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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Monday, March 7, 2011

Birding With Erik's Group

20th Feb - 5th March 2011

Total species seen : 269 at Tambunan Rafflesia Centre, Kinabalu National Park, Kota Belud and Manukan Island, Sepilok, Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley. Dipped on Whitehead's Trogon and Whitehead's Broadbill with Bornean Ground Cuckoo plus the Blue-banded Pitta but had a good view of Mountain Serpent Eagle, Whitehead's Spiderhunter and Everett's Thrush.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s and 80-400mm VR lens.

Waiting for the Orang Utan and eventually after more than 1 hour, it came out from its hiding and seen feeding along the roadside

Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

Chestnut-naped Forktail

Eastern Marsh Harrier, uncommon winter visitor from North Asia

Oriental Pratincole, breeder visitor mostly seen at paddy fields

Malaysian Blue Flycatcher

Resident Ruddy Kingfisher has brownish plumage and these one was seen feeding on termite nest at Kinabatangan River

Wrinkled Hornbill, one of the 8 species in North Borneo

Western Tarsier

Proboscis Monkey, endemic to Borneo Island together with its baby

I will be away from the 11th - 29th March with another couple for birding tour. Hope this time I can get the Blue-banded Pitta's pictures !

Happy birding folks :)


Wong Tsu Shi said...

Sifu, lovely Wrinkled HB and the Ruddy KF. Excellent shots.

Jollence Lee said...

Excellent my friend!

theconstantwalker said...

Stunning images!

digdeep said...

Hi Jason

Nice shots. I think you have the resident and migrant races of Ruddy Kingfisher terbalik! According to Myers, the purplish one - minor (ie the RDC bird) is resident; the larger browner one - major - (ie your Kinabatangan birds) should be the migrant.