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.
  • Upupa epops longirostris (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.

Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah


Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

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 (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