The weather however turned to be almost perfect. A bit too warm and humid, but good enough for our activity. An outing more or less fruitful, I managed to capture some reasonable quality of images beside sightings of a few new species at the area;
tailorbird which can be found easily. However, capturing their images proved to be a painstaking task. They simply don't wait and get 'shot', if you know what I mean!
Chai and I were convinced that this was a Black-capped Kingfisher. After all, the bird's cap was really black. Unfortunately, when I did my homework...and examine the underparts, I could only see clean white color. Obviously...not!
We believe this is a juvenile after watching it being fed by another Wood Swallow. There were no significant difference in size and color except for the color of the beak.
Swamphens. They have some of the beautiful colors in birds kingdom. The glossy purple is simply stunning! One of my favorite, but still lacking of good images of them!
7. Purple Heron (Ardea Purpurea)describe their behavior, maybe they are shy or not I really have no idea. This one was only around ten meters from us and taken from inside Chai's car!
Taken in Tambunan, this one is the most decent shot I managed to capture. They normally come in pair and the male is red. Unfortunately, I guess this one is still single...we didn't see the male!
Phanthom of the mountain bushes! Can easily be heard but however proved to be very difficult to be seen. You know it's there and only a few feet from you...but...yet so far! They have the charm to drag you in into their small world and forget about the other birds around you, believe me..it happened to me today! but...
10. Sunda Bush-Wabler (Cettia vulcania)
I missed the opportunity to get a glimpse of the Mountain Blackeye, missed the opportunity to get a shot of a Barbet...I don't mind...coz I have caught the phanthom that have been haunting me since our Kinabalu Park trip. It turned out to be a little cutie as well. Thank God!