Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

October 17, 2020

Langkawi Three Days

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 12:21 pm

Cenang Reed Beds – Langkawi

I will start at the end. This has been three days to finish this post. To start at the end, I was coming back from the petrol station and screeched to a halt just before my guest house. There were a couple of Slaty-breasted Rail running around with some chooks just behind some houses near a small bit of wetland. So I screamed off to get my camera and when I got back, I was lucky to spot one of them and got this wonderful photo. And it is a lifer.

Slaty-breasted Rail
Slaty-breasted Rail (Lewinia striata)

Jumping back in time, I went on an island-hopping boat ride, but did not see many birds. There was a heap of these and Brahminy Kites near a feeding area for the tourists.

White-bellied Sea-eagle
White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

On the Beras Basah Island, I got a few photos of some Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers, but nothing else.

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)

Yesterday I went back to the Cenang Reed Beds and took some photos. Nothing special, but it was looking like rain, so I did not want to go far.

White-headed Munia
White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja )

Spotted Dove
Spotted Dove (Geopelia chinensis)

paddyfield pipit
paddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus)

This strange bird has no tail!

Lesser Banded Hornet (Vespa affinis)

Langkawi bird list

Slaty-breasted Rail (Lewinia striata)
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Brahminy Kite
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)
Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Grey-headed Swamphen
White-headed Munia
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Greater Coucal
Brown Shrike
Oriental Pied-hornbill
paddyfield pipit
zitting Cisticola
Common Sandpiper
House Crow (Corvus splendens)
Common Myna
Spotted Dove (Geopelia chinensis)
Zebra Dove


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