Mike Birder - Malaysian Birds


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 January 2017 my countdown of lifers photograph has reached
477/668 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.

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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Tuesday, 18 March 2014


After a month's siesta pull up my socks to bird in the ole hunt in  Bukit Nuang. Did not expect much during the very dry & hot  weather there. First bird to see at the first section of the trail is a single Spectacled Spiderhunter feeding  on nectar of a flowering tree. Later a fledgling flew to the same tree and the adult bird was seen feeding it.

A fruiting ficus tree draws plenty of bulbuls like  black-headed, crested and red-eyes. A pair Asian Fairy Bluebird was also sighted. No good pictures here as the tree was very dense.

Found a pair of Dollarbird eying a nesting hole 10 m from the ground.

The handsome glowing OM robin which was very confiding whilst the resident Chestnut-breasted Malkoha was a bit shy today.
 This migrant yellow-rumped flycatcher is common to be seen here since few months past. They tend to keep to the cooler part of undergrowth and stream path.

This migrant warbler with a very long white lore and grey body is quite different which I yet to id......
A pair of Chestnut-naped Forktail flew in while I was luring the flycatcher at the stream. On the right a possible Philentoma

Look at the hairy-back!