Thursday, March 8, 2012

It’s the green, green world of Green Broadbill

July 2011, Kenyir, Gerik & Ulu Langat


Yes, green seem to very fashionable today….everyone talks about green environment, green energy,green car, green everything….so I’d like to share this green little bird that has been eluding me for quite sometime….

Finally, after almost a year of searching, I managed to capture this green beauty in it’s natural habitat, doing what it was meant to do…

I got smarter after the first encounter and managed to capture their images at 3 different locations during the month of July 2011.


Their almost perfect camouflage renders them almost invisible especially when sitting quietly on their perch…which happens to be their natural behavior…

Green BB(m)1


The plumage on the male bird has some kind shine that looks glossy under certain lighting condition.

Green BB(m)2

Green BB(m)3


Look how glossy this male Green Broadbill look

Green BB(m)4


The female has much less gloss but blends even better with their environment

Green BB(f)1


Almost a perfect camouflage…..

Green BB(f)2

Green BB(f)3

Green BB(f)4

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fluffy-Backed Tit Babbler

June 2011, Kenyir


Although not as common as the Chestnut-Winged Babbler, another species of Babblers that is easily found in Kenyir area is this Fluffy-Backed Tit Babbler.


Their preference for the thick and dark undergrowth, coupled with their quick movements make photographing them a real night-mare for Photographers…




I was lucky enough when one bird showed up on a branch allowing me to get some shots of this ‘hard to photograph’ bird.



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chestnut-Backed Schimitar Babbler

June 2011, Kenyir


While trying to get some shots of the Scarlet-Rumped Trogon that I spotted earlier, a pair of this rarely seen bird showed up close to where I was standing. Even though they are much larger than most other Babblers, they seem to share the same behavior  and habitat with the other Babblers found in the same area.


I believe it is among the largest bird of the Babblers family…




Their constant movement provide a real challenge to Photographers who wish to photograph them.




I managed to capture a few shots before they disappeared into the forest..