12 August 2018

Greater Coucal Singing and Sunning

Sekali lagi But-But Besar hinggap dan berjemur sambil bernyanyi di atas Pokok Petai Belang.
Hanya seekor yang muncul, di mana pasangan nya?
Kali ini saya saya bersedia dengan tripod beserta gimbal. Cuaca pagi ini juga cerah, jadi gambar yang ditangkap sedikit cantik dari awal bulan ini.



Burung Merbah Kapur melintas di depan But-but



01 August 2018

Greater Coucal Sunning

First time I see this Coucal perch so high up the tree
Photographed it at 8am overcast morning light.
Canon EOS 50D, 400mm, F5.6, ISO 800, 1/1250 sec, handheld,  +2 exposure compensate, aperture priority
Burung But-But Besar (Centropus sinensis)  berjemur di atas Pokok Petai Belang  White leadtree   (Leucaena leucocephala) mati

01 July 2018

White-throated Kingfisher and Leopard Cat Road Kill

I was cycling Sunday long distance  to my favorite  Felda Krau 1 (Oil Palm Plantation), when noticed the road kill by the road side.
What a pity beautiful wild cat. There was no visible external injury, no trace of blood. Still looks fresh, probably hit by a vehicle in just a few hours before I arrived there.
Kucing Batu, Kucing Hutan, Bengal Cat, Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis).
Bengal Cat Markings - Pawprint rosettes.
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
More info about this mammal, HERE, and HERE
Khairi Bahar from Felda Tersang  Raub send me the picture of roadkill below.
He also found this bird (White-throated Kingfisher),while cycling.
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing)
Example of King Fisher road Kill , HERE, and HERE
Road kill or Roadkill?  haha! ;)
Merriam-Webster: Road kill =the remains of an animal that has been killed on a road by a motor vehicle.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, road kill should be rendered as two words. However, like many compound words, the term is almost exclusively seen as one word, as in roadkill.
The Top 5 Types of Animals Killed on U.S. Roads
  Type of Animal Estimated Number Killed
1 Squirrels                       41 million
2 Cats                             26 million
3 Rats                          22 million
4 Opossums                    19 million
5 Raccoons                     15 million
Ref HERE


18 June 2018

Temerloh Mosque view from Lotus Lake

Not birding for a long time.
Here are the Temerloh Mosque pictures, that I photographed with hand-phone during recent Hari Raya
I saw a common garden birds;  a pair of White-breasted Waterhen, a flock Common Myna, Juvenile Oriental Magpie Robin, Asian Glossy Starling on electric cable , Spotted Dove, Tailorbird and Tree Sparrow.
Berjogging di Taman Tasik Temerloh, Taman Bandar Temerloh, TAMAN AWAM KUBANG GAJAH, di belakang Waterpark Kubang Gajah. Berhampiran Masjid Baru Temerloh Bukit Angin. 



31 March 2018

Jangka Hayat Burung - Life Expectancy of Birds

Dead Myna
Yellow-vented Bulbul die bitten by car
Kenapa burung Tiong ini dan Merbah Kapur 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! ]

29 October 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
Common Mormon Butterfly Caterpillar


29 September 2017

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

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
Oriental Pied Hornbill at backyard

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
Flock of Pink-necked Green Pigeon