Sunday, September 27, 2009

1st June 2009

Edited on 30 March 2018 text with green background.

On 1st of June 2009, without setting foot in Rafflesia Information Centre (RIC) despite traveling more than 500 km, we set for home.

A farewell round of birding in front of RIC yielded good birds, three Whitehead's Broadbills showed themselves on a tree trunk far inside the RIC, giving an opportunity to have some record shots.

Whitehead's Broadbill Calyptomena whiteheadi
Whitehead's Broadbill Calyptomena whiteheadi

Long-tailed Broadbill's nest found at the road side (Tambunan-Penampang Highway) also provided some photo opportunities.

 View of the Nest form across the Tambunan-Penambang Highway
Closer view of the nest from the angle of my camera.
View of the Broadbill Chick 
Leaving the nest after feeding the two chicks in the nest.
 Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae borneensis

Somewhere along the dusty gravel road to Tawau, we saw these ........
Wallaces's Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nanus
(Now Nisaetus nanus)
Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus
(Now Nisaetus limnaetus)
Oriental Darter Ahinga melanogaster

Happy Birding.

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