Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 11, 2020

Quarantine Birding in Malaysia

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Backyard Birding in Pangkor

It has been three weeks since I have taken any photos. I have been locked down in Malaysia since the 18th March and the Movement Control Order has been extended until the end of April. I have moved to another guest house down the road which is on the waterfront, so I can go out on the wharf and take some photos of the birds around my backyard, which is the ocean.

Asian Glossy Starling  - adult
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) – adult

Asian Glossy Starling  -  juvenile
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) – juvenile

Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

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

Pacific Swallow
Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)

You can tell them apart from the Barn Swallow because the Pacific Swallow has no dark blue chest band.

Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Striated Heron
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)

Also called the Little Heron in South-east Asia sometimes.

Pangkor Island bird list

White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) no dark blue chest band
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
House Crow (Corvus spendens)
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)


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