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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Review of Swarovski Modular Spotting Scopes

94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Common Coot (Fulica atra)

2nd Feb 2010



One of the rare vagrant for Borneo with only few records from Brunei and Sabah and was found yesterday by Ck Leong while searching for the probably a Pheasant-tailed Jacana sighted by Roger last Sunday. Luckily the bird was still there when the gang arrived this morning hehehe :)

Size is bigger than the resident Common Moorhen and Black-backed Swamphen and only single bird seen today among the other species such as the Wandering Whistling Duck, Whiskered Tern, Striated Grassbird and Cinnamon Bittern.





Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82, FSA-L1 adapter and D300s.







Common Moorhen
with Common Coot


Black-backed Swamphen


Ck, Ben and Karim busy shooting the Common Coot


My Borneo list has reached 425 species now and I received my Borneo 400 badge from Ck today too :)

Happy birding !

10 comments:

Choy Wai Mun said...

Great find...congrats!

All Wild said...

Nice bird. Glad to see there ar eso many digiscoper in sabah, great job Sabah bird group.

Tabib said...

Beautiful bird, nicely captured.

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Bagus lah, sifu, nice catch!

borneoavifauna said...

Not bad the picture quality DSLR and telescope bro.Nice

Phil said...

It seems strange that there is a twitch for Coot when here they are so numerous. Oh the joy of birding across the world.

S.C.E. said...

425, that's great........

Weird to see a Common Coot cause so much excitement though........

Cede Prudente said...

COOL COOT !!

BuDakHutaN said...

425... awesome bro...

jytou said...

Oo..... never knew coots are so big, I always thought they were nearly the same size as moorhens only.... the ones I saw in Auckland dont looked so big..... probably the Australasian birds are slightly smaller or perhaps there is simply no moorhen for me to compare side by side...