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November 25, 2020

Padang Matsirat 201125

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Padang Matsirat – Langkawi

Up early this morning and off to Padang Matsirat. We did a loop around the rice paddy fields first, and then stopped behind the fish markets at Padang Matsirat town.

Rufous-bellied Swallow
Rufous-bellied Swallow (Cecropis badia)

“The Rufous-bellied Swallow (Cecropis badia) is a species of swallow that breeds on the Malay Peninsula. It has faintly streaked deep rufous underparts, and an unstreaked rump. It is usually raised to species status from its closest relative, the striated swallow.” (wiki)

Rufous-bellied Swallow and Barn Swallows
Rufous-bellied Swallow and Barn Swallows

The Rufous-bellied Swallow is a “Brightly-colored swallow found on the Malay Peninsula. Dark iridescent blue above with rusty-orange underparts, rump, and face. Similar to migratory tytleri subspecies of Barn Swallow but lacks its dark blue collar and white tail patches. Like many other swallows, flies over a range of different habitats, from fields to forests; usually in hilly areas.” (ebird)

Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Yellow Bittern
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)

Eastern Crowned Warbler
Eastern Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus)

Sorry for very bed photo. Thanks to Andrew Paul Bailey for the identification help. ” The lower mandible of the bill is unmarked, the underparts also look clean and the undertail coverts appear to be yellowish. I suspect the undertail pattern might offer another clue… under-tail pattern … – quite a lot of white in the outer tail feathers. ” It is possible it is an Arctic Warbler or something completely different. “.. you can just see the central crown stripe and, as mentioned, the yellow undertail coverts.” (Nik Haas)

Brown Shrike
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)

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

langkawi bird list

Rufous-bellied Swallow (Cecropis badia)
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Eastern Crowned Warbler
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus )
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)

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