31 December 2010

Indon Clay Pot

Forgotten picture from Bandung, Indonesia.

21 December 2010

Happy Holiday

Have a safe journey and happy holiday.
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - male
the same species photographed in Feb. 2010

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)

Brown-throated Sunbird - female
Yellow-vented Bulbul and Black-headed Bulbul
Location: Padang Golf Raub, Pahang.

18 December 2010

Bangau Kerbau Terbang - Cattle Egret in flight

This flock of Egret flew past the Raub Golf Course, along the valley and Sempam river, sharp at 7.30am for the past few weeks. The show continues for about 20 minutes.
The 400mm lens hand held is ideal for this predictable flight path. The sun was supposed to be at my back, but not appear until 9am. Sigh!

Location: Padang Golf Raub, Pahang.

13 December 2010

Woodpeckers and Oil Palm Fruits

This Woodpeckers was found with Palm Oil fruits by the road side.
I don't think this bird eats the mesocarp of palm oil, maybe searching for insect inside the bunches.
Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) and Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis)
Location: Near Padang Golf Raub, Pahang.

11 December 2010

Pond Heron in B&W

Another bird that I 'catch' at Padang Golf Raub. The overcast sky at 7.30am didn't help in this BIF shots.
Pond-Heron (Ardeola sp)

Location: Padang Golf Raub, Pahang.

05 December 2010

Red Junglefowl at Padang Golf Raub

I have seen this Red Junglefowl  (Ayam Hutan) at the Raub Golf Course a few times, but very difficult to photograph. Only this morning I managed to capture it digitally. He was feeding on a putting green with a flock of Zebra Dove, so engrossed and  didn't noticed me hiding nearby.

Red Junglefowl

Red Junglefowl
finally flew off when I get nearer.
Red Junglefowl
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus   - Adult male

Compare to Gallus galus domesticus here.

Galus galus
Location: Padang Golf Raub, Pahang. Gallus galus domesticus at my neighbour's backyard.