Saturday, March 11, 2017

New Zealand Birds

Here are some of the common garden birds that I catch with handphone during my recent visit to New Zealand North Island.
 Black-billed gull, Mallard, Brown teal, at Lake Taupo
Mallard, and Brown teal  at Waiteti stream
Grey duck
on the opposite side river of the bank I saw a black bird, to far for my handphone camera
 I search and found the name. download this from Wikipedia  - Eurasian blackbird, pic by Juan Emilio
Photograph  of the Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans) below credit to Oscar Thomas, young birder from Auckland.
I encountered a Bird of Prey (possibly a Swamp Harrier) eating a road kill while driving a plantation road. The bird flew away when approached, and I didn't have any chance to took a photo.
The bird of prey from the website Young Birders New Zealand,  matching the bird that I saw that day..
I got a permission to use the bird photo here, in my not for profit blog from Mr. George Hobson, Coordinator of the Young Birders New Zealand. TQ.
at Auckland park -Southern black-backed gull,  Immature (below)
Waterbirds - Variable oystercatcher, Pacific gull, Brown teal (duck),  at the Coromandel Peninsular, Tararu  beach coastal road
Pukeo - Australasian swamp-hen
 Fan-tail and Kiwi birds at Wai-O-Tapu souvenir shop
I bough this metal plaque from a Chinese souvenir shop at the Queen Street, Auckland.
Kiwi, Takahe, Kokako, Kea, Morepork, Fantail
New Zealand is an expensive place to visit. With Malaysia ringgit falling in recent months, the exchange rate last week at 1NZD = 3.1 MYR. Their GST is 15%. The petrol prices  vary from place to place.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 25-26 February 2017

Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 25-26 February 2017
Pertandingan Mengenal Burung Antarabangsa Bukit Fraser 2017
Male Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii) -  above
Male Grey-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris) at Giant/King Fern (Angiopteris evecta) - below

Friday, February 10, 2017

Salam Pagi Jumaat



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Brown Shrike at Jalan Bukit Idaman, Raub

Saya telah memerhatikan burung Brown Shrike ini  hinggap dan mencari makan di kawasan ini sejak beberapa tahum.
Kawasan tepi jalan di bawah Bukit Mahkamah Raub dalah tempat letak kereta "tak berbayar".
Di tepi jalan itu ada satu kawasan belukar, . di stulah burung ini berteduh
Setiap pagi saya akan memberi salam, tapi burung ini diam saja. Haha! ;)
Dia tak bergerak sedikit pun  bila saya mendekati,  dan melambai talipon bimbit  mengambil gambar. Mungkin dah kenal saya agaknya. ;)

 This pic with a hand phone
 Semalam saya bawa camera dan telephoto 400mm, dan menembak burung ini dari atas kereta.

 Camera + telephoto, photographed yesterday.
Captured the picture below in October 2015 -at the same site
Brown Shrike has a habits of returning to the same place in their migration months (October to March).
Brown Shrike at Raub, Malaysia
This was taken at my backyard parameter fence, two weeks ago.



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year Birds - Pink-necked Green Pigeon - Punai Gading

Burung Punai Gading. Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans)
How many male, and how many female?

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Forgoten Pictures -Happy Holidays

Zigzag flowers
Common names: Devil's Backbone, Jacob's Ladder, Zig-zag Plant, Redbird Flower/Cactus, Christmas Candle, Slipper Spurge/Plant, Japanese Poinsettia. Malay - Pokok Lipan

 Baby / Juvenile Brown-throated Sunbird
 Female Brown-throated Sunbird and Male (below)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Burung Biasa di Belakang Rumah - Common Backyard Birds

Murai Kampung - Oriental Magpie Robin - Juvenile (above), and adult male perched on a Guava tree branches
Yellow Vented Bulbul - flying away from a car's side mirror and a Papaya tree
Common Iora singing on a Mangoo Tree
Pipit Pinang - Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) - Juvenile (above on a parameter fence). Adult below
Eating a Guinea Grass / Buffalo grass (Panicum maximum) seeds
Spiderhunter search for nectar on a Banana Flower
Asian Glossy Starling dancing on a banana leaf midrib
Tailor Bird stalking on a Mangoo leaf
Terkukur'  Spotted Dove (Stigmatopelia chinensis)
Water Hen
Dragonfly on a Tridax Daisy / Coatbuttons  flower, and the Photographer who captured the above pics
 
"Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in? None upholds them except the Most Beneficent (Allah). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything".
Surah Al-Mulk (67:19)