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November 9, 2016

Kinabatangan River Birds Day 2

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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Day 2

6/11/2016. We went for a walk through the jungle last night. Saw nothing but a Bornean Blue Flycatcher but the photo turned out blurry. I am not good at night time photography. This morning we went on another river cruise at 6am. It took a while to wake up but eventually I got going.

Oriental Pied Hornbill
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracocerous albirostris)

I got a good shot of a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills. The male is at the top.The male has a larger extended top storey on his bill.

Grey-headed Fish-Eagle
Grey-headed Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus)

I got a great shot of a Grey-headed Fish-Eagle. You can see the hooked beak and the white tummy.

long-tailed macaque
Long-tailed Macaque

This guy looks very much like somone I know. What are you looking at?

proboscis monkey
female Proboscis Monkey

This female Proboscis Monkey was having a feed of leaves.

On the afternoon boat ride we got rained upon at the start but it started to clear up a bit. I just missed taking a photo of a Stork-billed Kingfisher but I was lucky enough to photograph a Buffy Fish-Owl. I did not expect to see any owls.

Buffy Fish-Owl
Buffy Fish-Owl (Ketupa ketupa)

The Buffy Fish-Owl is one of the biggest owls in open country. They feed on fish, frogs and other small animals. They are found in forests near rivers and tall secondary vegetation. They range from Myanmar to Java.

Rhinoceros Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)

My dream has come true. I finally saw and photographed a Rhinoceros Hornbill, one of the most magnficent birds in the world. The Rbinoceros Hornbill is black with a white abdomen and a black stripe across a white tail. The casque is orange-red with a yellow tip. Ranges from Malaysia to Indonesia.

Wrinkled Hornbill  female
Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) female or juvenile

And I saw another Wrinkled Hornbill. Still have not seen the male yet. But I have now seen all the hornbills in this area. woot!

Oriental Pied Hornbill
Oriental Pied Hornbill

Seen quite a few pairs of Pied Hornbills. The male has a much larger casque than the female.

Kinabatangan bird list

Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracocerous albirostris)
Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)
Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus)
Grey-headed Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus)
Oriental Magpie-Robin
Purple Heron
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Crested Serpent-Eagle
Oriental Darter

Mammals and Reptiles

Proboscis Monkey
Long-tailed Macaque
Saltwater Crocodile


  1. Great shot of Tarsier, nice job!

    Comment by Belinda Rich — November 21, 2016 @ 12:24 pm

  2. thanks bindi. it works.

    Comment by admin — November 21, 2016 @ 12:28 pm

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