Saturday, November 10, 2018

Pale-bellied Myna/Makassar Myna update 2018

Here are photos of a recent (28 September 2018) evening visit to Tinagat in Tawau, Sabah, where the Makassar Myna (Pale-bellied Myna) Acridotheres cinereus was first located in Sabah in 2008.

I am happy to see many of them there, mixing with Javan Myna Acridotheres javanicus. 

There are even some individuals with intermediate color, possible interbreeding may be. 

The earlier posts of this species in Tawau, Sabah can be found in the following links.

Happy birding.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Notable Bird Sighting in Sabah, 2nd & 3rd Quarters 2018

Please go to the links below to obtain a list of the notable bird sightings in Sabah for 2nd and 3rd quarters 2018.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Borneo - 3rd Edition

Thanks to all my friends and supporters, my little book has come to its 3rd edition.

The updates to this edition are;

1. The common and scientific names, sequence of family and species, as well as the checklist at the end of the book, have been updated to follow Eaton, J.A., van Balen, B., Brickle, N.W. & Rheindt, F.E. Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago. Greater Sundas and Wallacea (2016). 

2. These species are taken out in the 3rd edition as they are either migratory or island species.
  • Peregrene Falcon 
  • Beach Stone Curlew 
  • Grey Plover 
  • Black-tailed Godwit 
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Curlew Sandpiper 
  • Greater-crested Tern
  • Common Tern 
  • Fork-tailed Swift 
  • Common Kingfisher
  • Yellow Wagtail 

3. These are the species added after taking out those species in 2 above.
  • Pied Imperial Pigeon Ducula bicolor
  • Bock's Hawk-cuckoo Hierococcyx bocki
  • Large Frogmouth Batrachostomus auratus
  • Collared Scops Owl Otus lempiji
  • Bushy-crested Hornbill Anorrhinus galeritus
  • Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
  • Bare-headed Laughingthrush Garrulax calvus
  • Bamboo Bush Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris
  • Sunda-Jungle Flycatcher Cyornis caerulatus
  • Pale Blue Jungle-flycathcer Cyornis unicolor
  • Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra

3. Errors in the earlier edition that come to light while updating.

Here is the cover, and it is now available in The Borneo Shop in Kota Kinabalu and other reputable bookstores.

Happy birding.