Birds of Sabah (B-C)

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Bornean Bristlehead
Bornean Bristlehead
Bornean Bristlehead
This is the most iconic bird of Borneo. Birders from all over the world always look for this unique bird of Borneo. It is the sole representative of the family Pityriasis. You have a good chance of spotting Bornean Bristlehead from canopy walkway of Rainforest Discovery Center and Danum Valley.

Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Kite
Spotted in hill area near Kota Kinabalu. In late afternoon, you could see a few of them near KK Wetland Centre.

Brown Barbet
Brown Barbet
Most Barbet are colorful species and some even call them “5-color bird”. But the one I spotted is a boring and plain species. Seen in Tun Fuad Stephens Park of Kota Kinabalu.

Brown-capped Woodpecker
Brown-capped Woodpecker
Brown-capped Woodpecker
Brown-capped Woodpecker
Woodpecker always amuses me. Brown-capped woodpecker is very common in coastal area. This species is very easy to find in Likas Sport Complex (Kota Kinabalu) in afternoon time, when there is nobody jogging.

Brown-throated Sunbird
Brown-throated Sunbird
Spotted in car park garden of Shangrila Tanjung Aru Resort. The second commonest sunbird.

Brown-wood Owl
Brown-wood Owl
Spotted in Tawau Hills Park. I was so so so happy to get its shot. The ranger told me that there was always an owl stayed near building light at night, so it could get easy meal, as many beetles gathered at light. At first attempt to photograph it, it saw me and fleed. But came back to same spot after 15 minutes. So I moved very very slowly, and freeze when it looked at me. At last I got its photo.

Buff-necked Woodpecker
Buff-necked Woodpecker
Spotted in mangrove of Sepilok Laut.

Buff-rumped Woodpecker
Buff-rumped Woodpecker
Spotted in Maliau Basin Studies Centre and Crocker Range Park.

Buff-vented Bulbul
Buff-vented Bulbul
Spotted in Poring Hot Spring.

Buffy Fish Owl
Buffy Fish Owl
Spotted in night safari in Maliau Basin and Kinabatangan (near to river).

Bushy-crested Hornbill
Bushy-crested Hornbill
Spotted in Kinabatangan.

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
This egret likes to feed on the parasites on cattle thus getting this name. The feather of its head and neck area will turn yellow during mating period.

Chestnut Munia
Chestnut Munia
Chestnut Munia
Very common in paddy field, a major pest. The farmers hate them very much. This bird can perch on very thin grass, as if they know kung fu or something.

Photos taken in Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

2 thoughts on “Birds of Sabah (B-C)

  1. I have wondered why some cattle egret were a bit yellow in colour. Chestnut Munias are cute, but they’re always trying to nest at our windowsills!

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