Thursday, August 10, 2017

Far from Madding Crowd - in Fraser Hill

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
More than 50 species of montane, sub-montane and lowland birds were seen (and heard) during a short 1 night weekend trip to Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor and Fraser Hill, Pahang. Met up with Mr and Mrs Ang who drove up from Malacca on Saturday morning at Madam's Woo Wantan Noodle Shop in Kuala Kubu Bahru on Saturday morning for breakfast. I had stayed Friday night at a homestay in KKB, to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in KL. Below are some of the birds seen from 5th to 6th August 2017. Fire-tufted Barbet, Silver-eared Mesia, Red-headed Trogon were some of the montane birds seen that weekend. Full lists have been submitted through eBird Malaysia and are available below:-
http://ebird.org/ebird/malaysia/view/checklist/S38542323 (6th August 2017)
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38539514 (5th August 2017)

Silver-eared Mesia
Silver-eared Mesia
Fire-tufted Barbet


Silver-eared Mesia begging for food from the other Mesia 

Red-headed Trogon
Always a thrill to see this Trogon!
Red-headed Trogon is such a regal-looking bird:)
White-throated Fantail
Literally a Fantail in display:)
Crested Goshawk of KKB - its flight is so silent as it glided to perch on this tree
Checklists of the Birds recorded in KKB, Selangor on 5th August 2017 as below:-
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38539322
An earlier article on Fraser Hill outing with members of Wild Bird Club Malaysia is available for reading at:-
Joint Event between Fraser Hill Community Library and Wild Bird Club Malaysia Part 1: Wild Bird Club of Malaysia organized a 2 days 1 night trip to Fraser Hill from 11 th to 12 th June 2016. This outing included a ...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Philippine Cockatoo Festival 2017 in Palawan Island

Philippine Cockatoo Festival 2017 in Palawan Island: Wild Bird Club Malaysia (WBCM) was invited by Wild Bird Club Philippines (WBCP) to attend the 11th Katala (Philippine Cockatoo) Festival...


90 Philippine Cockatoos joined this solitary Cockatoo later that evening in Narra, Palawan Island. Fond memories from Katala Festival 2017. The three rescued Cockatoos (left pic) in Biodiversity Centre, Palawan Island which is managed by Indira and Peter Widmann. These three cockatoos were rescued and placed under the care of the Biodiversity Centre. These rescued cockatoos were headed for a bleak future in the caged birds industry. These birds were rescued from another part of the Island and there was uncertainty whether they could adapt to the environment in Rasa Island. Part of the existing colony of Cockatoos as seen that wonderful evening as below:- 

Particularly affectionate pair of Cockatoos on lower right of picture

Wild cockatoos in Malunggay Tree


"Yes dear, I'm listening dear" (pair of Cockatoo in middle of picture seems to be saying)

Cockatoos moved to roost in this coconut tree as dusk turned to night
Tender moment of preening from one cockatoo to another:)
Read more about of this amazing Cockatoos at eBon Wild Bird Club Philippines website.

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