaning sound  made by my son  urging me to stop the car in the middle of the Karak Highway. He had a tummy ache that morning and had to go…… . I was doing 180 just to reach the next  Pump station!  Lewis Hamilton, you need Ilyas in your car to win the next Grand Prix.








The female with the greyish head.



  1. This is the sound of "Puntianak" aka 'Cenuk Kerak'- recorded my David Farrow

  2. Nice shots. Great birds with rich beautiful colours.