Sunday, August 14, 2011

Whitehead's Spiderhunter - Bornean Endemic

Whitehead's Spiderhunter Arachnothera juliae, my lifer. I have been trying to get a decent photo of it for quite a while to complete my Bornean Whitehead's collection.

Fieldguides list this as locally common endemic in montane forests, as it feeds at canopy, it is not easy to observe, to get a good shot is easier said than done. We were lucky on that day at Rafflesia's Reserve, as this bird flew in from  a bathe somewhere, preening away and let us have a few minutes to shoot.

Here is my third Whitehead.
Happy birding.
Photodocument of Wild Birds of Borneo.

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1 comment:

John Holmes said...

I'm jealous, three trips to Sabah and I still "need" this one !