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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sunda Scops Owl

23rd June 2013

My lack of Owls, Frogmouths and Nightjars in the list triggered myself to do more night birding with the gang. When I counted my current Bornean list, I need around 32++ birds to get to 500 species. At Kiansom Waterfall, only heard the Brown Boobok but saw one bird at Sugud Forest along the access road.

This Sunda Scops Owl was see on the road one evening with Eugene and the closest I got so far for pictures! First I thought there were some injury etc because it allowed me to get quite near for closer inspection. But after taking few frames, it flew off to the nearby tree and called few times.

Taken with Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II and assisted light from Fenix TK 45 and TK 35 torches

 Mostly found on the forest edge and garden in Sabah but seldom seen...

I will be away with Y Bird to Kinabalu National Park. After that, probably to Sandakan for another round of night birds.

Happy birding!

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