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