Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

February 20, 2020

South West Sabah

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 5:38 am

Tenom Birding

I spent a couple of days in Keningau and went to the Crocker Ranges whilst there, to no avail. Yesterday morning I caught the bus here to Tenom, which is a coffee-growing area. I bought some tenom coffee in Kota Kinabalu so I already had some. I had to just go and buy some sugar from the supermarket across the road because they had none in the hostel. I am having instant noodles and coke for lunch, with a real coffee aterwards. But I digress. Yesterday afternoon and this morning I went for a walk on the outskirts of Tenom. Not much around but I found some Baya Weavers and their nest, so that was a bonus.

Baya Weaver
Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus)

Baya Weaver feed in grassland and build elaborate woven nests hung in tree colonies.

Baya Weaver
Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus)

Female or immature Baya Weaver.

Baya Weaver nests
Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) – nest

Baya Weaver  nest entrance
Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) – nest entrance

Spotted Dove
Spotted Dove (Geopelia chinensis)

Purple Heron
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

Lesser Coucal
Lesser Coucal (Centropus bengalensis)


Tenom bird list

Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus)
Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Lesser Coucal (Centropus bengalensis)
Spotted Dove (Geopelia chinensis)
Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)
White-breasted Woodswallow
Asian Glossy Starling
Pink-necked Green Pigeon
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Oriental Magpie-robin
Olive-backed Sunbird
Cattle Egret
Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps)


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