Sunday, 10 December 2017

Order - Cuculiformes
Family - Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Little Bronze-cuckoo
Chalcites minutillus
小金鹃 / 棕胸金鹃
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    Size : 15–17 cm; 14.5–17 g, 16.9–21 g (russatus)
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Chalcites minutillus peninsularis (S. A. Parker, 1981)
    – extreme S Indochina, S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Chalcites minutillus albifrons (Junge, 1938)
    – Sumatra and W Java.
  • Chalcites minutillus cleis (S. A. Parker, 1981)
    – N & E Borneo.
  • Chalcites minutillus minutillus (Gould, 1859) – Little Bronze-cuckoo
    – Moluccas, W Lesser Sundas and N Australia, from Kimberley district of NW Australia through Melville I and Arnhem Land to N Queensland (Gulf of Carpentaria to W Cape York).
  • Chalcites minutillus barnardi (Mathews, 1912)
    – E Australia (SE Queensland to NE New South Wales).
  • Chalcites minutillus rufomerus (E. J. O. Hartert, 1900) – Dark-backed Bronze-cuckoo
    – E Lesser Sundas (Romang, Damar, Kisar, Leti, Moa, Sermata).
  • Chalcites minutillus aheneus (Junge, 1938)
    – SE Borneo and S Philippines.
  • Chalcites minutillus jungei (Stresemann, 1938)
    – Sulawesi, Madu (S of Sulawesi) and WC Lesser Sundas (Flores).
  • Chalcites minutillus poecilurus (G. R. Gray, 1862) – Gould's Bronze-cuckoo
    – lowlands on N & S coasts of New Guinea, and offshore islands, including W Papuan Is (Misool).
  • Chalcites minutillus misoriensis (Salvadori, 1876)
    – Biak I (Geelvink Bay).
  • Chalcites minutillus russatus (Gould, 1868)
    – N & E Queensland (Cape York S along E coast).
    Also present on Timor, where an apparently distinctive race, as yet
    undescribed, occurs.


Chalcites minutillus ssp. peninsularis
Date : 16 December 2017
Location : Batu Gajah, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Chalcites minutillus ssp. peninsularis
Date : 10 December 2017
Location : Batu Gajah, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Acanthizidae (Thornbills)
Golden-bellied Gerygone
Gerygone sulphurea
黄胸噪刺莺
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    Size : 9.5–10.4 cm

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Gerygone sulphurea sulphurea (Wallace, 1864)
    – Malay Peninsula, Cochinchina and Greater and Lesser Sundas.
  • Gerygone sulphurea muscicapa (Oberholser, 1912)
    – Enggano I (off S Sumatra).
  • Gerygone sulphurea simplex (Cabanis, 1872)
    – N, W & C Philippines (Luzon, Lubang, Verde, Mindoro, Marinduque, Catanduanes, Tablas, Negros, Cebu, Olango, Bohol, Siquijor, Samar, Palawan).
  • Gerygone sulphurea rhizophorae (Mearns, 1905)
    – S Philippines (Mindanao, Basilan, and Sulu Archipelago).
  • Gerygone sulphurea flaveola (Cabanis, 1873)
    – Sulawesi, Selayar and Banggai Is (Peleng, Banggai).

Gerygone sulphurea ssp. sulphurea
Date : 02 December 2017
Location : Kuala Sungai Burung, Balik Pulau, Daerah Barat Daya, Pulau Pinang

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Order - Charadriiformes
Family - Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Tringa brevipes
灰尾鹬 / 黄足鹬
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    Size : 23–27 cm; 80–162 g; Wingspan 60–65 cm

    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Vieillot, 1816, Timor)
    – NC & NE Siberia in Putorana Mts, and from Verkhoyansk Mts and Transbaikalia E to Anadyrland and Kamchatka and probably also N Kuril Is. Winters from Taiwan, Malay Peninsula and Philippines S through Indonesia, New Guinea and Solomon Is to Australia, a few reaching New Zealand; also Fiji and Tuvalu.

Date : 03 December 2017
Location : Kuala Sungai Burung, Balik Pulau, Daerah Barat Daya, Pulau Pinang

Date : 03 December 2017
Location : Kuala Sungai Burung, Balik Pulau, Daerah Barat Daya, Pulau Pinang

Monday, 27 November 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers and Chats)
Taiga Flycatcher /
Red-throated Flycatcher
Ficedula albicilla
红喉姬鹟
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    Size : 12 cm; 11–12 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Pallas, 1811, Dauriya)
    – E European Russia E to E Siberia (to Kamchatka), S to extreme NE Kazakhstan,
    N Mongolia and Amurland; non-breeding mainly from S Nepal E to NE India, Bangladesh, SE Asia and SE China.

Date : 01 December 2017
Location : Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Sungai Dua, 
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

Date : 01 December 2017
Location : Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Sungai Dua, 
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

Date : 27 November 2017
Location : Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Sungai Dua, 
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

Date : 27 November 2017
Location : Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Sungai Dua, 
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

Date : 27 November 2017
Location : Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Sungai Dua, 
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang


Date : 27 November 2017
Location : Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Sungai Dua, 

Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

Monday, 20 November 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers and Chats)
Narcissus Flycatcher
Ficedula narcissina
黄眉姬鹟
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    Size : 13–13·5 cm; 11–12 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Temminck, 1836, Japan)
    – Coastal Ussuriland, Sakhalin, S Kuril Is and Japan (S to Kyushu); non-breeding Hainan, Philippines and N Borneo.

Date : 22 November 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Kekal Bukit Larut, Taiping,
Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Date : 19 November 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Kekal Bukit Larut, Taiping,
Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Date : 19 November 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Kekal Bukit Larut, Taiping,
Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Date : 19 November 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Kekal Bukit Larut, Taiping,
Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Date : 18 November 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Kekal Bukit Larut, Taiping,
Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Campephagidae (Cuckooshrikes)
Ashy Minivet
Pericrocotus divaricatus
灰山椒鸟
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    Size : 18–21 cm; 20–28 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Raffles, 1822, Singapore)
    – SE Siberia (S from C Amurland), NE China (mainly Heilongjiang and Jilin), Korea and Japan; non-breeding mainly SE Asia, Sumatra, Borneo and Philippines, also regularly India.

Date : 11 November 2017
Location : Taiping Lake Gardens, Taiping, Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Order - Piciformes
Family - Megalaimidae (Asian Barbets)
Golden-throated Barbet
Psilopogon franklinii
金喉拟啄木鸟 / 金喉拟鴷
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    Size : c. 20.5–23.5 cm; 50–73 g (ramsayi), 71–101 g (franklinii)
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Psilopogon franklinii franklinii (Blyth, 1842) – Himalayan Golden-throated Barbet
    – C Nepal E along Himalayan slopes to N Myanmar and S China (SE Tibet, W & S Yunnan, SW Guangxi), S to Bangladesh (no recent records), N Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam.
  • Psilopogon franklinii ramsayi (Walden, 1875) – Malay Golden-throated Barbet
    – C Myanmar and NW Thailand S through Malay Peninsula.

Psilopogon franklinii ssp. ramsayi
Date : 27 June 2017
Location : Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highlands, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Order - Piciformes
Family - Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Grey-capped Woodpecker
Picoides canicapillus
星头啄木鸟
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    Size : 14–16 cm; 20–27 g (mitche­llii), 21–32 g (semicoronatus, scintilliceps)
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Picoides canicapillus doerriesi (Hargitt, 1881)
    – E Siberia (Ussuriland), NE China (Heilongjiang, Jilin) and Korea.
  • Picoides canicapillus scintilliceps (Swinhoe, 1863)
    – E & C China from Liaoning S to Sichuan and Zhejiang.
  • Picoides canicapillus kaleensis (Swinhoe, 1863)
    – W & S Sichuan E to Fujian and Taiwan, and S to N Myanmar and N Indochina.
  • Picoides canicapillus swinhoei (E. J. O. Hartert, 1910)
    – Hainan.
  • Picoides canicapillus mitchellii (Malherbe, 1849)
    – N Pakistan E to Nepal.
  • Picoides canicapillus semicoronatus (Malherbe, 1849)
    – extreme E Nepal E to W Assam.
  • Picoides canicapillus canicapillus (Blyth, 1845)
    – E Assam, Bangladesh, C & S Myanmar, most of Thailand and Laos.
  • Picoides canicapillus delacouri (Meyer de Schauensee, 1938)
    – SE Thailand, Cambodia and S Vietnam (Cochinchina).
  • Picoides canicapillus auritus (Eyton, 1845)
    – S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Picoides canicapillus volzi (Stresemann, 1920)
    – Riau Archipelago and Sumatra, including Nias I.
  • Picoides canicapillus aurantiiventris (Salvadori, 1868)
    – Borneo.

Picoides canicapillus ssp. auritus
Date : 15 October 2017
Location : Pantai Leka, Mukim Parit Jawa, Daerah Muar, Johor

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Pellorneidae (Ground Babblers)
Horsfield's Babbler
Malacocincla sepiaria
霍氏雅鹛
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    Size : 15–16 cm; 25–33 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Malacocincla sepiaria tardinata (E. J. O. Hartert, 1915)
    – extreme S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Malacocincla sepiaria barussana (Robinson & Kloss, 1921)
    – Sumatra.
  • Malacocincla sepiaria sepiaria (Horsfield, 1821) – Horsfield's Babbler
    – Java and Bali.
  • Malacocincla sepiaria harterti (Chasen & Kloss, 1929)
    – N Borneo.
  • Malacocincla sepiaria rufiventris (Salvadori, 1874) – Salvadori's Babbler
    – S Borneo.

Malacocincla sepiaria ssp. tardinata
Date : 16 April 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Bantang, Bekok, Daerah Segamat, Johor

Malacocincla sepiaria ssp. tardinata
Date : 16 April 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Bantang, Bekok, Daerah Segamat, Johor

Malacocincla sepiaria ssp. tardinata
Date : 16 April 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Bantang, Bekok, Daerah Segamat, Johor

Malacocincla sepiaria ssp. tardinata
Date : 16 April 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Bantang, Bekok, Daerah Segamat, Johor

Monday, 23 October 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Timaliidae (Scimitar-babblers and allies)
Chestnut-winged Babbler
Cyanoderma erythropterum
红翅穗鹛
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    Size : 12.5–13.5 cm; 10–16 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Cyanoderma erythropterum erythropterum (Blyth, 1842)
    – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and N Natuna Is.
  • Cyanoderma erythropterum pyrrhophaeum (Hartlaub, 1844)
    – Sumatra, including Batu Is, Bangka and Belitung.
  • Cyanoderma erythropterum fulviventre (Richmond, 1903)
    – Banyak Is, off NW Sumatra.

Cyanoderma erythropterum ssp. erythropterum
Date : 21 October 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Lenggor, Daerah Mersing, Johor

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Pellorneidae (Ground Babblers)
Striped Wren-babbler
Kenopia striata
纹鹪鹛
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    Size : 14–15 cm; 17–22 g

    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Blyth, 1842, “Singapore”)
    – S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Date : 21 October 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Lenggor, Daerah Mersing, Johor

Date : 21 October 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Lenggor, Daerah Mersing, Johor

Date : 21 October 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Lenggor, Daerah Mersing, Johor

Date : 21 October 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Lenggor, Daerah Mersing, Johor

Date : 21 October 2017
Location : Hutan Simpan Lenggor, Daerah Mersing, Johor

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Order - Charadriiformes
Family - Charadriidae (Plovers)
Greater Sandplover
Charadrius leschenaultii
铁嘴沙鸻
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    Size : 20–25 cm; 55–121 g; Wingspan 44–60 cm
                 
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Charadrius leschenaultii columbinus (Wagler, 1829)
    – Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Armenia and Azerbaijan; winters Red Sea, Gulf of Aden
    and SE Mediterranean.
  • Charadrius leschenaultii scythicus (Carlos, Roselaar & Voisin, 2012)
    – Transcaspia and (possibly this race) NW Afghanistan to SE Kazakhstan;
    winters NE & E Africa to W India.
  • Charadrius leschenaultii leschenaultii (Lesson, 1826)
    – W China (Dzungaria), Mongolia, S Siberia (Tuva) and Altai Mts; winters S to
    S Asia and Australasia, probably also E Africa.

Charadrius leschenaultii ssp. leschenaultii
Date : 15 October 2017
Location : Pantai Leka Mudflat, Mukim Parit Jawa, Daerah Muar, Johor

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Order - Charadriiformes
Family - Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)
Little Curlew
Numenius minutus
小杓鹬
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    Size : 28–34 cm; 118–221 g; Wingspan 68–71 cm

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Gould, 1841, Maitland, on Hunter River, New South Wales, Australia)
    – N Krasnoyarsk Krai and N & C Yakutia, from S slopes of Putorana Mts E to R Anabar, and Verkhoyansk and Cherski Mts on upper R Yana and R Indigirka as
    far E as R Anyuy, along Siberian coast. Winters in Australia.

2nd Peninsula Malaysia Record !!!
Date : 14 October 2017
Location : Sungai Balang Paddyfield, Mukim Sungai Balang, Daerah Muar, Johor

Date : 14 October 2017
Location : Sungai Balang Paddyfield, Mukim Sungai Balang, Daerah Muar, Johor

Date : 14 October 2017
Location : Sungai Balang Paddyfield, Mukim Sungai Balang, Daerah Muar, Johor

Date : 14 October 2017
Location : Sungai Balang Paddyfield, Mukim Sungai Balang, Daerah Muar, Johor

Date : 14 October 2017
Location : Sungai Balang Paddyfield, Mukim Sungai Balang, Daerah Muar, Johor

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Order - Coraciiformes
Family - Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Banded Kingfisher
Lacedo pulchella
横斑翠鸟
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    Size : 20–24.5 cm; Male 40·8–48.5 g, Female 46.5–54.3 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Lacedo pulchella amabilis (A. O. Hume, 1873)
    – S & SE Myanmar E to C Vietnam (C Annam) and S to S Thailand and S Indochina.
  • Lacedo pulchella pulchella (Horsfield, 1821)
    – S Thailand S (including Riau Archipelago) to Sumatra, and E to Java; also N Natuna Is.

Lacedo pulchella ssp. pulchella
Date : 17 September 2016
Location : Tasik Pedu, Daerah Padang Terap, Kedah

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Timaliidae (Scimitar-babblers and allies)
Chestnut-rumped Babbler
Stachyris maculata
红腰穗鹛
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    Size : 17–18.5 cm; 23–36 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Stachyris maculata maculata (Temminck, 1836)
    – S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra (including Bangka) and Borneo.
  • Stachyris maculata banjakensis (Richmond, 1902)
    – Banyak Is, off NW Sumatra.
  • Stachyris maculata hypopyrrha (Oberholser, 1912)
    – Batu Is, off W Sumatra.

Stachyris maculata ssp. maculata
Date : 09 September 2017
Location : Krau Wildlive Reserve, Lanchang, Daerah Temerloh, Pahang