Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Orange -bellied Flowerpeckers enjoying the Jackfruit

Enjoying the aril of an over-ripe Jackfruit

Male of the species
 It is one of the most colourful birds in the park.  They are attracted to the ripe fruits of the Nangka (Artocarpus heterophyllus).  On 25th of May, I was able to get pictures of them together.  This is important to reconfirm the identity of the birds.  The male is as usual in the bird kingdom more colourful than the female.  His orange chest and lower part of the body is a really colourful and attractive.  The female is duller.
Female of the species

The Orange-bellied flowerpecker enjoying the ripe Nangka or Jackfruit
Location : Kambatik Park, Bintulu.

The Oriental Magpie-robin

 The Oriental Magpie-robins are becoming more friendly.  I have observed at least a pair that was building nest at the park and later saw their chicks flying around.  This is good news for the park.  I don't have to search high and low for them.  Everyday many of them now come closer and closer to us and thus it is much easier to get better close-ups.  The Magpie-robins are happy birds and produce one of the most melodious calls around here.
25 May'15
Location : Zone C

The Tiong or Hill Myna is back this May

Above pic taken on 2 May'15
Location : Licuala Hill, Zone I

2 May'15
 This month the Tiongs are back at the park.  I took photographs of them first on the 2nd of May and then on the 25th of May.  Their favourite place here is the tall tree (dead tree) at the Licuala Hill, situated at Zone I.  The park is blessed with the presence of the tree and the Tiongs or Hill Myna birds that are attracted to a hole in the tree, a home made ready for them.  Below are pictures taken on the 25th of May.

25 may'15