Green Imperial pigeon

Birds of Sabah (G-H)

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Greater Coucal
Greater Coucal
Greater Coucal
Spotted in Tawau Hills Park. It freaks out many people coz this bird likes to make gu-gu-gu ghost-like sound.

Greater Green Leafbird
Greater Green Leafbird
Greater Green Leafbird
Spotted in Maliau Basin and Rainforest Discovery Center (Sandakan City).

Green Imperial pigeon
Green Imperial pigeon
Green Imperial pigeon (top: male, below: female)
Can be seen in flock at coastal or mangrove area in late afternoon.

Green Iora
Green Iora
Green Iora
Usually active in canopy area, quite common at Rainforest Discovery Center (Sandakan City). I was very surprised to see them active in low ground in KK Wetland Centre.

Grey Heron
Grey Heron
A common migratory bird spotted in Likas Lagoon.

Grey-Chinned Minivet
Grey-Chinned Minivet
Spotted in Kinabalu Park.

Grey-rumped Treeswift
Grey-rumped Treeswift
Look unfamiliar to you? Actually this treeswift is very common, but it seldoms stop to let people to take a good look of it. You can see this bird dipping for water in Likas Sport Complex in the afternoon.

Grey-Tailed Tattler
Grey-Tailed Tattler
Spotted in mudflat next to golf course of Sutera Harbor Resort.

Helmeted Hornbill
Helmeted Hornbill
Spotted in Tawau Hills Park.

House Crow
House Crow
You can see a small population in Sinsuran of Kota Kinabalu. It got small patch of grey feather behind its head.

Hill Myna
Hill Myna
This bird is the most popular pet bird in Sabah coz of its ability to mimic human voice. Hill Myna is very smart and adorable but unfortunately its population in the wild is declining. If you have a Hill Myna that can “talk” very well, it will become the thief’s target very soon.

House swift
House swift
House Swift
Spotted in old shoplot in Kuala Penyu. The shop owners never remove their nest. Instead, they think it is a lucky sign. The shop that got the most bird nest also got the most business. The house swift also seems to be able to recognise individual. When I walk around as a stranger, they become nervous and make noise.

Photos taken in Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

2 thoughts on “Birds of Sabah (G-H)

  1. Did you know Greater Coucal can be used as a medicine? The bird is submerged in alcohol I think and kept for a few years.

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