Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Corvidans and Passeridans in Sepilok, Sabah.

The Corvidans that I sighted in Sepilok RDC were the Slender-billed Crow, Racquet-tailed Drogon, Black-naped Monarch, White-throated Fantail, Common Iora, Rufous-winged Philentoma and Scarlet Minivet. I missed the Borneo Bristlehead, which is one of the endemic birds in Borneo.

Rufous-winged Philentoma

Common Iora

Nevertheless, Sepilok RDC is rich in Passeridans, particularly the Sunbird, Spiderhunter, Flowerpeckers, Munia, Bulbul, Tailorbird and Babbler. My lifers included the White-crowned Shama, Dusky Munia, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Little Spiderhunter, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, White-chested Babbler, Short-tailed Babler and Black-capped Babbler. Following are some of the photos of the Passeridans that I digiscoped in Sepilok RDC:

Little Spiderhunter

Female Ruby-cheeked Sunbird is the most beautiful female sunbird, with apricot-orange throat and breast.

Female Ruby-cheeked Sunbird

Male Ruby-cheeked Sunbird

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

White-chested Babbler

Black-capped Babbler

Short-tailed Babbler (sorry, out of focus)

I spotted a beautiful Yellow-bellied Bulbul carrying food for its nestlings. Unfortunately, both nestlings were missing on the third day of the hatch, interfered by human that exposed the nest to danger. I was sad, really sad, why human is so greedy, I sat down there the whole morning, do not know what to do, then left the sad place
Yellow-bellied Bulbul

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The male Brown-throated Sunbird and its fledgling.

The Black-headed Munia

and the noisy Ashy Tailorbird.

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