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.




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.

Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang


Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

Date : 12 March 2017
Location : Berjaya Hills, Daerah Bentong, Pahang

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 : 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 (by Dave Bakewell) :
https://digdeep1962.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/identification-of-paddyfield-richards-and-blyths-pipits-in-malaysia/

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Sturnidae (Starlings)
Asian Pied Starling
Gracupica contra
斑椋鸟
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    Size : 22 cm; 76–90 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Gracupica contra contra (Linnaeus, 1758)
    – extreme E Pakistan (Lahore area), N & C India (E to W Assam, S to extreme
    N Karnataka and N Andhra Pradesh), S Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • Gracupica contra sordida (Ripley, 1950)
    – NE India (E Assam).
  • Gracupica contra superciliaris (Blyth, 1863)
    – NE India (Manipur), Myanmar (except S & E) and SW China (SW Yunnan).
  • Gracupica contra floweri (Sharpe, 1897)
    – S & E Myanmar, S China (SE Yunnan), Thailand (except E), NW Laos and
    Cambodia.
  • Gracupica contra jalla (Horsfield, 1821)
    – Sumatra, Java and Bali.
    Introduced (presumed nominate race) in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia;
    also W India (Bombay area) and Japan.


Gracupica contra ssp. floweri
Date : 12 December 2016
Location : Ladang Tebu Chuping, Perlis
Order - Passeriformes
Family - Dicruridae (Drongos)
Black Drongo
Dicrurus macrocercus
大卷尾
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    Size : c. 30–31 cm (nominate), 27–28·5 cm (thai), 
             average male 27·9 cm and female 26·9 cm (harterti), c. 26 cm (minor)

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Dicrurus macrocercus albirictus (Hodgson, 1836)
    – Himalayas from E Afghanistan and N & E Pakistan E to W & extreme N Myanmar and S China (SE Xizang), S to SE Pakistan (E from Indus Valley) and across C India (S to Gujarat, N Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal; non-breeding also S to S India,
    C & S Myanmar and N Thailand.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus macrocercus (Vieillot, 1817)
    – SE Pakistan and peninsular India S from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus minor (Blyth, 1850)
    – N & NW Sri Lanka (S, in W, to Puttalam), including Mannar I.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus cathoecus (Swinhoe, 1871)
    – breeds C, E & S China (E from Qinghai, S from Jilin; including Hainan I), Myanmar (except W & N), N Thailand and N Indochina; non-breeding S to SW & S Myanmar,
    S Malay Peninsula (Singapore) and S Indochina.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus thai (Kloss, 1921)
    – S Myanmar (Tenasserim), C & E Thailand, probably E Cambodia, and S Indochina.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus harterti (Stuart Baker, 1918)
    – Taiwan.
  • Dicrurus macrocercus javanus (Kloss, 1921)
    – Java and Bali.
    Introduced (race harterti) in S Northern Marianas (on Rota I), from where colonized Guam.

Dicrurus macrocercus ssp. cathoecus
Date : 13 December 2016
Location : Ladang Tebu Chuping, Perlis

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Eurylaimidae (Broadbills)
Dusky Broadbill
Corydon sumatranus
暗阔嘴鸟
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    Size : 14-17 cm, 18·5–19 cm (siberu); 43–72·8 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Corydon sumatranus laoensis (Meyer de Schauensee, 1929)
    – S Myanmar, Thailand (except extreme S) and Indochina.
  • Corydon sumatranus sumatranus (Raffles, 1822)
    – extreme S Thailand S to Sumatra.
  • Corydon sumatranus brunnescens (Hartert, 1916)
    – N Natuna Is and NW Borneo (Sarawak).
  • Corydon sumatranus orientalis (Mayr, 1938)
    – Borneo (except NW).

Corydon sumatranus ssp. sumatranus
Date : 03 October 2016
Location : Hutan Lipur Sg. Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Corydon sumatranus ssp. sumatranus
Date : 03 October 2016
Location : Hutan Lipur Sg. Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Corydon sumatranus ssp. sumatranus
Date : 03 October 2016
Location : Hutan Lipur Sg. Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Corydon sumatranus ssp. sumatranus
Date : 03 October 2016

Location : Hutan Lipur Sg. Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor
Order - Passeriformes
Family - Corvidae (Crows)
Bornean Treepie
Dendrocitta cinerascens
加里曼丹树鹊
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    Size : 40 cm; c. 125 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Sharpe, 1879, Mount Kinabalu, northern Borneo)
    – Mountains of N & C Borneo.

Date : 14 February 2016
Location : Kinabalu Park, Ranau, Bahagian Pantai Barat, Sabah

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Order - Charadriiformes
Family - Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)
Little Stint
Calidris minuta
小滨鹬
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    Size : 12–14 cm; 17–44 g; Wingspan 28–31 cm

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Leisler, 1812, Hanau am Main, Germany)
    – N Scandinavia through S Novaya Zemlya and NW & NC Siberia to New Siberian Is and R Yana. Winters from Mediterranean and Africa through Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf E to Indian Subcontinent and Myanmar; small numbers in SE Britain and Madagascar.

Date : 26 November 2016
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Order - Galliformes
Family - Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Red Junglefowl
Gallus gallus
原鸡
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    Size : Male 65–78 cm, 672–1450 g; Female 41–46 cm, 485–1050 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Gallus gallus murghi (Robinson & Kloss, 1920)
    – Kashmir and N & NE India, adjacent Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
  • Gallus gallus spadiceus (Bonnaterre, 1792)
    – extreme N India (E Arunachal Pradesh, E Assam), Myanmar, S China (SW Yunnan), Thailand (except E), Peninsular Malaysia and N Sumatra.
  • Gallus gallus jabouillei (Delacour & Kinnear, 1928)
    – S China (SE Yunnan, Guangxi and Hainan I), N Laos and N Vietnam.
  • Gallus gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758)
    – E Thailand through Cambodia and C & S Laos to C & S Vietnam.
  • Gallus gallus bankiva (Temminck, 1813)
    – S Sumatra, Java and Bali.

Gallus gallus ssp. spadiceus
Date : 26 November 2016
Location : Kampung Belangkor, Batu Gajah, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Order - Gruiformes
Family - Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)
White-browed Crake
Amaurornis cinerea
白眉秧鸡
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    Size : 15–20 cm; Unsexed 40–62·5 (52)g; Wingspan 27 cm

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Vieillot, 1819, Java)
    – SE Asia and Greater Sundas through Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas and Lesser Sundas to New Guinea and N Australia, and E through Micronesia and Melanesia
    (S to Vanuatu and New Caledonia) to WC Polynesia (Fiji and Samoa). Formerly
    also Volcano (Iwo) Is, S of Japan.

Date : 26 November 2016
Location : Kampung Belangkor, Batu Gajah, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Date : 26 November 2016

Location : Kampung Belangkor, Batu Gajah, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Aegithinidae (Ioras)
Green Iora
Aegithina viridissima
黑翅雀鹎
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    Size : 11·5–12·8 cm; One immature 13·8 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Aegithina viridissima viridissima (Bonaparte, 1850)
    – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW Thailand S to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and satellites, N Natuna Is and Borneo.
  • Aegithina viridissima thapsina (Oberholser, 1917)
    – Siantan I (possibly also other islands), in Anamba Group (E of Peninsular Malaysia).

Aegithina viridissima ssp. viridissima
Date : 30 May 2016
Location : Kledang Saiong Eco Forest Park, Meru, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Order - Bucerotiformes
Family - Bucerotidae (Hornbills)
White-crowned Hornbill
Berenicornis comatus
白冠犀鸟
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    Size : 75–80 cm; Young Male 1250–1360 g, Female 1470 g

    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Raffles, 1822, Sumatra)
    – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo; recorded in SW Cambodia.

Date : 03 December 2016
Location : Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Date : 19 November 2016
Location : Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor


Date : 19 November 2016
Location : Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Date : 19 November 2016
Location : Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Friday, 18 November 2016

Order - Cuculiformes
Family - Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Jacobin Cuckoo / Pied Cuckoo
Clamator jacobinus
斑翅凤头鹃
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    Size : 34 cm; 66 g (India), 72 g (S Africa)
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Clamator jacobinus pica (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833)
    – sub-Saharan Africa S to Tanzania and Zambia, and NW India to Nepal and Myanmar, occasionally S Tibet, in foothills of Mt Everest.
  • Clamator jacobinus serratus (Sparrman, 1786)
    – S Africa (S from S Zambia).
  • Clamator jacobinus jacobinus (Boddaert, 1783)
    – S India and Sri Lanka.

1st Perak Record !!!
2nd Peninsula Malaysia & Malaysia Record !!!
Date : 11 November 2016
Location : Kampung Permatang, Seri Manjung, Daerah Manjung, Perak

Monday, 14 November 2016

Order - Charadriiformes
Family - Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)
Red-necked Stint
Calidris ruficollis
云雀鹬 / 长趾滨鹬
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    Size : 13–16 cm, 18–51 g, Wingspan 29–33 cm

    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Middendorff, 1853, Stanovoy Mountains, Russia)
    – C & E Taymyr; Kharaulakh Mts and area around Lena Delta; R Kolyma to Chukotskiy Peninsula and S to extreme N Kamchatka; sporadically W & N
    Alaska. Winters from E India, Myanmar, S China and Taiwan through Philippines
    and Indonesia to Solomon Is, Australia and New Zealand.

Date : 13 November 2016
Location : Bagan Belat Mudflat, Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang