30 September, 2009

Whimbrels of Kampong Sabak

22 September 2009, Kampong Sabak, Kelantan

A pair of Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) flew in after the Stilts  had left. They are quite sizeable birds. These two  didn’t want to get their feet wet. They will learn soon enough where dinner is.



28 September, 2009

Black-Winged Stilts of Kampong Sabak

22 September 2009, Kampong Sabak, Kelantan



Went back to Kota Bharu for a week during the  Hari Raya break. Managed to squeeze in half a day of birding at Kampong Sabak. As we anticipated the waders were there.

Observed a flock of feeding Black-Winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus).




They were unaware of  the  mist net erected  nearby by unscrupulous locals to catch  unsuspecting victims.

A sad ending after a long journey for a sandpiper

09 September, 2009

Olive-Winged Bulbul

6th September 2009, Kemensah, Selangor

A pair of adult Olive-Winged  Bulbuls (Pycnonotus plumosus)  doing some maintenance work.






08 September, 2009

Chestnut-Bellied Malkoha -in a different light.

5th September 2009, Kemensah, Selangor



Used to be quite difficult to find these birds but lately I’ve been bumping into the Chestnut-Bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus sumatranus) quite regularly.



07 September, 2009

Stripe-Throated Bulbul on Pokok Kerengga

5th September 2009, Kemensah, Selangor





No flash and I like what I see! A bit more button pushing  and dial tweaking but the result is worth it.

A Stripe-Throated Bulbul  (Pycnonotus finlaysoni) taking a breather, away from the hot sun. I was doing the same during  this fasting month, most of the time using the jeep to get from one location to the other, even for short distances.

06 September, 2009

Orange-Bellied Flowerpecker

5 September 2009, Kemensah, Selangor



A   female Orange-Bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma) local name: Sepah Puteri hovering in mid air. Probably she saw something of interest to her.

05 September, 2009

Olive-Backed Sunbird

31st August 2009, My house in Taman Melawati, Selangor


This male Olive-Backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) seemed to have lost his mate. He kept calling for her from this papaya tree, oblivious of my presence about 5ft away.




04 September, 2009

Green-Billed Malkoha

Bukit Tinggi, Pahang


A Green-Billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis) local name: Burung Cenok, Burung Kera , momentarily out in the open. Most of the time they prefer the security  of the foliage.

03 September, 2009

Long-Tailed Macaques

Kuala Selangor Nature Park


Long-Tailed Macaques  drying off while enjoying each other’s company. They are playing a game called ‘ I find your Kutu (flea), you find my Kutu’. I think we humans should try more of this, good for bonding!

02 September, 2009

Mountain Bulbul

May 2009, Fraser’s Hill, Pahang


A Mountain Bulbul ( Hypsipetes mcclellandii ) local name: Bebarau Bukit taken at the Hill station.