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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

Sunday, June 1, 2008

mountain barbet at tambunan rafflesia centre

1st june 2008

bad news, did not see any of the besra's chicks at the nest after waited nearly 2 hours this morning with karim, andrew and dennis. found out, chai who had been staying up there for 3 days, he did not see the chicks either except probably the parents not far away from the nest ...

then took breakfast at gunung emas restaurant and drove to tambunan rafflesia centre and birded the whole day around the office, which produced many endemic birds of borneo such at the chestnut-hooded laughingthrush, black-sided flowerpecker and bornean bulbul.

quite cold this morning at besra site

view of crocker range from gunung emas restaurant

mountain barbet of borneo :p

waiting for the black-breasted fruit-hunter to appeared again (which it did not !)

this is the famous jordan at hehehe

birds recorded today at besra site and the rafflesia centre :
  • crimson-headed partridge (heard)
  • oriental cuckoo (heard)
  • bornean treepie
  • bornean bulbul
  • black-sided flowerpecker
  • chestnut-hooded launghingthrush
  • cinereus bulbul (split from ashy bulbul)
  • whitehead's trogon
  • grey-throated babbler
  • verditer flycatcher
  • long-tailed broadbill (2nd sighting after 2003 wahaha :p)
  • temminck's sunbird
  • besra
  • ashy drongo
  • black-breasted fruithunter (a pair)
  • glossy swiftlet
  • sunda bush warbler
  • little cuckoo-dove
  • dusky munia
  • chestnut-crested yuhina
  • ochraceous bulbul
  • black and crimson oriole
  • maroon woodpecker (heard)
video of the mountain barbet feeding at one of the red fruit available at my youtube

planned another visit with the others this month but probably 1 or 2 weeks before the big day :)

images digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn adapter mark II, fujifilm f31d and sony ericsson k660i

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