Yesterday was holiday in the state of Pahang here – Sultan Birthday on 24 th October, so I took the opportunity for bird photography at a new location – an outdoor camp site called Top Rank. This camp located about 10 km to the north of Raub Town. School children usually use this site for camping and their extracurricular activities.
Located near the secondary jungle and small lake. Opposite the camp is a large Dragon Fruits (sweet pitayas) farm.
I was surprised to find so many birds here, so I managed to photographed three LIFER today
There are 19 birds perched at this dead tree.
My first time seeing so many Black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps), perched at a dead tree and at the “Cenderai” tree (Microcos tomentosa) eating the fruits.
This Eagle and KingFisher sharing the tree for a rest, and looking for a prey.
My LIFER #1; Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela
) Helang Kuik
, soaring and searching for prey (below)
Here LIFER #2; Slaty-breasted Rail (Rallus striatus
) Burung Sintar,
at the edge of the lake.
Very jittery and run away before I could focused my camera properly.
Edit: Smathi Chong send my an e-mail, this could be a Barred buttonquail (Turnix suscitator).
I don’t have any good picture to show, so I’m not sure about the ID now.
LIFER #3; Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex
) Merbah Siam
,at the “Cenderai” tree (Microcos tomentosa
), you can see three green fruits here.
Black-headed bulbul (LEFT) and Cream-vented Bulbul (RIGHT)
Common bird that can be found every where here, Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
and finally the Malayan Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus salvator
) – ‘biawak air’ swimming slowly at the lake.