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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

white-browed shortwing my new lifer !

29th august - 1st september 2008

spent few days at tambunan rafflesia centre and kinabalu national park with brian and jim both from usa and saw around 54 species altogether mostly lifer for jim. weather was nice only once it rained in the afternoon after lunch.

this poor white-crowned forktail hit one of the window at the restaurant and took the opportunity to take pictures before it flew off again

four white bar on its tail

has long whiskered too

brian and jim

bird seen during the trip:
  • blyth's hawk-eagle - 4 birds in fligh
  • little cuckoo-dove
  • mountain imperial pigeon
  • large hawk-cuckoo - thanks jim for spotting this !
  • oriental cuckoo - heard daily in the morning only
  • mountain scops-owl - heard daily around 5.30 am
  • bornean barbet - jim and brian missed this bird
  • mountain barbet - superb view through the scope
  • golden-naped barbet
  • checker-throated woodpecker
  • maroon woodpecker
  • pacific swallow
  • whitehead's trogon
  • sunda cuckoo-shrike
  • grey-chinned minivet
  • bornean leaftbird
  • bornean bulbul
  • ashy bulbul
  • flavescent bulbul
  • ochracheous bulbul
  • hair-crested drongo
  • black and crimson oriole
  • short-tailed magpie - seen nesting too
  • bornean treepie
  • grey-throated babbler
  • temminck's babbler
  • mountain wren-babbler
  • chestnut-crested yuhina
  • bare-headed laughingthrush
  • chestnut-hooded laughingthrush
  • sunda laughingthrush
  • white-browed shrike-babbler
  • bornean whistling thrush
  • everett's thrush - quick view of less than than a minute, missed by jim and brian too
  • white-browed shortwing - hahaha my lifer !
  • bornean stubtail
  • sunda bush warbler
  • yellow-breasted warbler
  • mountain lear warbler
  • mountain tailorbird
  • yellow-bellied prinia
  • eyebrowed jungle flycatcher
  • indigo flycatcher
  • little pied flycatcher
  • asian brown flycatcher
  • snowy-browed flycatcher
  • white-throated fantail
  • bornean whistler
  • grey wagtail
  • temminck's sunbird
  • whitehead's spiderhunter
  • grey-breasted spiderhunter
  • black-sided flowerpecker
  • orange-bellied flowerpecker
  • black-capped white eye
  • mountain blackeye
  • black-headed munia
  • scaly-breasted munia
  • dusky munia

i will be away on the 4rd until 15th september with another birders. hope can see their target species especially pitta and ground-cuckoo :)

pictures was captured with fujifilm f31d

1 comment:

Stuart Price said...

More great pictures.....

Even though we both live in Asia there are only THREE birds on that list I see round here: Oriental Cuckoo, Brown Flycatcher and Grey Wagtail.....