Klias River and Gunung Kinabalu.
Yesterday I went on a tour to see the Proboscis Monkeys at Beaufort, south of Kota Kinabalu. Half way there we encountered a massive storm coming and it started raining patchily here and there.
We got to the river and had a cuppa and the weather was fine.
As soon as we got out on the river, it started bucketing down. We did see some Proboscis Monkeys but you could not see a thing it was so dark. ha ha What a waste of time and money.
Our boatman stopped at some tribal people who had prawn traps and some tourists bought some prawns and these yabbie-looking things. Maybe small lobsters or marron or similar.
The next day I jumped on a van to Mount Kinabalu. Again, halfway up the hill it started pouring and did not stop all the way. After I got there , it did let up, so I photographed some birds in the garden of my lodge and then went for a walk up the park. It is open at 7am. If it is not raining, I am up there.
This is the same one as back home. doh!
The Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush is endemic to Borneo. It was split from Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus).
There are three subspecies:
treacheri – Sabah
griswoldi – Central Borneo.
damnata – East Sarawak and East Kalimantan.