Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

August 6, 2020

Cameron Highlands August 6

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Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata

Another romp in the forest this morning. There were so many birds because the sun came out and they flocked around. So much editing.

Red-bearded Bee-eater
Red-bearded Bee-eater ( Nyctyornis amictus )

Red-bearded Bee-eater
Red-bearded Bee-eater ( Nyctyornis amictus )

Yellow-breasted Warbler
Yellow-breasted Warbler ( Phylloscopus montis )

Long-tailed sibia
Long-tailed sibia (Heterophasia picaoides)

Little Pied Flycatcher
Little Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula westermanni)

Streaked Spiderhunter
Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna)

Mountain Fulvetta
Mountain Fulvetta (Alcippe peracensis)

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum ignipectus)

Blue Whistling-Thrush
Blue Whistling-Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)

Yellow-bellied Prinia
Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris)

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus mitratus)

Hume's White-eye
Hume’s White-eye (Zosterops auriventer )

Gray-chinned Minivet   - female
Gray-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris) – female

Lesser Green Leafbird
Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon)

Mountain Bulbul
Mountain Bulbul (Ixos mcclellandii)

Cameron Highlands bird list

Red-bearded Bee-eater ( Nyctyornis amictus )
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum ignipectus)
Yellow-breasted Warbler ( Phylloscopus montis )
Long-tailed sibia (Heterophasia picaoides)
Blue Whistling-Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus mitratus)
Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris)
oriental magpie-robin
Little Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula westermanni)
Gray-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris)
Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon)
Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna)
Mountain Bulbul (Ixos mcclellandii)
Mountain Fulvetta (Alcippe peracensis)
Hume’s White-eye (Zosterops auriventer )
Black-throated Sunbird (Aethopyga saturata)
Large-billed Crow

Resources:

Whistling Thrushes in Malaysia


Guide – Jalis Ardi, phone +6013 938 2810

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August 5, 2020

Cameron Highlands August 5

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 7:24 am

Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata

This morning I got up at 7am, loaded my camera up and took off down to the warung for a bungkus nasi lemak and a kopi-o. Then I headed into the bush. It was a very overcast day , so the light was terrible, plus most of the time I was underneath the canopy. And that is why most of these photos are crap!

Fire-tufted Barbet
Fire-tufted Barbet ( Psilopogon pyrolophus )

Fire-tufted Barbet
Fire-tufted Barbet ( Psilopogon pyrolophus )

Hume's White-eye
Hume’s White-eye (Zosterops auriventer )

Common Green-Magpie
Common Green-Magpie ( Cissa chinensis )

Slaty-backed Forktail
Slaty-backed Forktail (Enicurus schistaceus )

I think there is some kind of display going on.

Silver-eared Mesia
Silver-eared Mesia ( Leiothrix argentauris )

Cameron Highlands bird list

Common Green-Magpie ( Cissa chinensis )
Fire-tufted Barbet ( Psilopogon pyrolophus )
Hume’s White-eye (Zosterops auriventer )
Slaty-backed Forktail (Enicurus schistaceus )
Mountain Bulbul (Ixos mcclellandii)
Silver-eared Mesia ( Leiothrix argentauris )
Oriental Magpie-robin

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August 3, 2020

Jerantut Birding 2020

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 8:47 am

Jerantut, Pahang

I arrived in Jerantut yesterday afternoon and had to rouse my hostel owner because there was no-one at home. This morning I went for a walk out of town and came across this road along the Sungai Betong, which was actually more like a drain.

Oriental Pied Hornbill
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris )

There were a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills perched on the traffic lights.

Common Myna and female Asian Koel
Common Myna and female Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)

Watching each other.

Rufous Woodpecker
Rufous Woodpecker (Micropternus brachyurus)

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker ( Dicaeum cruentatum )

Snail without a shell
Snail without a shell

Just slithering across the road without his home on his back.

I do not know what this is
No idea

I have no idea what this is. It looks like it was a fruit and it was hanging down off a tree.

Jerantut bird list

Rufous Woodpecker (Micropternus brachyurus)
Common Flameback ( Dinopium javanense )
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker ( Dicaeum cruentatum )
Common Iora ( Aegithina tiphia )
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)
Oriental Magpie-robin
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris )
Common Myna
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Asian Glossy Starling

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August 1, 2020

Kapas and Kuantan Surfing

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 4:50 am

Surfing in Malaysia

While I was at Pulau Kapas, I took some photos of the people surfing near my hotel, Captain Longhouse Resort. The waves were small and sloppy but everyone was having a fun time.

Orang Melayu main ombak
Orang Melayu main ombak

This malay girl was from Kemamtan, a town about 100 kilometers south of Kapas Island. I asked her for a ride on her board, but she declined.

Hazif on the short board
Hazif on the short board

Hazif worked at the Captain Longhouse resort.

french girl surfing
French girl

This morning I went to Cempedak Beach, Kuantan to photograph some birds, but there were none around, really pathetic. So I met some skimboarder local young guys and took some photos of them. The waves were not much good, but they got out there and carved it up!

Lee skimboarding  1
Lee skimboarding 1

Lee skimboarding 2
Lee skimboarding 2

Lee skimboarding 3
Lee skimboardin 3

Abu skimboarding
Abu skimboarding

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