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November 9, 2016

Kinabatangan Animals Day 3

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Kinabatangan day 3

7/11/2016. I have decided to stay for another two days because there are so many birds here I may as well hook in while the fishing is good. The light is pretty shocking but that is because it is the rainy season. My fault. doh!

Grey-Tailed Racer
Grey-Tailed Racer (Gonyosoma oxycephalum)

Our boat driver saw this snake from the river and it took me quite a while to see it. The local name is banana snake.

Black Hornbill
Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus)

I saw another hornbill this morning, the Black Hornbill. I thought it was a Pied Hornbill but the Black Hornbill does not have the white on the front.

Purple Heron
Purple Heron

I have been seeing lots of these on the river. But this one stayed still.

Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) male

I finally saw a male Wrinkled Hornbill. They are quite extraordinary.

Wrinkled Hornbill
Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus)

A couple of males yukking it up.

Bornean Black Magpie
Bornean Black Magpie

A couple of these were crossing the river.

Large-billed Crow
Large-billed Crow

There are a few similar crows here.

Storm's Stork
Storm’s Stork (Ciconia stormi)

These birds are quite rare. I did not have a clue.

Greater Coucal
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)

I had to decide between Short-Toed Coucal or Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) or Lesser Coucal. I hope I was right. doh!

Kinabatangan River bird list

Dollarbird
Storm’s Stork (Ciconia stormi) – rare.
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus)
Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus)
Purple Heron
Crested Serpent-Eagle
Crested Honey-Buzzard ???
Grey-headed Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus)
Oriental Darter
Common Hill-Myna (Gracula religiosa)
Javan Myna
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)
Bornean Black Magpie
Large-billed Crow

Kinabatangan Reptiles

Grey-tailed Yellow Racer

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