Showing posts from December, 2011

Bird Watching at Bukit Rengit, Lanchang, Krau Forest Reserve

Bukit Rengit is famous as a tourist attraction for its deerland park and an elephant sanctuary. It is also famous among birders for its variety of birds. It takes about an hour and 45 minutes drive as well as 3 tolls (about RM10.00 per way) to reach the place from KL. The landscape of Bukit Rengit is quite similar to Merapoh where there is a long track of tar road flanked by pristine jungle on both sides of the road. Although Merapoh in Pahang is much more quiet but Bukit Rengit has its own unique profile of birds. For example there were calls of Great Argus in three locations along the road as compared to zero heard in Merapoh. I reached the place close to 8.00 am and started birding as i turned in to the road leading to the Deerland. As i turned in, suddenly a Red Jungle fowl flew across the road to the opposite side. There were also many birds calls along the trail leading to a bridge eg Garnet Pittas, Hill Mynas, Sooty-capped Babbler, Stripped-Tit Babblers and a host of other call…

An Afternoon Birding at Sungai Lepoh, Ulu Langat

Sungai Lepoh is yet another site in Ulu Langat where mountain bikers, trail blazers, waterfall trackers, and common people would be keen to explore. So do birders like me! I started on the left of the car park and saw plenty of common birds such as:

Peaceful Doves
Spotted Doves
A line of Barn Swallows with a lone swallow.... According to Seng, the bird on the left is now called a Rufous-Bellied Swallow ! Here is an extract of his explanation: "the swallows in question have gone through many taxonomic changes through the years. I believe the bird in your picture is listed as Rufous-bellied Swallow or Striated Swallow in BIW. In the checklist, it is listed as Striated Swallow or Hirundo striolata, a resident in Pen Msia (sub-species badia). I believe most people use Rufous-bellied following the latest Robson (2008). Robson has now split badia (Rufous-bellied) from striolata (Striated). The other name in question is Red-rumped Swallow or Hirundo daurica, which is a migrant. Robson (…

Afternoon Birding at Sungai Perdik, Hulu Langat

I have wanted to try out for once an afternoon birding trip to Sg Perdik, Hulu Langat to see how was the  birding activities during that time. So a trip was made on 4 Dec 2011 from 2.30pm to 5.00pm. Although there were not many birds and no lifers but the trip did gave me quite a variety of birds to see. There was also a mini bird wave to top it up.

First birds i saw was this pair of Hairy-Backed Bulbul.
Then came along this male Crimson-winged Woodpecker.

This is an Ashy Minivet - same bird with three different poses.
Then came along this warbler. I think this could be another Arctic Warbler but i would just record it as an unidentified warbler - don't want to be a hero!
Amongst the bird wave, out came this Asian Paradise Flycatcher.
I also saw a number of Lesser Green Leafbirds like this one.
Also in the bird wave was this Black-Winged Flycatcher Shrike.
As i was walking back to my car i saw a plant at the road side with this amazingly huge flower.