31 December 2007

Happy New Year 2008!

Selamat tahun baru masehi 2008!

selamat semuanya!

My last LIFER of 2007

Picture update - 2nd time seeing this bird (2/3/08)

Size (cm) : 9

Original Date/Time = 2008:03:02 16:36:57

This Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) ~ Sepah Puteri Merah was shot at Original Date/Time = 2007:12:31 19:02:03

(7:02 pm , the last sun light of year 2007!)

Only 9cm in size is my last finding of 2007. It was so small and perched so high up, that miss it, it not for my son who pointed it.

This is the full frame of tiny bird.

adult, male

27 December 2007


House fly on wire

Carpenter bee * (Xylocopa spp)

23 December 2007

Birding during holiday

1. Dollarbird - Tiong Batu

(Eurystomus orientalis)

2. Black-thighed Falconet - Helang Belalang

(Microhierax fringillarius)

3. Scaly Breasted Munia- Pipit Pinang

(Lonchura punctulata)

4. Common Tailorbird - Perenjak Pisang

(Orthotomus sutorius)

5. Olive-backed Woodpecker - Belatok Rimba

(Dinopium raffesii)


Scaly Breasted Munia- Pipit Pinang

Common Tailor Bird

Common Tailorbird - Perenjak Pisang

World's Smallest Raptor

It is not an OWL.

After some search from the NET, and flipping thro' the guide books, I finally got the bird's ID.

It is Black Thighed Falconet .
(Microhierax fringillarius)
The world's smallest raptor, measuring only 16 cm. That's why known locally as Helang Belalang.

Link to its mating and nesting here.

Dollar & Magpie

Dollar Bird

Dollarbird - Tiong Batu

19 December 2007

Happy Holiday!

Selamat Bercuti! :-)