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Monday, May 18, 2009

Birds of Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara)

I made a short trip to Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara) and was birding at Mutiara Resort and its surrounding trails. Spotted/heard these popular birds at various trails :-


  1. Banded Broadbill - heard

  2. Green Broadbill - with photograph

  3. Asian Paradise-Flycatcher - saw

  4. Scarlet Rumped Trogon - with photograph

  5. Crested Fireback (M) & (F) - with photograph

  6. Great Argus - with photograph

  7. Black-naped Monarch - with photograph

  8. Oriental pied Hornbill - heard many times

  9. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha - with photograph

  10. Blue Winged Leafbird - with photograph

  11. Mountain Imperial Pigeon - record photograph
It is by far the best birding spot that I have ever been to.

And here is a pair of Blue Naped Monarch (@Lubuk Simpon) busy preparing for nesting. There were not disturbed by my presence though I was less than 10 feet away, how kind. Notice that the Male is brighter than the female, it has a black breast stripe (photograph 3) and it has a small black crown. Beautiful bird.




















Female
























Male

6 comments:

John said...

Great capture !

Tabib said...

Beautiful blue bird!.
Let go there again, and catch the
Great Argus &
Crested Fireback
;)

MaineBirder said...

Absolutely beautiful birds and photos! Well done!

mick said...

Great photos and such beautiful birds!

Neil said...

Beautiful birds

Kelly said...

...I love seeing these beautiful, exotic birds. His blue coloring is electric!