Monday, March 30, 2009

Birds of Bukit Tinggi

These photographs are some of my newer catch from Bukit Tinggi, no star birds this time around and the Black and Yellow Broadbill continue to eludes me despite my efforts.

These birds were all taken from the flowers nursery at the botanical garden, I spotted the usual Tiger Shrike, at least 5 Silver Breasted Broadbills, Orange Breasted Trogon, Warbler, and the true star bird of Bukit Tinggi aka the Orange Headed Thrush all at the same time or there about. It was a truly an amazing day for me.

The reason why these birds congregates at this very tight spot was because of the fluorescent lamps at the flowers nursery. These lamps are lighted up all day/nite long and insects are attracted to the warm of the lamps where these birds feeds or are attracted to light because of their migratory nature. Moths regularly travel long distances guided by starlight and the moon. Hence, a light bulb may act as a proxy moon.


The White Rumped Shama...

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The Ochraceous Bulbul.

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Mugimaki Flycatcher

A Yellow Breasted Warbler.

All photographs above were taken from the flowers nursery except for this Hill Blue Flycatcher that was taken at the entrance to the Botanical Garden.

...and lastly a Brown Streaked Flycatcher.


Tabib said...

Shooting birds at Bukit Tinggi is fun and exciting, especially at that Japanese Garden. The birds come very near until you can't focus it.

Beautiful collection!.

zzlaloq said...

nice pics of bukit tinggi birdies..