Friday, March 24, 2017

Scaly-breasted Munia seen closer at home



I am fortunate today for having stumble upon the Scaly-breasted Munia at our house garden in Kuching.  It was among the leaves of the Pinang Lakka or Red Sealing-wax Palm. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Pied Triller visits daily



Pied Triller up on the 'Poui' (Tabebuaia rosea) tree branch.

 I have been watching closely this peculiar Kuching bird for a few days now.  I say it as such because in Bintulu it is quite difficult to stumble upon this bird.  At the Kambatik garden in Kuching they are a familiar sight.  Like any other normal day I would look up at the tall branches of the Tabebuia rosea tree at the back garden  to sight them.  When not in the morning, they will not fail to show themselves up in the afternoon.  Today I saw a small party of three of them in the garden. Upon being alerted of my presence  they immediately  flew away from the branches and landed at the Coconut tree and Cabbage tree across the road where we stayed.  Their greyish, white and combined with black colours are in contrast to the overall greenery.  They usually come to the garden quietly and unnoticed.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2016 - a year of surprising encounters

Red-crowned Barbet

Scarlet-rumped Trogon


The list of new bird encounters at the Kambatik Park has been most thrilling for the year 2016.  The list includes Banded Woodpecker, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Rufous Woodpecker, Black-bellied Malkoha, Little Blue-eared Barbet, White-rumped Shama, Red-billed Malkoha, Red-crowned Barbet and the Bornean Falconet.

Looking forward to another thrilling year 2017!!