Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Borneo Ibon - Bornean endemic

Borneo Ibon Oculocincta squamifrons, a generally scare but can be locally common Borneo endemic of the lower montane forests. It is a tiny bird and feeds actively in small flocks, regularly return to feed on the same fruiting tree. You just need to locate a fruiting tree that they come to feed and wait there to take their photographs.

A tiny bird that is easily concealed in the foliage, its drab color does not help to spot it either. Distinctive features to look for in the field are its white spotted forehead and crown, and its white iris.

Happy birding.

Photodocument of Wild Birds of Borneo.

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Unknown said...

Wow! What a find! Never heard of this fella...what more seeing its photo!

Ron-Nature Adventures said...

Mr Wong, how tiny is the bird? - common tailor size?

Ron-Nature Adventures said...

sorry - i mean common tailor bird size.

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Hi Ronnie, it is 9 cm whereas Common Tailorbird is 10.5 to 13 cm.