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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

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mountain Serpent Eagle




On my previous tour in March with Alex, Katie and Alison, one morning while driving up to Timpohon Gate, I couldn't believe me eyes when I saw for the first time, a perching Mountain Serpent Eagle on the electric cable! Oh My God! Then the story goes...

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Then it flew up to one of the bare branch and sing for few minutes. Endemic to Borneo.



Comparison with the Crested Serpent Eagle that is found from lowland to 1000m asl. The cheek is paler and has different type of call too. In flight seen from below, the mountain species has wider white tail band too. Taken at Kinabatangan River.



It was harassed by the Bornean Treepie



I have been birding since 2013 and that was my first time to have a closer view of this magnificent Raptor that only seen mostly high up on the blue skies!



Happy birding!



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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Swarovski Optik New EL Family Binoculars




Swarovski Optik, Austria has released a new lineup to their legendary EL binoculars family. Known for its perfection in producing high quality optics, the new EL binoculars will be available from September 2015 at exclusive specialist retailers and online at www.swarovskioptik.com.




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Red-breasted Partridge




Another montane endemic found in Borneo. These Partridge usually moved in flocks and allowed lucky photographers to get as close as possible for pictures, videos etc.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Crimson-headed Partridge




One of the 2 endemic Partridges which is found on the higher elevation at Mt Kinabalu. It is commonly heard but required luck to see this shy bird.

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Male and female is identical and responded with playback.





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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Greater Painted Snipe

30th June 2015



One of rare birds in Sabah, I only see them probably once or twice a year by pure luck at the paddy field. So far no sign of the immature. By the time I took these picture, saw the male sitting next to the female late in the afternoon.

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Sacred Mt Kinabalu from Tuaran district


Female is more prettier than the male



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