Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Birds of Tawau Hills Park - part 2

It has been slightly more than 4 years that I posted a summary of the birds of Tawau Hills Park.

Here are the other birds that I managed to photograph after the earlier posting.

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), frequents the pond next to the head quarter building.

Jerdon's Baza (Aviceda jerdoni), often seen far away, but can be seen perch near park headquarter if you are lucky.

Rufous-bellied Hawk Eagle (Hieraaetus kienerii), another beauty, can be seen in area around the park.

Great Argus (Argusianus argus), can be encountered along trails and can be quite approachable.
Checker-throated Woodpecker (Picus humii), an interesting woodpecker that occurs in both lowland and montane forests.

Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus). 

Dusky Broadbill (Corydon sumatranus), a bird of the upper canopy in here.

Blue-banded Pitta (Pitta arquata), endemic jewel of the Bornean forests.

Borneo Banded Pitta (Pitta schwaneri), another endemic jewel of the Bornean forests.
Female Blue-headed Pitta (Pitta baudii), yet another endemic jewel of the Bornean forests.

Male Blue-headed Pitta (Pitta baudii), yet another endemic jewel of the Bornean forests.

Male Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella).
Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella).
Yellow-bellied Bulbul (Criniger phaeocephalus)

Grey-cheeked Bulbul (Criniger bres)
Male Rufous-tailed Shama (Trichixos pyrropygus)
Female Rufous-tailed Shama (Trichixos pyrropygus)
White-crowned Forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti)
Male Chectnut-naped Forktail (Enicurus ruficapillus)
Female Chectnut-naped Forktail (Enicurus ruficapillus)
Striped Wren-babbler (Kenopia striata)
Rufous-crowned Babbler (Melacopteron magnum)
Crow-billed Drongo (Dicrurus annectans)

Black Magpie (Platysmurus leucopterus)

There are other interesting birds recorded in Tawau Hills Park before, and I still in need of lots and lots luck to see them here. The list includes Bulwer's Pheasant (Lophura bulweri), Cinnamon-rumped Trogon (Harpactes orrophaeus), White-necked Babbler (Stachyris leucotis), Bornean Wren-babbler (Ptilolocichla leucogrammica).

Happy birding.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi there! I am planning to visit Tawau end sept. I'd appreciate any tips you might have on locating pittas, especially bornean banded and blue-banded. Will also be in danum (DVFC area) and Deramakot if you have any gen on finding pittas there too! Thanks!