Taman Negara 22-28Jun14From KH
Con, Danny and I went to Taman Negara, not through the Kuala Tahan entrance, but through the Merapoh and Kuala Koh entrances.
1) A pair of Large Frogmouths at Merapoh at day roost.
2) Large Green Pigeons, Bamboo Woodpeckers and Large Wren Babblers at Kuala Koh
3) Great Eared Nightjar at Merapoh, apparently a first for Taman Negara.
4) Long-billed Spiderhunter, one at Merapoh and one at Kuala Koh.
5) Jungle Mynas at Tasik Kenyir.
5) Gold-whiskered Barbet at Merapoh.
6) A raptor at Merapoh along Rentis Negeram is most likely a Wallace's Hawk Eagle.
7) A group of munias at Kuala Koh restuarant area are most likely White-bellied Munias.
On Day 1, we reached Merapoh early in the afternoon. My first lifer was a Gold-whiskered Barbet shortly after the chalet. ©Tan KH
The Green Broadbill is a common bird here. This juvenile was making a lot of noise, most likely begging for food. ©Tan KH
We got a pair of Large Frogmouths at day roost on Day 2 morning! Although a known spot (Sungei Relau bridge), people have mostly been seeing the bird at dawn or dusk. This pair stayed on the same perch throughout the day. ©Tan KH
The Black-naped Monarchs were still nesting. Left male, right female. ©Tan KH
The resident Blyth's Paradise-flycatcher were also showing well, including a white morph male. Below is the female. ©Tan KH
A pair of Oriental Honey-buzzards over-staying. ©Con Foley
Banteng! This herd was released at Merapoh. The dark one is the male, the rest females and juveniles. ©Tan KH
Prevost's Squirrels can be found right at the chalet area. ©Tan KH
While Con was having a siesta, we heard a wail. Then we saw this - a monitor with a frog in mouth. ©Tan KH
This is the third entrance to Taman Negara. The specialties here were Bamboo Woodpeckers at the resort. Besides Large Wren Babbler, the other lifer that we got here was Large Green Pigeon, including this male. ©Danny Lau
A Long-billed Spiderhunter showed up at the chalet area ©Tan KH
This weird looking crow had us scratching our head - Large-billed or Slender-billed? ©Tan KH
"Tasik" means "lake". We dropped by Lake Kenyir Resort which is outside Taman Negara National Park. Part of the lake is in the national park, but a boat ride is necessary to get to that part (the fourth and last entrance). Danny and I got a lifer - Jungle Myna! We only stopped for a few hours in the morning and then it was time to head back to Singapore.
KJ = Kuala Juram, RN = Rentis Negeram
|Merapoh||Kuala Koh||Lake Kenyir|
|1||Crested Partridge||2||1 pair (RN)||1||female|
|3||Malaysian Peacock Pheasant||1||heard||1||heard|
|6||Oriental Honey Buzzard||2||1 pair|
|7||White-bellied Sea Eagle||2|
|8||Lesser Fish Eagle||1||(KJ)|
|9||Crested Serpent Eagle||1||1|
|10||Changeable Hawk Eagle||2||1 dark, 1 pale|
|11||Wallace's Hawk Eagle||1||1 at (RN) is probably this species|
|12||White-breasted Waterhen||1||oil palm|
|13||Spotted Dove||>3||oil palm||1||oil palm|
|14||Zebra Dove||1||oil palm|
|15||Large Green Pigeon||1||male||21||1 male perched and a flock of 20|
|16||Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon||1||(KJ)|
|17||Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot||>5||>6|
|18||Moustached Hawk Cuckoo||1||heard (RN)|
|19||Malaysian Hawk Cuckoo||1||juvenile heard|
|20||Banded Bay Cuckoo||1||1||heard|
|23||Asian Drongo Cuckoo||1||heard||1||heard|
|26||Short-toed Coucal||1||heard||2||heard in forest|
|27||Greater Coucal||1||heard at chalet|
|28||Barn Owl||1||oil palm|
|29||Large Frogmouth||2||1 pair|
|30||Great Eared Nightjar||1||(RN)|
|38||Diard's Trogon||1||heard (KJ)||2||heard|
|44||Oriental Pied Hornbill||1||heard||4||carpark||6|
|46||Helmeted Hornbill||1||heard (KJ)|
|60||Asian Green Broadbill||4||2 seen, 2 heard||2||heard|
|61||Black-and-red Broadbill||1||heard (KJ)||3||chalet|
|64||Banded Pitta||1||male (RN)||1||heard|
|71||Black-naped Oriole||1||oil palm||1||chalet|
|73||Greater Racket-tailed Drongo||1||1|
|74||Black-naped Monarch||5||1 nesting pair, 1 family of 3||1||heard|
|75||Asian Paradise Flycatcher||2||1 white, 1 rufous|
|77||Black Magpie||1||heard (RN)||5||1 flock|
|78||Large-billed Crow||2||1 pair (chalet)||>20|
|81||Yellow-vented Bulbul||4||2 oil palm, 2 chalet|
|102||Sooty-capped Babbler||2||1 adult, 1 juvenile|
|103||Scaly-crowned Babbler||2||3||1 pair distracting us from juvenile|
|109||Chestnut-rumped Babbler||2||1 seen, 1 heard||1||heard|
|115||Asian Fairy Bluebird||2||1 male, 1 female|
|116||Asian Glossy Starling||many||chalet|
|117||Common Hill Myna||2||1 seen, 1 heard||1||heard|
|118||Common Myna||2||oil palm||1||oil palm||1|
|120||Javan Myna||1||oil palm||1||oil palm|
|122||Oriental Magpie Robin||>3||chalet||>3||chalet|
|125||Tickell's Blue Flycatcher||2||1 female seen, 1 heard||1||heard|
|126||Grey-headed Flycatcher||2||1 seen (RN), 1 heard||2||heard|
|127||Greater Green Leafbird||2|
|128||Lesser Green Leafbird||2||male|
|131||Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker||2||1 male, 1 juvenile|
|136||Brown-throated Sunbird||1||male (chalet)|
|141||Eurasian Tree Sparrow||many||chalet||many||chalet||many|
|142||White-bellied Munia||>2||those at chalet are probably this species|
|3||Cream-coloured Giant Squirrel||1||heard|
|8||Banteng||5||1 male, 3 female, 1 juvenile|
Labrador Park 29Jun14From Danny
This is the Tanimbar Corella/ Yellow-crested Cockatoo pair taken at Labrador boardwalk. The tree in the background hosted the fledged nest of a pair of WBSE, well seen at the first look-out from the direction of the MRT station.