Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sungai Sedim Revisited

My Lifer of the day, a Violet Cuckoo.
While I was photographing the Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, this purple looking bird pop up
from the dense vegetation. The photo was captured with the Canon 1 D mkIV with EF 800 IS lens.
ISO 1250 F8 AP Mode. Without Flash.

October 3 2010. This morning I went to Sungai Sedim to look for the winter passage migrant bird. My target is the Yellow-rumped Flycatcher. Last year, there were multiple sighting of the Yellow-rumped Flycatcher at Sungai Sedim. Unfortunately I did not find my target bird. I ended up with a "consolation prize", a close relative of the Yellow-rumped, the Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher.

I like the sweet melody called of the Grey-headed Canary.
Canon 1 D Mark IV EF 800 IS
ISO 2000 1/60 F5.6

I shot without flash in order to retain the original color of the feather.

Thanks for viewing. You comments are welcome.


Franja said...

magnifica colección de pajarillos. Preciosos

Tse Chien said...

Excellent catch on the Violet Cuckoo today! Congrats!

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi Franja,


Hi Chien,

Thanks, going to look for it again.

Paul Wu said...

Well done Kiah! 2 unusual catch!

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Awesome images of the GHC Flycatcher.

GCSpyder said...

Kiah, the violet is really violet. Very nice indeed!!

Anonymous said...

The yellow-rumped flycatcher had already come and gone because they are passage migrants. I videoed a male bird at the metal bridge on 5-9-2010. See this link for the video :
Dr Chan Kai Soon

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi Dr Chan,

Nice video of the Yellow-rumped FC.
I was a week late. A friend of mine still spotted the YR a week before.

madibirder said...

Fantastic shots. Love the colours of the violet cuckoo.Well done