I covered a lot of KMs on foot at this location but the rewards were high so I didn't mind! The bird feeders at the Jelai Hotel were very good for seeing some species close up in the morning.
This was one of a few 'birds of the trip', such a strange looking bird! When observed would often show fairly well, but generally in the mid-storey, rather than low down. I did however find a nesting pair on one of the trails which gave nice views as in the above and below photos.
A great view showing its weird 'ears'!
Little Pied Flycatcher
A great bird, one of my favourites from my last trip to the region. This one found a nice maggot for breakfast! Tiny bird. This one flew and landed on the ground 1ft in front of me at one stage.
A difficult species for me to get a photo of as seen in a busy 'bird-wave'. Moves around really quickly so this blurry shot was the best I could do. The fieldguide really doesn't do this species justice. A very smart bird. Saw about 8 of them during the week.
An ever-present background noise around the forest, this one flew in and gave really good views but more often than not they remained fairly high up and remained elusive, typical of Barbets in the region so it would seem.
Several seen/heard. This one dropped in to some feeders briefly but only allowed a quick record shot to be grabbed before it flew off. A great looking bird!
This bird has one of the best songs/calls I've ever heard (and I've heard a few!) - imagine a dirt bike going up a hill! It's also a huge beast of a bird but can melt away into the vegetation and just disappear and is very common! Unfortunately this one was flushed by some Malaysian photographers just before I had time to get some better photos.
Another pretty impressive looking bird! Fairly common at this location and several seen daily. A big fan of the 'bottle brush' tree.
One impressive bird! This male hung around the same spot for the whole week and would generally show fairly well. There was a lot of them about, often present within the bird-waves. Wouldn't mind finding one of these at Flamborough in the Autumn!
This was one I was looking forward to seeing and it didn't let me down! Very common in the forest when the song/call learnt. Generally constantly scolding, especially when the young fledglings were around. A really quick mover low down in the vegetation near the forest floor, generally in dark places!
Annoyed at me by the look of it!
Fairly common, especially when near the bird feeders, but always a surprise when bumped into when deep in some forest! Another cracking looking bird.
Despite being common was difficult to get a decent picture as they never sat still for very long!
A really smart bird and nice and common too, though a bit of a pain in bird-waves when its large broad wingspan would keep attracting my eye when I was trying to look for the rarer species!
Very common and generally very showy, though often in the forest and in the near-dark so nice to see on the forest edge to get a shot. Constantly on the move fanning its tail as you'd probably guess. Nice song too.