Sunday, May 1, 2011

Birds of Fraser Hill Part 1

2nd April 2011


Due to a large number of images available, I’ll be posting in segments to keep the post manageable. I made the trip to the famous Fraser Hill to capture the images of these wonderful montane birds found in the area.

As soon as I turned the car into Jelai Hotel parking lot, I had to jammed the brake as there  were already 12 Singaporean photographers firing away their ‘Bazookas’ at the birds in the parking lot and it was only just after 7am! – a big salute to these guys for their determinations and dedications. Not wanting to miss the action, I quickly setup my gear and joined them immediately. Here are some of the images I captured during the trip.


Chestnut-Capped Laughing Thrush, among the most common birds found in the Fraser Hill area. Most photographers who have made repeated trips to this place would usually ignore these birds. Common as they are but to me they are still interesting watch and attractive to photograph.



How about having some sunshine under those tick infested feathers?




Another common bird in the Fraser Hills is this Long-Tailed Sibia. They are usually seen in noisy flocks of 5 to 10 birds. Some photographers considered them to be pests as they often chased away other birds found in their path.



Getting full body shots of them are always a challenge due to the extra long tail that they usually flick up and down when perched. I spotted a couple resting on a low branch and managed to capture a couple shots of this lovely couple.



Lovely! aren’t they?




Another common but very attractive bird of the Fraser Hill is of course this Silver-Eared Mesia. No bird photographer would leave Fraser Hill without bringing back images of this colorful and very pretty bird.







  1. More image that make me dream! I specially love the Chestnut-Capped Laughing Thrush! Your images are very inspiring ;)

  2. Dominic make your dream come true, come to Malaysia and I'll take you to these places and I'm sure with your superb photographic skill you'll bring back much better images than these!

  3. Oh.. such loving couple and you catch them at the most beutiful moment