31 December 2013

Pied Fantail at a Bougainvillea Tree - Murai Gila di Pokok Bunga Kertas

Pied Fantail at  Bougainvillea Tree - Murai Gila di Pokok Bunga Kertas
Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) at  Bougainvillea spp.

29 December 2013

Burung dan Dedalu - a Birds and a Mistletoe Plant

Three bird species feeding on a nectar of Malayan mistletoe (Dendrophthoe pentandra) at my backyard
Birds and Mistletoe Flowers
(1) Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malaccensis) at a Mistletoe (male above and female below)
Brown-throated Sunbird
Two more species below:-

21 December 2013

Happy Holiday

Oriental Magpie Robin Flying happily during Holiday Session

Caught this female Oriental  Magpie Robin jumping and flying from a wooden perch. The magenta background is my neighbor's house.
Happy Holidays!

15 December 2013

Yellow-vented Bulbul eating Buah Lengkuas

~Yellow-vented Bulbul eating Buah Lengkuas (Alpinia galanga)~

08 December 2013

Barbet Eating Banana at ISO 2500

Dark, overcast sky  during raining monsoon season. I have to push the ISO to 2500 to have a decent picture of this Gold-whiskered Barbet eating banana at my backyard
Barbet Eating Banana at ISO 2500
Shutter speed 1/30, no flash
Gold-whiskered Barbet

30 November 2013

2013 Migrant Birds at My Backyard

Finally migrant birds perched at my backyard. Not a lifer, but Brown Shrike and Little Egret
Finally Brown Shrike migrant birds perched at my backyard. Not a lifer but Brown Shrike
Little Egret is a resident migrant bird  in Malaysia, but I don't see it  here (Raub)  in other months except in the winter. Its habitat is at the mangroves and freshwater wetlands
Finally migrant birds perched at my backyard. Not a lifer but Little Egret
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) - perched on a coconut pinnate and a banana leaf. Easily identified with dark colored bills, black legs and yellow feet.
Bangau Oh Bangau!

Other than two birds above, all the bird pictured below are common backyard..
Please look below what are they:  :)

24 November 2013


>A pigment made by grinding a basic copper carbonate; bice: azurite yields blue verditer, malachite yields green verditer.
>Bluish-green pigment
>Either of two basic carbonates of copper, used as a blue or green pigment
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina)
  Verditer Flycatcher - female (above) and compare it with all male (below)

05 November 2013

Birding during Maal Hijrah 1435H Holiday

It rained last night, the road is all wet and muddy, so no road-bike training this morning. Went to my usual  spot for 2 hours birding at Padang Golf Raub. No new species, all the normal residence.
Terbanglah wahai Bangai
a flock of Heron in flight
Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) and  House Crow (Corvus splendens)
Aku umpama Gagak di rimba
House Crow (Corvus splendens) - landing
Mad Magpie aka Pied Fantail
Murai Gila - Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)
Yellow-vented Bulbul eating Buah Lengkuas (Alpinia galanga)
Special big white bird below:- (haha!)

04 November 2013

Con Foley Malaysian Hill Partridge Stamp

Another plagiarism from Pos Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia
Con Foley may take legal action, more story at The MalayMail Onlime
Con Foley Malaysian Hill Partridge Stamp
Malaysian Hill Partrige by Con Foley
Photo comparing the original and plagiarists images - taken from Tou Jing Yi  FaceBook

31 October 2013

Shameful Act by Post Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia

"My photo was stolen and used in a Malaysian stamp?" -  Romy Ocon
Read the full story at DPREVIEWHere
The same story at MSN News
Also coverage by StarOnline and Yahoo News
"Serious ignorance, as the White-fronted Falconet looks very different from a Long-tailed Shrike" - Romy Ocon.
My picture of Falconet (Black-thighed) - below
Shameful Act by Post Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia
 Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) - very different from Long-tailed Shrike
Black-thighed Falconet by Dr.Redzlan ARnew stamps - from Post MalaysiStems Photo by Plagiarist
This images - taken from Pos Malaysia FB are already taken out, and that Philately Unit is no longer accessible

24 October 2013

Common Backyard Birds during Sultan Pahang Birthday Holiday

Pycnonotus goaivier feeding Micrantha sp. fruits
few more common birds below:-

29 June 2013

Birds and Giant Fern

Giant/King Fern (Angiopteris evecta) at Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Malaysia

Giant Ferns at Fraser's Hill
more about Giant Fern HERE
Grey-chin Minivet Male
Grey-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris) - male
Grey-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris) -male

10 June 2013

Forgoten pictures at Jelai Resort Fraser's Hill

Asian Brown Flycatcher
Little Pied Flycatcher -male
Minivet Female
Minivet male
Mountain Leaf Warbler
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Verditer Flycatcher

10 May 2013

Pipit Rumah Terbang Jatuh - Fledgling Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Found this juvenile Eurasian Tree Sparrow, trapped at the balcony.
I picked it, took a few pics and released it. She flew away happily

04 May 2013

Insects at Coat Buttons flowers

Playing around with kit lenses (EF-S 18-55mm) at my backyard
Bees - (Apis sp. )

The Striped Albatros butterfly - female
 The Striped Albatros -male
Common Four Ring butterfly (Ypthima huebneri)
Junonia orithya wallacei, female.
Bee and black ant

07 April 2013

Birds from Japan

 Mejiro,  Japanese White-eye -perched on Bunga Sakura -Cherry blossoms
This are collection of bird pictures that was captured during my recent visit to Kobe Japan
Not mine, actually by my new friend - Abd Jamal Abd Hadi, a Freelance Japanese interpreter/translator
He photographed this with Olympus-SP72oUZ, equipped with a 26mm wide-angle to 676mm super-telephoto. Amazing compact camera.
All this birds were photographed  in Osaka, Japan. Working as a  translator, he usually accompanied Malaysian factory staff on training in Japan. In his free time, he walked outside and found a river flows through the factory compound  . On the river bank there are a lot of Sakura trees in full blossoms, this attract a lot of birds, especially this beautiful yellow white-eye.

Siberian Thrush -female
Japanese Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush - male
Hawfinch - pink beak - non-breeding
Daurian Redstart-male
Little Egret
 Bird Sculpture
Birds Silhouette
Spot-billed Duck
Pigeon taken at Kobe - sewage cover
Colourful tree
 ?White Wagtail
White-cheeked Starling

all pics by: Abd Jamal Abd Hadi.