Monday, March 31, 2014

Hill Myna

Hill Myna a species which can the teach to talk. I still remember one which say hello to me. It was a joy till you see it was in a small cage. Anyway a pair was observed today. Though the name is Hill Myna it was never seen high up in altitude. Mostly a lowland species al the way to the coast.
Hill Myna
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Blue Rock Thrush

One of the common garden bird in some part of Perak. Today a male and a female was wandering around. This Blue Rock Thrush was rather cooperative for a while before leaving this perch.
Blue Rock Thrush
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

This male was first sighted yesterday and today again we found this male. However yesterday I did not have any photographic opportunity. Today thing were a bit batter where a small window through a tree enable me to take this shot. So i took it. This male stay a while so most of us manage to get either through a small gap or worse block by branches shot. Honestly I'm very happy to get this one.

Yellow-Rumped Flycatcher - Male
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Grey-Capped Woodpecker

This was one species I actually want to see for this year. It was my first for this year too. Well it was for my friend as well. Anyway this one took me some time before I conclude the identification. It was nice to find one with some great bird staying around this area still.

Grey-Capped Woodpecker
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Grey-Capped Woodpecker
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Oriental Honey Buzzard

We got flock of Honey Buzzard migrating pass our point today. Though we never stay to count the bird this was still a interesting sight for us to make a good detail for me. This was great news for me as I was looking for more places to look for raptor as well.

Oriental Honey-Buzzard
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Oriental Honey Buzzard

Another view of the Honey Buzzard on a very hazy day. This one with mark on the belly and vent area. The highly variable plumage of the Eastern Honey-Buzzard provide a good challenge for us to identify them. With good practice you will soon sort them out without problem.
Oriental Honey-Buzzard - Dark Morph
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Oriental Honey Buzzard

First of all photographing in a haze condition? let say all my photo have one layer of greyish layer on it. No matter what i try there is still a layer on the photo. So never mind now having the "Hazy honey buzzard" i still work my way in photographing them.

The Honey Buzzard feed on honey comb but many have ask me why. In some reasearch on the western honey buzzard almost over 90% of their hunting were unsuccessfully. Well that explain all of it. With that much luck in hunting batter try something that don't move or even run away from you. In order to do this the honey buzzard have many modification some of which unique to only this family group. Hey no bad.

Below are some flying picture of the Oriental Honey Buzzard.
Oriental Honey Buzzard - Dark Morph
Photo by Terence Ang
Oriental Honey Buzzard - Pale Morph
Photo by Terence Ang

Oriental Honey Buzzard - Dark Morph
Photo by Terence Ang
Oriental Honey Buzzard - Pale / Intermediate Moprh
Photo by Terence Ang

Monday, March 3, 2014

White-throated Kingfisher

This species was very common in this area. Thanks to my friend of providing access to this location. A great place for photography as well as bird watching. I still remember i got the laced woodpecker here which is less then 5 meter away from me. hehehe
Photo by Terence Ang