Friday, February 2, 2018

Jangka Hayat Burung - Life Expectancy of Birds



Kenapa burung Tiong ini meninggal  dunia  mati?.
Why birds die?
1.Disease (selsema burung). Avian Influenza atau Bird Flu selalu berlaku pada burung peliharaan seperti ayam dan itik. Burung hijrah mungkin membawa virus ini. Tiong tidak pernah dikesan membawa kuman ini.
2.Kill by neighbor's cat, here information cat killing kingfisher from Singapore's Bird Ecology Study Group
3.Fighting for mate or whatever reason. Gambar  saya  rakam pada tahun 2008
4.Hunger - Kelaparan kerana musnahnya alam sekitar punca makanan
5.Poacher - Diburu untuk peliharaan
6.Catapult slingshot  by boys - Dilastik budak-budah (zaman saya kecik2 dulu)

Berapa lama jangka hayat burung?
Data saintifik adalah berdasarkan kajian "ringing". Burung ditangkap mengunakan jaring, cincin dengan kod tertentu dipasang pada kaki burung, kemudian dilepaskan. Tangkapan berikut mengikut sela masa dapat menentukan jangka hayat. Universiti Malaya "Bird Ringing Project" - sekurang-kurangnya ada burung Grey-check bulbul dan Cimanon Rump Trogon ditangkap semula selepas 5 tahun.
Secara amnya, burung yang di atas rangkaiyan piramid makan hidup lebih lama, contohnya Helang Botak (Bald Eagle) boleh hidup hingga 30tahun. Burung perliharaan bisanya hidup lebih lama. Kakatua boleh hidup hingga umur 80 tahun

[Article ini belum siap  ;)  to be continue! ]

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ulat Beluncas - Common Mormon Butterfly Caterpillar

Found these two Caterpillar feasting of my young Lime tree leaves
Dua ekor Ulat Beluncas makan daun Limau Purut
shoot with iPhone 6s



Friday, September 29, 2017

Garden Birds - Oriental Pied Hornbill and Pink-necked Green Pigeon

Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) - pair perched on  an electric wire.
Pic with iPhone 6s, edited with Snapspeed

A flock of Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) resting on Pokok Petai Belalang (Leucaena leucocephala) . I count 31 birds
Pic with Sony RX100 M2, edited with Photoshop

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Silver-eared Mesia Feeding Moth Series

While cleaning the dry-box and searching for an empty CF cards, I found this pictures.
This are an old photographs taken in Jan 2013 at Fraser's Hill
Silver-eared Mesia  (Leiothrix argentauris tahanensis) caught a yellow Moth
Catch a moth with the beak
than smash it into a tree for a kill
transfer to the right feet and meal broken into pieces
slowly
swallowing
all gone
posing to photographer and ready to fly for next catch

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Grasshopper in my Garden

Belalang Kunyit  (Valanga nigricornis) datang ke taman rumah saya
This yellow Grasshopper visited my garden recently . Hooped on the supporting plastic pole near the Nerium Oleander. It did not touch that poison leaf.
Catch it and put it in the plastic bag, then release it 4km from my garden to ensure it won't be back. 
Saya tangakap, masukan dalam plastik dan lepaskan 4km dari rumah saya. Pasti tak dapat terbang kembali ke rumah  ;)
Final picture before it hopped into the bush. Please don't come back!
Pokok Bunga Mexican Petunia ini menjadi mangsa belalang
This Mexican Petunia leaves are favorite of grasshopper
daun digigit,    bitten leaf
Nothing disturbed this Bougainvilleas
Daun Buga Kertas ini tidak pulak diusik nya.
ini anak belalng di tembok pagar.
Grasshopper  should eat this grass, instead of that Petunia leaf
pictures with iPhone 6s

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Burung Pekaka di Mahkamah Sesyen dan Majestret Raub

This blog has been dormant for more than three months. I was so busy with work, and no time for birding / photography.
Here is a couple -  King Fishers (Halcyon smyrnensis) perch on an electric cable at the Magistrate and Session Court, Raub.
Photograph this morning with Handphone - iPhone 6s with ProCamera software in HDR mode, post-process with PhotoFiltre.

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 take 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 falls 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.