Saturday, 26 July 2014

Taman Negara 22-28Jun14

From KH

Con, Danny and I went to Taman Negara, not through the Kuala Tahan entrance, but through the Merapoh and Kuala Koh entrances.

The highlights:

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.

Merapoh

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


Kuala Koh

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 Kenyir

"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.

Trip list

KJ = Kuala Juram, RN = Rentis Negeram

Merapoh Kuala Koh Lake Kenyir
1 Crested Partridge 2 1 pair (RN) 1 female
2 Red Junglefowl 1 male
3 Malaysian Peacock Pheasant 1 heard 1 heard
4 Great Argus 4 heard 2 heard
5 Black-thighed Falconet 1
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
21 Plaintive Cuckoo 1 heard 1
22 Rusty-breasted Cuckoo 1 heard 1
23 Asian Drongo Cuckoo 1 heard 1 heard
24 Asian Koel 1
25 Raffles's Malkoha 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)
31 Swiftlet spp. many many many
32 Silver-rumped Spinetail 8 1
33 Brown-backed Needletail 2
34 House Swift many
35 Grey-rumped Treeswift 2 nest 1
36 Whiskered Treeswift 2
37 Red-naped Trogon 1 (RN)
38 Diard's Trogon 1 heard (KJ) 2 heard
39 Rufous-collared Kingfisher 1 heard
40 Banded Kingfisher 1 heard 1 chalet
41 White-throated Kingfisher 1
42 Rufous-backed Kingfisher 1
43 Red-bearded Bee-eater 1 heard 1
44 Oriental Pied Hornbill 1 heard 4 carpark 6
45 Rhinoceros Hornbill 2
46 Helmeted Hornbill 1 heard (KJ)
47 White-crowned Hornbill 1 heard
48 Lineated Barbet 1
49 Gold-whiskered Barbet 1
50 Red-throated Barbet 2 heard 1 heard
51 Yellow-crowned Barbet >3 heard
52 Rufous Piculet 1 (RN)
53 Banded Woodpecker 1 heard
54 Crimson-winged Woodpecker 1 heard 1 heard
55 Checker-throated Woodpecker 1 heard 1 heard
56 Bamboo Woodpecker 2 chalet
57 Maroon Woodpecker 1 chalet
58 Buff-rumped Woodpecker 3
59 Buff-necked Woodpecker 1 3 chalet
60 Asian Green Broadbill 4 2 seen, 2 heard 2 heard
61 Black-and-red Broadbill 1 heard (KJ) 3 chalet
62 Banded Broadbill 1 heard 1 heard
63 Black-and-yellow Broadbill 1 heard 1 heard
64 Banded Pitta 1 male (RN) 1 heard
65 Garnet Pitta 2 heard 1 heard
66 Rail Babbler 1 heard
67 Common Iora 1 heard
68 Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike 1 (RN)
69 Scarlet Minivet 1 female
70 Dark-throated Oriole 1 heard 1 heard
71 Black-naped Oriole 1 oil palm 1 chalet
72 Bronzed Drongo 2 4
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
76 Crested Jay 1 heard
77 Black Magpie 1 heard (RN) 5 1 flock
78 Large-billed Crow 2 1 pair (chalet) >20
79 Pacific Swallow 3 >3
80 Black-headed Bulbul 2
81 Yellow-vented Bulbul 4 2 oil palm, 2 chalet
82 Olive-winged Bulbul 1
83 Cream-vented Bulbul 1 (KJ) 2
84 Red-eyed Bulbul 1 4
85 Spectacled Bulbul 2 1
86 Hairy-backed Bulbul >5 2
87 Buff-vented Bulbul 3
88 Streaked Bulbul 1
89 Finsch's Bulbul 1
90 Grey-cheeked Bulbul 1 2
91 Yellow-bellied Bulbul 2 (KJ)
92 Common Tailorbird 1 heard 1 heard 3 heard
93 Dark-necked Tailorbird 2 heard 2 1
94 Rufous-tailed Tailorbird 2 heard 1 heard
95 Yellow-bellied Warbler 1
96 Black-capped Babbler 2 heard 1
97 White-chested Babbler 2 (RN)
98 Abbott's Babbler 1 heard 1
99 Horsfield's Babbler 2 heard
100 Short-tailed Babbler 1 heard
101 Moustached Babbler 1 heard 1
102 Sooty-capped Babbler 2 1 adult, 1 juvenile
103 Scaly-crowned Babbler 2 3 1 pair distracting us from juvenile
104 Rufous-crowned Babbler 8 4
105 Large Wren-babbler 2
106 Rufous-fronted Babbler 1 heard
107 Grey-headed Babbler 1 heard
108 Black-throated Babbler 1
109 Chestnut-rumped Babbler 2 1 seen, 1 heard 1 heard
110 Chestnut-winged Babbler 2 1 heard
111 Pin-striped Tit-babbler 2 3
112 Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler 1 1 heard
113 Brown Fulvetta 5 3
114 White-bellied Yuhina 3
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
119 Jungle Myna 9
120 Javan Myna 1 oil palm 1 oil palm
121 Rufous-winged Philentoma 2 (KJ)
122 Oriental Magpie Robin >3 chalet >3 chalet
123 White-rumped Shama 3 1
124 White-crowned Forktail 3
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
129 Blue-winged Leafbird 1
130 Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker 1
131 Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker 2 1 male, 1 juvenile
132 Yellow-vented Flowerpecker 1
133 Orange-bellied Flowerpecker 1 heard 1 male
134 Plain Flowerpecker 2
135 Plain Sunbird 2
136 Brown-throated Sunbird 1 male (chalet)
137 Ruby-cheeked Sunbird 2
138 Purple-naped Sunbird 1 2
139 Thick-billed Spiderhunter 1
140 Long-billed Spiderhunter 1 (KJ) 1
141 Eurasian Tree Sparrow many chalet many chalet many
142 White-bellied Munia >2 those at chalet are probably this species
1 Siamang many heard
2 Dusky Langur 1
3 Cream-coloured Giant Squirrel 1 heard
4 Plantain Squirrel 1 1 1
5 Prevost's Squirrel 1 chalet
6 Slender Squirrel 1 1
7 Wild Boar 4 1
8 Banteng 5 1 male, 3 female, 1 juvenile



Labrador Park 29Jun14

From 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.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Austria 1-13Jun14

From Con

Con was on an all-expense-piad trip to Austria by Zeiss!

http://www.pbase.com/con_foley/europe