Thursday 17 September 2015

Birding in Borneo VIII

Day 4  Kinabalu Park - Poring Hot Springs I 

It was very unfortunate that the day started with heavy showers and thick fog.

The frogs sounded very happy though!

In spite of the rain, we went for our early morning walk and, amazingly, saw quite a few species in-between the showers thanks to our brilliant guide Osman. (no pics though)

Sighting List: Red-breasted Partridge, Little Cuckoo-dove, Glossy Swiftlet, Grey-chinned Minivet, Bornean Whistler, Hair-crested Drongo, Ochraceous Bulbul, Yellow-breasted Warbler, Mountain Wren-babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Sunda Laughingthrush, Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush, Bare-headed Laughingthrush, Black-capped White-eye, White-browed Shortwing, Bornean Whistling Thrush, Bornean Forktail, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Indigo Flycatcher, White-throated Fantail, Eye-browed Jangle-flycatcher, Bornean (Black-sided) Flowerpecker
Crimson-headed Partridge (heard), Bornean Treepie (heard), Mountain Tailorbird (heard)

Mountain Wren-babblers calling (singing?)

The weather was not promising in the mountain so Osman arranged Plan B for us, in which we'd check out of the accommodation in the Kinabalu Park Headquarters and move to Poring Hot Springs for birds at a lower altitude.

On the way to Poring, we stopped by at a vegetable patch for Long-tailed Shrikes and there they were!

It was not only one but a few of them on the patch hunting and we were lucky to see Tree Sparrows, Barn Swallows, Spotted Doves, a White-breasted Waterhen, Yellow-vented Bulbuls, and a stunning Olive-backed Sunbird as well:)

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