Monday, April 19, 2010

Pied Triller (Lalage nigra)

I go to beach again to see how the progress of Fantail incubating beside hoping new bird may appear in the park. Yes! I find not new bird but new nest of Pie Triller. New experiance to see how this triller nest look like. Simply smart this bird build its nest where a few leaves above the nest as shade leaving gap for sun shine to go through. Two birds are seen do by turn incubating the eggs. Happy birding.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)

While having breakfast this morning Delivering Parcel Service call me for my updating Adobe Photoshop Element 8 and informing that my software will be delivered late today due to many parcels to handover. So mean while waiting, I am going to beach for birds. I am very surprise that this big bird appear flying over me and land on high big tree branch. It lands there for 1 minute probably and fly away.

A male bird.

Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)
Spotted this bird as well . Nest is about 10ft above the ground and the bird comes and goes from the nest and I quess eggs are already there inside.

My new editing software.
Happy birding.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Malaysian Hawk Cuckoo (Cuculus fugax)

It has been collecting 8 cuckoos so far around the state (Plaintive, Violet, Asian drongo, Banded Bay, Brush, Large Hawk, and Indian cuckoos) and Bornean Ground Cuckoo is a dream cuckoo but just may be impossible for me to see one. Anyway hope to find more here. Happy birding.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra)

I spent much time waiting for this bird. It came twice. As this bird did not stay still except when it sucked the banana flower , I simply shot continously. Happy birding.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Buff-vented Bulbul (Iole olivacea)

It is correction to this bird which was I thought Grey-eyed Bulbul. Thanks to Dave Bakewell for comment.
Scarlet-rumped Trogon (Harpactes duvaucelii)
A female bird.

Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus)
A male bird.

Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra)
A fast moving bird and I have to wait and standingby my gears pointed to dwarf banana shoot. It came twice and managed to get few images from continous shots.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii)

This bird is seldom go down from top of the tree. You can get eye-level if there are fruit trees down the slope. This one is more lower down the slope and get a lttle hole to penetrate. Happy birding.

Fiery Minivet (Pericrocotus igneus)
This is a male bird and always seen go with the female. I miss the female.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Black-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus diardi)

Notice it by the movement of leaves. Only manage I shot. Third times seen in four years since birding. Happy birding.
Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus)
Make loud sound and quickly notice only by the red-beard color.

Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus)
Normally at least come in pair or small flock but today is just solo.
Hairy-backed Bulbul (Tricholestes criniger)
Come and go with always small flock.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Javan Pond Heron (Ardeola speciosa)

The color (cinnamon-rufous) seems turning into adult breeding plumage where it start from the breast.
The spread of wings like this is more easier to identify from Chinese Pond Heron. Here tips 0f wings are less dusky or more whiter than the Chinese Pond Heron.

Chinese Pond Heron (Ardeola bacchus)
Immature breeding bird.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Scaly-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus)

Trees are growing fruits now and it seem birds beginning to come though not many seen but there are birds to binocular in search new birds to add the bird list. Today I manage to find two lifers the Scaly-breasted bulbul and Van hasselt's or Purple-throated sunbird. Happy birding.

Scarlet-rumped Trogon (Harpactes duvaucelii)
Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii)
Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon)
Purple-throated Sunbird (Nectarinia sperata or Leptocoma sperata), also known as Van Hasselt's Sunbird