Thursday 17 September 2015

Birding in Borneo IX

Day 4  Kinabalu Park - Poring Hot Springs II 

We walked around our lodge before it got dark and learned Osman was right.
The weather was better and we saw different types of birds without much difficulty.

Spectacled Bulbul
Several different species of Bulbuls were seen around the area but all of them were difficult to get a closer shot. (unlike Brown-eared Bulbuls in Chiba!)

Crested Jay

Crested Jays are a small bird, about the size of a blackbird (or a dusky thrush) and they behave like a great tit rather than a jay, very vocal and agile.

Banded Broadbill
I was too slow to focus on him in time! Argh!

There was a football pitch by the Nature Reserve Centre and it was a swallow haven!

Pacific Swallows resting on the goal

 a juvenile Pacifi Swallow

Sighting List: Chestnut-bellied Malkoha, Grey-rumped Treeswift, Glossy Swiftlet, Banded Broadbill, Crested Jay, Barn Swallow, Pacific Swallow, Rufous-tailed Tailorbird, Spectacled Bulbul, Black-headed Bulbul, White-crowned Shama, Oriental Magpie-robin, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Tree Sparrow, Dusky Munia
Black and Yellow Broadbill (heard)

Just after we said good-night to Osman and Julius, we noticed birds foraging in a tree right next to our lodge.  One of them was this;

a small bird with a very stripy breast and distinct yellow vent.
We had no idea and had to wait for the next morning for Osman's opinion.
It turned out to be a Yellow-vented Flowerpecker:)

About Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve

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