Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 13, 2020

Quarantine Birding 2

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Sungai Pinang Kecil – Pulau Pangkor

More backyard birding from my wharf. The same birds have been turning up day after day, so it is a bit like groundhog day. I am trying to get a bit more detail out of my photos and get something different or unusual.

Oriental Pied Hornbill - portait
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) – portrait

This male Oriental Hornbill hangs around the guest house most evenings waiting for a feed. They seem to eat fruits and small lizards from what I have seen. There is a female and a young one but I have not seen them yet.

Oriental Pied Hornbill - eyebrows
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) – BCU

Check out the eye-brows on the same bird. Amazing. I have never noticed anything like that before.

Oriental Pied Hornbill - male
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)

And a standard shot of him on the roof next door. There are so many Oriental Pied Hornbills on this island. I reckon there might be a hundred or more. But that is just a wild guess.

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

There are heaps of White-bellied Sea-eagles circling around all day. I counted about six at one time, all circling over the water. They seem to catch lots of fish, so I do not think they go hungry. I have no idea what this guy has caught. It sorta looks like a crab but sorta not. doh!

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

House Crow
House Crow (Corvus spendens)

House Crows are quite common. They hang around the wharf squwarking and carrying on.

Pulau Pangkor bird list

House Crow (Corvus spendens)
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)
White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)


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