Sunday, February 8, 2015

Oriental Pied Hornbill at Telecommunication Tower

Spotted this noisy pair of Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) at a Telecommunication Tower about 500 meter from my houseProbably in mating ritual - male above. Breeding season for hornbills in Malaysia generally starts from January until July.
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)
male hornbill in flight
Pied Hornbill - male in flight

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Salam Maulidur Rasul 2015/ 12 Rabiulawal 1436H

Magpie Robin jumping away
Jumping Magpie Robin
Pied Fantail jumping from branch
Pied Fantail bird jumping from branches
Tree Sparrow landing
House Sparrow landing on rubbish bin
foraging at rubbish container
Flock of House Sparrow foraging at rubbish bin
Solitary Scally-brested Munia perched at fence
Oriole at coconut tree
Pond Heron looking out for food
Common Myna came in very close  (at minimum telephoto distance)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Birds

Juvenile Brown-throated Sunbird
Anak Burung - Juvenile Brown-throated Sunbird (male)
perched at Zigzag flower
Baby bird
Juvenile Brown-throated Sunbird (male)
Male Sunbird
adult male (above)
Shrike winter migrant on cable
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) at papaya tree
Zebra Dove in love (copulation)
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smymensis) perched on electric pole
Spider Hunter jumping from banana leaf - Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra)
Water Hen

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Birding and Flood

Can't go back to my home town (Temerloh) because of flood. Nothing to do, so took out my camera for quick birding at my backyard.
Found this 'Kelicap Mayang Kelapa' aka Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) (male) foraging at unknown flower. Edit:  after searching the net, I found the flower name:  Zigzag plant, local name 'Pokok Lipan'  scientific name: Euphorbia tithymaloides. Source: Wikipedia
Male Brownthroated Sunbird sucking nectar at Zigzag flowers
yesterday pic at Temerloh (pic from Info-Terkini-Banjir-Malaysia)
Severe Flood at Temerloh town
the pic below was taken in 2011, flood at Raub Golf Course
flash flood at Golf Course
Cloudy overcast with occasional drizzling at Raub
weather forecast at Raub town
Brown-throated Sunbird flying  at Zigzag plant
Birding during flood -Sunbird
I have been observing this 'Kedidi Kepala Kelabu' aka Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)  playing around the monsoon drain  for some time. Only today that have a chance to photograph it
Burung Kedidi onget-onget
a pair of 'Terkukur'  Spotted Dove (Stigmatopelia chinensis), resting at electric cable
Terkukur dua sejoli
NEW Pictures added: Finally I was able to go back to Temerloh flood stricken town via old Lancang road.
This pictures was taken on Monday evening at Taman Awam Kubang Gajah, Surau Bukit Angin, near the Pahang river bridges
Severe Bad Flood at Bukit Angin Temerloh - Banjir besar di Temerloh

Flood at Taman Awam Temerloh - Banjir besar di Taman AWam Kubang Gajah Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia

Flood at Temerloh Bridge

Banjir di Surau Bukit Angin temerloh

Monday, December 22, 2014

Year End Catch - Happy Holiday

Not much time for birding this year... just this common backyard birds for year end post
Happy Birding and Happy Holiday
Magpie Robin (male) with his catch  (winged red ants) under drizzling rain
staring at photographer who stalking too close for comfort
neighbor's rabbit, Dutch breed - black and white. Upright ears tuning toward photog
Flying Pigeons at Temerloh downtown 
I catch this Asian Glossy Starling that enter my house via window air vent hole. Unable to find the way out
this unlucky starling die of starvation
 
"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)