Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rare and notable bird sightings in Sabah - 1st Quarter 2013

The list shows the notable bird sightings in Sabah in the first quarter of 2013, feel free to email me if I miss out anything. This quarter is evidently not as eventful.
A Word file with links to the relevant images is at Borneo Bird Images Document list.

Happy birding.

Photodocument of Wild Birds of Borneo.

Standard References for my blog.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Horsfield's and Short-tailed Babbler

Short-tailed Babbler Trichastoma malaccense and  Horsfield's Babbler Trichastoma sepiarium occur in lowland and hill forests, they are both quite common, with Short-tailed commoner throughout while Horsfield's is locally common.

Short-tailed Babbler is easier to see  in RDC, Sepilok while Horsfield's is easier in Tawau Hills Park.

They are similar in size at 14 cm, live in similar habitats and exhibiting similar foraging behavior. They can be confusing to separate at first glance, both having short tail and similar color scheme, but Short-tailed Babbler can be easily identified by the presence of a prominant moustachial stripe with pale throat and breast.

Short-tailed Babbler
Horsfield's Babbler
Happy birding.