I did a bird photography alone at a hill along the ‘Jalan Rumah Pegawai Daerah’ – a road that lead to officer residence of Raub’s District Officer. The parade and Merdeka celebration was at the field below it. So I did the birding while listening to the patriotic songs!.
There is a big fruiting tree just out side the Magistrate Court, so all this pictures were taken around that tree.
This my LIFER – a small Cuckoo- not sure of species.
I notice the yellow-eye ring is the characteristic.
? Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus)(Female)
? Rusty-breasted Cuckoo (Cacomantis sepulcralis) – juvenile.
I will confirm the ID later
No birding for me during Ramadan (fasting month),
until next posting, enjoy this pictures!
Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Treron curvirostra)
Local name Punai Daun
Size (cm) 27
This a fruits that attract birds. Finally I got the name of this fruits -Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)
and here is an adult Asian Glossy Starling.
The red coloured fruits was enhanced (20% increased saturation with Adobe PhotoShop CS2).
and here is a common Yellow-vented Bulbul.
the same bird,
Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
Plaintain squirel with white fruits.
the green figs
Adult Asian Glosy Starling feeding the chick.
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)
Local name Perling Mata Merah
Size (cm) 20
Habitat Parks, wooded areas
and the juvenile
The same event as Coppersmith Barbet that I documented previously.
The male will offer a food to female before the act.
This is a yellow fruits that the barbets eat
the barbets flew off before I could document their action!