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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Friday, 26 May 2017

Avian Sighting May 2017 - Red-headed Trogon

The female with the brown head
The male with the red head
I have never encounter the Red-headed Trogon at such tame and friendly manner in Fraser Hill.  Most of the time there stayed away at least  30-50 ft away. The birds have been present at the Bishop's Trail- Hernmant Trail  stretch for the past months since Mar- May 2017.

The birds stayed  on and off the road side from dawn till about 10 am. While the bird photogs chase after the birds up and down the road the trogon continue  to feed on grubs and insects off the branches oblivious of the intrusion of we humans. I even saw other birder's posting of this pair dropping to the ground to feed for crying out loud!

If you cannot count the feathers of the bird you really "sakpai" (fail in cantonese) liow hahaha