Taiping / Kuala Sepetang 8th - 9th February 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Long-tailed Parakeet
Nikon V1 + Nikkor CX 70-300mm VR

An early morning drive from KL and after several hours on the North-South Highway, we reached Kuala Sepetang. For the next few hours, we found Greater Flameback which is much easier to see than Common Flameback (unlike the situation in Kuala Selangor), the uncooperative Copperthroated Sunbird, Olive-winged Bulbul, Mangrove Blue Flycatcher, Ashy Tailorbird and Chestnut-winged Babbler. There were also Crested Serpent Eagle perching silently, giving us good opportunity to see and take photographs of it. Further on, we saw Black-capped Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Cinereous Tit, Pacific Swallow, Brown Shrike, Asian Glossy Starling, Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Lesser Adjustant Stork, Little Egret, Great Egret, Striated (Little) Heron, and Black-crowned Night Heron. 

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