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January 9, 2021

Searching for the Chinese Blackbird

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 5:51 am

Cenang Birding – Searching for the Chinese Blackbird.

I got a message from Sofian Zach yesterday afternoon, saying there was a rare bird out the back of my guest house. So I grabbed my camera and set out to see what all the fuss was about. I found him and had a look at his photo. I thought it might have been a Eurasian Blackbird. We searched for the rest of the afternoon but did not see it again. The next morning we were at it again. It had been identified as a Chinese Blackbird, the second only sighting for Malaysia. Tom joined us later in the morning. Eventually we did spot it in the distance but could not find it.

Golden Tree Snake
Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata)

Thanks Chai for the ID.

Spotted Dove
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)

Black-naped Oriole
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)

House Crow
House Crow (Corvus splendens)

We got a buffalo-whisperer.

Banded Hornet nest
Banded Hornet nest

Langkawi bird list

White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)
House Crow (Corvus splendens)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Pond-heron sp.
Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Reptiles

Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata)

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