Sabah wildlife, KK to Sandakan
A Common Iora looking out for his mates. They came in flocks to the Sutera Harbor area and were a colorful touch in the green trees around the golfclub.
Fishing is best on the incoming tide
The mudflats and wetlands were popular with the Great, Little and Reef Egrets.
Their numbers increasing daily as the migrants flew in. (Oct ’09)
Retiring to the Casuarina trees by the end of the day
Striated Grassbirds are immigrants to Borneo from the Phillipines
Just a pretty hopper
Purple Heron, a daily sight in a swamp near the yacht harbor
The Grey Heron sometimes flew in.
L: Paddyfield Pipit R: Oriental Magpie Robin
A nest full of stingers, suspended in a tree
Pied Trillers frequenting the tall Casuarina trees
Greater Coucal in the swamp
A Dark-sided Flycatcher joining me on a morning bike ride.
Rufous Night Heron at KK’s Wetland Sanctuary
Other users of the boardwalk in the sanctuary
A family of Wistling Ducks in the paddyfields outside KK city
L: White-breasted Woodswallows R: Blue-naped Parrot
Residents of Tanjung Aru
This Java Sparrow, all by himself, is a winter visitor
Jerdon’s Baza, seen at Sugud, when Dennis took me there.
It was chased off by a group of small birds.
A butterfly of high mountains named Three Rings
Birds at the Crocker Range:
A female Ashy Drongo
The rare Fruithunter!
We were lucky to see a pair at a fruiting tree at the very top of thr range.
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sunda Bush-warbler, Temminck’s Sunbird
It's not a bird, neverteless called the Banded Owl
A Crocker Range Caterpillar (with baby)
Other forms of wildlife, found at higher elevation (1200m)
Mountain Leaf-warbler, the green variety
This Horned Frog was blocking the way for a White-browed Shortwing, who was not willing to leave the safety of the undergrowth. We only got a glimps of him, before we discovered this monsterous looking toad.
White-throated Fantail next to a very green snail
Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher
Little Pied Flycatcher
Snowy-browed Flycatcher (fem)
2 Indigo Flycatchers
L: 2 Rhinoceros beetles drinking sap from a tree R: a female Bornean Whistling Thrush
An early morning walk at the Rainforest Discovery Center starts with these birds
They are everywhere and act like they own the place.
Red-eyed Bulbul on the flower of Elephant’s Ear
A party of Buff-necked Woodpeckers ignored me completely.
L: Rufous-tailed Tailorbird R: Eastern Crimson Sunbird
The Little Spiderhunter feeding on wild ginger flowers
Among other things we saw at RDC are this bright green hopper and a pitch black squirrel
Who is this sunbird with the blue patch on his shoulder and rump?
Pretty butterflies like the Clipper and wild flowers
The price of the day: Diard’s Trogon
A noisy giant squirrel, setting of big alarms at my presence, scaring all the birds into hiding.
But he couldn’t prevent me from taking this lucky shot.
All photos have been compressed, the originals show a lot more detail. Maybe technology will let me share them one day.