Bukit Tinggi Birding

When:  October 30 2016          Weather Cool, 21C

Nikon P900, Leica Q

 

We set off at 545am from KL heading to Bukit Tinggi for a few hours’ birding, seeking the mountain peacock pheasant, ferruginous partridge, orange breasted trogon…….hopes were high…as I’d heard a lot about this place and we were being brought there by an expert…..

It’s about an hour’s drive up a twisting winding road till you get to the botanic gardens….and then we walked into the area where the mountain peacock pheasant was known to be….

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daybreak at the botanic gardens in bukit tinggi

 

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we set up our camouflage netting to wait for the peacock pheasant…

 

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A cackling noise was made by this bird…

 

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the white rumped shama

 

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back view

 

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front view

 

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feeding

 

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and then this rather drab but still attractive female siberian blue robin appeared…

 

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there was quite a lot of activity in the trees overhead..

 

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made by many liittle cuckoo doves

 

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little cuckoo dove

 

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head on view

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many little things zipped around…yellow breasted warbler..

 

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Pin striped tit babbler..thanks to Andrew for help in ID

 

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ashy bulbul

 

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bronze drongo

 

spectacled spider hunter

spectacled spider hunter

We saw a beautiful pair of great hornbills swooshing overhead, heard the sultan tit and orange breasted trogon but couldn’t see them….no sign of our main targets either…prob a result of the overnight rain…we finally moved to the botanic gardens where we got some nice shots of a juvenile tiger shrike.

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tiger shrike

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feeding

 

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beautiful back view of tiger shrike

 

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tiger shrike

 

So we ultimately were unable to see my target birds this morning   😦 …but it was still a fun outing with a few good sightings…

 

 

 

 

 

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