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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fulvous-chested Jungle Flycatcher (Rhinomyias olivaceus)

24th May 2011

My third sighting of these beauty and considered one of the rare Jungle Flycatcher in my place :)

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG65, 25LER Eyepiece via Nikon FSB-U1 Digital Camera Bracket on Nikon Coolpix P7000

 Happy birding !

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yellow-crowned Barbet (Megalaima henricii)

17th May 2011

Only once seen in Poring Hot Spring several years ago and saw it for the 2nd time with pictures and video hahaha :p

I would considered this species to be rare in my place and only sometimes heard in primary rainforest. Compared with other species of Barbet, this is a least known and photographed bird. Thanks to Jadda and the gang for pointing out this beauty :)

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s

Happy birding !

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava)

17th March 2011

It is a matter of time who will get the best full frame shot of these beauty ! It was first seen 15 years ago by Andrew Siani then recently after many years, Ron, Hazel and Wins saw it again at Penampang paddy field next to the busy road in early March.

From the observations among the gang, it has 2 groups and by the time of writing, each group has 1 still in breeding plumage and the rest in post breeding and non breeding plumage. The highest number seen roughly around 20 birds feeding on the grasses at one time

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

In breeding plumage

Non-breeding plumage

At this moment there are road work repairing the main drain nearby the only site for these bird. Not sure what will happen next but I'm hoping it will remain there for a while until the number expand and become secure :)

Happy birding !