Wallace’s Hawk Eagle
Spotted on Kinabatangan River, Sandakan.
A migratory bird spotted in mudflat near Sutera Harbor Resort.
White Bellied Woodpecker
Spotted in mangrove forest of Semporna.
White Breasted Waterhen
Ruak-Ruak in local language. This bird is no stranger, as it is commonly seen in drain, swampy and riverine area.
White breasted Woodswallow
Known as Layang-Layang in Malay language because it looks like a kite. Spotted in Tanjung Aru Beach and a very common bird in coastal area and islands.
White Collar Kingfisher
Very common kingfisher. This species does not stick to river side like other kingfishers.
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Spotted near sea side and islands. It likes to soar high on rising hot air near noon.
Spotted in Tabin forest reserve, Lahad Datu.
This bird is endemic to Borneo and also the best singing bird of Borneo. That’s why it is kept as pet though it is protected by law.
Spotted in Kinabalu Park.
Spotted in Silau-Silau trail of Kinabalu Park. Endemic to Borneo and only montane species.
Migratory bird spotted in paddy field of Penampang.
Wreathed Hornbill (top: male, below: female)
Photos taken in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.
Commonly spotted in paddy field.
Known as Beras-Beras (rice bird) locally. Commonly seen in paddy field during migration period.
A common grass bird in countryside.
Spotted in Tawau Hills Park
A common bird that you can see every day. Look very bad-tempered. I saw it attacked the chicken once.
Photos taken in Sabah, Malaysia Borneo
2 thoughts on “Birds of Sabah (W-Z)”
A few months ago, a yellow-vented bulbul got into a fight with our hen. They kept attacking each other. Finally the hen gave up and hid in the bushes, not daring to come out for a long time while the angry bird looked on o_O
haha, i don’t understand why they fight. i guess your hen was just getting too near to its nest? 🙂