Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Taman Negara, S.R.

I spent 5 days of birding at the national park, Taman Negara Sungai Relau, from 16th to 20th August, and we have more than 100 birds sighted. Click HERE to find out more about Taman Negara, one of the best birding sites in Peninsular Malaysia.

The only lifer I have in this trip was the Buff-rumped Woodpecker. I missed my wanted lifers, Maroon Woodpecker and Banded Pitta, heard the Pitta called, but couldn't see it.
Buff-rumped Woodpecker (female)
The most memorable birds I spotted and digiscoped were the Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Rhinoceros Hornbills and Black Hornbills. Trogon is a crepuscular bird, usually active in the morning at dawn.
Scarlet-rumped Trogon (front view)
Scarlet-rumped Trogon (back view)
Black Hornbill (a family with two juveniles)
Black Hornbill (male adult and juvenile)
Black Hornbill (female)
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Last but not least, I would like to share a digiscoped picture of the peak of Gunung Tahan (Tahan Mountain), the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, which can be easily viewed from the viewing tower of Bukit Seraya.

Gunung Tahan

Happy Birding.