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94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chinese Egret (Egretta eulophotes)

24th April 2010

One of the rarest winter visitor to Sabah and seen only in small number from September to April every year. Best place to check this bird on the West Coast is at Lok Kawi Beach and Likas Bay. For the East Coast, birders should check at Sim-Sim water village and Bambangan Village, Sandakan

According to Birdlife International, estimated around 2600 - 3400 birds that breeds on the small islands of Russia, Korea and mainland China. Main wintering ground for South East Asia is at Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak at Borneo Island with around 50% of the global population that spent their winter here based on the winter counts in 2004/2005.

One bird was seen at Lok Kawi beach mixing with Little and Great Egret. I was looking for the resident Malaysian Plover, but without success.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG65 via FSA-L2 adapter and Nikon D300s.

Happy birding !


Wong Tsu Shi said...

Bagus lah, sifu, flight shot pun boleh.

Virginia bed and breakfast | Victorian inn bed and breakfast | Romantic bed and breakfasts said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful pictures. This bird is an uncommon winter visitor. I saw a Chinese Egret at Sungei Buloh in February trip however sadly I didn’t take any photo.

Best Regards,

Stuart Price said...

Nice shots, this is very rare in Japan too. One came to Hokkaido last year (I only found out about it later from the newspaper)