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October 28, 2016

Burung di Gunung Kinabalu

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Borneo Birds

Another walk up the hill to the park. This time I went along the Liwagu Trail and then went back along the Silau Silau Trail. I did not see anything. Near the Botanic Gardens I spotted a bunch of woodpeckers and just managed a photo.

Checker-throated Woodpecker
Checker-throated Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma mentale)

The Checker-throated Woodpecker is distinguished from Banded and Crimson-winged Woodpeckers by the lack of red on the crown and by the throat pattern. Found in lowland hill dipterocarp and lower montane forest up to 1600 meters.

jungle creek
A creek in the jungle

Along the road back to the lodge, I spotted a Chestnut-crested Yunia. Lighting is really shocking but I wangled it somehow.

Chestnut-crested Yuhina
Chestnut-crested Yuhina (Yuhina everetti)

The Chestnut-crested Yuhina is found in Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia where it is endemic to the island of Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Back at the lodge, another Black-capped White-eye.

Black-capped White-eye
Black-capped White-eye (Zosterops atricapilla)

Mt Kinabalu birds

Checker-throated Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma mentale)
Chestnut-crested Yuhina (Yuhina everetti)
Ashy Drongo
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Black-capped White-eye

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