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.
Spotted in hill area near Kota Kinabalu. In late afternoon, you could see a few of them near KK Wetland Centre.
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.
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.
Spotted in car park garden of Shangrila Tanjung Aru Resort. The second commonest sunbird.
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.
Spotted in mangrove of Sepilok Laut.
Spotted in Maliau Basin Studies Centre and Crocker Range Park.
Spotted in Poring Hot Spring.
Buffy Fish Owl
Spotted in night safari in Maliau Basin and Kinabatangan (near to river).
Spotted in Kinabatangan.
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.
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