Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Order - Piciformes
Family - Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Lesser Yellownape
Picus chlorolophus
黄冠绿啄木鸟
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    Size : 25–28 cm; 57–74 g (chlori­gaster), 74–83 g (simlae)
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Picus chlorolophus simlae (R. Meinertzhagen, 1924)
    – NE Pakistan and N India (Himachal Pradesh) E to W Nepal.
  • Picus chlorolophus chlorolophus (Vieillot, 1818) – Himalayan Yellownape
    – E Nepal E to Myanmar and N Vietnam.
  • Picus chlorolophus annamensis (R. Meinertzhagen, 1924)
    – SE Thailand to S Vietnam.
  • Picus chlorolophus chlorigaster (Jerdon, 1845) – Indian Yellownape
    – Peninsular India.
  • Picus chlorolophus wellsi (R. Meinertzhagen, 1924)
    – Sri Lanka.
  • Picus chlorolophus citrinocristatus (Rickett, 1901) – Chinese Yellownape
    – N Vietnam (Tonkin) E, discontinuously, to SE China (Fujian).
  • Picus chlorolophus longipennis (E. J. O. Hartert, 1910)
    – Hainan I.
  • Picus chlorolophus rodgeri (E. J. O. Hartert & Butler, 1898) – Malayan Yellownape
    – Highlands of Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Picus chlorolophus vanheysti (Robinson & Kloss, 1919)
    – Sumatran highlands.

Picus chlorolophus ssp. rodgeri
Date : 09 May 2016
Location : Fraser's Hill, Mukim Tras, Daerah Raub, Pahang

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Rhipiduridae (Fantails)
White-throated Fantail
Rhipidura albicollis
白喉扇尾鹟
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    Size : 17.5–20.5 cm; 9–13 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Rhipidura albicollis canescens (Koelz, 1939)
    – foothills of Himalayas from NE Pakistan and Kashmir E to W Nepal.
  • Rhipidura albicollis albicollis (Vieillot, 1818)
    – C Himalayas (Nepal and Sikkim), and from plains of Bangladesh S to E India (lower West Bengal); non-breeding in lowlands.
  • Rhipidura albicollis orissae (Ripley, 1955)
    – EC India (E Madhya Pradesh, S Bihar, Odisha).
  • Rhipidura albicollis stanleyi (E. C. S. Baker, 1916)
    – E Himalayas (E from Sikkim) E to NW & W Myanmar, S to E Bangladesh.
  • Rhipidura albicollis celsa (Riley, 1929)
    – Myanmar (except NW & W), S China (SE Xizang and S Sichuan S to Yunnan, Guangxi and Hainan), Thailand (except S) and N Indochina.
  • Rhipidura albicollis cinerascens (Delacour, 1927)
    – S Indochina (except Cochinchina).
  • Rhipidura albicollis atrata (Salvadori, 1879)
    – S peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
  • Rhipidura albicollis kinabalu (Chasen, 1941)
    – mountains of N Borneo.
  • Rhipidura albicollis sarawacensis (Chasen, 1941)
    – W Borneo (Poi Range).
    Recently found (unknown race) in SE Borneo (Meratus Mts).


Rhipidura albicollis ssp. kinabalu
Date : 13 February 2016
Location : Kinabalu Park, Ranau, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah

Monday, 26 March 2018

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)
Yellow-eared Spiderhunter
Arachnothera chrysogenys
小黄耳捕蛛鸟
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    Size : 17–18 cm; 22–23.5 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Arachnothera chrysogenys chrysogenys (Temminck, 1826)
    – Extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Riau and Lingga Archipelagos, Sumatra and most satellites, W Borneo and W Java.
  • Arachnothera chrysogenys harrissoni (Deignan, 1957)
    – E Borneo.

Arachnothera chrysogenys ssp. chrysogenys
Date : 23 March 2018
Location : Hutan Lipur Ulu Guar, Manong, Daerah Kuala Kangsar, Perak

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers)
Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker
Prionochilus xanthopygius
黄腰锯嘴啄花鸟
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    Size : 9 cm; Male 6.5–8.6 g, Female 6.9–8.6 g, 
             Unsexed juveniles 6.5–8.2 g.
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Salvadori, 1868, Sarawak, Borneo)
    – Borneo; also N Natuna Is (one record).

Date : 24 February 2018
Location : Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan, Sabah

Date : 24 February 2018
Location : Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan, Sabah

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Order - Strigiformes
Family - Strigidae (Typical Owls)
Collared Owlet
Glaucidium brodiei
领鸺鹠
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    Size : 15–17 cm; Male c. 53 g (n = 2), Female c. 63 g (n = 1)
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Glaucidium brodiei brodiei (E. Burton, 1836)
    – NE Afghanistan and N Pakistan E through Himalayas to SE Tibet, N Indochina, S, C & E China (including Hainan), and S to Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Glaucidium brodiei pardalotum (Swinhoe, 1863)
    – Taiwan.
  • Glaucidium brodiei sylvaticum (Bonaparte, 1850)
    – Sumatra.
  • Glaucidium brodiei borneense (Sharpe, 1893)
    – Borneo.

Glaucidium brodiei ssp. brodiei
Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Jalan TM Gunung Telapa Buruk, Kuala Klawang, Daerah Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan

Glaucidium brodiei ssp. brodiei
Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Jalan TM Gunung Telapa Buruk, Kuala Klawang, Daerah Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan


Glaucidium brodiei ssp. brodiei
Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Jalan TM Gunung Telapa Buruk, Kuala Klawang, Daerah Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan


Glaucidium brodiei ssp. brodiei
Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Jalan TM Gunung Telapa Buruk, Kuala Klawang, Daerah Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan

Glaucidium brodiei ssp. brodiei
Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Jalan TM Gunung Telapa Buruk, Kuala Klawang, Daerah Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan

Glaucidium brodiei ssp. brodiei
Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Jalan TM Gunung Telapa Buruk, Kuala Klawang, Daerah Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan

Glaucidium brodiei ssp. brodiei
Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Jalan TM Gunung Telapa Buruk, Kuala Klawang, Daerah Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan

Glaucidium brodiei ssp. brodiei
Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Jalan TM Gunung Telapa Buruk, Kuala Klawang, Daerah Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan


Glaucidium brodiei ssp. brodiei
Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Jalan TM Gunung Telapa Buruk, Kuala Klawang, Daerah Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Order - Cuculiformes
Family - Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
栗胸地鹃
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    Size : 42–50 cm; Male 145–190 g, Female 163–167.6 g (nominate)
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Phaenicophaeus curvirostris singularis (Parrot, 1907)
    – S Myanmar (Tenasserim), S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra.
  • Phaenicophaeus curvirostris curvirostris (Shaw, 1810)
    – W & C Java.
  • Phaenicophaeus curvirostris deningeri (Stresemann, 1913)
    – E Java and Bali.
  • Phaenicophaeus curvirostris microrhinus (Berlepsch, 1895)
    – Borneo, Natuna Is and Bangka.
  • Phaenicophaeus curvirostris harringtoni (Sharpe, 1877)
    – SW Philippines (Calamian Group, Palawan, Balabac).

Phaenicophaeus curvirostris ssp. singularis
Date : 24 February 2018
Location : Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan, Sabah
Order - Falconiformes
Family - Falconidae (Falcons, Caracaras)
Black-thighed Falconet
Microhierax fringillarius
黑腿小隼
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    Size : 14–17 cm; 28–55 g; Wingspan 27–34 cm

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Drapiez, 1824, “Indes” = Sumatra)
    – Extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and S Thailand through Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra, Borneo, Java and Bali.

Date : 03 March 2018
Location : Pekan Batu 18, Jalan Ulu Langat, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Order - Galliformes
Family - Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Bornean Partridge / 
Bornean Hill-partridge /
Red-breasted Hill-partridge
Arborophila hyperythra
赤胸山鹧鸪
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    Size : c. 25–27 cm; c 270 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Sharpe, 1879, Lawas River, Borneo)
    – Mountains of NC Borneo (N as far as Mt Kinabalu).

Date : 01 March 2018
Location : Crocker Range Park (Gunung Alab Substation), Tambunan,
Bahagian Pedalaman, Sabah

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Order - Trogoniformes
Family - Trogonidae (Trogons)
Diard's Trogon
Harpactes diardii
紫顶咬鹃
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    Size : 34 cm; 101 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Harpactes diardii sumatranus (A. W. H. Blasius, 1896)
    – S peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Lingga Archipelago and Sumatra.
  • Harpactes diardii diardii (Temminck, 1832)
    – Bangka I (off E Sumatra) and Borneo.

Harpactes diardii ssp. diardii
Date : 23 February 2018
Location : Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan, Sabah

Monday, 5 March 2018

Order - Galliformes
Family - Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Crimson-headed Partridge
Haematortyx sanguiniceps
红头林鹧鸪
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    Size : c. 25 cm; one male 330 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Sharpe, 1879, Lawas River, Borneo)
    – Mountains of N Borneo.

Date : 01 March 2018
Location : Crocker Range Park (Gunung Alab Substation), Tambunan,
Bahagian Pedalaman, Sabah


Date : 01 March 2018

Location : Crocker Range Park (Gunung Alab Substation), Tambunan,
Bahagian Pedalaman, Sabah

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Order - Psittaciformes
Family - Psittacidae (Parrots)
Blue-naped Parrot
Tanygnathus lucionensis
蓝颈鹦鹉
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    Size : 31 cm; 148–231 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Tanygnathus lucionensis lucionensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
    – Luzon and Mindoro (N Philippines).
  • Tanygnathus lucionensis hybridus (Salomonsen, 1952)
    – Polillo (off E Luzon).
  • Tanygnathus lucionensis salvadorii (Ogilvie-Grant, 1896)
    – Philippines (except N), but may be rare or extinct on many islands; also on some small islands off NW & NE Borneo (Si Amil, Mantanani), where possibly introduced, especially on latter.
  • Tanygnathus lucionensis horrisonus (Bangs & J. L. Peters, 1927)
    – Maratua I, off E Borneo.
  • Tanygnathus lucionensis talautensis (A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1895)
    – Talaud Is (S of Philippines); recorded in Sangihe Is, but probably an escape.
    Feral population (presumably race salvadorii) around Kota Kinabalu, W Sabah,
    in N Borneo.


Tanygnathus lucionensis ssp. salvadorii
Date : 02 March 2018
Location : First Beach Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah


Tanygnathus lucionensis ssp. salvadorii
Date : 02 March 2018
Location : First Beach Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah

Tanygnathus lucionensis ssp. salvadorii
Date : 02 March 2018
Location : First Beach Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah

Tanygnathus lucionensis ssp. salvadorii
Date : 02 March 2018
Location : First Beach Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah


Tanygnathus lucionensis ssp. salvadorii
Date : 26 February 2018
Location : First Beach Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah
Order - Passeriformes
Family - Scotocercidae (Bush-warblers)
Sunda Bush-warbler
Cettia vulcania
马氏树莺
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    Size : 12–13 cm
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Horornis vulcanius vulcanius
    – Java, Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.
  • Horornis vulcanius sepiarius
    – Mountains of N Sumatra.
  • Horornis vulcanius flaviventris
    – Mountains of Central and S Sumatra.
  • Horornis vulcanius oreophilus
    – N Borneo (Mt. Kinabalu).
  • Horornis vulcanius banksi
    – Mountains of N Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak).
  • Horornis vulcanius palawanus
    – Mountains of Palawan (SW Philippines).
  • Horornis vulcanius [everetti or kolichisi]
    – Timor (E Lesser Sundas).

Horornis vulcanius ssp. oreophilus
Date : 28 February 2018
Location : Kinabalu Park, Ranau, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah

Horornis vulcanius ssp. oreophilus
Date : 28 February 2018
Location : Kinabalu Park, Ranau, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah


Horornis vulcanius ssp. oreophilus
Date : 28 February 2018

Location : Kinabalu Park, Ranau, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Campephagidae (Cuckooshrikes)
Lesser Cuckooshrike
Lalage fimbriata
缨鹃鵙
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    Size : 19–20.5 cm; 28–30 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Lalage fimbriata neglecta (A. O. Hume, 1877)
    – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and S Thailand.
  • Lalage fimbriata culminata (Hay, 1845)
    – Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Lalage fimbriata schierbrandi (Pelzeln, 1865)
    – Sumatra and Borneo.
  • Lalage fimbriata compta (Richmond, 1903)
    – Simeulue and Siberut (off W Sumatra).
  • Lalage fimbriata fimbriata (Temminck, 1824)
    – Java and Bali.

Date : 16 February 2018
Location : Hutan Lipur Ulu Guar, Manong, Daerah Kuala Kangsar, Perak

Monday, 12 February 2018

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)
Spectacled Spiderhunter
Arachnothera flavigaster
大黄耳捕蛛鸟
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    Size : 21–22 cm; Three adult males 44.4–49 g, One female 38.4 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Eyton, 1839, “Malaya”)
    – S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo; recently recorded in extreme S Myanmar.

Date : 11 February 2018
Location : Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam (TBNSA),
Shah Alam, Daerah Petaling, Selangor

Date : 11 February 2018
Location : Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam (TBNSA),
Shah Alam, Daerah Petaling, Selangor


Date : 11 February 2018
Location : Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam (TBNSA),
Shah Alam, Daerah Petaling, Selangor

Date : 11 February 2018

Location : Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam (TBNSA),
Shah Alam, Daerah Petaling, Selangor

Monday, 5 February 2018

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)
Plain Sunbird
Anthreptes simplex
纯色食蜜鸟 / 纯色直嘴太阳鸟
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    Size : 12 cm; Male 7–10.7 g, Female 7.1–11.8 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (S. Müller, 1843, Sumatra and Borneo)
    – Extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), SW & S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (including Nias I), N Natuna Is and Borneo.

Date : 03 February 2018
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Sedim, Mukim Karangan, Daerah Kulim, Kedah