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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Giant Squirrel Of Borneo

14th February 2009

Rain came earlier than usual today at Sugud and very few birds seen in flight and feeding at one of the fruiting tree. Besides bird, Prevost's and Giant Squirrel were also seen sharing the fruits and this enabled me and Karim to took few shots of it.

There are four subspecies of Giant Squirrel found in Borneo and for Sabah, it is the Ratufa affinis sandakanensis which is widespread from lowland up to montane forest at the elevation of 1800m asl for Mt. Kinabalu. Nocturnal species and feeds on fruits with leaves.

Giant Squirrel at Sugud

Happy birding everyone :)