31st May - 7th June
Spent few nights at the mountain with a good friend of mine, Iain from Singapore and for this trip, Iain managed to get 12 new lifer such as, Bornean Banded Pitta, Everett's Thrush, Mt. Wren Babbler, Bornean Barbet and Pygmy White Eye which he missed last time on his previous visits here.
Pictures taken with Nikon D300s + 80-400mm VR
Indigo Flycatcher, common resident at the mountains
Chestnut-crested Yuhina, quite lucky to an eye level shot of this fast moving endemic at Tambunan Rafflesia Centre !
Whitehead's Trogon, Jewel of the rainforest ...
Bornean Banded Pitta, recent split from Banded Pitta
Mt. Kinabalu view from the hotel at Mt. Kinabalu Heritage & Spa
Common type of vegetation at Mt. Kinabalu with growing ferns, orchids etc on the tree trunk
Butterfly sp. at Tambunan Rafflesia Centre
Heading back to Kota Kinabalu today and will continue for another trip from the 11th - 23rd June. By the way, testing the new 7.2 Mbps broadband from Maxis and the speed from my hotel room is awesome !
Happy birding !