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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

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94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Friday, October 31, 2008

black-collared starling at last !!!

31st october 2008



after waited for few days at penampang paddy field where denis saw it for the first time with thomas, late this afternoon with karim, we saw 10 black-collared starling exactly at the same plot and few of them seen perched at nearby banana trunks and smaller trees.

probably new species for sabah after buff-banded rail which was seen last year in october at tempasuk rice field by karim :)

and according to clive mann in brunei, they found a single bird at Wasan, Brunei, 5 Oct 1991. Elkin, J., Mann, C.F. & Ozog, A.C. 1993. Forktail 8: 155-156. further info please contact him at clivefmann@gmail.com and oriental bird club

the birdlife database indicates this bird as a vagrant for borneo :)

hehehe october seems to be a good month for getting new species for sabah :p

thanks to denis !


video

black-collared starling


and some of the pictures i took in the morning at likas lagoon this week :o


cattle egret


juvenile common moorhen


oriental reed-warbler


juvenile yellow bittern


purple heron


changeable hawk-eagle (pale morph)


osprey


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

happy birding everyone :p

2 comments:

Jordan Sitorus said...

Hahaha Congrates! Never seen that before.

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Sifu Horukuru, DR. Clive Mann is from UK I think.

He has just completed a checklist of the birds of Borneo for the British Ornithologists' Union/British Ornithologists' Club Checklist Series after 24 years of labour, using his own words.

The Checklist will be available in January 2009 and can be ordered through BOU web site.

Terima Kasih.

TSWong
http://www.pbase.com/wtshi/birds_of_borneo