Monday, October 5, 2015

Ruff

Heading into some rarity we only manage this ruff

Ruff
Photo by Terence Ang

White--Throated Kingfisher

This photo was digiscope without any cable release after some thunder storm.
White-Throated Kingfisher
Digiscope by Terence Ang

Asian Brown Flycatcher

One of the first for the area. In normal migration this species is rather common and if you are local you know exactly which tree.
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Digiscope by Terence Ang

Red Necked Stint

A common migrant in Malaysia. Small bird in the mudflat
Red-Necked Stint
Photo by Terence Ang
Red Necked Stint
Photo by Terence Ang

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker

Meeting an old friend of mine for some short birding. Great work on the park they are working on. But today we only manage one photo while other observed only.

Scarlet Backed Flowerpecker
Photo by Terence Ang

Monday, August 31, 2015

Little Egret

Using the F16 rule to get this Little egret opposite the river. The bird was observed in a mangrove area preening. This was taken at 2pm before we call it a day.
Little Egret
Photo by Terence Ang

Cattle Egret

Shooting a egret in mid day with sun right up above is challanging. But after some practice you tend to get it right.
Cattle Egret
Photo by Terence Ang

Black-Shouldered Kite

Black Shouldered Kite with recent taxon is not something i really in favor in. Nevertheless this is still a species with great human relation. Hopefully it will stay that way.
Black-Shouldered Kite
Photo by Terence Ang

Purple Heron

After rather a while i do not have any chance of outing i finally get to go for a a further distance trip.Trying not to miss much in photography opportunity i take even the commonest bird. Here is a Purple Heron in a ricefield.
Purple Heron
Photo by Terence Ang

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Orange bellied Flowerpecker

Finally a day out after so long. And only person that is even keen enough to see me the flowerpecker.
Orange-Bellied Flowerpecker
Photo by Terence Ang

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Square Tailed Drongo Cuckoo

Today Eileen and me were lucky as we saw this drongo cuckoo was feed by Olive winged bulbul. The foster parent sure do not know the different which is rather obvious.

Square Tailed Drongo Cuckoo
Photo by Terence Ang

Square Tailed Drongo Cuckoo
Photo by Terence Ang
Square Tailed Drongo Cuckoo
Photo by Terence Ang

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Slaty-Breasted Rail

Went out only with my 70-300 Sigma macro lens without OS this one decided to come out. This is actually very near my house. YIPPIE....
Slaty-Breasted Rail
Photo by Terence Ang

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blue-Throated Bee-Eater

YUM YUM. What a great breakfast.
And yes this time it live up to its name Bee Eater
Blue-Throated Bee-Eater
Photo by Terence Ang

Lesser Whistling Duck

Today it was rather a common sight. Not bad for a very disturb area.
Lesser Whistling Duck
Photo by Terence Ang

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Red-Wattled Lapwing

Lapwing is not my first target but one just give me some room for a shot. I take it anyway.
Red-Wattled Lapwing
Photo by Terence Ang

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mangrove Pitta

A pitta that restricted to mangrove. Nevertheless there was never a relocation programme for this species. How unfortunate. However this restricted area home to many pair of which also home to many non breeding pair. Considering how easy to locate an individual but there never much suitable breeding location left. Hopefully thing will change in future.

This one in picture we were all preparing for it to come out in the undergrowth but it headed up into the canopy. AARRR not ready with camera set up.
Mangrove Pitta
Photo by Terence Ang

Monday, June 15, 2015

Long-Tailed Shrike

Long-Tailed Shrike only one resident of the three species of shrike. Well though only one they are not spared from the heavy downpour. :)
Long-Tailed Shrike
Photo by Terence Ang

Lesser Coucal

Lesser Coucal drying its feather after a long downpour this morning. This one spotted by my friend. Also thank him for allowing me to shot first. :)
Lesser Coucal
Photo by Terence Ang

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Purple-Naped Spiderhunter

Formerly know as Purple Naped Sunbird Hypogramma hypogrammicum now know as Purple Naped Spiderhunter Arachnothera hypogrammicum. With Worlwide 5 subspecies Malaysia have 1 subspecies which is A.r muchale. Borneo know from another subspecies A.h. hypogrammicum. Alternative name to this species is the Banded Sunbird.

The bird is easily identified with olive upperpart with heavy streaking on the underpart. Black undertail with white tip. Male with purple on naped which resulting to this species name. Their plumage for many years before the change in taxon have made many who see this species think they are spiderhunter.

Spiderhunter and sunbird both with many thousand year of evolutionary made their bill modified to suit some specialized way of feeding. Though host plant are more commonly heard in butterfly study and observation here both family of spiderhunter and sunbird have evolve to suit some species of plant and feeding technique. Here I will like to say that yes both sunbird and spiderhunter have food plant. Apart from this two species the other family group is flowerpecker. Food plant for this species is know from Plagiostachy sp, fruit of callicarpa, longifolia, and many more.


Compared to some species of spiderhunter this species is more known to forage from ground level to 5 meter above ground. Mainly resemble lot of little spiderhunter.

While not much know from their life span retarp individual were 5 years in gap.

Purple,Naped Spiderhunter
Photo by Terence Ang

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rufous Backed Dwarf Kingfisher

One of the most brightly colour small kingfisher in the country. The Rufous Backed Kingfisher does lift up to its name when you observed it colour well.
Rufous Backed Dwarf Kingfisher
Photo by Terence Ang
Rufous Backed Dwarf Kingfisher
Photo by Terence Ang

Monday, June 8, 2015

Asian Elephant

I decided to share a shot i took many years ago. I took this through a point and shoot camera. Way before i even started digiscope or even before i got my DSLR. The Asian Elephant. AND THIS IS WILD ELEPHANT
Asian Elephant
Photo by Terence Ang

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Blue-Winged Leafbird

One of the few leafbird in the country. Leafy colour bird which at time pose a great challenge in identification. This female Blue-Winged Leafbird decided to feed on a fruiting tree for a few moment which is enough for us to get some shot.
Blue-Winged Leafbird
Photo by Terence Ang

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Black-Crowned Night-Heron

I technically waited almost an hour for this adult to take off. When it does it never gave me warning so i almost miss it.
Black-Crowned Night-Heron
Photo by Terence Ang

Long-Tailed Macaque

Long-Tailed Macaque feeding on a Horseshoe Crab. This is the second it took out and this time after a swim.
Large-Tailed Macaque
Photo by Terence Ang

Whiskered Tern

An acrobatic move of the Whiskered Tern. One of the most common tern in Peninsula Malaysia.
Whiskered Tern
Photo by Terence Ang

Little and Cattle Egret

I must admit that i need to thanks my friend who teach me the sunny F16 rule. This shot was taken using that technique
Cattle Egret and Little Egret
Photo by Terence Ang

Black-Crowned Night Heron

Not i have not photo them before but enjoying flying shot is another question now. I glad to be able to shot this one.
Black Crowned Night Heron
Photo by Terence Ang

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Vagrant

A common species at mid altitude. Got this one beside a toilet.
The Vagrant
Photo by Terence Ang

Lesser Blue Skimmer : Orthetrum triangulare

Dragonfly is not a bad subject either. They can serve as a bio indicator as they breed only in clean water. Nevertheless i was not very good in differentiating them. It is not a easy subject actually but it is coming along.
Lesser Blue Skimmer : Orthetrum triangulare
Photo by Terence Ang

Friday, May 29, 2015

Long-Horned Beatle

I believe this is part of the Hyphus group. So guys correct me if im wrong.
Long-Horned Beatle
Photo by Terence Ang

White-Thighed Langur

A common species especially towards our montane area. Not feed at in many other location this group tend to shy away from human. However it does give me a few opportunity for some shot.
White-Thighed Langur
Photo by Terence Ang

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Plantain Squirrel

I must admit my first tought it was a Sunda Black Banded but when i inspect the picture at home ok silly mistake. Still up till today i would say photograph have revolutionize the way we look at wildlife, identified and also study them. An amazing way only when it was used correctly. Still this lone Squirrel was our last wildlife for this trip. :)
Common as it is i do admit this was the best shot i got from this species so far.
Plantain Squirrel
Photo by Terence Ang

Orange-Breasted Trogon

Orange Breasted Trogon. I will rate this is as easiest trogon to find and track. They are not tough to locate at all. Once you know where to look for them it was even easier. Anyway this female came close but perch wise back lighted. Male was just a little away calling. No nest found though there is some indication the bird may have been nesting.
Orange-Breasted Trogon
Photo by Terence Ang

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Silver-Breasted Broadbill

To me is one of the cutest broadbill though probably not one of the most intelligent broadbill species. Easier seen during nesting season and when non nesting period this species can prove to be a little of a challenge to find though not impossible. The common perception that this species is a montane species however in some places located to about 300m asl which is at the altitude of many lowland forest. Some have seen them in this altitude in Malaysia though further study is required for this species distribution.
Silver-Breasted Broadbill
Photo by Terence Ang

Ashy Bulbul

Like I say it is not easy to get a excellent shot. This was close enough to something but was out in many other thing. Still a photographic lifer for me. A species where previously i give it a skip so many times.
Ashy Bulbul
Photo by Terence Ang

Mountain Peacock-Pheasant

Also know as rothchild's peacock pheasant. I shot this a few years back here. I have seen it so many times but never try again for another shot. Today I accompany a friend to get some shot. Well this is all what i can manage....
The old posting was taken with Canon 350D while today is with 7D. Previously handheld without flash and today tripod and flash fill. I must admit previously was still my choice.
Mountain Peacock-Pheasant
Photo by Terence Ang

Scally Breasted Munia

Munia is a interesting species. Many can be seen and photograph easily but not many provide what we called an excellent shot. Today excellent was exempted. With extreme back light this is all what i can make out of this 2 munia.
Scaly Breasted Munia
Photo by Terence Ang

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Chestnut Munia

One of the less seen munia. This trip we nail 3 out of 5 munia. This one the Chesnut Munia. Well i still like the old name Black Headed Munia
Chestnut Munia
Photo by Terence Ang

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Commonest and smallest species in the country. This one is easy target is some of this location. Taiping my own home town probably one of the easiest. This one on the southern area was no exception. A pair with a young seem to be a very good sign.
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Photo by Terence Ang
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Photo by Terence Ang

White-Throated Kingfisher

Seeing one on the tree i decided to pick my camera and handheld for a shot. It was rather tame not moving much before a car flush it.
White-Throated Kingfisher
Photo by Terence Ang

The Magpie Crow

One of the commonest butterfly around the hill station. Species found along road and many can be seen flying around in bungalow compound.
The Magpie Crow
Photo by Terence Ang

Monday, May 25, 2015

Red Junglefowl

This is one of the easiest place to see a junglefowl. Well there is other with equal chance to see one in selangor and pahang but this one is not bad either. The Red Junglefowl hybrid can be a pain in the ass to id but we roughly only tell from the black leg and feet.
Red Junglefowl
Photo by Terence Ang

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Java Sparrow

An introduced species and commonly seen in some part of ipoh. However occasionally seen in other places as well which remain rare and population would not have survive. This three were nesting around the area where nest building was later observed.
Java Sparrow
Photo by Terence Ang

The Chocolate Albatross

Another species observed in Fraser's Hill. I'm very sure i'm the only one who saw this albatross compare to all the bird race people. hehehehehehee
The Chocolate Albatross
Photo by Terence Ang

The Common Five Ring

One of the common species in Fraser's Hill. While everyone is on a bird race mood i was on a butterfly race mood. This common species here have never failed to keep my interest but never want to work with me when come to photograph.
The Common Five Ring
Photo by Terence Ang