Friday, December 31, 2010

Indon Clay Pot

Forgotten picture from Bandung, Indonesia.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holiday

Have a safe journey and happy holiday.
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - male
the same species photographed in Feb. 2010

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)

Brown-throated Sunbird - female
Yellow-vented Bulbul and Black-headed Bulbul
Location: Padang Golf Raub, Pahang.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bangau Kerbau Terbang - Cattle Egret in flight

This flock of Egret flew past the Raub Golf Course, along the valley and Sempam river, sharp at 7.30am for the past few weeks. The show continues for about 20 minutes.
The 400mm lens hand held is ideal for this predictable flight path. The sun was supposed to be at my back, but not appear until 9am. Sigh!


Location: Padang Golf Raub, Pahang.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Woodpeckers and Oil Palm Fruits

This Woodpeckers was found with Palm Oil fruits by the road side.
I don't think this bird eats the mesocarp of palm oil, maybe searching for insect inside the bunches.
Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) and Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis)
Location: Near Padang Golf Raub, Pahang.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pond Heron in B&W

Another bird that I 'catch' at Padang Golf Raub. The overcast sky at 7.30am didn't help in this BIF shots.
Pond-Heron (Ardeola sp)


Location: Padang Golf Raub, Pahang.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Red Junglefowl at Padang Golf Raub

I have seen this Red Junglefowl  (Ayam Hutan) at the Raub Golf Course a few times, but very difficult to photograph. Only this morning I managed to capture it digitally. He was feeding on a putting green with a flock of Zebra Dove, so engrossed and  didn't noticed me hiding nearby.

Red Junglefowl

Red Junglefowl
finally flew off when I get nearer.
Red Junglefowl
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus   - Adult male

Compare to Gallus galus domesticus here.

Galus galus
Location: Padang Golf Raub, Pahang. Gallus galus domesticus at my neighbour's backyard.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bila Habis Madu...

when nectar finished...
this is the same Spectacled Spiderhunter that I posted earlier  in Malaysia Day.
Location: Kampung Tengah, Temerloh, Pahang.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I'm crazy for you

I'm crazy for you
Touch me once and you'll know it's true
I never wanted anyone like this
It's all brand new, you'll feel it in my kiss
I'm crazy for you, crazy for you
(Madonna)

Location: My backyard, Raub, Pahang.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birding during Sultan of Pahang's Birthday

I was undecided what to do during Sultan of Pahang's Birthday holiday. Birding or cycling?.
Plan 1. Birding to Fraser's Hill
Plan 2. Long distance cycling to Kuala Lipis
I woke up late for Fraser's Hill birding. I need to depart at 6am from home to catch the 7am up at the Fraser's Gate.(odd hour up and even hour downhill)
My planed for long distance cycling to Kuala Lipis was postponed, none of my friend willing to join.
So, I went to my usual watering hole -Raub's Golf Course for two hours birding. No new species, but the same old resident. (except for Asian Brown Flycatcher which is a migrant)
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Brown-throated Sunbird -female
Spectacled Spiderhunter
Scaly-breasted Munia
Black-naped Oriole
White-headed Munia
Paddyfield Pipit
Red-eyed Bulbul
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Zebra Dove
Location: My backyard and Padang Golf, Raub, Pahang.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bird in morning dew

Tukang Jahit - mandi embun (Tailor bird taking a bath)
TailorBird
Location: My backyard, Raub, Pahang.

Friday, October 8, 2010

As Common as Myna

---- so common here... and ignore by birder. ;)
Common Myna
---- Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Common Myna
Location: Kampung Tengah, Temerloh, Pahang.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Boarding School

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MRSM Kuala Lipis
MRSM Kuala Lipis, Pahang.
MRSM K. LipisRumah Pengetua TAHAP Jerantut (Headmaster's House)
Rumah Pengetua TAHAP Jerantut
Location: Jerantut & Kuala Lipis, Pahang.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dollar grow on trees

Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)

Dollar bird


Dollar bird
Location: Kampung Tengah, Temerloh, Pahang.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hari Raya Birds - part 4 - Selamat Hari Malaysia!

Happy Malaysia Day!

Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster)
Spectacled Spiderhunter
Copyright © 2010 of Redzlan A. Rahman, all rights reserved
Location: Kampung Tengah, Temerloh, Pahang.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hari Raya Birds - part 3


Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus)

Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus)
Location: Kampung Tengah, Temerloh, Pahang.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hari Raya Birds - part 2

Processing/editing a few more species of Hari Raya birds.

Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)

Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)


Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo and White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smymensis)

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smymensis)

Location: Kampung Tengah, Temerloh, Pahang.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hari Raya Birds

Birding/photographing during 2nd and 3rd day Hari Raya Holiday.Here are some of the pictures, to tired to edit.

Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) - female (left) and male (with red cap)

Woodpeckers

Yellow-vented Bulbul -juvenile
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Bulbul preening
Location: Kampung Tengah, Temerloh, Pahang.
 
"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)