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October 29, 2016

Last Day birding on the mountain

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Mount Kinabalu Birds.

The last day at Mount Kinabalu. I just went for a walk along the road from the lodge. Down in the garden, I was lucky to spot this Bornean Treepie.

Bornean Treepie
Bornean Treepie (Dendrocitta cinerascens)

The Bornean Treepie has a rufous face and underparts with pale grey cap and back. The wings are black with white patch. It has a very long grey tail with black tips. It is a Borneo montane endemic.

martin or swallow
Swift or Swallow ?

I am not sure what this is. I cannot find it in any of my books. Tearing my hair out.

scarlet minivet
Scarlet Minivet

I found this track off the road and ventured down this hill near a nursery. Luckily I found a couple of nice birds.

Chestnut-crested Yuhina
Chestnut-crested Yuhina (Yuhina everetti)

I am not too sure what this is. Is it a Streaky-breasted Spiderhunter (Aracnhothera affinis) or Whitehead’s Spiderhunter ???

id needed
Proper ID needed

Mt Kinabalu birds

Bornean Treepie (Dendrocitta cinerascens)
Scarlet Minivet
Chestnut-crested Yuhina (Yuhina everetti)
Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush
Spotted Dove


  1. Steve! Nice to meet you this week! We ended up filling a cancellation and climbed last night/this AM. It was tiring to say the least. On our way down we say what looked like a chicken but black in color and with a red head? Any idea what this is?

    Keep up the great work and safe travels!

    Comment by Nibin — October 29, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

  2. sorry mate. got no idea what it was. congratulations on climbing the mountain. it is a magnificent achievement.

    Comment by admin — November 1, 2016 @ 1:37 pm

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