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Peninsular Malaysia, July 4th - August 5th 1999,
A Report of an Ornithological Trip
Saturday 03/07: Flight Brussels - London; London - Kuala
Sunday 04/07: Arrived in Kuala Lumpur airport at 15h00 local time. Bus to Kuala Lumpur city, where we took a bus to Kuala Selangor (arrived at 19h00). Went owling in the evening.
Monday 05/07: Taman Alam Kuala Selangor: hides, boardwalk, Bukit Melawati, Eagle trail.
Tuesday 06/07: Taman Alam Kuala Selangor: Eagle and Langur trails, boardwalk, walk to village, Bukit Melawati, boardwalk again in the evening.
Wednesday 07/07: Taman Alam Kuala Selangor: boardwalk, hides; left Kuala Selangor at 15h00. Took a taxi to the Gap - one hour birding at the Gap (18h30 - 19h30).
Thursday 08/07: The Gap: morning to early afternoon: KKB road; afternoon: Raub road.
Friday 09/07: The Gap: morning till afternoon: Fraser's Hill road; late afternoon: KKB road.
Saturday 10/07: The Gap: morning: Fraser's Hill road; left the Gap at 15h00 for Fraser's Hill, where we birded around the flats in the evening.
Sunday 11/07: Fraser's Hill: Gate, Hemnant trail, Bishop's trail, Maybank lodge, Abu Suradi trail
Monday 12/07: Fraser's Hill: Bishop's trail, Rubbish tip, Jeriau Waterfall, High Pines garden
Tuesday 13/07: Fraser's Hill: Gate, Bishop' trail, Telekom Loop, road to the Gap, Rubbish tip after sunset
Wednesday 14/07: Fraser's Hill: Gate, Pine Tree trail (up to Pine Tree Hill), High Pines garden.
Thursday 15/07: Fraser's Hill: Gate, Bishop's trail, High Pines garden; left FH in the evening; went to the Gap.
Friday 16/07: The Gap: Fraser's Hill road and new road in the morning (till early afternoon), Raub road around noon, KKB road in late afternoon.
Saturday 17/07: left the Gap at 08h30 (lift to Raub); buses Raub-Benta and Benta-Jerantut; taxi Jerantut-Kuala Tembeling; boat to Taman Negara, where we arrived at 17p5.
Sunday 18/07: Taman Negara: Swamp Loop, River trail, Jenut Muda, clearing.
Monday 29/07: Taman Negara: River trail, Jenut Muda, clearing, Swamp Loop
Tuesday 20/07: Taman Negara: Swamp Loop, Bukit Teresek, River trail, Lubok Simpon
Wednesday 21/07: Taman Negara: Yong and Blau hides.
Thursday 22/07: Taman Negara: River trail, Jenut Muda, clearing, Blau hide (Redd. S. owl)
Friday 23/07: Taman Negara: Bukit Teresek - River trail, Lubok Simpon, clearing
Saturday 24/07: Taman Negara: River trail, clearing, Lubok Simpon.
Sunday 25/07: Taman Negara: Resort (fruiting trees), Yong and Blau hide.
Monday 26/07: Taman Negara: Resort (fruiting trees), River trail -arriving at Kumbang hide in the evening.
Tuesday 27/07: Taman Negara: Kumbang hide area - Kuala Trenggan
Wednesday 28/07: Taman Negara: Kumbang hide area - Kuala Trenggan
Thursday 29/07: Taman Negara: Kuala Trenggan , Jenut Muda, Lubok Simpon, clearing
Friday 30/07: Taman Negara: Boat trip, Bukit Teresek
Saturday 31/07: Taman Negara: Jenut Muda, Blau hide area
Sunday 01/08: Taman Negara: Jenut Muda, Swamp loop, Lubok Simpon
Monday 02/08: Taman Negara: Jenut Muda, Canopy walkway, Blau
Thursday 03/08: Taman Negara: Orang Asli village.
Friday 04/08: Kuala Tembeling - Kuala Lumpur (4 hours sightseeing); Plane to London left at 23h30
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Transport: Malaysia has got an extensive network of public transport: we took buses to get to Kuala Selangor, Taman Negara and the airport. Taxis are also an easy way to get around in Malaysia, but a lot more expensive than the public transport (although quite cheap by western standards). We took a taxi from Kuala Selangor to the Gap -see also site accounts.
Weather: Generally fine, varying from too hot (Kuala Selangor) to cold (Fraser's Hill at night). It was generally hot and humid during our trip, but almost no rain (only a bit in Kuala Selangor on our last day there and during the last days of our stay in Taman Negara).
Money: 100 USD = 376 Malaysian Ringgit (RM). 1 RM = 10 Belgian Francs.
Timing: July is not the best month to visit Peninsular Malaysia, because in winter, a number of additional interesting species (waders, herons, Forest Wagtail, Grey Nightjar, Hooded Pitta, shrikes, Siberian Thrush, flycatchers and Phylloscopus warblers and last but not least Masked Finfoot) can also be seen. March is definitely better. July is also characterized by a lack of fruiting trees; many trees were flowering, as August is a fruiting month. The lack of fruiting trees had also a negative influence on our species list (especially for some families, such as doves, flowerpeckers, barbets, ...). Though, we still managed to get more than 300 species on our list.
Insects: Surprisingly, not too many mosquitoes, only in the mangroves. Leeches are common along some of the trails at Fraser's Hill and in Taman Negara. An insect repellent (DEET) is necessary.
Health: There's no malaria in Peninsular Malaysia. Vaccinations are not necessary.
We only took the new ' A Field Guide to the Birds of West Malaysia and Singapore' by Allen Jeyarajasingam and Alan Pearson with us. Very good, but almost no distribution maps.
'A Guide to the Birds of Thailand' by Boonsong Lekagul and Philip D. Round is also useful, but doesn't cover all the species occurring in Peninsular Malaysia.
At Fraser's Hill, we met a dude whom had only 'A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia' by Ben King et al. with him; he couldn't identify a Green Magpie, because it wasn't in the book...
Collar, N.J., Crosby, M.J. and Stattersfield, A.J. (1994) Birds to watch 2: the world list of threatened birds. Cambridge, U.K.:Birdlife International (Birdlife Conservation Series No. 4) (Electronic version - can be obtained at the following website: http://www.hyperscribe.org/merlin/btw.htm)
'A Birdwatcher's Guide to Malaysia' by John Bransbury can be useful, but is not necessary. The checklists in the book are incomplete, the maps are so-and-so.
'A Field guide to the bird songs of South East Asia'
- Terry White (1984).
Several recordings made by Raf Drijvers and Ward Vercruysse on their trips to South East Asia.
Other recordings made by Simon Harrap, Jelle Scharringa, . obtained by David Van den Schoor.
Some interesting recordings from Jelle Scharringa's CD-Rom.
'The Malaysian Peninsular. Een ornithologische trip:
22 juli - 14 augustus 1994' - David Van den Schoor (in Dutch).
'Birding in Peninsula Malaysia' - Simon Harrap
'Malaysia. 13 Feb to 19 March 1987' - L.H. Cady and S.M. Whitehouse.
'Trip Report: Peninsular Malaysia, June 10-29, 1998' - Aidan G. Kelly.
'Trip Report: Peninsular Malaysia, March 15 - April 5, 1997' - Susan Myers.
'Trip Report: Peninsular Malaysia, March 8-31, 1998' - David Geale.
'Trip Report: Peninsular Malaysia, February 22 - March 8, 1998' - David Fischer.
'West-Malaysia. Een ornithologische trip 11 juli - 18 augustus 1998' - Paul Geysels (in Dutch).
'Peninsular Malaysia. A report on the birds seen during a trip from March 6 - March 25, 1999' - Stijn De Win.
'Thailand and Malaysia. Dec 1988 - Aug 1989. A report of the birds (and mammals) seen on a trip to Thailand and Malaysia between 21st December 1988 and 22 May 1989 and 26th July to 8th August 1989' - Alan Lewis, Peter Morris and Nina Higgins.
'Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. 10 January - 13 May 1993.' - Raf Drijvers.
'In search of the flying Rhino. A visit to Peninsular Malaysia. A trip report of a visit made by Keith Martin and Claire Moss between 19th July and 21st August 1996' - Keith Martin.
'Trip Report: Peninsular Malaysia, March 7-13, 1999' - Graham Tebb.
Others are available from the Dutch Birding Travel Report Service.
Thanks to David Van den Schoor, Raf Drijvers, Iwein Mauro
and Stijn De Win for all the very helpful pre-trip information and tapes given.
Thanks to Raf Drijvers for letting us use his microphone.
Thanks to Leo Janssen for loaning us several books.
Thanks to Rob Bouwman and Niek Bosmans for arranging the boat trip and letting us use a tape with some indispensable recordings.
Thanks to Durai, for giving us some useful information.
Thanks to Honore Vermeulen for loaning us his Mag-lite.
The majority of the 400 bird species occurring in Peninsular Malaysia can be seen by visiting four key sites: Kuala Selangor (KS), The Gap (G) and Fraser's Hill (FH) and finally Taman Negara (TN). This means that time spent travelling is limited. Getting around in Malaysia is quite easy as there's an excellent and cheap network of public transport.
Situated at the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this park, which consist of 200 hectares mangrove woodland and a large lagoon, offers you the chance to see some of the typical mangrove species of Malaysia. The manager of the park, Mr. Rasainthiran (= Rajan), knows a lot about the local birds but wasn't too helpful for us.
His address is: M. Rasainthiran -
Kuala Selangor Nature Park
45000 Kuala Selangor
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia Tel 03-8892294; Fax 03-8894311
Getting there: Can easily be reached from Kuala Lumpur by bus. Take a bus at Pudu Raya Bus station -the bus to KS leaves from platform 23. It takes two hours to get in KS.
Accomodation: We stayed in one of the A-frame chalets (two mattresses and a fan) in the reserve. They cost RM 25/night. You can also stay in Hotel Selangor (RM 40/night). The famous Come-come Hotel was closed when we were there. There are few places to eat, the 99 Restaurant is probably the best.
Birding: * The reserve - Taman alam Kuala Selangor
There are only a few trails in the jungle, which are quite interesting; we had Red Junglefowl, Rufous-tailed Tailorbird, Laced woodpecker, Chestnut-bellied Malkoha, Olive-winged Bulbul, Asian Paradise-flycatcher and even Mangrove whistler and Mangrove blue flycatcher along the Eagle and Langur trail.
The boardwalk is very interesting for typical mangrove species: Mangrove whistler, flyeater, Sunda woodpecker, Common Flameback and Great tit are fairly common. We also saw Mangrove blue flycatcher, Buffy Fish owl (1 juv.), Greater Flameback and Chestnut-bellied Malkoha from the boardwalk. A Mangrove Pitta was calling near the end, but it didn't respond to the tape. Three Mangrove pitta's were heard, all were impossible to see.
You can also go to the hides or follow the trail around the lagoon. In winter, it is possible to see some waders from the hides, we had only two Greenshanks. Interesting species around the lagoon included Rufous woodpecker, White-headed Munia (2), Pink-necked pigeon, Black-winged Kite, Pied Triller, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Asian Koel, Ashy Drongo (1), Chestnut-bellied Malkoha and Black-crowned Night heron. At night we heard several Collared Scops owls and saw five Large-tailed Nightjars along these trails (see Map).
* Bukit Melawati: This hill just outside the reserve is well worth a visit, although it hasn't got many species: Lineated and Coppersmith Barbets, Spotted Dove, Brown-throated Sunbird, . A Brown-streaked Flycatcher was an unexpected, but welcome sighting. A pair of White-bellied Sea-eagles breeds at the mast on the hill. At night we heard a Spotted Wood owl there.
Mammals in the area include Silvered Leaf Monkey, Long-tailed Macaque and Smooth Otter. Water Monitors are common.
Problems: Many mosquitoes on the boardwalk. Temperature: an oppressive heat from about 8h30 till 17h00.
The Gap is the area below Fraser's Hill, situated at the junction of two roads (KKB - Raub, Gap - Fraser's Hill), about 90 km north of Kuala Lumpur. At an altitude of 825 m, the Gap offers a lot of interesting species, many of which do not occur at Fraser's Hill. For us, the Gap was our first introduction to the Malaysian forest and it was just magical.
Getting there: We took a taxi from Kuala Selangor to the Gap. The 2,5 hour drive costs 160RM. You can also get there by bus, but it takes a lot longer as you have to take a bus to Kubu Bahru and then a bus to Raub.
Accomodation: There's only one place to stay at the Gap: the Resthouse (Rumah rehat). This old-fashioned model has got only eight rooms, which are very large (with bath) - in weekends it is possibly necessary to book in advance. A room costs 41 RM/night. Good meals are served in the lounge. Electricity is only available at certain times (between 6h30 and 23h00).
Birding: Birding is restricted to the three roads. Recently a new road to Fraser's Hill has been constructed; however, due to landslides the new road is considered too dangerous and it is still closed for traffic.
One advantage of birding along the roads is that there are many viewpoints (good for raptors and hornbills), which offer fantastic views over the valleys (-in contrast with Taman Negara, where there are almost no viewpoints). Barbets are far more active here than in Taman Negara.
the Raub road: Green-billed Malkoha, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch (8), Checker-throated Woodpecker, Drongo Cuckoo, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Sultan Tit, Pacific Swift, Brown Barbet, Maroon Woodpecker, Black Laughingthrush (5), Silver-breasted Broadbill, Red-billed Malkoha (1), Red-eyed Bulbul (1), Wreathed Hornbill, .
the Kuala Kubu Bahru road: Banded Bay Cuckoo (1), Black-and-yellow Broadbill, Scaly-breasted and Grey-bellied Bulbul, Yellow-vented and Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker, Red-billed Malkoha (1), Rhinoceros Hornbill, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Purple-naped and Red-throated Sunbird (2), Verditer and Grey-headed Flycatcher, Rufous Piculet (1), Red-crowned Barbet (2 heard only), Pin-tailed Parrot-finch (1 male plus 3), Whiskered Treeswift (2), Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Green Iora (3), Great Argus (heard only), .[This road is also good for Bamboo Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Eagle and Rufous-fronted Babbler, but we didn't see any of these]
the Fraser's Hill road: Crimson-winged Woodpecker (2), Red-headed Trogon (twice), Red-bearded Bee-eater (4), Black Laughingthrush, White-hooded Babbler (4), Yellow-vented Pigeon (1), Green Broadbill (1), Large Woodshrike, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Chestnut-backed Scimitar-babbler (1), Large Niltava, White-browed Shrike-babbler, Black Eagle, Rufous Piculet (1), Wreathed Hornbill, Malaysian Cuckooshrike, Red-billed Malkoha (1), Orange-breasted Trogon (1 female), Plain Flowerpecker, .
[A specialty of this road is the rare Marbled Wren-babbler, which inhabits the ravines at the right side of the road. We played tape, but none responded. Other good species occurring along this road but not seen by us: Ferruginous Wood-partridge, Barred Cuckoo-dove, Eye-browed Wren-babbler, Dusky Broadbill, .]
the New road: Rufescent Prinia (1), Grey-capped Woodpecker (2), Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (2), White-rumped Munia, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Black Laughingthrush, Brown Barbet 1, Silver-rumped Swift, .At night two Collared Scops owls were calling at the junction; although one was calling only
within 20 m from us, we didn't see any. Other species seen along all roads include Streaked Spiderhunter, Red-throated Barbet, Bronzed Drongo, Blue-winged and Greater Green Leafbird, Buff-bellied Flowerpecker, Gold-whiskered Barbet, Blyth's Hawk-eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, both minivets, Oriental Cuckoo (heard only), Little Cuckoo-dove, Malaysian Eared Nightjar, Grey-rumped Treeswift, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, Grey-throated Babbler, Everett's White-eye, . A few Rajah Brooke's Birdwings and other magnificent butterflies were encountered on the KKB road.
Problems: Few leeches were encountered at the Gap. Sometimes a little bit foggy in early morning.
Situated only 8 km from the Gap, the avifauna of Fraser's Hill is significantly different from that at the Gap. This can be explained by the altitude, which measures 1300 m. The climate is considerably cooler and less humid, but it's often foggy or rainy.
Fraser's Hill is also one of the places where you can see Peninsular Malaysia's only three endemics: Malayan Whistling Thrush, Malaysian Hill Partidge and Mountain Peacock Pheasant.
Getting there: You can get there by bus, but we preferred to hitch. At the moment there's a one-way road to Fraser's Hill which alternates between upgoing and downcoming traffic.
Accomodation: Contrary to the Gap, Fraser's Hill is a touristic centre with lots of accomodation facilities. These are more expensive than elsewhere in Malaysia, often 500 RM/night or more. You can stay at Puncak Inn, Temerloh Chalets, The old Smokehouse, . Those who want a cheaper room, have to contact Durai, a local birder who works at the Nature Education Centre. Maybe he can arrange something for you (as he did for us: about 300 RM/night at the flats). There are several restaurants; we found Spice's to be the best -there's a ten percent reduction for birders and WWF-members.
Durai can also give useful birding tips, and if he has the time, he may go with you on a birding trip. His address is: K.S. Durai - Asst. Education Officer
Fraser's Hill Nature Education Centre
49000 Fraser's Hill
Pahang darul Makmur
Tel / Fax: 09-362-2517
Birding: There are several interesting trails and 'hot spots' at Fraser's Hill:
The Bishop's trail: Probably the most famous trail, offers you the chance to see some montane species which are quite hard to see: Rusty-naped Pitta (3), Lesser Shortwing, Pygmy Wren-babbler, Streaked Wren-babbler (1), Pygmy Blue Flycatcher (3), White-tailed Robin (2), Cutia (1), Malaysian Hill Partridge (4). Other interesting species recorded there: Large Scimitar-babbler (heard only), Blue Nuthatch, Black Laughingthrush, Golden-throated Barbet (heard only), Mountain Bulbul, .Two Siamangs were seen near the trail, lots were heard all over Fraser's Hill. Lots of leeches - an insect repellent is necessary!
The Pine Tree trail: A six (!) km long trail, going up to Pine Tree Hill. This area is 'under-watched', only few birders visit it. It is certainly an interesting trail, because this trail is the only chance to see the endemic Mountain Peacock Pheasant. We didn't see it, but we saw two relatively rare species along this trail: Chestnut-tailed Minla (2 on Pine Tree hill) and Rufous-winged Fulvetta (6). Other good species along the trail included: Cutia ( a pair), Streaked Wren-babbler (at least two families), Oriental Cuckoo (1), Emerald Dove, Lesser Yellownape, Mountain Leaf Warbler (4), Black Laughingthrush (4), Golden-throated Barbet (heard only), Green Magpie, Red-headed Trogon (heard only), White-browed Shrike-babbler (5). A Giant Squirrel was seen along the trail.
The Telekom Loop: We did it only once, and it wasn't bad: Green Magpie (1), Sultan Tit (2), Speckled Piculet (3), Orange-bellied Leafbird, Blue Nuthatch (3), Lesser Shortwing, Black-and-crimson Oriole, Black-eared Shrike-babbler, .
The Hemmant trail: Not that good: Buff-breasted Babbler, Green Magpie, Mountain Leaf Warbler (1), Rufous-browed Flycatcher, Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, .
The Gate: Not that interesting, but it is the only chance to see the endemic Malayan Whistling Thrush. You have to be at the gate before dawn. Normally, it is hopping in the grassy verge/roadside (about 100 m below the gate), but when the first cars arrive (or leave), it's flushed. The bird is extremely flighty (and shy). According to Durai, you have to listen for its call: a soft whistle. We were there for four mornings but didn't see anything that looked like a whistling thrush. July is certainly not the best month to see this species.
What we did see near the gate: Slaty-backed Forktail (1 on the road), Pygmy Wren-babbler, Sultan Tit (1), Orange-bellied Leafbird, Red-headed Trogon (1), Everett's White-eye, Fire-tufted Barbet, Silver-eared Mesia. A Large Scimitar-babbler was heard calling several mornings at the other side of the valley.
Rubbish tip: This smelly place gave us the following species: Streaked Wren-babbler (1), White-tailed Robin (1 female with a deformed bill), Hill Blue Flycatcher (6), Verditer Flycatcher, Little Pied Flycatcher, Banded Woodpecker, Long-tailed Broadbill (1), Asian Paradise-flycatcher (1), Rufous Woodpecker (1), Slaty-backed Forktail (1 juvenile). At night we spotlighted a BrownWood Owl here. [This is also a good spot for Pale Blue Flycatcher and Blyth's Hawk-eagle, but we didn't see them here.]
Waterfall road and Jeriau waterfall: Slaty-backed Forktail (2 and 2), Black Laughingthrush (4), Long-tailed Broadbill (2), Sultan Tit (2), Blue Nuthatch (3), Green-billed Malkoha (1), Orange-bellied and Blue-winged Leafbird, Buff-rumped Woodpecker (4), .
High Pines garden: Sultan Tit (1), Malaysian Cuckooshrike (2), Black-throated Sunbird, Mountain Tailorbird, Little Pied Flycatcher, Pygmy Wren-babbler, Large Scimitar-babbler (heard only, too far to tape in), Grey-chinned Minivet, Lesser Yellownape, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush. [This place is a known stake-out for Brown Bullfinch, which was unfortunately not seen by us. It 's also one of the best places to see Cutia, which we saw at other places.] - Often a foggy area.
This is the largest National Park of South-East Asia, covering an area of 4343 km˛. The park consists primarily of lowland rainforest, but it also has got a montane region, in which West-Malaysia's highest mountain, Gunung Tahan (2147 m) is situated. Only a small part of the park can be visited by tourists or birders, but it is certainly well worth a visit. The rainforest is said to be 130 million years old - one of the oldest forests in the world.
Getting there: It takes a few hours of travelling before you arrive at the resort. We got a lift from the Gap to Raub. There we took a bus to Benta, where we arrived at 10h20. At 11h00 our bus to Jerantut left. In Jerantut we took a taxi to Kuala Tembeling (situated about 250 km North-East of Kuala Lumpur). At Kuala Tembeling, you have to take a boat to get into the park (60 km or a 3 hour trip). Boats leave only at 9h00 and 14h00; costs: 38RM per person. We didn't make any arrangements in advance. To go back from Taman Negara to Kuala Lumpur it is possible to book a seat in one of the buses to Kuala Lumpur at the reception in Kuala Tahan. This costs 25 RM per person.
Accomodation: We brought our own tent -we had to pay 3RM per person per night. You can also hire a tent for 14RM/night. It is also possible to hire a chalet (very expensive at the resort) or to stay in a hostel. Spending a night in one of the hides costs 5 RM; you have to book at the wildlife department. There are some shops in the village, and there's an expensive mini-market at the resort. The best and cheapest places to eat are the floating restaurants, which can be reached by taking the small ferry boat (0,5 RM for each trip).
Miscellaneous: The weather was good, often too hot, only rainy in the last days of our stay.
About Gunung Tahan: A visit can be arranged, but almost involves a mini-expedition, as the mountain (situated about 55 km from the resort) is only reachable on foot. This means that you need a guide (costs: 500 RM for the guide only) for the seven day trek. You have to take food and tents with you. It takes four days to get to the mountain and three days to come back. The only reason why a birder could consider to visit Gunung Tahan is the Crested Argus. This submontane species can be seen around Wray's camp.
Birding: Taman Negara is home to many sought-after species, such as Storm's Stork, Bat Hawk, Wallace's Hawk Eagle, Ferruginous Wood-Partridge, Crestless Fireback, Mountain Peacock Pheasant (in remote parts of the park), Malaysian Peacock Pheasant, Great and Crested Argus, Masked Finfoot, Red-legged Crake, Large Green Pigeon, Jambu Fruit Dove, Short-toed Coucal, Bay Owl, Barred Eagle Owl, Javan, Gould's and Large Frogmouth, five species of trogon, Ruddy and Rufous-collared Kingfisher, White-crowned and Wrinkled Hornbill, Great Slaty and Olive-backed Woodpecker, Giant, Banded, Garnet, Hooded and Blue-winged Pitta, Finsch's and Black-and-white Bulbul, Malaysian Rail-babbler, Rufous-tailed Shama, Chestnut-capped Thrush, Malaysian Blue Flycatcher and Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker and Thick-billed Spiderhunter. Many of these are very difficult to see or incredibly rare; even on our two week stay in the park, we saw only 17 out of these 44 species. However a lot of other interesting bird species can more easily be seen on a number of trails:
Jenut Muda trail: Certainly one of the best trails in the park, the place to see Great Argus (of which WV briefly saw one male). Other sightings along this trail: Malaysian Peacock Pheasant (heard regularly, one male seen briefly), Wallace's Hawk-eagle (one adult seen sitting), Helmeted Hornbill (heard only), White-necked Babbler (two seen briefly), Gould's Frogmouth (one flushed at 15h00 (!!!) and seen briefly by WV), Rufous-chested Flycatcher (a pair), Red-naped Trogon (3), Chestnut-naped Forktail (1), White-crowned Forktail (1), Buffy Fish Owl (1 in early morning), Banded Pitta (at least 4), Dusky Broadbill (5), Asian Paradise-flycatcher (one male of the white phase), Grey-chested Flycatcher (one adult and one juvenile), Black-and-yellow Broadbill, Spotted Fantail (1), Ferruginous Babbler (seen on three occasions), Black-throated Babbler, Banded Kingfisher, Yellow-crowned Barbet, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Buff-necked Woodpecker, Striped Wren-babbler, Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, Crested Fireback, . Lots of leeches.
River Trail: Crested Jay (2), Crested Fireback (2), Garnet Pitta (1), Banded Pitta (regularly heard, only one seen (IJ)), Finsch's Bulbul ( a pair seen twice), White-crowned Forktail (1), Chestnut-naped Forktail (1), Malaysian Peacock Pheasant (heard regularly), Diard's Trogon (one female seen, a male heard only), Raffles' Malkoha, Emerald Dove (1), Olive-backed Woodpecker (a pair), Banded Kingfisher (heard only), Crimson-winged Woodpecker, Orange-backed Woodpecker (one female), Black-and-red Broadbill, Black-and-yellow Broadbill, Spotted Fantail (2), Dark-throated Oriole, Tickells Blue Flycatcher (one female), Black-capped Babbler, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker, .
Bukit Teresek: (including the trail between Bukit Teresek and the resort, and the trail from the second viewpoint down to the River trail) Malaysian Rail-babbler (three, of which one only briefly seen), Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker, Banded Kingfisher (a male between the first and the second viewpoint), Streaked Bulbul, Red-billed Malkoha (one at the first viewpoint), Brown Fulvetta, Rufous Piculet, Puff-backed and Grey-bellied Bulbul, White-bellied (1) and Orange-backed Woodpecker (2 and 1), Crested Fireback, Drongo Cuckoo (1), Blue-winged Pitta (six (!) along the first part of the trail (see map)), Black-thighed Falconet (one at the second viewpoint), Black-bellied Malkoha, Spotted Fantail (1), Chestnut-rumped Babbler, .[This place offers a good chance to see Crestless Fireback.]
Sungai Tahan: the boat trip; on 30/07, Niek Bosmans and Rob Bouwman, two Dutch birders, arranged a boat trip (in which we took part in) to the falls, especially for birdwatching. Costs: 80 RM for the boat. We left at 7h30 (earlier than the other boats) and came back at 12h00. This boat trip is necessary to get good views of Blue-banded Kingfisher(3, of which one showed well) and Lesser Fish Eagle (4). The following species also showed well: Red-bearded Bee-eater (1), Chestnut-naped Forktail (2), Oriental Pied Hornbill (2), Black-and-yellow Broadbill (2), Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher ( 3, of which one gave good views), Buffy Fish Owl (1 juv.), Rhinoceros Hornbill (2). A Crested Jay flew over the river. The star bird of this trip was a stunning male Malaysian Blue Flycatcher, which was singing only a few meters from the river. (* 'Sungai' means river)
Kumbang hide area: Situated about 11 km from the resort, Kumbang hide offers a better chance to see some species which are difficult to see on the trails around the resort. We spent almost three days here and got Sultan Tit (1), Checker-throated Woodpecker, Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler, Ferruginous Babbler (3), White-chested Babbler (4), Common Kingfisher, Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (1), Rufous-tailed Tailorbird (2), Crested Goshawk (1), Great Iora (1), Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Spotted Fantail, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Buffy Fish Owl, Black Magpie (4), Black Hornbill, Chestnut-backed Scimitar-babbler (1), Grey-headed and Black-throated Babblers, Banded Woodpecker, Black-bellied Malkoha, Thick-billed Pigeon (3), Malaysian Peacock Pheasant (heard only), Garnet and Banded Pitta (both heard only), .
At night, Gould's Frogmouth and Reddish Scops Owl (2) were heard calling. The hide itself is not especially good for birds, but at night it's very interesting because of several mammal species. We saw one Tapir, but you've got the chance to see Elephant and Black Panter. Sumatran Rhinoceros and Malaysian Tiger do also occur in the park, but are almost impossible to see.
The trail between the resort-Tabing hide-Kumbang hide is quite good: Black-and-white Bulbul (2), Great Slaty Woodpecker (1), Oriental Pied Hornbill (2), Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (1 seen well), Banded Kingfisher (1 male), Ferruginous Babbler (3), Grey-headed and Black-throated Babblers, Chestnut-rumped Babbler, Large Wren-babbler (4), Garnet and Banded Pitta (heard only), Red-bearded Bee-eater (heard only), Orange-backed Woodpecker (1 female near Tabing hide), Lesser Green Leafbird, Helmeted Hornbill (heard only), Scarlet-rumped Trogon (1 imm. male), Buffy Fish Owl (1), Brown Barbet, Crimson-winged Woodpecker (2), .
Kuala Trenggan lies about two km from Kumbang hide and can be reached from the resort on foot (9 km) or by the riverbus (10RM). The place offers a good chance to see hornbills, especially just before sunset. The star bird here is Helmeted Hornbill, which is much rarer in the resort area; we saw two males and one female on one evening, and a male on the following morning. Other hornbills around included Black Hornbill (up to five), Wreathed Hornbill and Rhinoceros Hornbill. Other interesting species seen there: White-bellied Munia (7), Lesser Green Leafbird (2), Black-headed Bulbul, Stork-billed Kingfisher and Black-and-yellow Broadbill.
Blau and Yong hide area: These hides are situated respectively 3 and 4 km from the resort. The area offers the best chance to see Garnet Pitta, which we saw twice there. Other species of interest: Wallace's Hawk-eagle (one adult at the small river behind Yong hide), Buffy Fish Owl (1), Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (1 seen in flight), Rhinoceros Hornbill (one gave close views near the same small river), Spotted Fantail, Banded Pitta (heard only), Scarlet-rumped Trogon (heard only), Green and Banded Broadbill, White-bellied Woodpecker (1), Plaintive Cuckoo (heard only), Black Hornbill (heard only), Dusky Broadbill (2), Scarlet Sunbird (1 male), Crested Woodpartidge (more than 10), Dark-throated Oriole (1), Short-tailed Babbler, Emerald Dove, Banded and Buff-necked Woodpecker, Crested Fireback (10), Yellow-bellied and Grey-cheeked Bulbuls, Striped Wren-babbler (at several places along the trail), Large Wren-babbler (4), Black-capped Babbler, Chestnut-rumped Babbler, . Another highlight of the area was a Reddish Scops owl which started calling before 17h30 (more than two hours before dusk!) and which was always sitting on the same branch in the same tree. It was only 6 m from us and it constantly called. However, it took more than 1,5 hour before we saw it, as it was only viewable from one corner. A few days later we went back in the morning with two American birders and it was still sitting on the same branch. A Goulds Frogmouth was also calling along the trail.
The beginning of the trail is very steep. Mouse deer are quite common in the area.
Swamp Loop: Although a very short trail, it gave us the chance to see several good species. The best bird seen here was Malaysian Peacock Pheasant. We saw one male walking along the trail, just before sunset. The species is not uncommon in the park, but difficult to see. Large Wren-babbler (1), Banded Pitta (1), Great Slaty Woodpecker, Black Hornbill, Red-naped Trogon (1 male) and Crested Woodpartridge (7) were also seen on this loop. Lots of mosquitoes.
The Canopy Walkway: Because this place is visited by lots of tourists, ist's not that good for birds. It's only opened between 11h00 and 14h45; on Friday from 9h00 till 12h00. However, we saw some species of interest: Whiskered Treeswift (one perched), Brown Fulvetta, Grey-headed Flycatcher, Cream-vented Bulbul, Spotted Fantail (1), Lesser Green and Blue-winged Leafbirds and Green Iora. [It's also a good spot for Fiery Minivet, but we didn't see it here].
The resort: Not very interesting for birds, but some fruiting trees near the chalets had Thick-billed Pigeon, Black-headed, Puff-backed, Grey-bellied and Straw-headed Bulbuls, Greater Green Leafbird, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker and Grey-breasted Spiderhunter. Other birds seen in the area: Wreathed Hornbill (2), Dollarbird, Slender-billed Crow, Brown-throated Sunbird, Spectacled Spiderhunter, Little Green Pigeon, Plaintive Cuckoo, Brown Barbet and Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike.
Birds seen in the Campsite area included Spectacled Bulbul, Crested Fireback (2), Black-and-Red Broadbill, and at night Collared Scops owl (1 seen well), Gould's Frogmouth (2) and a Buffy Fish Owl (only once).
Behind the mini-market there's a small swamp with Black-and-Red Broadbill, Blue-eared Kingfisher (1 seen briefly), Black-thighed Falconet (up to three) and White-rumped Shama. A Malayan Porcupine was seen near the mini-market.
Just behind the chalets, there's a clearing from which we saw Black Hornbill (2 + 3), Red-bearded Bee-eater (1), Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (1), Lesser Green Leafbird, Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike, Olive-winged Bulbul, a hawk-eagle spec. (very briefly), Blue-rumped Parrot, Great Slaty Woodpecker (up to 4), Grey-and-buff Woodpecker (2), Blue-winged Pitta (heard only), White-bellied Munia (5), Fiery Minivet (10), Hill Myna, Oriental Pied Hornbill (heard only), Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (2), Long-billed Spiderhunter (2), Brown Barbet, . There's also a salt lick for Wild Pigs.
Lubok Simpon is a swimming place in the Tahan river; we saw some interesting species such as Black-capped Babbler (2), Tickells Blue Flycatcher (1 male), Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (2), Blue-eared Kingfisher (1 fly-by), Rufous Piculet, White-chested Babbler (2) and Malaysian Eared Nightjar. Possibly this is the best place to see Bat Hawk, we saw it twice there and it comes a lot closer than at the floating restaurants -we could even see its white malar stripes.
Mammals seen in Taman Negara include Malaysian Tapir (1), Lesser and Greater Mouse Deer, Malayan Porcupine, Bearded Pig, Sambar and Barking Deer, Long-tailed Macaque, Dusky and Banded Leaf Monkey, Prevost's Squirrel and Giant Squirrel. A number of squirrels was not identified and probably included Plaintain and Three-striped Squirrel.
Nomenclature and sequence follows: A guide to the Birds of Thailand by Lekagul and Round (1991).
KS = Kuala Selangor
G = The Gap
FH = Fraser's Hill
TN = Taman Negara
01. Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea
KS - Common.
02. Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
KS - one adult seen
03. Striated Heron - Butorides striatus
KS - Fairly common
04. Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
KS - Fairly common
05. Great Egret - Casmerodius albus
KS - Regularly seen
06. Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax
KS - A few seen in the evening
07. Lesser Adjutant - Leptopilos javanicus
KS - One ad., a non-genuine bird, originating from a breeding project.
08. Black-winged Kite - Elanus caeruleus
KS - Two sightings of a perched bird
09. Brahminy Kite - Haliastur indus
KS - Common
10. White-bellied Sea-eagle - Haliaeetus leucogaster
KS - Seen daily : an adult circling over the reserve every day, an immature was also present (seen twice). A pair nests on the TV-mast.
11. Lesser Fish-eagle - Ichthyophaga humilis
TN - Four seen along Sungai Tahan on a boat trip to the falls. Excellent views of 3 perched adults. One seen from Lubok Simpon.
12. Crested Serpent-eagle - Spilornis cheela
KS - One seen in the reserve
G - Seen daily
13. Blyths Hawk-eagle - Spizaetus alboniger
G - Recorded in small numbers, both adults and juveniles
14. Wallace's Hawk-eagle - Spizaetus nanus
TN - One adult near Yong hide (IJ) - Another perched adult gave good views along Jenut Muda trail. Classified as vulnerable by Collar et al. (1994).
15. Black Eagle - Ictinaetus malayenis
G - One adult seen twice along the Fraser's Hill road.
16. Black-thighed Falconet - Microhierax fringillarius
TN - One at the second viewpoint on Bukit Teresek, one in the Kuala Tahan village and up to three at the small swamp behind the mini-market (at the resort).
17. Crested Goshawk - Accipiter trivirgatus
TN - One well seen along Sungai Terenggan (near Kumbang hide).
18. Bat Hawk - Macheiramphus alcinus
TN - Two seen from the steps at the resort at 19.43h
On two evenings, one was quite well seen from Lubok Simpon at 19.46h and 19.52h.
19. Crested Fireback - Lophura ignita
TN - Not as common as reported by others. One pair along the River trail, several along Jenut Muda, small groups (up to five) seen on the trail to Blau hide, another five near Bukit Teresek, four near Kuala Trenggan and two males at the camping. This species is considered to be vulnerable to extinction by Collar et al. (1994), because of lowland deforestation.
20. Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus
KS - Frequently heard in the reserve. One male well seen along the Eagle trail.
21. Malaysian Peacock-pheasant - Polyplectron malacense
TN - Frequently heard in the Swamp Loop and clearing area, also regularly heard along Jenut Muda and River trail. One male well seen on the Swamp loop, another briefly near Jenut Muda. Also heard calling near Blau and Kumbang hide. Seemed to be very vocal in this time of the year. Also considered to be vulnerable by Collar et al. (1994).
22. Great Argus - Argusianus argus
TN - Heard daily on the Jenut Muda trail. One male crossed the trail but soon vanished into the understorey, not to be seen again . Also heard from Bukit Teresek and the Blau hide area. Vocal, but never calling close to the trail.
G - One was heard from the KKB road.
23. Malaysian Hill-partridge - Arborophila campbelli
FH - A group of four birds briefly seen near the Bishop's trail (Old zoo area) when we went off the trail. Recently split. According to Jeyarajasingam and Pearson 1999, endemic to Peninsular Malaysia.
24. Crested Wood-partridge - Rollulus roulroul
TN - Three seen on the trail to Blau hide on 21/07, ten there on 01/08; A group of seven on the Swamp loop (31/07). The call resembles the one of Rufous-collared Kingfisher.
25. White-breasted Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus
KS - Seen fairly regularly.
TN - Two at the small swamp behind the mini-market.
26. Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
KS - Two in front of the middle hide on 05/07.
27. Yellow-vented Pigeon - Treron seimundi
G - One flying over at the Fraser's Hill road (IJ).
28. Thick-billed Pigeon - Treron curvirostra
TN - Due to the lack of fruiting trees, only few seen; max. count three in the resort area.
29. Little Green Pigeon - Treron olax
TN - Regularly seen: a group of up to 15 was every morning present in the resort area.
30. Pink-necked Pigeon - Treron vernans
KS - Common
31. Mountain Imperial Pigeon - Ducula badia
FH - Quite common; Only few seen perched, many seen flying or heard.
TN - Regularly seen along the River trail, most of them flying.
32. Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Seen only in Kuala Lumpur, Jerantut, .
33. Little Cuckoo-dove - Macropygia ruficeps
FH - G - Fairly common
34. Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinensis
KS - Few heard on Bukit Melawati.
More than ten seen while travelling to TN.
35. Peaceful Dove - Geopelia striata
KS - Common.
36. Emerald Dove - Chalcohaps indica
FH - Two flushed on the Pine Tree trail.
TN - Several flushed in the Yong hide area and one on the River trail.
37. Blue-rumped Parrot - Psittinus cyanurus
TN - Regularly seen in the resort area and at the clearing. Several groups of 10-15 birds at the clearing.
38. Blue-crowned Hanging-parrot - Loriculus galgulus
G - FH - TN - Fairly common, most of them flying by, one group well seen at the new road (G).
39. Banded Bay Cuckoo - Cacomanits sonneratii
G - One seen on the KKB road.
40. Plaintive Cuckoo - Cacomantis merulinus
TN - One heard in the Yong hide area, one heard and briefly seen in the resort area.
41. Oriental Cuckoo - Cuculus saturatus
G - FH - Regularly heard, one seen along the Pine Tree trail.
42. Drongo Cuckoo - Surniculus lugubris
G - One seen on the Raub road.
TN - One seen at the start of the trail to Bukit Teresek.
43. Common Koel - Eudynamys scolopacea
KS - Quite common, most of them heard only. One female showed well on two occasions, one male also seen.
44. Black-bellied Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus diardi
TN - Several sightings of single birds: on the trail to Bukit Teresek, at the clearing, near Kumbang hide, .
45. Chestnut-bellied Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus sumatranus
KS - Seen daily, min. five seen.
46. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
TN - About five seen: on Bukit Teresek, near Blau hide, on Jenut Muda trail,.
47. Raffles' Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus
TN - Quite common, more heard than seen.
48. Green-billed Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
G - Seen daily, at least four seen.
FH - One seen on the waterfall road.
49. Red-billed Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus javanicus
G - One on the KKB road, one on the Raub road and one on the Fraser's Hill road.
TN - One at the first viewpoint on Bukit Teresek
50. Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis
KS - TN - Quite common, more heard than seen.
51. Reddish Scops Owl - Otus rufescens
TN - One was well seen in small tree about 80 m off the trail to Blau hide. This individual was calling very early (at 17.30h), well before dusk. We also saw it at 10.00h a few days later; it was not calling but still sitting on the same branch. When coming from Kuala Tahan, the place is situated at the right of the trail, just before the first bridge. It didn't react to the tape.
Two were heard between Kuala Trenggan and Kumbang hide.
52. Collared Scops Owl - Otus lempiji
KS - G - TN - Although fairly common, this species proved to be difficult to see. At TN, one was eventually seen at the camping. Others were heard at Kuala Trenggan (two), the Gap (two) and the Kuala Selangor reserve (seven). Especially calling just after nightfall (21h00-22h00).
53. Mountain Scops Owl - Otus spilocephalus
FH - Only two heard near the village centre. Did not seem to react to tape.
54. Buffy Fish-owl - Ketupa ketupu
KS - One juvenile seen near the boardwalk before sunrise.
TN - One seen and heard calling at the camping (on 19/07 only). One seen near Yong hide on 25/07; one on the trail to Kumbang hide on 26/07; one juvenile seen near Sungai Trenggan on 28/07; one heard calling at Lubok Simpon on 29/07; one seen on the boat trip on 30/07; one juvenile at Jenut Muda trail on 02/08.
55. Spotted Wood-owl - Strix seloputo
KS - One heard calling on Bukit Melawati
56. Brown Wood-owl - Strix leptogrammica
FH - One seen on the rubbish dump about one and a half hour after sunset (21h30).
57. Gould's Frogmouth - Batrachostomus stellatus
TN - Not too rare. WV flushed one and saw it briefly at 15h00 (!) on 18/07, while he was looking for Banded Pitta off the Jenut Muda trail.
Two were calling at the camping where one gave brief but close views just before sunrise (on 22 and 23/07- started calling after midnight -again on 01/08 at 5 am)!!! Two heard near Kumbang hide (one and a half hour before sunrise), one near the trail to Blau hide (calling just after sunset, but in dense vegetation).
58. Large-tailed Nightjar - Caprimulgus macrurus
KS - Three showed well at dusk in the reserve, another two seen only briefly.
Responds well to tape.
59. Malaysian Eared Nightjar - Eurostopodus temminckii
G - About five birds flying around every evening; they could be easily seen from the terrace of the resthouse.
TN - About four flying around at Lumbok Simpon, from 19h35.
60. Red-naped Trogon - Harpactes kasumba
TN - Several seen well, one male seen well at the Swamp loop; three were calling at Jenut Muda, of which one was well seen. Also heard from the boat to the falls. Responds well to tape.
61. Diard's Trogon - Harpactes diardii
TN - One female along the River trail. One male was calling close to this trail, but didn't react to the tape and so it didn't show. Also heard from the Jenut Muda trail.
62. Scarlet-rumped Trogon - Harpactes duvaucelli
TN - One male between Bukit Teresek and the River trail, one female on the trail to Kumbang hide, one male near Sungai Terenggan; Frequently heard near Kumbang hide, Yong and Blau hide, also heard from Jenut Muda trail. Responds well to tape.
63. Red-headed Trogon - Harpactes erythrocephalus
G - One male seen twice on the Fraser's Hill road.
FH - One male at the gate, also heard on the Pine Tree trail.
64. Orange-breasted Trogon - Harpactes oreskios
G - One female on the Fraser's Hill road.
65. Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
TN - Seen on twice on Sungai Terenggan and on Sungai Tahan.
66. Blue-banded Kingfisher - Alcedo euryzona
TN - Three seen on the boat trip on Sungai Tahan, of which one first-year bird gave very good views. One also seen flying-by there from the River trail.
67. Blue-eared Kingfisher - Alcedo mentining
TN - One flying-by on Sungai Tahan; one briefly at the swamp behind the mini-market.
68. Rufous-backed Kingfisher (Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher)- Ceyx
TN - One seen flying over Sungai Tahan (IJ), one briefly seen near Yong hide, one well seen on the trail between Tabing and Kumbang hide, two seen on the boat trip to the falls, of which one showed very well.
69. Banded Kingfisher - Lacedo pulchella
TN - One male on Bukit Teresek between the two viewpoints, one male between Tabing and Kumbang hide, one female on Jenut Muda, one male also heard there, one male between the canopy walkway and Bukit Teresek; several heard - proved to be not uncommon if you know the call: River trail, Yong hide, .
70. Stork-billed Kingfisher - Halcyon capensis
KS - Few singles seen
TN - Few seen on Sungai Tembeling and Sungai Tahan; also seen from Kuala Trenggan.
71. White-breasted Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis
KS - Fairly common
TN - Seen on the boat trip to and from Kuala Tahan -Kuala Tembeling (about seven).
72. Collared Kingfisher - Halcyon chloris
KS - Common
73. Blue-throated Bee-eater - Merops viridis
KS - a few singles seen
TN - Fairly common at the clearing and near Sungai Tembeling.
74. Red-bearded Bee-eater - Nyctyornis amictus
G - At least 4 seen on the Fraser's Hill road, also heard on the KKB road.
TN - One seen at the clearing, one well seen on the boat trip to the falls.
75. Dollarbird - Eurystomus orientalis
KS - A few singles seen in the reserve
TN - A few seen from the boat and at the clearing.
76. Wreathed Hornbill - Rhycticeros undulatus
G - One pair, one female and one female seen (Raub and Fraser's Hill road)
TN - One pair at the resort, one pair at Kuala Trenggan.
77. Rhinoceros Hornbill - Buceros rhinoceros
G - Two and two seen, at a distance.
TN - Probably the commonest hornbill here (heard daily), but difficult to see, due to the lack of good viewpoints; though one gave very good views at a small stream beyond Yong hide, several seen flying. Also at Kuala Trenggan (two and two).
78. Black Hornbill - Anthracoceros malayanus
TN - A pair gave good views at the clearing. Also two seen at Kumbang hide and five at Kuala Trenggan; Heard daily: Yong hide, River trail, ..
79. Oriental Pied Hornbill - Anthracoceros albirostris
TN - Two seen twice at the River trail, near Tabing hide. Also heard at the clearing.
80. Helmeted Hornbill - Rhinoplax vigil
TN - Heard from Jenut Muda, but far more common in Kumbang hide area. The best spot to see this species is Kuala Trenggan, where they fly around just before sunset. We saw two males and one female.
81. Lineated Barbet - Megalaima lineata
KS - One seen on Bukit Melawati.
82. Coppersmith Barbet - Megalaima haemacephala
KS - One seen on Bukit Melawati plus another heard only there.
83. Gold-whiskered Barbet - Megalaima chrysopogon
G - Fairly common, only two seen well enough to tick.
TN - Regularly heard.
84. Blue-eared Barbet - Megalaima australis
G - Common, few seen.
TN - Heard quite a few times, seen just once.
85. Red-crowned Barbet - Megalaima rafflesii
G - Two heard only about 3,5 km down the KKB road. Didn't react to tape.
86. Red-throated Barbet - Megalaima mystacophonos
G - Fairly common, seen twice; reacts to tape.
TN - Regularly heard, one well seen on the Jenut Muda trail, one showed well at the River trail.
87. Golden-throated Barbet - Megalaima franklinii
FH - Few heard, most of them along the Bishop's trail, but too far from the trail.
88. Yellow-crowned Barbet - Megalaima henricii
TN - Fairly common, two seen (Bukit Teresek and River trail).
89. Black-browed Barbet - Megalaima oorti
G - FH - Probably the commonest barbet
90. Fire-tufted Barbet - Psilopogon pyrolophus
FH - Common and easy to see.
91. Brown Barbet - Calorhamphus fuliginosus
G - A family of four on the Raub road (2 km from the resthouse), one on the new road.
TN - Seen regularly: four at the clearing, three at the resort, two between Tabing and Kumbang hide, two at Lubok Simpon,.
92. Speckled Piculet - Picumnus innominatus
FH - Three in a bird wave along the Telecom Loop
93. Rufous Piculet - Sasia abnormis
G - One in a ravine near the Fraser's Hill road and one 3,5 km down the KKB road.
TN - Two at Lubok Simpon, one between Bukit Teresek and the River trail..
94. Orange-backed Woodpecker - Reinwardtipicus validus
TN - Two on Bukit Teresek, one there a week later; one female at Tabing hide
95. Greater Flameback - Chrysocolaptes lucidus
KS - Two seen twice along the boardwalk in the mangroves
96. Common Flameback - Dinopium javanense
KS - Regularly seen along the trails and the boardwalk.
97. Olive-backed Woodpecker - Dinopium rafflesii
TN - One pair along the river trail
98. Laced Woodpecker - Picus vittatus
KS - Regularly seen along the trails (more than ten).
99. Greater Yellownape - Picus flavinucha
FH - Common
100. Lesser Yellownape - Picus chlorolophus
FH - Regularly seen: at the flats, the Bishop's trail, the Pine Tree trail, High Pines garden, .
101. Banded Woodpecker - Picus miniaceus
FH - One at the rubbish tip
TN - One near Sungai Terenggan, two near Blau hide, one near Bukit Teresek, .
102. Crimson-winged Woodpecker - Picus puniceus
G - One pair on the Fraser's Hill road, two on the Raub road.
TN - Regularly seen: Blau hide, two near Lubok Simpon,
103. Checker-throated Woodpecker - Picus
G - One 2 km down the Raub road.
TN - One between Kuala Trenggan and Kumbang hide.
104. Rufous Woodpecker - Celeus brachyurus
KS - One seen well near one of the hides.
G - One on the KKB road.
FH - One at the rubbish tip.
TN - Several seen.
105. Maroon Woodpecker - Blythipicus rubiginosus
G - One on the Raub road.
106. Buff-rumped Woodpecker - Meiglyptes
FH - A group of four seen on the waterfall road.
107. Buff-necked Woodpecker - Meiglyptes
TN - Regularly seen, total: more than twenty.
108. Grey-and-buff Woodpecker - Hemicircus
TN - Two twice seen near Blau hide, two seen twice at the clearing, one at the start of the trail to Bukit Teresek,
109. Great slaty Woodpecker - Muelleripicus
TN - Four often present at the clearing and the Swamp loop, one between Tabing and Kumbang hide, also along Jenut Muda trail, Noisy.
110. White-bellied Woodpecker - Dryocopus
TN - One seen along the trail to Bukit Teresek, one seen on the trail to Blau hide.
111. Grey-capped Woodpecker - Picoides canicapillus
G - Two on the new road
112. Sunda (Brown-capped) Woodpecker - Picoides
KS - At least six birds seen: two pairs and two singles; the pair along the boardwalk was seen twice. Responds to tape.
113. Dusky Broadbill - Corydon sumatranus
TN - A group of five along Jenut Muda. At least two along the trail to Blau hide. Noisy.
114. Long-tailed Broadbill - Psarisomus
FH - Two along the waterfall road, one at the rubbish tip.
115. Silver-breasted Broadbill - Serilophus
G - One at a stream 2 km down the Raub road.
116. Green Broadbill - Calyptomena viridis
G - One male along the road to Fraser's Hill
TN - Heard daily, seen regularly.
117. Black-and-yellow Broadbill - Eurylaimus
G - At least two calling, one pair well seen 1 km down the KKB road.
TN - Fairly common, heard daily, a few times well seen. Reacts to tape.
118. Banded Broadbill - Eurylaimus javanicus
TN - Heard and seen regularly, but not as common as Black-and-yellow. Reacts to tape.
119. Black-and-red Broadbill - Cymbirhynchus
TN - Fairly common, seen regularly.
120. Rusty-naped Pitta - Pitta oatesi
FH - Three calling along the Bishop's trail, of which one showed well for three seconds after a total of five hours waiting !!!! Reacts to tape, but very shy.
121. Mangrove Pitta - Pitta megarhyncha
KS - Four calling, but all of them too far from the trail -didn't respond very well.
122. Blue-winged Pitta - Pitta moluccensis
TN - Totally unexpected in this time of the year, normally occurs only in winter.
No less than six were calling between the chalets and the trail to Bukit Teresek. We saw four of them, two showed well. Responds very well to tape; often perches high up in the trees (up to 8 m high).
123. Garnet Pitta - Pitta granatina
TN - The best place to see this one is the Blau and Yong hide area, especially the area around Blau hide. We saw one there, after tracking it down for about an hour, when we discovered it was sitting in a tree about 5m above ground level. At least five others were also calling in that area, of which one was briefly seen by IJ. One was also seen near the start of the River trail, although we never heard one calling in that area. One was heard between Tabing and Kumbang hide, another two were heard in Kumbang hide area. Play tape.
124. Banded Pitta - Pitta guajana
TN - The commonest pitta in TN, heard almost daily. The best place to see them was the Jenut Muda trail; we saw at least four birds there, one female foraging on the trail, a male on the trail, another calling male and a female. One seen on the Swamp loop. Also seen along the River trail (IJ), and heard near Yong and Blau hide, the camping, . Play tape.
125. Edible-nest Swiftlet - Aerodramus fuciphagus
KS - TN - Swiftlets seen at these places belonged probably to this species.
126. Asian Palm Swift - Cypsiurus balasiensis
KS - Small numbers recorded.
127. White-bellied Swiftlet - Collocalia
G - FH - Fairly common
128. Silver-rumped Swiftlet - Rhaphidura
G - Only small numbers seen, at the Raub and the new road.
TN - Fairly common.
129. Pacific Swift - Apus pacificus
G - One seen on the KKB road.
130. Little Swift - Apus affinis
KS - G - FH - TN - Fairly common to common.
131. Brown Needletail - Hirundapus giganteus
G - Every evening a few flying over.
TN - Fairly common, especially in the evening
132. Grey-rumped Treeswift - Hemiprocne
G - Daily seen in small numbers.
TN - Regularly recorded.
133. Whiskered Treeswift - Hemiprocne comata
G - One adult with one young seen 3 km down the KKB road.
TN - Regularly seen flying, one perched adult seen from the canopy walkway.
134. Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
KS - A few seen in the reserve
135. Pacific Swallow - Hirundo tahitica
KS - G - TN - Common
136. Striated Swallow - Hirundo striolata
G - Daily seen, breeding at the resthouse
137. Grey Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea
TN - One seen at Sungai Tembeling, possibly the same bird was seen later at the resort.
138. Pied Triller - Lalage nigra
KS - Daily seen, five ex.
139. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike - Hemipus
G - FH - Every flock had at least one.
140. Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike - Hemipus
TN - Uncommon, about ten seen.
141. Large Wood-shrike - Tephrodornis virgatus
G - Two, three and five seen along the Fraser's Hill road, heard at the KKB road.
TN - Singles heard on the River trail and near Blau hide.
142. Malaysian Cuckooshrike - Coracina javensis
G - FH - Several heard only or seen flying (G - FH -road), two showed well at the High Pines garden. One at the Pine Tree trail.
143. Lesser Cuckooshrike - Coracina fimbriata
TN - One female at the River trail, three at the clearing
144. Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike - Coracina
TN - Up to four at the clearing or the fruiting trees at the resort.
145. Grey-chinned Minivet - Pericrocotus solaris
G - FH - Regularly seen, always in flocks
146. Scarlet Minivet - Pericrocotus flammeus
G - FH - Fairly common
147. Fiery Minivet - Pericrocotus igneus
TN - A group of ten at the clearing.
148. Common Iora - Aegithina tiphia
KS - Fairly common
G - One seen along the KKB road.
149. Green Iora - Aegithina viridissima
G - Three seen, about 3 km down the KKB road.
TN - Fairly common, regularly recorded in small numbers.
150. Great Iora - Aegithina lafresnayei
TN - One male on the trail between Kuala Trenggan and Kumbang hide (IJ).
151. Lesser Green Leafbird - Chloropsis cyanopogon
TN - Only few seen: one on the trail between Tabing and Kumbang hide, one near the clearing, one pair twice present at Kuala Trenggan.
152. Greater Green Leafbird - Chloropsis
G - One male on the Raub road, two on the KKB road.
TN - Only few seen.
153. Blue-winged Leafbird - Chloropsis cochinchinensis
G - TN - Fairly common, seen daily. Seen also at the lower parts of Fraser's Hill (Waterfall road).
154. Orange-bellied Leafbird - Chloropsis
G - Few seen on the Fraser's Hill road.
FH - Regularly seen (near the Gate, Telekom loop, Jeriau Waterfall, .)
155. Straw-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus zeylanicus
TN - Fairly common at the riverside of Sungai Tembeling and Sungai Tahan. Easy to see at the resort, Lubok Simpon, .
156. Black-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus atriceps
TN - Not as common as reported by others. Less than ten seen: max. three at the fruiting trees at the resort, about four seen at Kuala Trenggan.
157. Black-crested Bulbul - Pycnonotus melanicterus
G - Common
158. Black-and-white Bulbul - Pycnonotus
TN - Two adults halfway between Tabing and Kumbang hide.
159. Scaly-breasted Bulbul - Pycnonotus
G - Only seen on the KKB road, where we saw respectively four and two birds.
160. Grey-bellied Bulbul - Pycnonotus cyaniventris
G - One seen on the KKB road (IJ)
TN - About ten seen (Bukit Teresek, Kuala Trenggan, fruiting trees, .)
161. Puff-backed Bulbul - Pycnonotus eutilotus
TN - Regularly recorded (on Bukit Teresek, etc. but especially in the fruiting trees at the resort).
162. Stripe-throated Bulbul - Pycnonotus
G - Fairly common.
TN - Fairly common at the resort.
163. Yellow-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus goiavier
KS - Abundant
TN - Few were present at the resort.
164. Olive-winged Bulbul - Pycnonotus plumosus
KS - A few families near the Eagle and Langur trail.
TN - Always about four present near the clearing, sometimes in the fruiting trees at the resort.
165. Cream-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus simplex
TN - Fairly common, but difficult to see, as they frequent the canopy. Try the canopy walkway.
166. Red-eyed Bulbul - Pycnonotus brunneus
G - One two km down the Raub road.
TN - Common.
167. Spectacled Bulbul - Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
TN - Single birds were regularly recorded; seen almost daily at the fruiting trees.
168. Ochraceous Bulbul - Criniger ochraceus
G - Common; also seen at the lower parts of Fraser's Hill (Waterfall road).
169. Grey-cheeked Bulbul - Criniger bres
TN - Almost daily recorded; fairly common on the trail to Bukit Teresek and the trail to Blau hide.
170. Yellow-bellied Bulbul - Criniger phaeocephalus
TN - Fairly common.
171. Finsch's Bulbul - Criniger finschii
TN - Two adults seen twice on the river trail, always near a small stream.
172. Hairy-backed Bulbul - Hypsipetes criniger
TN - Common.
173. Buff-vented Bulbul - Hypsipetes charlottae
TN - Regularly seen, especially near the River trail.
174. Mountain Bulbul - Hypsipetes mcclellandii
FH - Fairly common, often in pairs.
175. Streaked Bulbul - Hypsipetes malaccensis
TN - Only present on Bukit Teresek (especially at the viewpoints), where fairly common.
176. Ashy Bulbul - Hypsipetes flavala
G - Fairly common.
177. Bronzed Drongo - Dicrurus aeneus
G - FH - Fairly common.
178. Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucocephalus
KS - Only one seen.
179. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus
G - One on the KKB road
180. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus
G - Fairly common; TN - Common
181. Dark-throated Oriole - Oriolus xanthonotus
TN - Only four seen, two males and two females (River trail, Blau hide, .)
182. Black-and-crimson Oriole - Oriolus
FH - Fairly common, also on the road from Fraser's Hill to the Gap, about one km up from the Gap.
183. Black-naped Oriole - Oriolus chinensis
KS - Fairly common.
184. Asian Fairy Bluebird - Irena puella
G - Seen daily, often in pairs.
TN - Regularly seen, always a few present in the fruiting trees at the resort.
185. Crested Jay - Platylophus galericulatus
TN - Two adults on the River trail, one flying over Sungai Tahan (seen on the boat trip), two seen near Kumbang hide plus some more heard there; heard only at Bukit Teresek, .
186. Green Magpie - Cissa chinensis
FH - Seen almost daily, more than ten recorded.
187. Black Magpie - Platysmurus leucopterus
TN - At least four near Kumbang hide.
188. House Crow - Corvus splendens
KS - Fairly common, also seen in other urban areas (Kuala Lumpur, etc.)
189. Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos
KS - TN - Regularly recorded in small numbers.
190. Slender-billed Crow - Corvus enca
TN - About four recorded, near Jenut Muda and the resort. Calls like a Rook.
191. Great Tit - Parus major
KS - Only present in the mangroves, where regularly recorded.
192. Sultan Tit - Melanochlora sultanea
G - One family of three birds on the Raub road, two at the junction.
FH - One near the Gate, one in the High Pines garden, two on the Waterfall road, two on the Telekom loop.
TN - One between Kumbang hide and Kuala Trenggan was unexpected.
A total of twelve birds was seen on the trip.
193. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch - Sitta frontalis
G - One on the KKB road, six and two on the Fraser's Hill road.
TN - One at the clearing.
194. Blue Nuthatch - Sitta azurea
FH - Seen daily, recorded in low numbers, but not uncommon.
195. Black-capped Babbler - Pellorneum capistratum
TN - Seen regularly in low numbers. One pair often seen at Lubok Simpon, others near Tabing hide, River trail, Blau hide.
196. Buff-breasted Babbler - Trichastoma
FH - Quite common, but difficult to see in the dense vegetation. Conspicous song.
197. Short-tailed Babbler - Trichastoma
TN - Uncommon; two Blau hide, two Jenut Muda, two between Bukit Teresek and the River trail.
198. White-chested Babbler - Trichastoma
TN - Only near small rivers: two at Lubok Simpon, five on the boat trip to the falls, at least four near Sungai Terenggan (Kumbang hide area).
199. Ferruginous Babbler - Trichastoma bicolor
TN - About three on the Jenut Muda trail (01/08 and 02/08), three halfway between Tabing and Kumbang hide, four near Kumbang hide.
200. Abbott's Babbler - Trichastoma abbotti
KS - TN - Common.
201. Moustached Babbler - Malacopteron magnirostre
TN - Seen regularly.
202. Sooty-capped Babbler - Malacopteron affine
TN - Regularly recorded in small numbers.
203. Scaly-crowned Babbler - Malacopteron
TN - Common.
204. Rufous-crowned Babbler - Malacopteron magnum
TN - Common.
205. Large Scimitar-babbler - Pomatorhinus hypoleucos
FH - Heard only; one calling every morning in the valley below the gate. One heard from the Bishops trail. Both were too distant to tape in.
206. Chestnut-backed Scimitar-babbler - Pomatorhinus montanus
G - One about 1 km up the Fraser's Hill road.
TN - One between Kumbang hide and Sungai Terenggan was unexpected.
207. Striped Wren-babbler - Kenopia striata
TN - One pair between the two streams on Jenut Muda trail plus another behind the second stream. Several were singing along the trail to Blau hide; not rare and easily taped-in.
208. Large Wren-babbler - Napothera macrodactyla
TN - One on the Swamp Loop, two near Blau hide, two near Yong hide, two between Tabing and Kumbang hide.
209. Streaked Wren-babbler - Napothera brevicaudata
FH - One at the rubbish tip, one on the Bishops trail and two families (at least seven birds) on the Pine Tree trail.
210. Pygmy Wren-babbler - Pnoepyga pusilla
FH - Not uncommon if you know the song; Several (at least four) seen well on the Bishop's trail, one seen well in the High Pines garden, one near the gate, .
211. Golden Babbler - Stachyris chrysaea
FH - Fairly common, often in bird waves.
212. Grey-throated Babbler - Stachyris nigriceps
G - FH - Fairly common.
213. Grey-headed Babbler - Stachyris poliocephala
TN - Only seen in the Kumbang hide area, where we saw it regularly.
214. Chestnut-rumped Babbler - Stachyris maculata
TN - One on Bukit Teresek, two near Blau hide; seen on three occasions between Tabing and Kumbang hide, also recorded in the Kumbang hide area.
215. Black-throated Babbler - Stachyris nigricollis
TN - Seen regularly, often singles; Jenut Muda, Blau hide, .
216. White-necked Babbler - Stachyris leucotis
TN - Two seen briefly on the Jenut Muda trail.
217. Chestnut-winged Babbler - Stachyris erythroptera
TN - Common.
218. Striped Tit-babbler - Macronous gularis
KS - Common; TN - Fairly common.
219. Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler - Macronous ptilosus
TN - At least two families between Kumbang hide and Sungai Terenggan; easily taped in.
220. Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush - Garrulax erythrocephalus
FH - Recorded daily in low numbers - one pair always present in the High pines garden.
221. Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush - Garrulax mitratus
FH - Common.
222. Black Laughingthrush - Garrulax lugubris
FH - G - Seemed to be commoner than Chestnut-crowned!! Four at Jeriau Waterfall, three at the Bishops trail, four on the Fraser's Hill road (G), four on the Pine Tree trail, five on the Raub road (G), .
223. Rufous-winged Fulvetta - Alcippe castaneceps
FH - A group of six birds showed well on the Pine Tree trail.
224. Mountain Fulvetta - Alcippe peracensis
FH - Very common.
225. Brown Fulvetta - Alcippe brunneicauda
TN - Uncommon, but seen on several occasions (two on Bukit Teresek, one from the canopy walkway, .).
226. White-bellied Yuhina - Yuhina zantholeuca
G - FH - Seen regularly, often in bird waves.
TN - Two seen on the Jenut Muda trail.
227. Black-eared Shrike-babbler - Pteruthius melanotis
FH - Fairly common, often in bird waves.
228. White-browed Shrike-babbler - Pteruthius flaviscapis
G - FH - Recorded regularly in low numbers; in the Gap, only seen on the Fraser's Hill road.
229. Blue-winged Minla - Minla cyanouroptera
FH - Common.
230. Chestnut-tailed Minla - Minla strigula
FH - One pair was breeding on top of the Pine Tree hill.
231. Cutia - Cutia nipalensis
FH - One female on the Bishops trail, one pair on the Pine Tree trail.
232. Silver-eared Mesia - Leiothrix argentauris
FH - Fairly common.
233. White-hooded Babbler - Gampsorhynchus rufulus
G - Four on the Fraser's Hill road.
234. Long-tailed Sibia - Heterophasia picaoides
FH - Abundant.
235. Malaysian Rail-babbler - Eupetes macrocerus
TN - Two seen near the trail between Bukit Teresek and the River trail, about 70 m down from the second viewpoint. They started calling after we played the tape of Garnet pitta. Another was briefly seen about 50 m further.
236. Flyeater (Golden-bellied Gerygone) - Gerygone suphurea
KS - Quite common in the mangroves if you know the song; seen well on several occasions.
237. Chestnut-crowned Warbler - Seicercus castaniceps
FH - Fairly common.
238. Yellow-bellied Warbler - Abroscopus superciliaris
G - Fairly common; FH - only few seen.
239. Mountain Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus trivirgatus
FH - Four at the Pine Tree trail, two at the Hemnant trail.
240. Rufescent Prinia - Prinia rufescens
G - One on the new road.
241. Yellow-bellied Prinia - Prinia flaviventris
KS - Common; TN - Several singing near the clearing and near Sungai Tembeling.
242. Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius
KS - TN - Common.
243. Dark-necked Tailorbird - Orthotomus atrogularis
G - TN - Common to fairly common.
244. Ashy Tailorbird - Orthotomus sepium
KS - Very common.
TN - Seen on several occasions, uncommon.
245. Mountain Tailorbird - Orthotomus cuculatus
FH - Fairly common.
246. Rufous-tailed Tailorbird - Orthotomus sericeus
KS - One showed quite well at the Eagle trail - an unexpected sighting.
TN - One gave very good views at Kumbang hide, responding to the tape. Another was seen near Sungai Terenggan.
247. Lesser Shortwing - Brachypteryx leucophrys
FH - Quite common if you know the song. Two seen well plus one briefly on the Bishops trail. Heard only at a number of places (Telekom loop, High pines garden, .).
248. White-tailed Robin - Cinclidium leucurum
FH - One male seen very well at the Bishops trail, with another male there a two days later, one female at the Rubbish tip.
249. Oriental Magpie-robin - Copsychus saularis
KS - G - FH - TN - Common
250. White-rumped Shama - Copsychus malabaricus
G - One male seen at the KKB road.
TN - Fairly common.
251. Chestnut-naped Forktail - Enicurus ruficapillus
TN - Two seen from the boat to the falls, one near the River trail, one near Jenut Muda trail.
252. White-crowned Forktail - Enicurus leschenaulti
TN - One near the River trail, one near Jenut Muda trail.
253. Slaty-backed Forktail - Enicurus schistaceus
FH - One near the gate, one juvenile on the rubbish tip, four on the road to and at the waterfall.
254. Grey-chested Flycatcher - Rhinomyias umbratilis
TN - One adult and one juvenile seen twice on the Jenut Muda trail.
255. Brown-streaked Flycatcher - Muscicapa williamsoni
KS - Unexpectedly, one was found and well studied on top of Bukit Melawati
256. Little Pied Flycatcher - Ficedula westermanni
FH - Seen on several occasions, only males.
257. Rufous-browed Flycatcher - Ficedula solitaris
FH - Seen daily in small numbers.
258. Rufous-chested Flycatcher - Ficedula dumetoria
TN - One pair near Jenut Muda.
259. Grey-headed Flycatcher - Culicicapa ceylonensis
FH - One near the Old zoo; G - One on the KKB road.
TN - Recorded regularly (singles).
260. Large Niltava - Niltava grandis
G - One on the Fraser's Hill road.
FH - Fairly common.
261. Verditer Flycatcher - Eumyias thalassina
G - Fairly common, seen daily. One pair always present at the back of the resthouse
262. Pygmy Blue Flycatcher - Muscicapella hodgsoni
FH - One family of three birds on the Bishop's trail.
263. Hill Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis banyumas
G - Two (including one juvenile) seen on the Fraser's Hill road.
FH - Six at the rubbish tip.
264. Tickell's Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis tickelliae
TN - One male on the trail to Bukit Teresek, one male at Lubok Simpon, one female on the River trail.
265. Malaysian Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis turcosa
TN - One male gave good views from the boat to the falls.
266. Mangrove Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis rufigastra
KS - Four seen near the Boardwalk, one male near Langur trail, one male in another part of the mangroves.
267. Pied Fantail - Rhipidura javanica
KS - Common.
268. Spotted Fantail - Rhipidura perlata
TN - One near Jenut Muda, two near the River trail, two near Yong hide, five near Kumbang hide, . Fairly common near streams.
269. White-throated Fantail - Rhipidura albicollis
FH - Common.
270. Black-naped Monarch - Hypothymis azurea
TN - Fairly common.
271. Rufous-winged Monarch - Philentoma pyrhopterum
TN - Regularly recorded in small numbers.
272. Asian Paradise-flycatcher - Terpsiphone paradisi
KS - One female on the Eagle trail
TN - Regularly seen, mostly females. One male of the white phase was seen on the Jenut Muda trail.
273. Mangrove Whistler - Pachycephala grisola
KS - Fairly common near the boardwalk; also seen near the Eagle trail.
274. Asian Glossy Starling - Aplonis panayensis
KS - Common; also seen at Kuala Tembeling.
275. Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis
KS - TN - Fairly common; Few always present in the resort.
Also seen in Kuala Lumpur and other urban areas.
276. Jungle Myna - Acridotheres fuscus
KS - Fairly common, often in small groups - on 07/07 a group of 25 birds was seen.
277. White-vented Myna - Acridotheres javanicus
Kuala Lumpur - Introduced; about five seen.
278. Hill Myna - Gracula religiosa
TN - Fairly common; one pair present near the clearing, others seen all over the park.
279. Brown-throated Sunbird - Anthreptes malacensis
KS - Fairly common.
TN - Two present at the resort.
280. Red-throated Sunbird - Anthreptes rhodolaema
G - One pair about 3 km down the KKB road.
281. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird - Anthreptes singalensis
KS - Seen regularly.
TN - Uncommon, few seen.
282. Purple-naped Sunbird - Hypogramma hypogrammicum
G - Few seen on the KKB road.
TN - Fairly common, especially near Sungai Tahan.
283. Olive-backed Sunbird - Nectarinia jugularis
KS - Fairly common.
284. Black-throated Sunbird - Aethopyga saturata
G - FH - Fairly common.
285. Scarlet Sunbird - Aethopyga temminckii
TN - One male seen near Blau hide. One female near the River trail.
286. Little Spiderhunter - Arachnothera longirostra
G - Several seen near the Raub road.
287. Long-billed Spiderhunter - Arachnothera robusta
TN - Uncommon; two often present at the clearing.
288. Spectacled Spiderhunter - Arachnothera flavigaster
TN - Singles seen several times at the resort.
289. Yellow-eared Spiderhunter - Arachnothera chrysogenys
G - Two on the new road, two about three km down the KKB road.
Several spiderhunters at TN could have been this species, but were only briefly seen.
290. Grey-breasted Spiderhunter - Arachnothera affinis
TN - Uncommon. Several seen well at the resort, a few from the boat trip, few along the trails.
291. Streaked Spiderhunter - Arachnothera magna
G - Fairly common; one gave very close views behind the resthouse.
FH - Common.
292. Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus maculatus
G - One on the KKB road.
TN - Fairly common (Kumbang hide, Yong hide, River trail, .)
293. Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus percussus
TN - One male near Bukit Teresek, one male near Kumbang hide
294. Buff-bellied Flowerpecker - Dicaeum ignipectus
G - FH - Fairly common.
295. Plain Flowerpecker - Dicaeum concolor
G - One on the Fraser's Hill road, one near the Resthouse.
296. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker - Dicaeum trigonostigma
G - A pair two km down the Raub road. One male three km down the KKB road.
297. Yellow-vented Flowerpecker - Dicaeum chrysorrheum
G - One three km down the KKB road.
TN - Fairly common, seen easily at the resort.
298. Oriental White-eye - Zosterops palpebrosus
KS - Common.
299. Everett's White-eye - Zosterops everetti
G - Fairly common; also seen below the gate at Fraser's Hill.
300. Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus
Common in urban areas; also in Kuala Tahan.
301. Baya Weaver - Ploceus philippinus
KS - Two females were seen near the village.
302. Pin-tailed Parrot-finch - Erythrura prasina
G - One male about half a kilometre down the KKB road on 08/07. Eight (!) two km down the Raub road on 16/07 and three three km down the KKB road also on 16/07.
303. White-rumped Munia - Lonchura striata
G - FH - Fairly common.
304. White-bellied Munia - Lonchura leucogastra
TN - Five at the clearing, seven near Sungai Tembeling at Kuala Trenggan.
305. Chestnut Munia - Lonchura malacca
KS - One briefly seen on the trail between the reserve and the village (WV).
306. White-headed Munia - Lonchura maja
KS - Two briefly seen in the reserve (IJ).
307. Scaly-breasted Munia - Lonchura punctulata
KS - Fairly common.