Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 14, 2020

Sungai Langkawi 201114

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 9:53 am

Padang Matsirat – Langkawi

This morning was a little bit overcast but not too much. I thought it might have come out sunny but the cloud cover stayed over. I trotted off to the riverside behind the fish market at Padang Matsirat. I was rewarded with a new bird, the Gray-headed Lapwing. Lifer/tick for me. They do not come around that often any more.

Gray-headed Lapwing
Gray-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus)

“The grey-headed lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) is a lapwing species which breeds in northeast China and Japan. The mainland population winters in northern Southeast Asia from northeastern India to Cambodia. The Japanese population winters, at least partially, in southern Honsh?.” (wiki)

Gray-headed Lapwing
Gray-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus)

Ashy Minivet  - maybe female
Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus)

Possibly a female, previously only seen in Pasir Ris Park, Singapore.

Ashy Minivet
Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus)

Possibly a sub-adult male. I really cannot tell.

A bee , but what type
Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa species.

“Xylocopa latipes, the tropical carpenter bee, is a species of carpenter bee widely dispersed throughout Southeast Asia. As its name suggests, this bee inhabits forests in warm tropical climates and constructs nests by burrowing into wood. It often makes long deep tunnels in wooden rafters, fallen trees, telephone poles and the like, but is not found in living trees.” (wiki)

Malaysian Blue Clipper

“Malaysian Blue Clipper – The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a butterfly found in South and South-East Asia. The wingspan is 70 to 80 mm. The Clipper comes in 26 subspecies and many colour variations of the wings; running from green in India to blue in Malaysia, brown in the Philippines.” (Pinterest)

Langkawi bird list

Gray-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus)
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus atronuchalis)
Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Grey Heron
Brahminy Kite
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
White-throated Kingfisher
Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus)
Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)
House Crow (Corvus splendens)
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)


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