Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Malayan Patridges, Cameron Highands.

I spent 3 days in Cameron Highlands from 17th to 19th April, stayed at Lutheran Mission Bungalow. Not many birds I had spotted as compared to last year, partly due to the rain during the day, and it was also a holiday in Perak state. Here are the birds that I digiscoped.

Malayan Patridges

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush

Crested Serpent Eagle

I had my first birding trip to Cameron Higlands from 4-6 July 2009, organized by the Selangor Bird Group. Here are the digiscoped pictures from last year visit. 

Fire-tufted Barbet

Golden-throated Barbet

Mountain Imperial Pigeon (a chicken size pigeon)
Little Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia ruficeps)
Barred Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia unchall)
Cuckoo-Dove feathers, I do not know it is belong to which species, most probably is the Little Cuckoo-Dove. :

Mountain Bulbul

White-tailed Robin

Large Niltava

Slaty-backed Forktail

Blue Whistling Thrush

Besides wild birds, Cameron Highlands also has many beautiful mossy forests, these forests are also home to many montane flora and fauna species. 

Therefore, to help to protect this pristine and fragile environment. Kindly visit this LINK to find out more about R.E.A.C.H, the environment awareness and protection organisation in Cameron Highlands.

Happy Birding and Digiscoping.


  1. Good report on Camerons. Yes I do remember the trip to CH organized by the SBG.

  2. ya, Mark, and thanks to Selangor Bird Group.

  3. Hi Boon Eu

    Can you remember where the Whistling-thrush was? We ringed it on 25 April 2009 at Parit Falls, and it would be interesting to know exactly where it was when you saw it. Can you send me a Grid Ref (from Google Earth)?



  4. Hi Dave, I saw it at the Parit Falls, and I believe it is still there, coz whenever I visited CH, I can hear the call.

  5. Another one I saw was on the way up to Gunung Brinchang, after the vegetable farm, but it was very early in the morning when the sky was still not very bright.