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Saturday, October 25, 2008

birding with troy shortell

21-24th october 2008



spent few days birding with troy who took 6 months off from his job to get as many as possible birds of asia including australia. borneo was his last destination for endemic species which he missed last time after sumatera, java and sulawesi. equipped with the latest nikon camera D700, he managed to get lots of pics during his trip and including rare pictures that has been added into oriental bird images database as a new addition for the club. click here to view his pictures

troy's target birds;
  • mountain serpent eagle
  • white-fronted falconet - no luck at poring hot spring and kiansom waterfall
  • red-breasted partridge - heard only
  • crimson-headed partridge - heard only
  • black-bellied malkoha
  • dulit frogmouth
  • orange-breasted trogon
  • cinnamon-rumped trogon
  • blue-banded kingfisher
  • rufous-collared kingfisher
  • bornean barbet - heard near langanan waterfall together with mountain barbet
  • checker-throated woodpecker - troy got it while birding alone at silau-silau trail
  • hose's broadbill
  • blue-banded pitta - wahahahaha my new lifer !!! saw it on the way back to the hot spring from the waterfall even though waited for an hour that morning. david saw a pair on the next day :)
  • bar-bellied cuckoo-shrike
  • black-breasted fruithunter - thanks to my friend andrew for the tip at power station
  • scaly-breasted bulbul
  • black oriole
  • white-browed shortwing (bornean sub-species) - while waiting for everett's thrush
  • temminck's babbler (bornean sub-species) - got it on the last day at kinabalu national park
  • moustached babbler (bornean sub-species)
  • everett's thrush - heard it on the 1st morning but saw it on the last day. troy got the pics
  • kinabalu friendly bush-warbler - no respond at mesilau sub-station
  • pygmy blue-flycatcher
  • white-tailed flycatcher - half way before the waterfall
  • whitehead's spiderhunter - same place like last time, but better view !
  • pygmy white-eye
  • mountain blackeye - 3 birds seen above my head at timpohon gate
  • tawny-breasted parrotfinch



my new lifer, little grebe at sukau


red-throated barbet


white-tailed flycatcher female


whitehead's trogon


other birds seen;
  • cattle egret
  • chinese egret - single bird feeding at tanjung aru beach
  • great egret
  • little egret
  • brahminy kite
  • black eagle - in flight near along telupid - ranau road
  • crested serpent eagle
  • white-breasted waterhen
  • pink-necked green-pigeon
  • green imperial-pigeon
  • mountain imperial-pigeon
  • rock pigeon
  • little cuckoo-dove
  • spotted dove
  • zebra dove
  • blue-naped parrot
  • large hawk-cuckoo
  • oriental cuckoo - heard
  • plaintive cuckoo - heard
  • chestnut-breasted malkoha
  • raffles's malkoha
  • greater coucal - heard
  • glossy swiftlet
  • silver-rumped swift
  • little swift
  • asian palm-swift
  • collared kingfisher
  • gold-whiskered barbet - heard
  • golden-naped barbet
  • blue-eared barbet - heard
  • maroon woodpecker
  • buff-necked woodpecker - heard
  • crimson-winged woodpecker
  • banded woodpecker - my lifer hehehe
  • banded broadbill - heard
  • black and yellow broadbill - heard
  • whitehead's broadbill
  • banded pitta - hopping on the trail at poring
  • barn swallow
  • pacific swallow
  • black-winged flycatcher-shrike
  • sunda cuckoo-shrike
  • fiery minivet
  • grey-chinned minivet
  • lesser green leafbird
  • flavescent bulbul
  • yellow-vented bulbul
  • red-eyed bulbul
  • ochraceous bulbul
  • grey-cheeked bulbul
  • ashy drongo
  • bronzed drongo
  • hair-crested drongo
  • greater racket-tailed drongo
  • asian fairy-bluebird
  • crested jay - quite common at poring
  • short-tailed magpie
  • bornean treepie
  • velvet-fronted nuthatch
  • short-tailed babbler
  • sooty-capped babbler
  • chestnut-backed scimitar-babbler
  • mountain wren-babbler
  • grey-throated babbler
  • chestnut-rumped babbler - heard
  • chestnut-winged babbler
  • fluffy-backed tit-babbler - heard
  • brown fulvetta
  • chestnut-crested yuhina
  • white-bellied yuhina
  • chestnut-hooded laughingthrush
  • sunda laughingthrush
  • white-browed shrike-babbler
  • magpie robin
  • white-rumped shama
  • white-crowned forktail
  • bornean whistling thrush
  • yellow-breasted warbler
  • artic warbler
  • mountain leaf-warbler
  • bornean stubtail - heard
  • ashy tailorbird
  • eyebrowed jungle-flycatcher
  • asian brown flycatcher
  • indigo flycatcher
  • snowy-browed flycatcher
  • little pied flycatcher
  • hill blue flycatcher
  • white-throated fantail
  • pied fantail
  • bornean whistler
  • white-breasted wood-swallow
  • long-tailed shrike
  • grey wagtail
  • asian glossy starling
  • common myna
  • crested myna
  • plain sunbird
  • brown-throated sunbird
  • purple-naped sunbird
  • olive-backed sunbird
  • crimson sunbird
  • temminck's sunbird
  • little spiderhunter
  • thick-billed spiderhunter
  • spectacled spiderhunter
  • streaky-breasted spiderhunter
  • black-capped white-eye
  • eurasian tree sparrow
  • dusky munia

digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn Mk II adapter and fujifilm f31d

happy birding :)

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