24 August 2011

Black-browed Barbet or Müller's Barbet (Megalaima oorti)

The Black-browed Barbet or Müller's Barbet (Megalaima oorti) is a bird belonging to the Asian barbet family, Megalaimidae.

 The Chinese name for the bird, "five-colored bird" (五色鳥) refers to the five colors seen on its plumage. 

The plumage is mostly green apart from the head which is patterned with blue, yellow and red. There is a black stripe above the eye. 

Because of its colorful plumage and that its call resembles that of a percussion instrument known as a wooden fish, the species is also referred to as the "spotted monk of the forest" in Taiwan.

The bill is black and the feet are grey-green.

It has a scattered distribution in south-eastern Asia.  It inhabits tropical and subtropical forests. It forages in the upper and middle levels of the canopy.

 It excavates a nest hole in a tree but little else is known about its breeding habits.

                                                                                                         Loc: Malaysia August 2011

21 August 2011

Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra)

For record purposes ONLY..

The Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra) is a species of long-billed nectar feeding bird in the Nectariniidae family found in the moist forests of South and Southeast Asia. Unlike typical sunbirds, males and females are very similar in plumage. 

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is usually found below the canopy. They are also found in gardens, attracted especially by flowers that yield nectar

                                                                                                      Loc:  Selangor Malaysia August 2011

Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus)

The Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus) is a species of bird in the Eurylaimidae family. 

It is found in BruneiCambodiaIndonesiaLaosMalaysia,MyanmarSingaporeThailand, and Vietnam.

 Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

                                                                                                    Loc:  Selangor Malaysia August 2011

Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus)

just for record purposes ONLY -  Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus)

The Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. 

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It can grow up to 10 in (25 cm) long. Its main diet is mainly insects and larvae. Its a bright and colorful bird that is hard to be mistaken. They are large members of the picus family. Its status is least concern.

                                                                                         Loc:  Selangor Malaysia August 2011

Banded Kingfisher, Lacedo pulchella (male)

another record shots...

The Banded KingfisherLacedo pulchella, is a tree kingfisher found in the lowland tropical forests. It is the only member of the genus Lacedo.

The Banded Kingfisher is a 20 cm long kingfisher with a sturdy red bill and a short crest which is slowly raised and lowered. It shows striking sexual dimorphism compared to most of its relatives. The adult male has a chestnut forehead, cheeks and nape, and a bright blue cap. The rest of the upperparts, wings and tail are black with blue bands. The breast, flanks and undertail are rufous, and the central belly is white.

The call is a long whistled wheeeoo followed by 15 repetitions of chiwiu in 17 seconds, the second syllable gradually fading away. 

The nest is a hole in a rotting tree trunk, or sometimes in the spherical nest of tree termites. Two to five white eggs are laid.This is a bird of lowland rainforest found up to 1700 m its . Unlike most kingfishers, it does not need pools or streams in its territory.
The Banded Kingfisher hunts large insects and occasionally small lizards, usually taken in the trees, but sometimes from the ground.

                                                                                         Loc: Selangor Malaysia, August 2011

Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus)

Just sharing my record shots..

The Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus) is a species of bird in the Dicaeidae family

. It is found in IndonesiaMalaysiaMyanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

                                                                                                Loc: Selangor August 2011

18 August 2011

Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)

The Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical and sub-tropical .

The Common Emerald Dove is a stocky, medium-sized pigeon, typically 23 to 28 centimetres (10 to 11.2 inches) in length. The back and wings are bright emerald green. The flight feathers and tail are blackish, and broad black and white bars show on the lower back in flight. The head and underparts are dark vinous pink (in chrysochlora, more brown in longirostris), fading to greyish on the lower belly. The eyes are dark brown, the bill bright red and legs and feet rufous.

Emerald doves usually occur singly, pairs or in small groups. They are quite terrestrial, often searching for fallen fruit on the ground and spending little time in trees except when roosting.

They eatseeds and fruits of a wide variety of plants and are generally tame and approachable.
                                                                                                                                                Loc: Selangor Malaysia - August 2011

17 August 2011

Golden-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon),

The Golden-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon), a near passerine bird from Southeast Asia, is a species of Asian Barbet.

At 24 to 30 centimeters in length and weighing from 110 to 181 grams, the Golden-whiskered Barbet is one of the largest of the sixteen species of barbets in Southeast Asia.

Golden-whiskered Barbets are frugivores that gorge themselves on berriesfigs, and any edible fruits they can find.[2][3] A bird watcher colorfully described the Golden-whiskered Barbet eating papayasin a private fruit orchard 

This bird spends most of the day singing and foraging for food in the forest canopy.

                                                                                                   Loc: Selangor Malaysia Aug 2011

16 August 2011

Buff-rumped Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tristis)

                                                                                                                        Loc:  Selangor Msia August 2011

15 August 2011

Long-billed Spiderhunter (Arachnothera robusta)

The Long-billed Spiderhunter (Arachnothera robusta) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family.

 It is found in  IndonesiaMalaysia, and Thailand.

 Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

                                                                                                                                                Loc:  Selangor Malaysia 2011

14 August 2011

Orange-backed Woodpecker (Reinwardtipicus validus)

Lovely weekend to all..sunday Aug 14 2011..

                                          Orange Backed Woodpecker - Male

  Orange Backed Woodpecker - Female

                                                                                                  Loc:  Selangor Malaysia August 2011

13 August 2011

Grey-and-buff Woodpecker (Hemicircus concretus)

The Grey-and-buff Woodpecker (Hemicircus concretus) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

 It is found in BruneiIndonesiaMalaysiaMyanmar,Singapore, and Thailand.

 Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

                                                                                                                                                     Loc: Selangor August 2011