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February 1, 2020

Sepilok RDC 3

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Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Center 3

01/02.2020. Morning. Once again, I set off down the road to the Rainforest Discovery Center in Sepilok. There were a few birds along the road, but not that great. This morning was overcast and that seems to have curtailed the supply of birds, I reckon.

Plaintive Cuckoo
Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus)

Possibly sub-species threnodes. “The plaintive cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus) is a species of bird belonging to the genus Cacomantis in the cuckoo family Cuculidae. It is native to Asia, from India, Nepal and China to Indonesia.” (wiki)

Asian red-eyed bulbul
Asian red-eyed bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus)

The clue here is the white patch on the wing. And the dark underparts.

Red-throated Sunbird  - female
Red-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes rholaema) – female

The only thing I am going on is the white ring around the eye.

Changeable Hawk-eagle
Changeable Hawk-eagle ( Nisaetus cirrhatus)

tree lizard
Horned Flying Dragon (Draco cornutus)

I have a suspicion this one might fly. He has a strange rudder-shaped thing under his chin. Edit: Thanks to Nathan and James for the Identification help.

Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Center bird list

Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus)
Asian red-eyed bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus)
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Spectacled Bulbul
Red-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes rholaema) – female
Pied Fantail
Changeable Hawk-eagle ( Nisaetus cirrhatus)
Crested Serpent Eagle
Collared Kingfisher
Oriental Magpie-robin
Chestnut Munia

Horned Flying Dragon (Draco cornutus)

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