Monday, December 2, 2013

Grey-headed Lapwing, vagrant to NW Borneo

I was lucky to photograph 2 Grey-headed Lapings Vanellus cinereus, on 25th November 2013 at Penampang Paddyfield, on the west coast of Sabah.

It is a vagrant to north-west coast of Borneo, less than 10 records so far, 3 previous records from Brunei (Late November to early December 1974,  September 1981 and September 1995), 2 previous records from Sarawak (January 1975 and October 1985) , 1 recent record from Sabah (November 2011).

These two birds on current visit was located by Mr. Eugene Cheah on 15th November, who alerted birders around Kota Kinabalu. Since I had earlier planned a family trip there on 23th, I brought along my camera to try my luck.

This is my lifer, my #392 photographed bird of Borneo.

 Immature bird
 Adult bird

Happy birding.

Photodocument of the wild birds of Borneo.

Standard references for my blog.


Folkert said...

Congrats on your lifer! There was also a bird seen last year on the 16th of October at Wasan ricescheme, Brunei. Not by me unfortunately....

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Thanks for update, Folkert.

John Holmes said...

They are great birds, and surprisingly hard-to-spot for such a large wader !

Zaim Hazim said...

He brought his friend! Last year I saw 1 at Penampang Paddy near the first patch of paddy after coming our of the road shaded by trees after passing the RA site. This guy is already becoming regular I see.

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Hi Zaim, I spotted them them somewhere near the place you described.