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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

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Watercock ...

20th April 2013



In a quest for a green background of the Striated Grassbird, a short drive to Kg. Indai only produced a head shots of the secretive Watercock in breeding plumage at the marshes. Other birds seen at the paddy field:
  • Oriental Darter
  • Great Egret
  • Purple Heron
  • Wandering Whistling Duck
  • Black-shouldered Kite
  • Common Moorhen
  • White-breasted Waterhen
  • Pied Triller
  • Yellow-vented Bulbul
  • Striated Grassbird
  • Yellow-bellied Prinia
  • Black-headed Munia
  • Scaly Munia and
  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Digiscoped with Swarovski STX 95 + TLS APO + Nikon V1 ~ ISO 400, 1/160s at 30x = 2430mm



 The red shield is much longer than the Common Moorhen with love shape. Watercock is a resident species belongs to the Rails family but only seen occasionally during the breeding season. Nocturnal bird ...



Old picture taken in 2011 at Penampang paddy field. It was rescued from the dinner pot !



In other places, this is considered a delicacies as reported at Bird Ecology Study Group © Two Watercocks In Hand Worth One In Bush…


Happy birding !

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1 comment:

Andrew Fulton said...

It's a beautiful bird to see my friend.