Saturday, April 4, 2015

A colourful bird at the Museum grounds

Brwon-throated Sunbird at the Sarawak Museum grounds, Kuching
4 April'15

 It is one of the most beautiful garden birds in Sarawak.  Today, while having a walk at the grounds of the Sarawak Museum gardens I chanced upon it.  The Sarawak Museum gardens is still the best place for a quick walk for  viewing a good collection of the hibiscus flowers on any regular day.  The Brown-throated Sunbird was seen busy doing its rounds of nectar sipping among the hibiscus flowers.  I guess surviving in an urban environment requires it to be 'people-friendly' and this behaviour enabled me to have a closer look at its colourful personality.  It was oblivious to the crowd of people that were having their walks and photo taking sessions  at the garden.

Brown-throated Sunbird - Kelicap Mayang Kelapa (Malay)
Anthreptes malacensis

Friday, April 3, 2015

Closer views of Chestnut Munia

Chestnut Munia
Kuching garden, 31 March'15

On 31st March'15, I managed to have a closer view of the Chestnut Munia.  The above images were captured at our Kuching garden.