Mike Birder - Malaysian Birds

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Welcome to my Malaysian Birding Blog. I migrated to blogspot.com as my blog at multiply.com closed shop in 2012. I wish to showcase all Malaysian birds that I have photographed whether here or overseas. My countdown of lifers started in 2005. As of September 2017 my countdown of lifers photograph has reached
480/688 species of birds of Malaysia.

My shooting gear are a EF400mm f4 DO lens and Canon 7D body which to me is the ideal setup for mobility and bird chasing. Eventhen the weight over my shoulder is more that 5.5 kg. As of June 2016 I have also acquired a Fuji XF 100-400mm OIS lens to complement my travelling cum birding trip overseas. The Fuji X-T2 is now in hand ; the weight over my shoulder is much lighter now by 30%.

I am a weekend birder. Do feel free to drop me a line at mikebirding@gmail.com and I see whether you can tag along in my outings. My usual day trip is just an hour ride away to Hulu Langat, Lancang Kemensah, Krau, Awana, Hulu Kali, Gombak Ole Road, Fraser's Hill , Bukit Tinggi and KSNP & Coastal Sg Janggut . Overnite trip to Merapoh & Cameron, Air Hitam and further north to Kuala Sidim is a seldom affair and when the family permit. Panti in Johor is another good birding site that I yet to go. Then there are the Borneo birds of Sabah and Sarawak of Malaysia which I seriously much go to chalk up more lifers

WARNING Birding is an addiction once you started its hard to stop. The wifey and children are now birding widow and orphan.

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Thursday, 11 October 2012

BABBLER 2/23 - White-chested Babbler

White-chested Babbler
 
White-chested Babbler is locally common in lowland moist swampy jungle and mangrove of Malaysia as well as in Thailand, Indonesia & Myammar Though it is common bird to be heard and see but to photograph it is another matter. This is because it stays in dense dark areas of undergrowth and foliage usually near some waterway and wetground. To chase it is a no no

It is a small bird of slightly more than 6 inches ; white chested and a pale beige eye patch. Usually solitary unless breeding season. Babblers eats anything critters crawlies and flying bugs that they find on the ground and low vegetation