Monday, May 3, 2010

Orange-breasted Trogon

Orange-breasted Trogon Harpactes oreskios is a scarce medium-sized trogon inhibiting the primary and secondary hill and montane forest of Borneo, from 200m to 1,500m. It is, however, absent from Brunei and Kalimantan Selatan. It's male  is the only male trogon in Borneo with no red in plumage.

It is chiefly a highland to lower montane bird in Borneo, however, in other parts of South East Asia it occurs from sea-level up to 1200 m.

A pair was chanced upon in Tawau, my lifer and making my photographed wild Borneo bird count to 312.

 Male
 Male
Female

Happy birding.

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2 comments:

Denis Degullacion said...

Wonderful shot and fantastic find. Congratulations. Di mana kau dapat dia?

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Nice !!!