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August 15, 2020

Taiping Birding August 15

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 10:02 am

Taman Tasik – Taiping – Perak

I had a day off yesterday. This morning I got up after seven am, had breakfast and wandered up to the lake park. It was a pretty good morning with no new birds, but a few interesting photos. You can be the judge of that.

Crested Goshawk
Crested Goshawk ( Accipiter trivirgatus )

A Crested Goshawk was eating a prey in tree. There was another one with it but it did not share the meal, which looked like it might have been a squirrel or something furry like that.

Common Iora
Common Iora ( Aegithina tiphia )

This is a female Common Iora. It sat up right in front of me, obligingly.

Pacific Swallow
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica )

Common Flameback  - male
Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) – male

Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

Milky Stork
Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea )

Grey Heron
Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea )

Pigtail Macaque - female
Pigtail Macaque (Macaca nemestrina)

“When a female reaches sexual maturity at 3 years of age, she can present herself to males with her anogenital swelling during estrus for reproduction. When this time comes, the female will show her backside, including her anogenital swelling, and look over her shoulder at the male. The male will then draw back his ears and push his lips outward. (Cawthon Lang, 2009)” ( )

Taman Tasik Taiping bird list

Coppersmith Barbet ( Psilopogon haemacephalus )
Lineated Barbet (Psilopogon lineatus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)
Crested Goshawk ( Accipiter trivirgatus )
Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius)
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)
Black-crowned Night-Heron ( Nycticorax nycticorax )
Common Iora ( Aegithina tiphia )
Pied Triller (Lalage nigra)
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)
Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea )
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Grey Heron ( Ardea cinerea )
Pink-necked Green-pigeon ( Treron vernans )
White-throated Kingfisher
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Oriental Magpie-robin
Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense)
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
spotted dove (Spilopelia chinensis)
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica )


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