MALAYSIA   -   JUNE 2008

6 photos

This is the trip that convinced me it was time to spend the money on a decent SLR camera. Two weeks in Malaysia with my trusty digiscoping gear, and the only (somewhat) decent photos I got are here -  all six of them. I missed shots of pittas, kingfishers, rail-babblers, and just about everything else, because almost nothing would sit still long enough to digiscope. Now, I'm pretty fast at digiscoping, having nailed antbirds, antwrens, and the like in the Neotropics, but tropical Asia was a totally different story. I was defeated! Some day I will go back with a decent camera and more experience, and see if I can do better.


Crested Serpent-Eagle - Spilornis cheela
Crested Serpent-Eagle
Spilornis cheela
(D3)


Red-headed Trogon - Harpactes erythrocephalus
Red-headed Trogon
Harpactes erythrocephalus
Male. (D3)


Orange-breasted Trogon - Harpactes oreskios
Orange-breasted Trogon
Harpactes oreskios
Male. (D3)


Black-crested Bulbul - Pycnonotus melanicterus
Black-crested Bulbul
Pycnonotus melanicterus
(D3)


Spectacled Bulbul - Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
Spectacled Bulbul
Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
(D3)


Large Niltava - Niltava grandis
Large Niltava
Niltava grandis
Female. (D3)

















Website design and all photos copyright Nick Athanas
For questions, comments, or photograph licensing info, please email