This spiderhunter looks very much like the Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna) that I found at Fraser's Hill. You can find the streaked at Montana forest, but the Grey-breasted at low land like Kuala Tahan. So the different species between magna and modesta EDIT: this is Sunbird NOT spiderhunter!
Purple-naped Sunbird (Hypogramma hypogrammicum) - ID by Smathi Chong. Thank you! Local name: Kelicap Rimba
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As I said in the previous entry that I did not take part in the race, but just having fun and showing my friend Razak Ramli and Hairie what bird photography is all about.
We went to Abu Suradi trail and managed to shots a few birds, no new bird/lifer for me today.
This is a view at Jalan Pecah Batu Fraser's Hill, in front of the Tamil Primary School.
two birder (Hairie & Tabib) at one of Fraser's Hill trail - photo by Razak Ramli
That's me sporting the new binocular harness, in front of the closing ceremony stage. The prizes and medal presentation of Bird Race was held at 2.30pm .
I visited the exhibition booths and met Jason Tan from Trifid Optical Supplies and brought a lens pen from him. There I also met our hardworking organizer of the event Dato' Shafik Fauzan, Pahang Tourism, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman. Then I bought a binocular harness and MNS Cap at Malaysian Nature Society booth. That "Bin Harness" will relieve the stress on my neck from the weight of heavy binocular.
This pic of Little Pied Flycatcher was taken at the roadside - at roundabout near the children's play ground. This tiny (12cm) bird perched on Melastoma tree and was so obliging, allowing us to take pictures for a few minutes. My friend was so excited to see this.
Little Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula westermanni)
This is how two excited photographers (Tabib & Hairie) in action - pic by Razak Ramli
that pink flowers are Melastoma shrub.
very common Long-tailed Sibia aka Sky Rat (Heterophasia picaoides)
and not so common Little Cuckoo Dove (Macropygia ruficeps)
abundance and noisy Chestnut-capped Laughing thrush (Garrulax mitratus), but difficult to get a good picture of this feeding chick.
Unlike this common Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) that nesting and feeding the chicks at the old house in front of the Tamil Primary School.
"Do they not look at the birds, held poised in the midst of (the air and) the sky?
Nothing holds them up but (the power of) Allah.
Verily in this are signs for those who believe". Surah An-Nahl (The Bee) 16:79
"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)