Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 17, 2012

Taman Negara Birding

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Taman Negara

It has been a long day. We started off at 8am this morning from Cameron Highlands and drove towards Kuala Lipis and the river that leads to the Taman Negara at the jetty at Kuala Temberling.

dragonfly
dragonfly

While I was waiting for the boat to the jungle, I took a few photos.

pacific swallow
Pacific Swallow

These pair of Pacific Swallow were hanging on to a rope that was mooring the boat.

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker (Dicaeum chrysorrheum)

There were a few birds in a tree where we were waiting. This Yellow-vented Flowerpecker was flittering around in the tree above me.

sunbird not sure which.
Sunbird

I am not sure what sunbird this is. I am torn between three of them – Brown-throated Sunbird, Red-throated Sunbird or Olive-backed Sunbird. To compound my confusion it could be a male in eclipse.

Water Buffalo
Water Buffalo

We finally got going in the boat which took about three hours to get there. We saw a few Water Buffalo along the way and managed to ground the boat on a sand-bank. We all had to get out and push it off again.

Greater Coucal
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)

While I was looking for a hostel at Kuala Tahan, I came across two Greater Coucal along a track to a Guest House.

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