Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sabahtical - Epilog

It was not probably our best birding outing but nevertheless we were still blessed with 22 lifers (and possibly two more). Maybe because it was the holiday season in Malaysia and therefore there were hordes of people at the parks we went to. It also rained several times during the week so there were occasions when we just stayed in our hotel room.

If you want to know more information (transportation, accommodations, etc)  and the logistics involved in this trip please email me at ornithographer@yahoo.com

Our bird list (Lifers are in bold):

1. Crested Serpent Eagle - Spilornis cheela - Sepilok
2. White-breasted Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus - Sepilok
3. Spotted Dove - Spilopelia chinensis - Sepilok, also very common along the roads to Kota Kinabalu
4. Common Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps indica - Sepilok
5. Zebra Dove - Geopelia striata - Sepilok
6. Little Green Pigeon - Treron olax - Sepilok
7. Green Imperial Pigeon - Ducula aenea - Sepilok
8. Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot - Loriculus galgulus - Sepilok
9. Long-tailed Parakeet - Psittacula longicauda - Sepilok
10. Raffles' Malkoha - Rhinortha chlorophaea - Sepilok
11. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus curvirostris - Sepilok
12. Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo - Surniculus lugubris - Sepilok
13. Unidentified Nightjar - flew across us while we were walking from the next door resort to ours at 8 pm - Sepilok
14. Grey-rumped Treeswift - Hemiprocne longipennis - Sepilok
15. Glossy Swiftlet - Collocalia esculenta - Sepilok, quite common
16. Silver-rumped Spinetail - Rhaphidura leucopygialis - Sepilok
17. House Swift - Apus nipalensis - Sepilok
18. Oriental Dollarbird - Eurystomus orientalis - Sepilok
19. Stork-billed Kingfisher - Pelargopsis capensis - Sepilok
20. Blue-eared Kingfisher - Alcedo meninting - Sepilok
21. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher - Ceyx erithaca - Sepilok
22. Red-bearded Bee-eater - Nyctyornis amictus - Sepilok
23. Blue-throated Bee-eater - Merops viridis - Sepilok
24. Bushy-crested Hornbill - Anorrhinus galeritus - Sepilok
25. Oriental Pied Hornbill - Anhthracoceros albirostris - Sepilok
26. Rhinoceros Hornbill - Buceros rhinoceros - Sepilok
27. Red-throated Barbet - Megalaima mystacophanus - Sepilok
28. Brown Barbet - Caloramphus fuliginosus - Sepilok
29. Buff-rumped Woodpecker - Meiglyptes tristis - Sepilok
30. Black-and-yellow Broadbill - Eurylaimus ochromalus - Sepilok
31. White-breasted Woodswallow - Artamus leucorhynchus - Sepilok
32. Common Iora - Aegithina tiphia - Sepilok
33. Green Iora - Aegithina viridissima - Sepilok
34. Grey-chinned Minivet - Pericrocotus solaris - Kinabalu Park
35. Scarlet Minivet - Pericrocotus speciosus - Sepilok
36. Bornean Whistler - Pachycephala hypoxantha - Kinabalu Park
37. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus - Sepilok
38. White-throated Fantail - Rhipidura albicollis - Kinabalu Park
39. Pied Fantail - Rhipidura - Rhipidura nigritorquis - Sepilok
40. Black-naped Monarch - Hypothymis azurea - Sepilok
41. Slender-billed Crow - Corvus enca - Sepilok, quite common
42. Yellow-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus goiavier - Sepilok
43. Asian Red-eyed Bulbul - Pycnonotus brunneus - Sepilok
44. Spectacled Bulbul - Pycnonotus erythropthalmos - Sepilok
45. Hairy-backed Bulbul - Tricholestes criniger - Sepilok
46. Mountain Tailorbird - Phyllergates cuculatus - Kinabalu Park
47. Mountain leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus trivirgatus - Kinabalu Park
48. Yellow-breasted Warbler - Seicercus montis - Kinabalu Park
49. Yellow-bellied Prinia - Prinia flaviventris - Sepilok
50. Rufous-tailed Tailorbird - Orthotomus sericeus - Sepilok
51. Ashy Tailorbird - Orthotomus ruficeps - Sepilok
52. Grey-throated Babbler - Stachyris nigriceps - Kinabalu Park
53. Unidentified Babbler - seen in Sepilok. Brownish back, whitish breast with brown stripes on throat and breast.
54. Sunda Laughingthrush - Garrulax palliatus - Kinabalu Park
55. Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush - Garrulax treacheri - Kinabalu Park
56. Chestnut-crested Yuhina - Yuhina everetti - Kinabalu Park
57. Black-capped White-eye - Zosterops atricapilla - Kinabalu Park
58. Asian Glossy Starling - Aplonis panayensis - Sepilok, common
59. White-vented Myna - Acridotheres javanicus - Sepilok, common in urban areas
60. Bornean Whistling Thrush - Myophonus borneensis - Kinabalu Park
61. Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis - Sepilok
62. White-crowned Forktail - Enicurus leschenaulti - Kinabalu Park
63. Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher - Rhinomyias gularis - Kinabalu Park
64. Snowy-browed Flycatcher - Ficedula hyperythra - Kinabalu Park
65. Verditer Flycatcher - Eumyias thalassinus - Sepilok
66. Indigo Flycatcher - Eumyias indigo - Kinabalu Park
67. Greater Green Leafbird - Chloropsis sonnerati - Sepilok
68. Lesser Greeen Leafbird - Chloropsis cyanopogon - Sepilok
69. Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker - Prionochilus xanthopygius - Sepilok
70. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker - Dicaeum trigonostigma - Sepilok
71. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum cruentatum - Sepilok
72. Brown-throated Sunbird - Anthreptes malacensis - Sepilok
73. Copper-throated Sunbird - Leptocoma calcostetha - Sepilok
74. Olive-backed Sunbird - Cinnyris jugularis - Sepilok
75. Crimson Sunbird - Aethopyga siparaja - Sepilok
76. Temminck's Sunbird - Aethopyga temmincki - Kinabalu Park
77. Little Spiderhunter - Arachnothera longirostra - Sepilok
78. Thick-billed Spiderhunter - Arachnothera crassirostris - Sepilok
79. Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus - Sepilok, common
80. Chestnut Munia - Lonchura atricapilla - Sepilok

4 comments:

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Hio Steve,

Nice list and the Forktail found at higher elevation is the Bornean Forktail and lower would be White-crowned Forktail.

Does the Crow u saw quite common at RDC perched mostly on the tallest Mangarris tree near the Trogon Tower?

Actually the unusual rain because of the typoon from the Philippines. Best birding time in Sabah is from mid Feb-April then mid June-Nov. Monsoon from mid Nov-Feb :D

By the way, thanks for coming back to Sabah.

Bob Kaufman said...

Thanks, Jason, for your comments.

As far as the IOC worldlist is concerned, the Bornean Forktail split is still not recognized. www.worldbirdnames.org

The crow we saw was actually a Slender-billed Crow. I have made the corrections on my list already.

By the way, my name is Bob not Steve. :)

Unknown said...

Bob,

The bird in your photo immediately above your comment on ID'ing a Red-throated Barbet is almost certainly a young Blue-eared Barbet in my opinion. Head shape, and most importantly, bill shape and size rule out any of the large barbets.

Andy Boyce

trinket said...

i loved reading this series about your Sabah adventures Bob!

Congratulations on your lifers!