Narcissus Flycatcher ficedula narcissina is an uncommon non-breeding winter visitor and passage migrant to northern Borneo.It is similar to female Blue and White Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana, which also occurs in Borneo during the winter months.They look almost the same at first glance but there are some subtle differences that can be used to separate them. 1. Narcissus is a smaller bird. 2. Blue and White has clearly demarcated white belly from the brownish breast. 3. Blue and White has no wing-bars. 4. Narcissus has darker wings and buff fringed tertials and coverts.5. Narcissus has slate blue to bluish grey legs while Blue and White has black legs.
I have identified this bird as the female Narcissus Flycatcher (my new bird), too bad the male bird was not seen.
Red Giant Flying Squirrel Petaurista petaurista, a generally nocturnal mammal, becomes active only shortly before dusk.
There is a small group resident in trees near the canopy walkway at RDC, Sepilok Sandakan. They will emerge from their nest holes shortly after the sun sets each evening and climb to a high branch to make their spectacular glides into the deeper forests. It is a daily event which most of the visitors would happily and patiently wait at the canopy walkway to observe.
The photographing of them is another matter altogether as the fast fading light level makes obtaining a decent photo a real challenge. These were taken there with high ISO with 500mm on a D300.
A photograph of the same taken at night with flash will look like this.