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December 7, 2020

Langkawi Birding 201207

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 12:04 pm

Langkawi Birding

This morning I followed a track that Thomas showed me coming from the airport to Cenang. There was a small lake along the way. I did not expect much but it turned out to have a few birds swimming in it.

Dollarbird
Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)

Lesser Whistling-duck
Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica)

Little Grebe  - breeding adult
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) – breeding adult

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)

Pond heron
Pond Heron

I am not sure which this one is. I may ask a few experts to give an opinion. Not possible to ID, Ardeola species..

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)

Giant Black Squirrel
Giant Black Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor)

banded hornet, Vespa species.
banded hornet, Vespa species.

Vespa affinis, the Lesser Banded Hornet. Thanks Tou and Chai for the ID help.

Yellow Flower
Yellow Flower

Langkawi bird list

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) – breeding adult
Pond-heron
Baya Weaver
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)
White-throated Kingfisher
Brahminy Kite
Brown Shrike
Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus)
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)
Common Myna

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