Monday, 14 August 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Vireonidae (Vireos)
White-bellied Epornis
Erpornis zantholeuca
白腹凤鹛
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    Size : 11–13 cm; 8–17 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Erpornis zantholeuca zantholeuca (Blyth, 1844)
    – N India (E Uttarakhand), Nepal, Bhutan, all NE Indian states, E Bangladesh, S China (W & S Yunnan), and throughout SE Asia (except for N & SE Thailand and N Indochina).
  • Erpornis zantholeuca tyrannulus (Swinhoe, 1870)
    – SE China (SE Yunnan and S Guizhou E to Jiangxi and Fujian, including Hainan and Hong Kong), Taiwan, N Thailand and N Indochina.
  • Erpornis zantholeuca canescens (Delacour & Jabouille, 1928)
    – SE Thailand and SW Cambodia.
  • Erpornis zantholeuca brunnescens (Sharpe, 1876)
    – Borneo, including Pulau Laut (off SE coast).
  • Erpornis zantholeuca saani (Chasen, 1939)
    – NW Sumatra.

Erpornis zantholeuca ssp. zantholeuca
Date : 13 August 2017
Location : Fraser's Hill, Mukim Tras, Daerah Raub, Pahang

Monday, 7 August 2017

Order - Galliformes
Family - Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Malay Peacock-pheasant
Polyplectron malacense
凤冠孔雀雉
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    Size : Male c. 50–53 cm (tail 24–25 cm), 581–680 g;
             Female c. 40–45 cm (tail 18–19 cm); 455–540 g

    (VU : Vulnerable)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Scopoli, 1786, East Indies = Malacca)
    – Malay Peninsula (almost exclusively S of Isthmus of Kra) in S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. Possibly extinct in Thailand. Reports of its presence in
    Sumatra and Myanmar rejected.

Date : 07 August 2017
Location : Taman Negara Pahang (Kuala Tahan) Daerah Jerantut, Pahang

Date : 07 August 2017
Location : Taman Negara Pahang (Kuala Tahan) Daerah Jerantut, Pahang

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)
Red-throated Sunbird
Anthreptes rhodolaemus
棕喉食蜜鸟
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    Size : 12 cm; Male 11.2 g, Female 11.6 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. ( Shelley, 1878, Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia)
    – Patchily from extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and S peninsular Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Date : 22 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Date : 22 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Date : 22 July 2017

Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Pellorneidae (Ground Babblers)
White-chested Babbler
Trichastoma rostratum
布莱氏雅鹛 / 白胸雅鹛
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    Size : 15–16.5 cm; 20.5–23 g

    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Trichastoma rostratum rostratum (Blyth, 1842)
    – extreme S Myanmar (extreme S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra (including Riau and Lingga Archipelagos) and Belitung.
  • Trichastoma rostratum macropterum (Salvadori, 1868)
    – Borneo, including Banggi I.

Trichastoma rostratum ssp. rostratum
Date : 24 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Monday, 24 July 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers and Chats)
Rufous-chested Flycatcher
Ficedula dumetoria
棕胸姬鹟
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    Size : 11–12 cm; 7–12 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Ficedula dumetoria muelleri (Sharpe, 1879)
    – S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
  • Ficedula dumetoria dumetoria (Wallace, 1864)
    – Java and Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa, Satonda, Flores).

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 19 August 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 19 August 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 24 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 23 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 24 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 24 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 24 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 24 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 24 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 24 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 24 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 23 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Ficedula dumetoria ssp. muelleri
Date : 23 July 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Sungai Congkak, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Pellorneidae (Ground Babblers)
Puff-throated Babbler
Pellorneum ruficeps
棕头幽鹛
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    Size : 15–17 cm; 21–31 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Pellorneum ruficeps punctatum (Gould, 1838)
    – SW Jammu and Kashmir E to Uttarakhand, in N India.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps mandellii (Blanford, 1871)
    – Nepal E to NE India (C Arunachal Pradesh).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps ruficeps (Swainson, 1832)
    – peninsular India except S.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps olivaceum (Jerdon, 1839)
    – SW India.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps pallidum (Abdulali, 1982)
    – SE India.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps chamelum (Deignan, 1947)
    – NE Indian states S of R Brahmaputra (except Manipur) and E Bangladesh.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps pectorale (Godwin-Austen, 1877)
    – NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh) and extreme N Myanmar.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps ripleyi (Deignan, 1947)
    – Margherita area of E Assam (NE India).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps vocale (Deignan, 1951)
    – Manipur Valley (NE India).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps stageri (Deignan, 1947)
    – S part of N Myanmar.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps hilarum (Deignan, 1947)
    – W (N Chin State) & C Myanmar.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps victoriae (Deignan, 1947)
    – C & S Chin State (W Myanmar).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps shanense (Deignan, 1947)
    – E Myanmar and S China (W & SW Yunnan).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps minus (A. O. Hume, 1873)
    – S Myanmar.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps subochraceum (Swinhoe, 1871)
    – SE Myanmar (including N Tenasserim) and adjacent W Thailand.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps insularum (Deignan, 1947)
    – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps indistinctum (Deignan, 1947)
    – extreme NW Thailand.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps chthonium (Deignan, 1947)
    – NW Thailand (except extreme N).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps elbeli (Deignan, 1956)
    – NE Thailand.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps dusiti (Dickinson & Chaiyaphun, 1970)
    – W slope of Dong Phraya Fai Range (W part of NE Thailand).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps acrum (Deignan, 1947)
    – W & S Thailand and N Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps oreum (Deignan, 1947)
    – S China (S Yunnan), N Laos and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps vividum (La Touche, 1921)
    – SE Yunnan and N & C Vietnam (E Tonkin, N & C Annam).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps ubonense (Deignan, 1947)
    – NE (E part) Thailand, S Laos and adjacent NE Cambodia.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps euroum (Deignan, 1947)
    – SE Thailand and Cambodia (except E).
  • Pellorneum ruficeps deignani (Delacour, 1951)
    – S Vietnam (S Annam) and adjacent E Cambodia.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps dilloni (Delacour, 1951)
    – S Vietnam (Cochinchina) and adjacent SE Cambodia.
  • Pellorneum ruficeps smithi (Riley, 1924)
    – coastal islands off SE Thailand.

Pellorneum ruficeps ssp. acrum
Date : 15 July 2017
Location : Hutan Paya Bakau Sungai Merbok, Sungai Batu,
Daerah Kuala Muda, Kedah

Pellorneum ruficeps ssp. acrum
Date : 15 July 2017
Location : Hutan Paya Bakau Sungai Merbok, Sungai Batu,
Daerah Kuala Muda, Kedah

Pellorneum ruficeps ssp. acrum
Date : 15 July 2017
Location : Hutan Paya Bakau Sungai Merbok, Sungai Batu,
Daerah Kuala Muda, Kedah

Pellorneum ruficeps ssp. acrum
Date : 15 July 2017
Location : Hutan Paya Bakau Sungai Merbok, Sungai Batu,
Daerah Kuala Muda, Kedah

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Order - Bucerotiformes
Family - Bucerotidae (Hornbills)
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Buceros rhinoceros
马来犀鸟
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    Size : 80–90 cm; Male 2465–2960 g, Female 2040–2330 g
    
    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Buceros rhinoceros rhinoceros (Linnaeus, 1758)
    – S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
  • Buceros rhinoceros borneoensis (Schlegel & S. Müller, 1840)
    – Borneo.
  • Buceros rhinoceros silvestris (Vieillot, 1816)
    – Java.

Buceros rhinoceros ssp. rhinoceros
Date : 08 July 2017
Location : Thanneermalai Sri Thandayuthapani Alayam, Kaki Bukit Larut,
Taiping, Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Buceros rhinoceros ssp. rhinoceros
Date : 08 July 2017
Location : Thanneermalai Sri Thandayuthapani Alayam, Kaki Bukit Larut,
Taiping, Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak

Buceros rhinoceros ssp. rhinoceros
Date : 08 July 2017
Location : Thanneermalai Sri Thandayuthapani Alayam, Kaki Bukit Larut,
Taiping, Daerah Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak
Order - Passeriformes
Family - Pellorneidae (Ground Babblers)
Moustached Babbler
Malacopteron magnirostre
褐头树鹛 / 须树鹛
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    Size : 18 cm; 16–25 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Malacopteron magnirostre magnirostre (F. Moore, 1854) – Malay Moustached Babbler
    – extreme S Myanmar, W & S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia (including Tioman I), Anambas Is, Singapore and Sumatra (including Musala I and Lingga Archipelago).
  • Malacopteron magnirostre cinereocapilla (Salvadori, 1868) – Bornean Moustached Babbler
    – Borneo.

Malacopteron magnirostre ssp. magnirostre
Date : 09 July 2017
Location : Tasik Pedu, Daerah Padang Terap, Kedah

Malacopteron magnirostre ssp. magnirostre
Date : 09 July 2017
Location : Tasik Pedu, Daerah Padang Terap, Kedah

Friday, 7 July 2017

Order - Bucerotiformes
Family - Bucerotidae (Hornbills)
Black Hornbill
Anthracoceros malayanus
黑斑犀鸟
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    Size : 60–65 cm; Male 1050 g

    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Raffles, 1822, Malacca, West Malaysia)
    – S Thailand (S from Trang), Peninsular Malaysia, Lingga Archipelago (Singkep), Sumatra, including Bangka I and Belitung I, and Borneo.

Date : 25 June 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Gunung Panti, Kota Tinggi, Daerah Kota Tinggi, Johor

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Order - Piciformes
Family - Megalaimidae (Asian Barbets)
Red-crowned Barbet
Psilopogon rafflesii
花彩拟啄木鸟
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    Size : c. 26 cm; 99–150 g

    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Lesson, 1839, Bangka Island, Sumatra)
    – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand S to Singapore, E Sumatra, Bangka and Belitung, and Borneo.

Date : 26 June 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Gunung Panti, Kota Tinggi, Daerah Kota Tinggi, Johor


Date : 26 June 2017
Location : Hutan Lipur Gunung Panti, Kota Tinggi, Daerah Kota Tinggi, Johor

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

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.

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

Arborophila charltonii ssp. charltonii
Date : 29 July 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 : 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