Thursday, 15 June 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Hirundinidae (Swallows and Martins)
Pacific Swallow
Hirundo tahitica
洋燕
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Taxonomy update for 2013
Hirundo tahitica is split into two species, with Hill Swallow
restricted to southern India and Sri Lanka, and Pacific Swallow
occurring widely in Southeast Asia (including the Andaman
Islands of India):
- Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
- Hill Swallow (Hirundo domicola)

    Size : 13 cm; 11–16 g

    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Hirundo tahitica tahitica (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)
    - Society Islands (Moorea and Tahiti)
  • Hirundo tahitica javanica (Sparrman, 1789) – House Swallow
    – Andaman Is, and from coastal Myanmar, S Thailand, S Cambodia and Cochinchina
    S to Sundas and Wallacea and E to Philippines.
  • Hirundo tahitica namiyei (Stejneger, 1887)
    – Ryukyu Is (Nansei-shoto) and Taiwan.
  • Hirundo tahitica frontalis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)
    – N & W New Guinea.
  • Hirundo tahitica ambiens (Mayr, 1934)
    – New Britain, in Bismarck Archipelago.
  • Hirundo tahitica subfusca (Gould, 1856)
    – New Ireland E through Solomons, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to Fiji and Tonga.
  • Hirundo tahitica albescens (Schodde & Mason, 1999)
    – S & E New Guinea.

Date : 10 June 2017
Location : Taman Negara Pahang (Sungai Relau), Merapoh, Daerah Lipis, Pahang
Order - Passeriformes
Family - Cisticolidae (Cisticolas & allies)
Dark-necked Tailorbird
Orthotomus atrogularis
黑喉缝叶莺
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    Size : 11–12 cm; 7.5 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Orthotomus atrogularis nitidus (A. O. Hume, 1874)
    – NE India (from Jalpaiguri, in West Bengal, E to Assam S of Brahmaputra, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland), E Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills), also
    Myanmar (except W), extreme S China (S Yunnan), throughout Thailand
    (except S), Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
  • Orthotomus atrogularis atrogularis (Temminck, 1836)
    – Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo (except NE).
  • Orthotomus atrogularis major (Chasen & Kloss, 1928)
    – Tioman I (off E Peninsular Malaysia), and Anambas Is and N Natuna Is.
  • Orthotomus atrogularis humphreysi (Chasen & Kloss, 1929)
    – NE Borneo.

Orthotomus atrogularis ssp. atrogularis
Date : 10 June 2017
Location : Taman Negara Pahang (Sungai Relau), Merapoh, Daerah Lipis, Pahang

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Eurylaimidae (Typical Broadbills)
Silver-breasted Broadbill
Serilophus lunatus
银胸阔嘴鸟 / 银胸丝冠鸟
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    Size : 16–17 cm; 25·2–34 g (intensus)
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Serilophus lunatus atrestus (Deignan, 1948)
    – C & E Myanmar (S of Bhamo, E of R Irrawaddy) and S China (SW Yunnan)
    S to NE Thailand, C & S (lowland) Laos and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).
  • Serilophus lunatus elisabethae (La Touche, 1921)
    – SE China (SE Yunnan, SW Guangxi) and N & C Vietnam, perhaps this race
    further S in S Vietnam and Cambodia.
  • Serilophus lunatus polionotus (Rothschild, 1903)
    – Hainan.
  • Serilophus lunatus lunatus (Gould, 1834)
    – SC & S Myanmar (Pegu Yomas, Karen Hills, N Tenasserim) and NW Thailand.
  • Serilophus lunatus stolidus (Robinson & Kloss, 1919)
    – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW & S Thailand (except extreme S).
  • Serilophus lunatus aphobus (Deignan, 1948)
    – SE Thailand and Cambodia.
  • Serilophus lunatus impavidus (Deignan, 1948)
    – Bolovens Plateau, in S Laos.
  • Serilophus lunatus rothschildi (E. J. O. Hartert & Butler, 1898)
    – extreme S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Serilophus lunatus intensus (Robinson & Kloss, 1916)
    – Sumatra.

Date : 13 May 2017
Location : Hutan Simpanan Kekal Berembun, Daerah Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Date : 13 May 2017
Location : Hutan Simpanan Kekal Berembun, Daerah Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Date : 13 May 2017
Location : Hutan Simpanan Kekal Berembun, Daerah Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Order - Galliformes
Family - Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Chestnut-necklaced Partridge
Arborophila charltonii
栗胸山鹧鸪
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    Size : 26–32 cm, male c. 290 g, female c. 250 g

    (VU : Vulnerable)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Arborophila charltonii charltonii (Eyton, 1845)
    – S Thailand and S Myanmar S through Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Arborophila charltonii atjenensis (Meyer de Schauensee & Ripley, 1940)
    – Aceh, in N Sumatra; old records from S Sumatra.

SORRY, REALLY CAN'T HELP ON BIRD LOCATION...

Arborophila charltonii ssp. charltonii
Date : 07 May 2017
Location : Unknown

Arborophila charltonii ssp. charltonii
Date : 07 May 2017
Location : Unknown

Arborophila charltonii ssp. charltonii
Date : 07 May 2017
Location : Unknown

Arborophila charltonii ssp. charltonii
Date : 29 April 2017
Location : Unknown

Arborophila charltonii ssp. charltonii
Date : 30 April 2017
Location : Unknown

Arborophila charltonii ssp. charltonii
Date : 30 April 2017
Location : Unknown

Arborophila charltonii ssp. charltonii
Date : 30 April 2017
Location : Unknown

Arborophila charltonii ssp. charltonii
Date : 30 April 2017
Location : Unknown

Dig Deep by Dave Bakewell on :
Chestnut-necklaced Partridge, one species or two ?

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Order - Columbiformes
Family - Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)
Little Green-pigeon
Treron olax
小绿鸠
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    Size : 21–22 cm; 77 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Temminck, 1823, Sumatra)
    – Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia S through Sumatra, including Riau Archipelago, Bangka and Belitung, to Borneo (including Natuna Is) and W Java.
 
Date : 24 April 2017
Location : Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, Daerah Petaling, Selangor

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Order - Bucerotiformes
Family - Upupidae (Hoopoes)
Common Hoopoe
Upupa epops
戴胜
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    Size : 19–32 cm
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Upupa epops epops (Linnaeus, 1758) – Eurasian Hoopoe
    – NW Africa (E to Libya), Canary Is and C & S Europe S to Lebanon, Jordan and Israel (as far S as N Negev), and E to SC Russia (Ob–Yenisey watershed), NW China (Xinjiang) and NW India; probably this race breeding in N, C & E Arabia; wintering grounds very poorly known, but W European breeders probably mainly in W Africa, while C & E European breeders farther E, with migratory divide in C Europe at c. 10–12° E. 
  • Upupa epops major (C. L. Brehm, 1855)
    – Egypt, N Sudan and E Chad (Ennedi).
  • Upupa epops senegalensis (Swainson, 1837)
    – S Algeria (Ahaggar), and dry belt from Senegal E to Ethiopia and Somalia; perhaps this race breeding in SW Arabia (Yemen and extreme SW Saudi Arabia).
  • Upupa epops waibeli (Reichenow, 1913)
    – Cameroon and N DRCongo E to Uganda and N Kenya.
  • Upupa epops saturata (Lönnberg, 1909)
    – SC Russia (E of R Yenisey) E to Russian Far East, Korea and occasionally Japan, and S to C China and Tibet; N populations migratory.
  • Upupa epops ceylonensis (Reichenbach, 1853)
    – plains of Pakistan and N India S to Sri Lanka.
  • c (Jerdon, 1862)
    – Assam and Bangladesh E to S China, and S to N Malay Peninsula and Indochina.
  • Upupa epops africana (Bechstein, 1811)
    – African Hoopoe – C DRCongo E to C Kenya, and S to the Cape (South Africa); recorded also in Sudan.

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah


Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 23 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah


Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 23 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Order - Piciformes
Family - Megalaimidae (Asian Barbets)
Lineated Barbet
Psilopogon lineatus
斑头绿拟啄木鸟
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    Size : 25–30 cm; 115–205 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Psilopogon lineatus hodgsoni (Bonaparte, 1850)
    – NW India and Nepal E to S China (W Yunnan), S to E India (Odisha), Bangladesh, Manipur, S Myanmar, C & S Vietnam and N Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Psilopogon lineatus lineatus (Vieillot, 1816)
    – Java and Bali.

Psilopogon lineatus ssp. hodgsoni
Date : 08 April 2017
Location : Taiping Lake Gardens, Taiping, Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Psilopogon lineatus ssp. hodgsoni
Date : 08 April 2017
Location : Taiping Lake Gardens, Taiping, Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes)
Pied Triller
Lalage nigra
黑鸣鹃鵙
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    Size : 16·5–18 cm (striga, nigra), 13·5–14 cm (davisoni); 20–31 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Lalage nigra davisoni (Kloss, 1926)
    – S Andaman Is, and C Nicobar Is (Camorta, Katchall, Trinkat).
  • Lalage nigra striga (Horsfield, 1821)
    – S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra (including Nias I), Bangka, Belitung and W Java (including Karimunjawa Is).
  • Lalage nigra nigra (J. R. Forster, 1781)
    – Borneo and adjacent islands, and Philippines.


Lalage nigra ssp. striga
Date : 10 February 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Lalage nigra ssp. striga
Date : 10 February 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Order - Galliformes
Family - Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Ferruginous Partridge /
Ferruginous Wood-partridge
Caloperdix oculeus
锈红林鹧鸪
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    Size : 23-27 cm, one male 191 g, one female c. 230 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Caloperdix oculeus oculeus (Temminck, 1815)
    – SE Myanmar and SW Thailand S through Peninsular Malaysia. 
  • Caloperdix oculeus ocellatus (Raffles, 1822)
    – Sumatra.
  • Caloperdix oculeus borneensis (Ogilvie-Grant, 1892)
    – NC and extreme NE Borneo.

Caloperdix oculeus ssp. oculeus
Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang


Caloperdix oculeus ssp. oculeus
Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang


Caloperdix oculeus ssp. oculeus
Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Caloperdix oculeus ssp. oculeus
Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Caloperdix oculeus ssp. oculeus
Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Caloperdix oculeus ssp. oculeus
Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Caloperdix oculeus ssp. oculeus
Date : 27 August 2016
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Monday, 6 March 2017

Order - Anseriformes
Family - Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)
Northern Pintail
Anas acuta
针尾鸭
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    Size : 50–66 cm (including up to 10 cm-long central rectrices)
             Male c. 850–1030 g, Female c. 735–871 g, Unsexed 525–980 g       
             Wingspan 80–95 cm
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Anas acuta Linnaeus, 1758, Europe).
    – Most of Nearctic and Palearctic. In winter S to N South America, Africa and S & E Asia.


Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak


Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 05March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak


Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak


Date : 05 March 2017

Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak
Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 05 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Motacillidae (Pipits & Wagtails)
Blyth's Pipit
Anthus godlewskii
布氏鹨
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    Size : 15–17 cm; 17–30·5 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Agrodoma godlewskii Taczanowski, 1876, Argun River valley, Transbaikalia, on Russia-China border).
    – Breeds from S Russia (E Altai Mts) E to Transbaikalia and NE China
    (W Heilongjiang), S to S Mongolia and EC Nei Mongol; winters mainly
    in Indian Subcontinent.

1st Perak Record & 2nd Malaysia Record !!!
Date : 02 April 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 02 April 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 02 April 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 02 April 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 02 April 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 02 April 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 02 April 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 07 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 07 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 07 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 07 March 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 26 February 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 26 February 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 26 February 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 26 February 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak


Date : 18 February 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Date : 18 February 2017
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Identification of Pipits in Malaysia (Dig Deep by Dave Bakewell) :