Monday, June 30, 2014

Chestnut-Rumped Babbler

A common lowland species which usually move in a group of 3-6 birds. At time this noisy group can be observed easily but sometimes take a bit of waiting. This time a group turn out and for us we took the opportunity.
Chestnut-Rumped Babbler
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Chestnut-Rumped Babbler
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hill Blue Flycatcher

A montane species of Flycatcher. This species is not rare however one will need some effort of waiting to get them. Today I was able to do some record shot for this species with a friend of mine. Though there was a pair around, only the male stayed a while for this shot to be taken. With backlighted situation this was still a photographic lifer for me.
Hill Blue Flycatcher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sooty-capped Babbler

There was rather a number of them which is moving around with fledging. At least I can confirmed there was two group with fledging in two different location. This one here higher and was feeding the fledging. It was a great sight. 
Sooty-capped Babbler
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Ferruginous Babbler

A lowland forest dependent species, the Ferruginous Babbler. Sighting this species is not really hard but could be a pain in the ass to take one shot of it. Similar situation today. A pair have been moving round and round us but never really stop long enough for a photo. This was the only one of the 3 photo I manage to get of this species this time. But i'm happy with the result of the camera in obtaining this shot here and thanks to the bird of giving me 3 shot which one did not turn out well. 
Ferruginous Babbler
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wrinkled Hornbill

Wrinkled Hornbill or their local name which is the Enggan Berkedut is technically one of the hardest Hornbill to be sighted in Peninsula Malaysia. Unless for those who know their usual play ground this species remain elusive to many people. To me this is probably the most beautiful Hornbill besides the Helmeted Hornbill. This time around the bird only allow me to take two photo and I grab the 2 shot chances without hesitating. However this is also thank to master yoda teaching or i will sure miss this shot.
Wrinkled Hornbill
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Greater Green Leafbird

Leafbird as it name suggested are green and most time look like a leave. Many times this species is observed near canopy but today this was observed near ground. Anyway we all take our chances to photograph this bird. Though it move a lot but their distance to us compensate to all that is lacking. Hope to photograph a similar one of the female soon.
Greater Green Leafbird
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker

Flowerpecker is a species which is small, a beauty to look at but not really easy to photograph. This one have been on the same place for many years now. Today it was on the similar spot though it have been one year since i visited the place.
Yellow-Breasted Flowerpecker
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

White-Rumped Shama

This bird was ring by the perhilitan in this location when we resighted it. While our main target not seen we all eventually choose the shama as our target.
White-Rumped Shama
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Large Green Pigeon

Can be considered not rare once you are in the right place in the right time. This species is rather large and usually seen in canopy especially where there is fruiting. Sighted near my house a few times this and know to move at night where Large Green Pigeon was observed moving in Maxwell Hill.
Large Green Pigeon
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Brown Wood Owl

Photographing at night is rather challenging but i have to take this shot without my tripod or flash and so on. This make my shot even more challenging. Still blurry shot is batter then no shot. I took a few shot which was in fact my photographic lifer for me. Mostly seen in montane but occur all the way to lowland this would be one of our largest owl species for Malaysia.
Brown Wood Owl
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Barn Owl

Introduced or not this species is still a great species to look at. In this highly profile location we manage to spot species such as the eared nightjar and many other species of nocturnal species. This Barn Owl today stood just beside the road for us. Technically i was like a little boy looking at a new species in which i cant explain why i behave tis way either.
Barn Owl
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Black-Bellied Malkoha

I got this one perching in one of the worse place for photography. We were actually so black light in the morning light. With the new equipment i was trying my luck to see if it can give me a record shot. Well I am surprise it did not bad at all. With the equipment - Omicron 82ED + Nikon 1 J1 - this shot as below did turn out and good enough for proper identification.
Black Bellied Malkoha
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Low's Squirrel

Low's Squirrel one of the main diet for the Wallaces Hawk Eagle when i was observing one of the nest. This species frequented the middle and lower part of the forest often seen on tree bark. A never stop moving species it maybe hard to get them at times. This one here shot at 1/6 while the squirrel never stop moving. Nevertheless we are please with our digiscope images here. 
Low's Squirrel
Photo by Terence Ang

Friday, June 13, 2014

Rufous Collared Kingfisher

I have another chance for this species again. I remember someone ask me regarding the age of this species and how long they can live. One resulting to and earlier mist netting programme was recapture 20 years later which mean they perhaps could have live for about 20-25 year at minimum.
Regarding the nest site which people as me is that yes, all nest documented were a little far from water body some what more then 20m from stream rather then beside the stream itself.
Rufous Collared Kingfisher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Grey Bellied Bulbul

Grey-Bellied Bulbul is a rather common low land species however, common is thier status it is not easy to get a good shot. This photo is 1/4 speed and the bird never stop moving. I tehnically chase up and down for the bird. Anyway i only manage to get one shot of the upperpart.
Grey Bellied Bulbul
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher - Rufous Backed

A very small kingfisher yet it is not al the time easy to spot. Having brightly coloured this species at time blend well with the environment. Today while waiting and being attack by mosquitoes air force, one turn out in front of us. Some shot of this feller wont hurt though it is not my main aim.
Oriental Dwarf Kignfisher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rufous Collared Kingfisher

The earlier post was showing the upperpart. This shot here is showing the underpart. Still during this trip i can only get the male though i have a record shot of the female a month ago. The Rufous Collared Kingfisher probably one of the most exciting Kingfisher for me to look for. Nevertheless this is also a species where can be a tough one to photograph.
Rufous Collared Kingfisher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Rufous Collared Kingfisher

Recent breeding have excite many people to get this shot of this kingfisher. Today while i need to check out my equipment with a friend we went to the same location to test it out. Though the equipment were slightly average this was still an amazing bird to look at. This photo below is the set up for the new digiscoping with customized adapter.
Rufous Collared Kingfisher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

House Swallow

Previously know as Pacific Swallow now as House Swallow, this perhaps the easiest species for swallow to be seen. This species indeed an interesting species to keep you accompany while in a boring birding outing.
House Swallow
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blue Whistling Thrush

Blue Whistling Thrush with their closes relative the Malayan Whistling Thrush is not a easy subject when come to identification. I still remember there was some sighting which was widely accepted as Malayan just to find out years later that it was a Blue. Vise versa on Blue as well. However in some location their species is more know such as in this location where Blue Whistling Thrush have been know to breed and also seen year round. As for me with my new digiscoping toy i tried it out on this subject well just to find out that cave may not be the best location to do so.
Blue Whistling Thrush
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Blue Whistling Thrush
(Photo by Terence Ang)