Trip to Kinabalu National Park (KNP)

Asian Brown Flycatcher (juvenile) found it searching for food on the floor.

Asian Brown Flycatcher (juvenile) front view

Asian Brown Flycatcher (Adult), this adult was seen feeding the juvenile

Temmick’s sunbird (female)
Always seen and captured the male at KNP and this is the first time, taken a nice picture of the female

Short-tailed Green Magpie.
This bird is the common resident at KNP, it makes loud calls while foraging.

Chestnut-hooded Laughing Thrush

Scarlet-Breasted Flowerpecker
Seen this bird many times, and this is the 1st time getting a proper shot.

Little Pied Flycatcher (male)

Bornean Whistler


Short-Tailed Green Magpie

Using Canon 7D, 300mm 2.8, ISO1600, 1/50, f3.5

Taken at Kinabalu Park, at 20SEP2011 with a couple from Singapore.  This We were attracted by its loud variety of harsh whistles and chattering call.  We saw 3 magpie flying around the same areas, seem like collecting something, after much exploring inner to the dense brushes, we discovered that they are actually in the process of building a nest, that’s why they have been flying back and fro the same spots with things at their mouth.

We have also seen this bird at Mt. Alab too, along Tambunan Road, which is about 1600m above sea level.

Kinabalu National Park on 9-10 July 2011

Overnight trip to Kinabalu National Park with wife.  We tried to book a room for overnight stay at the National Park itself.  However, the rooms are all full. Instead, we drove out of the park in search of an accommodation. We were lucky to get a room at D’Villa lodge, just 50 metres from the Park.  We were lucky because that was the last available room for that night.

The room has a balcony is facing a fence of tree and overlooking to the sloped vegetable farm.  I thought this is a good spot for me to photograph some birds, especially the Drongo.

We stayed at the balcony birdwatching…and managed to photographed the Oriental Magpie Robin family (Black tail). Parents with 2 almost full grown chicks…

Oriental Magpie Robin 20cm (Female)

Oriental Magpie Robin (Male)

Oriental Magpie Robin (Chicks under feeding)

Then this little Black-capped white eye fly to find fruit at the branches….

Black-capped white eye

Next morning, at about 6am, the Ashy Drongos are already busy feeding on the insects outside the balcony…

Ashy Drongo 29cm (front)

Ashy Drongo (Back)

In the Kinabalu National Park itself, following birds were taken during that trip.