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November 9, 2016

Kinabatangan Birds Day 4

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Kinabatangan River Day 4

8/11/2016. And the river keeps flowing past. I keep thinking about the classic movie Apocalypse Now, starring Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen, where Sheen has to go up-river into the jungle to “take out” an insane Colonel Kurz, who has gone troppo. It is like that here, except on a package tour.

silver langur
Silver Langgur

I was told by my boat driver that this one is a morph. I have no more information about this yet.

Black-and-Red Broadbill
Black-and-Red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos)

I saw another Broadbill but was too slow to take a photo. We saw this Black-and-Red Broadbill down the river. It is a very dark photo, so I had to increase the exposure by more than a stop. The Black-and-Red Broadbill can be seen near rivers where its messy-looking nest overhangs.

Jerdon's Baza
Jerdon’s Baza

Very excited about this bird. I have been wanting to see these.

pm. On the afternoon boat ride we went up the tributary stream and saw some good stuff. The Wrinkled Hornbills were feeding on the palm oil fruit.

Wrinkled Hornbill. male
Wrinkled Hornbill

We sighted a few Rhinoceros Hornbill as well.

Rhinoceros Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill

And a big tick for this Stork-billed Kingfisher

Stork-billed Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)

Kinabatangan bird list

Black-and-Red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos)
Blue-throated Bee-eater
Green Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula aenea)
Jerdon’s Baza
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Wrinkled Hornbill
Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)
White-bellied Sea-eagle


Silver Langgur, red morph ?
Proboscis Monkey
Long-tailed Macaque

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