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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Thick-billed Spiderhunter

3rd January 2014

Spent few days at Sandakan for bird survey with John and got my 1st lifer for 2014, Far Eastern Curlew at Sim-Sim water village before the rain! Then continued at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, the best place in the world now to see the endemic Bornean Bristlehead.

These Thick-billed Spiderhunter were seen feeding at the Bottle Brush flowers next to Keruing Cafe. It even allowed for close up pictures, unlike the other species such as Little or Yellow-eared Spiderhunter. Based on my observations, this is uncommon to rare Spiderhunter in the usual birding hotspots for Sabah

Images taken with Nikon D3s + 300mm 2.8 VR II + TC1.4x



 It looked like the smaller version of the rare Long-billed Spiderhunter

Those interested to join my Wildlife Photography Workshop at Kinabatangan River this month, click here for more info. 

Happy birding everyone! 

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