BORNEO (SABAH)   -   JUNE/JULY 2008

16 photos

I spent about two weeks in Malaysian Borneo after peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. It was my favorite part of the six week Southeast Asia trip I did - great birds and easy access to excellent forest, especially in the Danum Valley and Mt. Kinabalu National Park. I had only digiscoping gear this time, and my lack of a decent SLR cost be some great shots. I still managed a few decent shots; my favorites are the Whiskered Treeswift and Buff-necked Woodpecker. The Whitehead's Broadbill was terribly backlit, but I included it anyway since it is such a rare bird and I felt pretty lucky to even see it.


Chestnut-necklaced Partridge - Arborophila charltonii
Chestnut-necklaced Partridge
Arborophila charltonii
(D3)


Mountain Serpent-Eagle - Spilornis kinabaluensis
Mountain Serpent-Eagle
Spilornis kinabaluensis
(D3)


Blyth's Hawk-Eagle - Spizaetus alboniger
Blyth's Hawk-Eagle
Spizaetus alboniger
(D3)


Mossy-nest/Black-nest Swiftlets - Aerodramus salangana/maximus
Mossy-nest/Black-nest Swiftlets
Aerodramus salangana/maximus
Black-nest Swiftlets on the right, Mossy-nest on the left. (D3)


Whiskered Treeswift - Hemiprocne comata
Whiskered Treeswift
Hemiprocne comata
(D3)


Diard's Trogon - Harpactes diardii
Diard's Trogon
Harpactes diardii
(D3)


Whitehead's Trogon - Harpactes whiteheadi
Whitehead's Trogon
Harpactes whiteheadi
Juvenile. (D3)


Golden-naped Barbet - Megalaima pulcherrima
Golden-naped Barbet
Megalaima pulcherrima
(D3)


Buff-necked Woodpecker - Meiglyptes tukki
Buff-necked Woodpecker
Meiglyptes tukki
Male. (D3)


Whitehead's Broadbill - Calyptomena whiteheadi
Whitehead's Broadbill
Calyptomena whiteheadi
(D3)


Sunda Cuckoo-shrike - Coracina larvata
Sunda Cuckoo-shrike
Coracina larvata
Female. (D3)


Flavescent Bulbul - Pycnonotus flavescens
Flavescent Bulbul
Pycnonotus flavescens
(D3)


Eyebrowed Jungle-Flycatcher - Rhinomyias gularis
Eyebrowed Jungle-Flycatcher
Rhinomyias gularis
(D3)


Verditer Flycatcher - Eumyias thalassinus
Verditer Flycatcher
Eumyias thalassinus
(D3)


Spotted Fantail - Rhipidura perlata
Spotted Fantail
Rhipidura perlata
(D3)


Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucophaeus
Ashy Drongo
Dicrurus leucophaeus
(D3)
















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