31 August 2009

Yellow Flowers - Merdeka!

Happy Independence Day!

Yellow flower
Yellow Simpoh Flower (Dillenia suffruticosa) - Local name: Simpoh Air

Bunga Kuning
Anybody know what is the name of this flower?. I hope this is not Ganja (cannabis) plant. ;-)
UPDATE: Finally I got the name of this flower: White Alder (Turnera subulata), Malay name:
Bunga Lidah Kucing or Bunga pukul lapan
(Reference:The Plant Observatory: here)
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Selamat Merdeka ke 52 - Malaysia!

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Barbet Merdeka

Silver-eared Mesia

30 August 2009

Spectacled Leaf Monkey - Lotong

Other common names:- Dusky Leaf Monkey, Spectacled Langur, or Spectacled Leaf Monkey
Malay name: Lotong/Lutung ; Scientific name: (Trachypithecus obscurus)

29 August 2009

Magpie takes a grasshopper

Female Juvenile Magpie Robin with grasshopper larva

Magpie Robin and Grasshopper
Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)
Murai dan Belalang

Murai makan

28 August 2009

Bulbul, Banana and Sky

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After a few weeks of haze, finally Ramadhan brings clear sky. I hope it will last until Syawal.

Yellow=vented Bulbul

Marbah Kapur
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Rubber trees

27 August 2009

Munia - Pipit Pinang dan Sarang

Munia Pipit
This is my first time seeing Munia nest. It has side entry well hidden in the Jambu tree (Syzygium sp.). The empty nest was found when I chopped down the Jambu tree in my backyard. In this picture, I just reposition it at the Mangosteen tree for photography.
"The nest is an untidy globe made out of grass and bamboo leaves, with a side entrance. It is lined with soft fluffy seeds or feathers. The nest are not woven and material is simply pushed together. But the nests are well-made, robust and waterproof". (Ref: www.naturia.per.sg- Here)

26 August 2009

Bulbul and Banana

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Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goaivier)

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25 August 2009

Myna and Banana

Another common bird in my backyard.
Javan Myna

Tiong Myna
Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)

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24 August 2009

Morning Glory

After searching the internet, this plant actual name is Desert Petunia aka Mexican Petunia

Morning  Glory
Desert Petunia, Mexican Petunia (Ruellia simplex)
Bunga Pagi
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23 August 2009

Chicken Chicks

These are what I shots when no new bird species show up.
Anak Ayam

Anak & Ibu Ayam

22 August 2009

Bee-eater - Ramadhan Al-Mubarak

Ramadhan is a FASTING month. Do not make Ramadhan as food festival.

Ramadhan and BeeEater
Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis)

21 August 2009

Mad Bird - Murai Gila - SkyWatch Friday

This bird is really "Gila" (mad/crazy), never stay still - hyperactive, jumping around, jerking, gyrating, turning and fanning to show off its tail. Very difficult to photograph.

Murai Gila
Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica), Local name: Murai Gila

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20 August 2009

Buff-Necked Woodpecker

This my second encounter with this species (my first was at Kuala Tahan National Park). This male woodpecker looking for his breakfast at TopRank Camping site near Raub. Very poor lighting, overcast morning under thick forest canopy, so very poor pic just for my record.
Buff-Necked Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tukki) ~ Male

19 August 2009

Dog - Water Wednesday

Water wednesday
This is not my dog. I found this dog crossing the Sempam River during my birding trip.
Swimming dog

Anjing Dog