Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

January 15, 2020

Sabah Malaysia Day One

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — admin @ 12:57 pm

Tawau Hills National Park

I got the boat from Nunukan in Kalimantan yesterday and crossed into Malaysia and Sabah. I spent a night in Tawau and this morning got a grab taxi to the Taman Bukit Tawau. I do not think it is very high here but it is nice and cool and there is plenty of jungle. I have a bed in a hostel and there is a canteen where I can buy some meals. It is a really top spot.

Black Hornbill  - male and female
Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus) – male and female

Some Black Hornbills have a grey stripe over the eye and some have white. The male has an all-white bill. The female has a dark bill and red facial skin.

Black Hornbill
Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus)

This male Black Hornbill has a white supercilium.

Crested Serpent Eagle
Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela)

Crested Serpent Eagle in flight.
Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela) in flight.

 squirrel
squirrel

Tawau Hills bird list

Asian Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus)
Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela)
Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
Oriental Magpie-robin

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