Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Indian Roller

Indian Roller, Phuttamonton Park Bangkok Thailand
August 28 2010. Indian Roller is a common resident bird in Thailand. It is easily found at open country or coastal scrub. It likes to perch at exposed perches. This is the species of bird that you would not want to miss if you are bird watching in Thailand.

1 D MKIV EF 800 IS, ISO 640 AP Mode F8

Sunday, September 26, 2010

HD Video Footage of Streaked Wren Babbler

August 26 2010. I just finished editing a HD video footage of the Streaked Wren Babbler. The footage was edited using the Apple iMovie software on a Mac Pro machine.  I hope you will like it or you have any comments to contribute, feel free to leave your comments.

Friday, September 24, 2010

White-Browed Shrike Babbler

August 24 2010. White-browed Shrike Babble was another montane bird that I got over the weekend. I was lucky to catch this beautiful song bird busy fed on an insect. The male White-browed Shrike babbler was trying hard swallowing an insect as its breakfast. While I was photographing the male, the female White-browed Shrike babbler perched at a twig nearby. 

Female, White-browed Shrike Babbler

A frontal view of the Male
White-browed Shrike Babbler

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Snowy-Browed Flycatcher

Sep 22 2010. Another montane bird that I successfully photographed over the weekend was this cute little Snowy-Browed Flycatcher. The habitat for the Snowy-Browed is broadleaved evergreen forest range from 1000 to 2500 meter. 
I saw this fella perching at a mossy log facing eastern direction. The sunlight from the raising sun created a warm color hue. It was a golden opportunity that I don't want to miss.

Canon 7D EF 800 IS, ISO 1250, AP Mode F8

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hi ! My name is "Streaked Wren Babbler"

I shot from ground level, in order to get a smoother background

Sep 21st 2010. Over the weekend, I managed to photograph this "fella" at Cameron Highland. This species can only be found at highland of up to 1650 meter.

The target was busy fed on the worm found on the mossy log

This photo series of Streaked Wren Babbler was captured using
the Canon 7D and EF 800 IS. ISO 800-1250, AP Mode F8,
Without Flash.


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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wow Yummy Fruit

Sep 5 2010. For the past one week I had the opportunity photographing avian with foods in the bill (mouth). Here are some selection of the photos featuring some species of birds eating the fig fruit.

The short and stout bill of barbet is a useful
feature for fruit eating bird

Yellow-crowned Barbet

This poor Gold-whiskered Barbet with
a broken lower mandible. 

A female Red-throated Barbet swallowing a fig fruit.

Scaly-breasted Bulbul. 

Red-eyed Bulbul. Having a fruit galore.

Asian Fairy Bluebird

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ulu Guar

Female Green Broadbill

September 2 2010. Apart from the 3 Barbets species, there were also other species that I managed to photographed at Ulu Guar. There were Black-headed Bulbul (lifer), Scaly-breasted Bulbul (lifer), Thick-billed Green Pigeon (lifer), Female Green Broadbill (lifer), Asia Fairy-bluebird (lifer), Asia Glossy Starling, Red-eyed Bulbul, Raffles's Malkoha and a pair of Checker-throated Woodies. 

The Pigeon was the "early bird" at the fig tree. 
 Thick-billed Green Pigeon (lifer)


Asia Fairy-bluebird (Lifer)

Black-headed Bulbul (lifer)

Scaly-breasted Bulbul (lifer)
Always stay high up and hide behind the thick leave.
Occasionally It will fly out to the open for the fig fruits.

A pair of Checker-throated Woodies.
The couple was looking for insects at the main tree trunk.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Photo Lifers of Barbet

August 31 2010. Thanks to the intel provided by Chien and Weefar, I managed to get 3 new species of Barbet from a fig tree at Ulu Guar Recreation Park. There were small flock of Barbets and others came to  consume the fruit at the fig tree. 

The first species that got my attention was the Gold-whiskered Barbet. It is the biggest size among the species that came to this fig tree.

After photographing the Gold-whiskered, I noticed a smaller size species, which has a obvious red color feather at the throat, were actively hopping from twig to twig feeding on the fruit. I later found out that it is the Red-throated Barbet.

Male Red-throated Barbet

Female Red-throated Barbet. The feather at crown and throat is less
striking and colorful

The highlight of the day was when I saw this species with striking yellow color crowned perched at one of the twig at eye-leveled. It was the Yellow-crowned Barbet, the rarest among the three. I guess the Yellow-crowned also could not resist the temptation of the juicy fruit of the fig tree and decided to come out to this fig tree at the forest edge.

Yellow-crowned Barbet

I am glad that I decided to make the trip here and rewarded with many beautiful shots of the Barbets. I was completed exhausted when I finally reached home at the evening. Thanks for reading, you comments are highly appreciated.