Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crested Green Lizard

One of the commonest green lizard I have seen. This one taken in another one of my locality. Avoiding some crowd there I went to another site now for some interesting species but only found the Garden Fence Lizard. Anyway here is the Crested Green Lizard.
Crested Green Lizard
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Garden Fence Lizard

I'm sure not a person who is really into herping but here is one. The Garden Fence Lizard. I found this common especially up north but today I got it in my locality in Selangor area. Can't remember but I think this was my first for this locality.
Garden Fence Lizard
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Rufous-winged Philentoma - Blue Morph

I was at Ulu Langat about 2 days ago and nailed my first Philentoma for the area. I know many people told me that there is philentoma there but i have never seen them there though i seen them in many other places. Their distinctive 2 note call can be pick up easily and once call heard the chances you see them is always there. Below is a picture of the Rufous-Winged Philentoma blue morph.
Rufous-winged Philentoma - Blue morph
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Crested Serpent Eagle

Crested Serpent Eagle probably one of the place where i would say almost 99% chance of finding one. Thiso ne here is a Malayensis race probably young adult observed hunting in high tide along mangrove area. Bird behave normally during hunting as in many other Crested Serpent Eagle. Also this one was observed not worried about our present at all with no sign of alert and also technically stay for a very long time before changing perch.
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spotted Wood Owl

Spotted Wood Owl as the name suggest the white spot is rather clear in this picture. This bird was very worried about its surrounding especially after 2 changeable hawk eagle where one of it come out from the same tree calling. I guess there must be some misunderstanding. The CHE later leaft the area leaving this owl alone on its perch. For us another opportunity of photography. 
Spotted Wood Owl
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Stork-Billed Kingfisher

The largest Kingfisher in Peninsula Malaysia if you do not include the Brown Winged Kingfisher. Though both look rather a like the the letter species have brown wing rather then blue winged. Also now know as Common Storkbill in Bird is West Malaysia second edition. Will for most old times i think the name that will come out from their mouth is still stork-billed kingfisher.
Common Storkbill
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

White-throated Kingfisher

I was surprise to see this one by the side of the road before I flush it in my excitement to a tree. Well high up in the tree I still try to get one shot of this species with its prey.
White-throated Kingfisher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Greater Painted-Snipe

Well what can I say I got my lifer and my photographic lifer on the same place. I must admit this was really amazing sight after so long i never have a good look on this species. This female was probably trying to keep herself away from the rain when i saw her. She took no chance and only allowing me to do some shot before fleeing further into the bush.
Greater Painted-Snipe
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Purple Heron

A juvenile Purple Heron was observed hunting by the side of a pond with some cattle egret and also some white-winged term in distance. Also there was some little egret too. Though this time i waited for some action from the purple heron with no result I'm still glad to get some photo of it under the rain. 
Purple Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)


Scarlet Rumped Trogon

We got two trogon this time well rather near to one another. A Diard's Trogon and also a Scarlet Rumped Trogon. However only the scarlet rumped decided to stay a while for photography though he decided to challenge us in term of lighting condition. I must admit after involving in some research trogon seem to be a bit dirty bird. Well for those who know what I mean they will understand.
Scarlet Rumped Trogon
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hairy-Backed Bulbul

Bulbul is probably a commonest family to be observed in the country. Within this week i somehow find lots of this species around. Many were observed in pair. The Hairy-Backed Bulbul got its name though the hairy looking on the upperpart. This marking though not always visible through field observation but many times it is visible through photography evidence. Here is one of them we observed today.
Hairy-backed Bulbul
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Grey-Headed Canary Flycatcher

This flycatcher was probably one of the first few flycatcher i have seen when i started birding. More then 15 years now still was a good flycatcher to be seen. Today observation of this individual was surprisingly interesting. I have indeed seen many species of flycatcher nest but never this one and I have not much clue of the material use by this species. Look at the material they use in the bill. This female would probably be one of the bird i told its sexes using other flycatcher behaviour. Either for that I will never tell them a part.

Good thing of this area remain less people of which disturbance can cause to the bird. I never see the bird nest nor will i see the bird fledge but this will be a great season ahead for them.
Grey-Headed Canary Flycatcher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Blue-throated Bee-Eater

Bee-Eater was always a nice subject to view at and also photograph. While this was taken under drizzle condition I just cant stop being amaze by the colour of the bird itself. This was even more amazing when we look through our binocular.
Blue-Throated Bee-Eater
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Greater Coucal

I found this feller up in a tree near the canopy for the first time. I was amaze it stood up there for rather a while and decided to take some shot of it. This species is very common in the area and 2 species documented so far in this particular spot. Greater and also Short toed coucal but probably the letter is an escapee due to the poacher. Anyway there was about 5 of them today and this one particularly stood up.
Greater Coucal
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Javan Pond Heron

Javan Pond Heron a species not told during non breeding but when in breeding plumage hmmmppphh let say people should not misid them. I still remember about 10 year or more ago Javan Pond Heron was like a big superstar today we got them easily in some site. While photographing this individual there was another one nearby as well. A great species to see and i never get bored with them.
Javan Pond Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Abbott's Babbler

It was a while since I first digiscope this species now i get my chance to redo. Honestly today was easy one due to the reason 2 male was displaying for 3 female. The observation of the display and sound recording was amazing. Over 10 minit of display was observed with series of chasing and wing flattering around. Call was also recorded. Below is one of the so called male which display in the area.
Abbott's Babbler
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Streak-Breasted Woodpecker

Streak-Breasted Woodpecker seem to eluded my wife all this time. Today I tried my luck again with her and still the bird decided to keep their distance from her. This was taken just 2 days earlier from her visit today.

Streak-Breasted Woodpecker
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Brown Boobook

Today I was shown by some friend on this little owl species. The Brown Hawk Owl. It was a great scenario to find one though photography was not really that accommodating. Still it was nice to see this species again.
Brown Boobook
(Photo by Terence Ang)