Birds of Sabah (W-Z)

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Wallace's Hawk Eagle
Wallace’s Hawk Eagle
Spotted on Kinabatangan River, Sandakan.

Whimbrel
Whimbrel
A migratory bird spotted in mudflat near Sutera Harbor Resort.

White Bellied Woodpecker
White Bellied Woodpecker
Spotted in mangrove forest of Semporna.

White Breasted Waterhen
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
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
White Collar Kingfisher
Very common kingfisher. This species does not stick to river side like other kingfishers.

White-bellied Sea Eagle
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Spotted near sea side and islands. It likes to soar high on rising hot air near noon.

White-crowned hornbill
White-crowned Hornbill
Spotted in Tabin forest reserve, Lahad Datu.

White-crowned Shama
White-crowned Shama
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.

White-throated Fantail
White-throated Fantail
Spotted in Kinabalu Park.

Whitehead's Trogon
Whitehead's Trogon
Whitehead's Trogon
Whitehead’s Trogon
Spotted in Silau-Silau trail of Kinabalu Park. Endemic to Borneo and only montane species.

Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Migratory bird spotted in paddy field of Penampang.

Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill (top: male, below: female)
Photos taken in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

Yellow Bittern
Yellow Bittern
Commonly spotted in paddy field.

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Known as Beras-Beras (rice bird) locally. Commonly seen in paddy field during migration period.

Yellow-bellied Prinia
Yellow-bellied Prinia
A common grass bird in countryside.

Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker
Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker
Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker
Spotted in Tawau Hills Park

Yellow-vented Bulbul
Yellow-vented Bulbul
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)

  1. 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

  2. haha, i don’t understand why they fight. i guess your hen was just getting too near to its nest? 🙂

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