Monday, July 28, 2014

The Long Branded Bush Brown

Sometimes name are long and even the the butterfly itself have something long. However the Bush Brown is not really an easy butterfly to id especially when we are unfamiliar with it. Today 2 bush brown we seen and this one here the Long Branded Bush Brown is probably one more common one i have seen in this location.
Long Branded Bush Brown
(Photo by Terence Ang)

The Striped Ringlet

While Ringlet is a place in Peninsula Malaysia this is also a name for a butterfly. Guess what my lifer for today. I have no idea how i miss them for so long only today i saw them. Well i guess take it slowly then.
The Striped Ringlet
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Black Magpie

Magpie is something i categorize as big and noisy. Another word annoying. Anyway the Black Magpie in peninsula Malaysia cover the entire lowland but replace by the Green Magpie up in the montane. This flock of Magpie have been here for a week now and only today i'm a little more equipt with my bird photography equipment to take one shot of this bird. Identified through the white bar on the wing and also the distinctive call this bird is technically wont be miss once you hear them.
Black Magpie
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Medus Brown / Nigger

Medus Brown or more common name is the Nigger. This species was an interesting where look very close to a normal bush brown but the spot were rather different. Seeing one was a great sight as my previous sighting was a year ago. Hopefully i get another chance to get a batter photo of this species.
Medus Brown / Nigger
(Photo by Terence Ang)

The Angled Caster

This one is another new addition to the location. The Angled Caster seen on the bush by the trail. Still need to work out more for a batter list in the area.
The Angled Caster
(Photo by Terence Ang)

The Tree Yellow

The Tree Yellow well it is yellow but i cant find the tree. hehehe Well well well this local spot of mine is getting better and better. And I'm proud of it.
The Tree Yellow
(Photo by Terence Ang)

The Cearulean

Easily seen but not easily photograph and also not easily identified unless in hand. This group of the Cearulean is rather huge with many species below it. Let say the a big family. Today two was sighted though only one provide a short opportunity of photography.
The Caerulean
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Knight

Is like going for war when doing butterfly name. From sailor to lascar and now we have The Knight. The Knight in colourful rather then shining amour is here to save the day.

The Knight
(Photo by Terence Ang)

The Common Five Ring

The Common Five Ring a species which is very common in our forest. In this personal favourite of mine it is almost all the time there only thing need to take some effort to look for. This species ring is only reverse from the Malayan Five Ring well easily confuse and i have yet to see the other one in this location yet. Hopefully my next few visit provide some good view to the Malayan Five Ring.
The Common Five Ring
(Photo by Terence Ang)

The Malay Viscount

Considering the new split and so on, there is many local name including baron and so on. However knowing this species which is difficult to id at times I will leave it at tanaecia sp in which in Butterfly of malay peninsula is also know as the Malay Viscount. :)
The Malay Viscount
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Tomorrow is the beginning of holiday. Hopefully for those who is going to for birding holiday will have a great trip. Here the Asian Paradise Flycatcher nesting around and perhaps this year i saw the most nest of this species. Anyway enjoy the picture below. Selamat Hari Raya for all my muslim friend.
Asian Paradise Flycatcher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

The Malay Staff Sergeant

Sound like war but this group of butterfly surely have its way with name. The Malay Staff Sergeant a common butterfly here especially in this location.
The Malay Staff Sergeant
(Photo by Terence Ang)

The Dark Posy

The Dark Posy probably one of the few posy observed in this location. This is my photographic lifer and i was actually very excited. This was rather far my the 200mm lens but i told myself must try to get one shot no matter what. Still this record shot was good enough to confirmed the species. Happy man on a butterfly trip.
The Dark Posy
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana)

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing is much more commoner then when i first thought it will be bout 10 years ago. Today finding one is only matter of time I went back to my usual butterfly spot with the hope of the Black Rajah but 3 birdwing have replace the location. This was still a great sight and keep me stopping a while for to look at them.
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mangrove Blue Flycatcher

Mangrove Blue Flycatcher as the name suggest found mainly in the mangrove habitat. In some places such as Kuala Selangor i would say it is getting less frequent to encounter this species. Though many time i still see them around or at least hear them around. In some places this species is rather commonly seen. This female was observed nearby a juvenile. No male was observed at this time. I would say that though i have been in Kuala Selangor so many time i have never seen them in Sg Bulah jety area. 
Mangrove Blue Flycatcher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Blue-Winged Pitta

Blue-winged Pitta probably one of the easiest pitta to be seen compare to other. In term of photography they are sometimes rather tame. However this individual was so busy feeding without staying long enough for me to shot on top of the long shutter speed problem i'm having. Knowing I would love to get one decent shot which is I yet to have one i do try my luck anyway. The result was not perfect but good enough.
Blue-Winged Pitta
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Autumn Leaf

Autumn Leaf is probably one of the butterfly which I say to be beauty in disguise. Look like a Leaf perhaps not so in this picture but in the forest floor they are usually sighted when flush. This beauty is definitely bring the beauty of autumn season to a tropical climate place.
The Autum Leaf
(Photo by Terence Ang)
The Autumn Leaf
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Large Frogmouth

Large Frogmouth with its distinctive call is easily pick up by anyone who is interested in bird. This nocturnal species is probably one of the most gorgeous species to look for among all the other nocturnal species of bird. With territory not very huge it is not unusual that some individual in some area are seen in day time roast many times. Today however our luck were at night. Bird was heard calling earlier and we all rush for it. It took us about 15 minit or so before i spotted this one perching in a tree opposite side.
Large Frogmouth
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Grey-Chinned Minivet

I birding in my local patch today and I started to like this place. It has been a few visit now which me and my friend remain the only people in the area birding and doing photography. Guess what the entire place to yourself. What a place. Today we were made busy by a flock of Grey Chinned Minivet. We move up and down trying to capture this new individual and finally I got it after many time it flew while i press the shutter. This one a female. 
Grey-Chinned Minivet
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Butterfly : The Spotted Judy

The Spotted Judy in our lowland forest. One of the few average size butterfly we observed recently.
The Spotted Judy
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Oxyambulyx tattina

A hawk moth, attending some competition for its predator. In which a competition to his enemy not for him and probably it may just get eaten up.
Hawk Moth
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Moth : Antheraea helferi

This species i wont say is rare but not too frequently seen. However it this one is around you will never miss it due to her size. This moth is about slightly bigger them and palm with my finger stretch out. I got two different morph here both taken in one day to another. This make my trip really species.
Antheraea helferi
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Antheraea helferi
(Photo by Terence Ang)