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March 9, 2020

Birding Port Dickson

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Tanjung Tuan

I found a cheap hotel in Batu 4, which is just south of Port Dickson. It is right on the beach but miles away from my goal, which is Tanjung Tuan, where the raptor watch is held. I got up at 7am and waited at the bus stop on the off chance of one coming along. And lo and behold, a bus appeared. I got on and went to the end, which was still about four kilometers from Tanjung Tuan. So I had to call a Grab taxi for the rest of the way. Too far to walk.

Oriental Honey Buzzard
Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)

I went up to the light-house to wait for the raptors. After about ten o’clock there were a few that came past. Most of them were Oriental Honey Buzzards but I did see on White-bellied Sea-eagle.

Oriental Honey Buzzard
Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)

The raptor counters were on a level above me inside the light-house grounds. I asked how many and they said about 100 just before mid-day.

Lineated Barbet
Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata)

This Lineated Barbet had his mouth chock full of fruit that was on this tree.

Lineated Barbet
Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata)

Check out the size of that bill. It could hold a lot of fruit.

Pink-necked Green Pigeon  - female
Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) – female

The Pink-necked Green Pigeons were hooking into the fruit on the tree too. There was a bit of squabbling going on.

Pink-necked Green Pigeon  - male
Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) – male

Tanjung Tuan bird list

Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)
Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata)
Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans)
Olive-winged Bulbul
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

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