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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Friday, October 30, 2015

Blue-banded Pitta

30th October 2015

One of the elusive Pitta found in Sabah, this endemic preferred hill slopes for feeding and usually moves in pair. Record shot taken on the East Coast with the gang during one of the bird survey last September.

Taken with Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II. All Rights Reserved ©


The necklaced type band on its neck

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mountain Blackeye

24th October 2015

On the recent 7th Borneo Bird Festival held at Mt. Kinabalu, this bird became one of the favorite among bird race teams because of it unexpected behavior flying low near the ground then perched on the barbed wire at the Timpohon Gate. 10 years ago, it was only possible to see this endemic when climbing Mt. Kinabalu which is common around the Laban Rata rest house. Due to the effect of El-Nino, it is now mostly seen at the lower elevation of the Park. It moved in flock and noisy too.

Taken with Nikon D3s + 300mm 2.8 VR II. All Rights Reserved ©


Quite hard to get a proper image of this beauty!


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