Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker -2




Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker
F8|1/395|iso800|500mm
Loc: Desaru Date:Nov 2004


While waiting for Common Kingfisher suddenly this bird came out.


Very fast movement and need to wait very long  for the best moment and exposure.




Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Dollar bird


Taken during my birding outing together with my son Amierul at Desaru-Sedili Highway


It is in the middle of the day and the lighting is not so precise



A pair of Dollarbird resting on the branch singing a beautiful song and enjoying the freedom


Rest a while

Monday, 28 November 2011

eagle 2

Location: Desaru-Sedili,  Date: Nov. 2011
Outing with my son, Amierul

I have to stop my car at the middle of the road to get the best possible angle.


The legs of this eagle looks strong enough to catch and carry its prey.


With a tough body and always ready to hunt.


A very nice shape and always looks elegant

Collared kingfisher


Location: Tg Balau. Date Nov 2011

Shot at Tg Balau. It took two days for me to follow and observe this catch. Very friendly to me and I can event get closer  at approximately 15 feet from the subject. 



First day shot



Second day shot


The Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) is a medium-sized kingfisher belonging to the family Halcyonidae. It is also known as the White-collared Kingfisher or Mangrove Kingfisher. It has a wide range extending from the Red Sea across southern Asia and Australasia to Polynesia. It is a very variable species with about 50 subspecies.
The Collared Kingfisher is 22 to 29 cm long and weighs 51 to 90 grams. It varies from blue to green above while the underparts can be white or buff. There is a white collar around the neck, giving the birds its name. Some races have a white or buff stripe over the eye while others have a white spot between the eye and bill. There may be a black stripe through the eye. The large bill is black with a pale yellow base to the lower mandible.
Females tend to be greener than the males. Immature birds are duller than the adults with dark scaly markings on the neck and breast. Small crabs are the favoured food in coastal regions but a wide variety of other animals are eaten including insects, worms, snails, shrimps, frogs, lizards and small fish. The bird perches almost motionless for long periods waiting for prey. When it spots something it dives down to catch it and then flies back to the perch where larger items are smashed against the branch to subdue them. Any indigestible remains are regurgitated as pellets.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Little Spider Hunter

Location: Semenyih Date:19.11.2011

Spider hunters feed largely on insects and spiders. Their singular cup-shaped nest is built on the bottom of a broad leaf and attached firmly by cobwebs and plant fibers, which the bird sews and knots together. Both sexes build the nest and share incubation of the two to three eggs laid per clutch.


Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus)





The Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Monday, 21 November 2011

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Owl

Location: Wetland, Dengkil  Date: 20.11.2011
Buffy Fish Owl (Bubo ketupu)





Location: Fraser Hill  Date:Oct 2011


Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)

Location: Semenyih, Selangor  Date: 19.11.2011 (Female)

Female





Male





Info:
The Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) is a species of passerine bird in the flowerpecker family Dicaeidae. Sexually dimorphic, the male has navy blue upperparts with a bright red streak down its back from its crown to its tail coverts, while the female and juvenile are predominantly olive green. It is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and occasionally gardens in a number of countries throughout South and East Asia. The Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker weaves its pouch-shaped nest hanging from a branch high up in a tree. The nest has a side entrance, typical for those of the flowerpecker family.