Monday, November 9, 2009

Jungle Myna - New Bird for Sabah

Further to my post here on the Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus in Tawau, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. We photographed them again on 24th October 2009 at the same vicinity of the area that we captured them on camera before, on 13th May 2007 and 12th June 2008 respectively. We saw four birds this time, two on a high wire, looking gorgeous, clean and healthy, and two on an old coconut tree stump far away, apparently just after a shower, and were seen occasionally  quarreling with the Asian Glossy Starling aplonis panayensis who are using the coconut tree stump as nest. 

 
  
 
Happy birding.

REFERENCES
MacKinnon, J. and Phillipps, K. (1993) A field Guide to the birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mann, C.F. (2008) The birds of Borneo, an annotated Checklist. Peterbourough, UK: British Ornithologists' Union.

Myers S. (2009) A field Guide to the birds of Borneo. London, UK: New Holland Publishers.

Phillipps, Q & Phillipps, K. (2009) Phillipps' field guide to the birds of Borneo, Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd.

Sheldon, F.H., Moyle, R.G. and Kennard, J. (2001) Ornithology of Sabah: History, Gazetteer, Annotated Checklist, and Bibliography. Washington D.C.:The American Ornithologists' Union.

Smythies, B.E. and Davison, G.W.H. (1999) The birds of Borneo. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: Natural History Publications (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd. and the Sabah Society.

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