30 June 2009

Take-off and Landing

Pacific Swallow landing and take-off
Pacific Swallow Take-off and landing
Pacific Swallow landing and take-off
bird landingLanding

29 June 2009

Wild flowers - Flame of the Forest

This flowers are really in the forest (not as a shade planted at the roadside).
I took this pictures at a logging trail, during one of my birding trip.

Flame of the Forest

Flame of the Forest
Flame of the Forest
Flame of the Forest
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28 June 2009

Ashy Tailorbird at my backyard

I have seen Common Tailorbird countless time at my backyard, but this Ashy species is my lifer.

Juvenile Ashy Tailorbird
Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus sepium) - Juvenile
Juvenile Ashy Tailorbird
Ashy TailorbirdAdult, compare to the Common Tailorbird below.
Common Tailorbird
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27 June 2009

Whiskered Treeswift - SkyWatch

Whiskered Treeswift

Whiskered Treeswift (Hemiprocne comata) -
Whiskered Treeswift
Whiskered Treeswift
Layang-layang Berjambul Kecil
Whiskered TreeswiftThis is a female - without the chestnut ear-coverts. Thank you Madibirder for info.
Whiskered Treeswift

26 June 2009

Road to MRSM Kuala Lipis - SkyWatch Friday

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I went to Kuala Lipis to visit my son Firdaus at a boarding school (MRSM) last month.
With my wife at a driving seat, I took the opportunity to snap a few pics.
Road to MRSM K. Lipis
the straight road
Road to MRSM K. Lipiswinding road
and the winding road
winding roadthe final left bend to MRSM K. Lipis
Maktab Rendah Sains Mara Kuala Lipis
MRSM Kuala Lipis, view from the main road
Maktab Rendah Sains Mara Kuala Lipis

25 June 2009

Yellow Day Flying Moth - Kupu-kupu terbang siang

Yellow Day Flying Moth
Day flying moth (Dysphania subrepleta) - Kupu-kupu terbang siang
Yellow Day Flying Moth

24 June 2009

Sesumpah - Green Crested Lizard - Chameleon

1 Rejab 1430H

Chameleon Green Crested Lizard
Green crested lizard (Bronchocela cristatella)
Green Crested Lizard
Chameleon Green Crested Lizard

23 June 2009

Purple-naped Sunbird at Taman Negara Kuala Tahan

This spiderhunter looks very much like the Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna) that I found at Fraser's Hill. You can find the streaked at Montana forest, but the Grey-breasted at low land like Kuala Tahan. So the different species between magna and modesta
EDIT: this is Sunbird NOT spiderhunter!
Purple-naped Sunbird
Purple-naped Sunbird (Hypogramma hypogrammicum) - ID by . Thank you!
Grey-breasted SpiderhunterLocal name: Kelicap Rimba
Purple-naped Sunbird

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22 June 2009

Bird Photography at Fraser's Hill Bird Race

As I said in the previous entry that I did not take part in the race, but just having fun and showing my friend Razak Ramli and Hairie what bird photography is all about.
We went to Abu Suradi trail and managed to shots a few birds, no new bird/lifer for me today.
This is a view at Jalan Pecah Batu Fraser's Hill, in front of the Tamil Primary School.
Jalan Pecah Batu, Fraser's Hill

two birder (Hairie & Tabib) at one of Fraser's Hill trail - photo by Razak Ramli
Birder or novice bird photogThat's me sporting the new binocular harness, in front of the closing ceremony stage. The prizes and medal presentation of Bird Race was held at 2.30pm .
I visited the exhibition booths and met Jason Tan from Trifid Optical Supplies and brought a lens pen from him. There I also met our hardworking organizer of the event Dato' Shafik Fauzan, Pahang Tourism, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman. Then I bought a binocular harness and MNS Cap at Malaysian Nature Society booth. That "Bin Harness" will relieve the stress on my neck from the weight of heavy binocular.

Little-pied Flycatcher
This pic of Little Pied Flycatcher was taken at the roadside - at roundabout near the children's play ground. This tiny (12cm) bird perched on Melastoma tree and was so obliging, allowing us to take pictures for a few minutes. My friend was so excited to see this.
Little Pied Flycatcher
Little Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula westermanni)

Caching the little pied Flycatcher
This is how two excited photographers (Tabib & Hairie) in action - pic by Razak Ramli
that pink flowers are Melastoma shrub.
Sky Rat
very common Long-tailed Sibia aka Sky Rat (Heterophasia picaoides)
Sky RatMountain Pigeon
and not so common Little Cuckoo Dove (Macropygia ruficeps)
Laughing Trush
abundance and noisy Chestnut-capped Laughing thrush (Garrulax mitratus), but difficult to  get a good picture of this feeding chick.
Loughing trush feeding chick

Unlike this common Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) that nesting and feeding the chicks at the old house in front of the Tamil Primary School.
Pacific Swallow Feeding her chicks
Pacific Swallow feeding her chicks
Pacific Swallow Feeding her chicks