Bukit Tinggi & Krau - 1st Feb 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
We started our day very early after picking up Greg from hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Arrival at our first destination before sunrise and was greeted with rain up in the highland. Oh well, no choice, we just have to wait until it stop. After the weather clears up, we prepared our gears and walk into the trail towards the birding station to wait for some great lifers (for Greg of course!) From this first station, we managed to add Mountain Peacock-Pheasant, Streaked Spiderhunter, Grey-breasted Spiderhunter, Spectacled Spiderhunter,  Rhinoceros Hornbill, and Fire-breasted Flowerpecker into Greg's list. Next in the afternoon, we spent some time in Krau forest and added Sooty-capped Babbler, Black-throated Babbler, Black-and-Yellow Broadbill, Black-and-Red Broadbill, Green Broadbill, Black Magpie, Rufescent Prinia, Banded Kingfisher, and few others before the end of the day.

At one point, we were just talking about Rhinoceros Hornbill and after a few seconds, we saw a pair of the hornbill flying toward us and perched right above the car. 

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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. When I go out to the field, I will usually have my Kowa 10x32 BDXD binocular, iPhone and Kowa TSN-501 spotting scope with me. This is the lightest setup for me as I prefer to go light these days. Although sometimes, I will (and I need to) take out my Nikon 10x42 Monarch binocular, Nikon ED82 spotting scope, Nikon1 V1 setup for specific targets.

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