Saturday, September 25, 2010

Birding at Genting Highlands

Had a swell day birding at  Genting Highlands,  started the morning well with the sighting of 3 - 4 individual of Mountain Leaf Warblers and here is one of them "hanging" precariously on the fence. This tiny little beauty is very agile/quick and lucky for me that I was  quick on the trigger ; )  

It didn't take too long for this beautiful Bar Throated (Chestnut Tailed) Minla to steal the show from the Warbler, he really does it for me with his acrobatic display when  hunting down an insect in mid air just 5 - 6 feet away from me, what a scene stealer!

It was too bad that the Minla didn't stay long enough...and the Streaked Wren Babblers (2) came to compensate our lost with his appearances that lasted for a good 15 minutes.

White Browed Shrike Babbler (female)

White Browed Shrike Babbler (male), not a good photo though.

This Black Eared Shrike Babbler is truly a beauty, I had a tough time "following" him because he was rather "perky" and this is the best photo after trying for a good 10 - 15 minutes.

The Golden Throated Barbets (2) were very obliging, I was given a good 10 minutes of "air time" with him while he roamed from 1 bunch of fruit to another.

With so much fruit to choose from, it is a tough call!

 Spotted this Blyth's Hawk Eagle taking flight as I was about to call  it a day.

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terence said...

Nice female Yen

rainfield61 said...

I thought they went for gambling too.

Nice shot!

madibirder said...

Great shots of very fabulous birds.Love them all especially the Minla. Looks like this place is very productive.

Anonymous said...

The raptor is gorgeous..........

Phil said...

The Mountain Leaf Warbler is just a brilliantly taken image when you think how tiny and active they are.

Choy Wai Mun said...

Looks like you had a good trip. Great images...

WILD WINGS said...

A nice array and variety of birds! I must add that the Collared Owlet and Black Eagle was also spotted at close proximity just a few days before.