Saturday, October 31, 2009

Birding at Padang Golf

This are what I got after wandering around for two hours at Raub Golf Course last Sunday.
Paddy Pipit
Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus)
Paddy Pipit
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Spotted Dove
Bulbul
Olive-winged Bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus)
BulbulShort-horned Grasshopper (Valanga nigricornis) - Belalang Kunyit
Grasshopper matting

Baya WeaverBaya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus)
Baya Weaver

Old Baya Weaver's NestBrown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Shrike

Friday, October 30, 2009

Helang Hindek

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This Eagle is a resident Bird of Prey at the small hill near Raub Golf Course, waiting patiently to dive for a meal.
Helang
Changeable Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)- Dark Morph
Helang
Helang
Looking at passing birds
Helang
Helang Hindek

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mountain Bulbul

Mountain Bulbul

Mountain Bulbul (Hypsipetes mcclellandii)
Mountain Bulbul (Hypsipetes mcclellandii)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mad bird from the Hill Station

I have seen the Mad Bird of javanica variety almost daily at my backyard, but this mountain type is my LIFER. Found it at Telekom Lop, Fraser's Hill.
This White-throated Fantail is almost identical with Pied Fantail except for the absence of whitish belly in this mountain species.

White-throated Fantail
White-throated Fantail (Rhipidura albicollis)
White-throated FantailMurai Gila Gunung
White-throated Fantail (Rhipidura albicollis)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Northern / Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Another new sighting (LIFER) for me, from Fraser's Hill
Northern / Eurasian  Sparrowhawk
ID still unsure: Accipiter Sp.
Chinese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis)

Terence Ang - took a special interest by trying to ID this pictures.
He asked around and Dr. Chaiyan a pro in raptor think it could be either both female Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis) or Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus).
Without additional pictures and information, the ID is stopped at this two possibilities. Thanks Terence for your help.




Juvenile Eurasian/Northern Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)


UPDATE (2nd January 2010).
Finale ID:
Juvenile Northern Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). a very rare winter migrant in Western Malaysia.

Confirm by Dr. Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua, DVM, PhD, from Department of Veterinary Pathology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University.

Thanks to Terence Ang again for this.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Flowerpecker


Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - Male
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Female - pic by: Wai Yien Chu
Female Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Female - Juvenile
Female Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
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Yellow Flower

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Black and White Birds of Fraser's Hill

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another LIFER from Fraser's Hill . Slaty-backed Forktail
Slaty-backed ForktailSlaty-backed Forktail (Enicurus schistaceus)
Slaty-backed Forktail
Slaty-backed Forktail
Cegar Tengkuk Kelabu
Slaty-backed Forktail

Saturday, October 24, 2009

FLY - Robber and Demsel

damsalfly
Euphaea impar - Male Damselfly
damsalflyRobberfly
Robber Fly

Friday, October 23, 2009

Birds in flight - SkyWatch Friday

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Myna in flight
Javan Myna in flight
Myna in flight

Asian Glossy Starling in flight
Starling in flight
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)
Starling in flightCrow in flight
Gagak in flight

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wagtail


My 2nd LIFER - at Fraser's Hill last Sunday

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) - female
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pond-Heron in Flight

Pond Heron in Flight
Pond-Heron (Ardeola sp.)
Pond Heron in Flight
Pond HeronPond Heron
 
"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)