Garnet Pitta

Friday, May 9, 2014
One of many bird watcher's and photographer's favorites and target birds is Garnet Pitta. Never grow tired of seeing Pitta. Although it is consider easy to see this pitta, it is by no means that I see it everyday or every time I arrive at this spot. Sometimes I can only hear faint calls. Whenever I heard 2 calls close to each other, that means I will definitely not able to see it.

Here is a Garnet Pitta at our favorite stakeout. This stakeout is also good for White-rumped Shama and Short-tailed Babbler. There are also several different babblers and the most common is the Chestnut-winged Babbler.

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About Me

I'm a bird watcher, digiscoper, photographer and a licensed nature guide. Welcome to my 'A Malaysian Birder' blog. I will post my bird sightings and photographs on this blog. I started bird watching while studying in university. After graduating with a degree in forestry specializing in parks and recreation management, I have been attached to the parks and gardens industry. My past work experiences involve conducting environmental education program, bird watching and many more.

Bird Watching Tours

There are quite a number of birding groups from Australia, United States and United Kingdom that come over to Malaysia annually visiting the traditional key sites that include Kuala Selangor, Fraser's Hill and Taman Negara. There is not doubt that the 3 sites are the preferred birding sites in Peninsular Malaysia. So if you are coming over for birding and intend to hire a guide, you can send me an email at and go over to posting section to view photos and summary of trip reports with testimonials from past clients.

Besides following the traditional route, I also customized trip according to clients needs, preference and interests. So there are some local patches that I can introduce to all bird watchers, digiscopers and photographers.

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