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A Report from

Annotated Bird Species List , Sabah, Malaysia and South Thailand,


Moira and Graeme Wallace, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Numbers refer to MacKinnon J; Phillips K., A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali; Oxford University Press 1999. except for birds found only in Peninsular Malaysia or S. Thailand. In these cases where the numbers preceded by an M.(Malaysia) or a T.(Thailand) are references respectively to Jeyarajasingam A; Pearson A., A Field Guide to the Birds of west Malaysia and Singapore; Oxford University Press 1999 or Lekagul B.; Round P., A Guide to the Birds of Thailand; Saha Karn Bhaet Co. Ltd. 1991.

An [E] or [NE] between the English and Latin names indicates the species is an endemic or near endemic.

28. Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)
Several singles recorded on the R.Kinabatangan and on the road to Sukau from the Gomantong Caves.

29. Christmas Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi)
1 female drifted over Sipadan.

32. Great-billed Heron (Ardea sumatrana)
Single bird recorded on successive days on the R.Segama at DVFC.

33.  Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Several seen at KS.

34.  Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Several at LB and the R.Kinabatangan

36.  Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)
A few single birds on the R.Kinabatangan and in the broader channels of the mangroves at KNC.

37.  Chinese Pond Heron (Ardeola bacchus)
Seen only once in marshy scrub area just beyond the airport at Phuket.

39.  Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Recorded only at LB.

40.  Pacific Reef Egret (Egretta sacra)
Only grey phase birds identified where several at LB and Sipadan.

41.  Chinese Egret (Egretta eulophotes)
2 birds in breeding plumage at high tide on the sandbars at the river mouth at Krabi.

42.  Great Egret (Egretta alba)
Only recorded once in a swampy pool on the road from Gomantong to Sukau.

43.  Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermedia)
A few recorded at LB and on the road from Gomantong to Sukau.

44.  Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
A couple at LB.

50.  Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
2 or 3 birds recorded on successive days at LB.

51.  Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
2 birds recorded on successive days at LB.

57.  Storm's Stork [NE] (Ciconia stormi)
Scope views of five birds followed by another 2 pairs and a single seen at the 11th hour on our last day on the R. Kinabatangan. One of the trip highlights.

60.  Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus)
1 bird circling low over fields at SEP was a surprise.

66.  Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
pair seen briefly on the pond just over the road from the Morakot at KNC.

84.  Bat Hawk (Machaeramphus alcinus)
Recorded nightly flying over, and occasionally circling, the R. Segama at DVFC.

87.  Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Recorded regularly at SEP, R.Kinabatangan, KNC and KS.

88.  White-bellied Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
3 birds over the sea at KK. Also at SEP and Krabi.

89.  Lesser Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis)
Recorded daily on the R.Kinbatangan

90.  Grey-headed Fish-Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus)
Single birds recorded on 2 out of 3 days on R Kinabatangan.

93.  Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela)
Recorded at SEP, R.Kinabatangan, DVFC, FH. and TG.

94.  Mountain Serpent-Eagle [E] (Spilornis kinabaluensis)
Scope views of a bird presumed to be this species on our first day at MKNP.

102. Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus)
Only recorded once perched close by our lodge at the R. Kinabatangan.

106. Grey-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus)
One bird circled low over Sepilok allowing for excellent views - its prominent white chin and black mesial stripe clearly visible.

108. Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis)
Recorded on two dates at MKNP.

109. Rufous-bellied Eagle (Hieraaetus kienerii)
1 adult at SEP.

113. Blyth's Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus alboniger)
1 adult seen circling low over KNC.

114. Wallace's Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus nanus)
2 adults recorded, both on the road from Gomantong to Sukau.

115. Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius)
1 recorded on a dead tree 1km along the road from TG to Ranau.

116. White-fronted Falconet[E] (Microhierax latifrons)
Recorded daily on the R.Kinabatangan and once from the canopy walkway at BRL.

124.  Tabon Scrubfowl [NE] (Megapodius cumingii)
Recorded on successive days on Sipadan where it was relatively easy to find at the abandoned dive centre accomodation.

131. Red-breasted Partridge[E] (Arborophila hyperthyra)
Heard only at MKNP but always seemed distant.

132. Chestnut-necklaced Partridge[NE] (Arborophila charltonii)
Heard only at DVFC and BRL.

134. Crimson-headed Partridge[E] (Arborophila sanguiniceps)
Heard daily at MKNP on Silau Silau and KiauView trails; glimpsed on the day we walked up the Summit Trail. We did not find it particularly tape responsive.

137.  Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita)
Surprisingly only 1female seen at W6 at DVFC. Supposedly common on the Nature Trail at DVFC.

141.  Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)
Heard only on our last day at KS.

145. Great Argus (Argusianus argus)
1 female recorded on the Hornbill trail at BRL.

156. White-browed Crake (Porzana cinerea)
2 recorded at LB.

157. White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Seen in most lowland locations.

158. Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
A couple seen at LB.

172. Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Several seen on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

173.  Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Several birds seen within the airport perimeter at KK.

176. Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Several seen on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

T172  Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
15-20 male birds in breeding plumage on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

184. Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)
Several seen on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

185. Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Several seen on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

189. Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Several seen on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

190. Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)
Several seen on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

193. Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
3 seen at Krabi rivermouth. As expected we were a week or so too late for Nordmann’s.

197. Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
2 birds seen at LB.

198. Terek Sandpiper (Tringa cinerus)
8-10 birds still lingering at Krabi rivermouth.

199. Common Sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos)
2 or 3 birds on the grassy picnic area on the seaward side of the road at LB.

200. Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
A couple on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth. 

210. Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)
2 birds on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

211. Rufous-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)
One seen on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

213. Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta)
This was one of the very few waders at LB.

226. Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)
20+ seen on and around the runway at Krabi airport.

235. Whiskered Tern (Childonias hybridus)
Good numbers seen from the harbour at KK.

237. Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)
2 seen on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth.

238. Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
3 seen on sandbars at Krabi rivermouth. 

253. Thick-billed Pigeon (Treron curvirostra)
2 seen in trees by the road from TG to Raub.

256. Little Green-Pigeon (Treron olax)
Seen on 2 occasions from the road from SEP to the Forestry Research Station.

257. Pink-necked Green-Pigeon (Treron vernans)
Seen just once from the road from SEP to the Forestry Research Station.

262. Black-naped Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus melanospila)
8 to 10 of these beautifully plumaged birds seen on Sipadan.

264.  Green Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aenea)
Seen on 2 successive dates on R. Kinabatangan and also once at BRL.

266. Mountain Imperial Pigeon (Ducula badia)
Heard constantly at MKNP but we only managed to glimpse one bird.

268.  Grey Imperial Pigeon [NE] (Ducula pickeringi)
Well and easily seen on Sipadan but others who visited 10 days later saw none. Probably very mobile between islands.

272. Rock Pigeon(Columba livia)
No comment needed.

273. Barred Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia unchall)
Several seen around TG.

274. Ruddy Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia emiliana)
Seen on all 3 days at PHS.

275. Little Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia ruficeps)
Seen only once at FH.

277. Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
On the roadside verge at LB and at PHS.

278. Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)
On the roadside verge at LB.

279. Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)
2 by the landslip on the Bishop Trail at FH.

282. Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)
Relatively common on the R.Kinabatangan.

287. Blue-naped Parrot [NE] (Tanygnathus lucionensis)
One seen in the park at Tanjung Aru just outside KK.

288. Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot (Loriculus galgulus)
A pair seen perched briefly from the R.Kinabatangan and 15-20 flying to roost at TG.

294. Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus)
Heard daily at PHS, R.Kinabatangan and DVFC but not seen.

295. Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus)
Excellent views of two males; one at PHS and one from the canopy walkway at BRL.

295. Banded Bay Cuckoo (Cacomantis sonneratii)
Heard only on one date at KNC.

296. Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus)
Heard at most locations throughout the trip and finally seen at KS.

305. Drongo Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris)
Well seen at FH, TG and KNC.

309. Green-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis)
Well seen on both trips to the mangroves at Krabi.

310. Raffle's Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus )
Seen at PHS and SEP.

311. Red-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus javanicus)
Seen once along the road at DVFC.

312. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris)
Seen regularly at PHS, R.Kinabatangan and DVFC.

314   Short-toed Coucal (Centropus rectunguis)
Seen once in the scrubby area and secondary growth leading to SEP.

315. Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)
Seen in the scrubby area and secondary growth leading to SEP.

316. Lesser Coucal  (Centropus bengalensis)
Seen in the marshy area at LB.

322. Mountain Scops Owl (Otus spilocephalus)
Heard nightly around the cabins at MKNP.

333. Buffy Fish Owl (Ketupa ketupu)
4 seen on night canoe trip on the R.Kinabatangan and once at DVFC.

334. Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei)
Heard daily at FH and TG.

338. Brown Wood Owl (Strix leptogrammica)
Seen once at DVFC around the centre.

354. Edible-nest Swiflet (Collacalia fuciphaga)
Seen on the nest at Gomantong Caves. An echolocating Swiftlet it nests deep inside the cave. Nests are made entirely of hardened saliva and are pure white.

355. Black-nest Swiflet (Collacalia maxima)
Seen at the nest at Gomantong Caves. Also an echolocating Swiftlet which nests deep inside the cave. Nests are made from saliva mixed with feathers and are “greyer” than those of the preceeding species.

356. Mossy-nest Swiflet (Collacalia salangana)
Seen at the nest at Gomantong Caves.Also an echolocating Swiftlet it may nest deep within the cave but the ones we saw were nearer the entrance than either of the preceeding species.

358.  Glossy (White-bellied) Swiftlet (Collacalia esculenta)
Seen daily almost everywhere. Also seen at the nest at Gomantong Caves where, not being an echolocating swift, it nests at the cave mouth.

359.  Cave Swiflet (Collocalia linchi)
Some swiftlets at MKNP nesting in the administration buildings at the park entrance were probably this species.

363. Silver-rumped Swift (Raphidura leucopygialis)
Regular at PHS, SEP, DVFC and FH.

365.  Little Swift (Apus affinis)
A few seen in KK.

366. Asian Palm-Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis)
Only seen at KNC.

367. Grey-rumped Treeswift (Hemiprocne longipennis)
Fairly common at PHS and SEP.

370. Red-naped Trogon (Harpactes kasumba)
1 female seen at DVFC at W10.

371.  Diard's Trogon (Harpactes diardii)
2 separate males seen on the early morning walks back along the entrance road from BRL.

371. Whitehead's Trogon[E] (Harpactes whiteheadii)
A large trogon; we eventually saw both female and male very well at the upper end of the Silau Silau Trail. (This area seems to be amongst the most reliable for this species).A spectacular bird and probably the best of the Bornean trogons.

373. Cinnamon-rumped Trogon (Harpactes orrhophaeus)
1 male seen from a tributary of the R.Kinabatangan.

374. Scarlet-rumped Trogon (Harpactes duvaucelii)
1 male seen on the lower end of the Hornbill Trail at BRL.

375. Orange-breasted Trogon (Harpactes oreskios)
Male and female well seen from the road from TG to Raub close to the construction site at the start of the “new road”to FH.

376. Red-headed Trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus)
Male and female about 70 metres along the Bishop Trail from the Old Zoo entrance and a pair also on the Hemmant Trail.

377. Common Kingfisher (Alcedo athis)
A couple seen at LB. 

378. Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)
Seen on several occasions on the smaller tributaries of the R.Kinabatangan and at DVFC. 

379. Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo coerulescens)
Seen only once at PHS along one of the streams that cross the trail up to the Langanan Waterfall.

381. Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceryx erithracus)
Seen on 2 occasions around the lodge at BRL.

382. Rufous-backed Kingfisher (Ceryx rufidorsa)
Scope views from the guesthouse at SEP.

383. Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)
Common and obvious at most locations: LB, R. Kinabatangan, DVFC and BRL.

385.  Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda)
A couple of flight views and one bird briefly perched in the mangroves at Krabi. We only saw this bird on our second trip with Mr.Dai. He called the bird in from some way off and the chances of seeing it well without him are slim.

386.  White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
Seen at LB on successive days and at KS.

389. Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)
Common in the appropriate habitat - seen at LB, PHS, R.Kinabatangan PS and Krabi.

M304.Brown-winged Kingfisher (Halcyon amauroptera)
Not uncommon in the mangroves at Krabi.

392. Chestnut-headed Bee-Eater (Merops leschenaulti)
A small party seen in the pines fringing the beach at our hotel, the Crown NaiYang near Phuket airport.

394. Blue-throated Bee-Eater (Merops viridis)
Common: seen at LB, R.Kinabatangan, SEP and DVFC.

396. Red-beared Bee-Eater (Nyctyornis amictus)
Seen on 2 occasions, in “the grid”at DVFC and at BRL.

397. Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)
Seen on its conspicuous perches at MKNP, SEP, R.Kinabatangan, DVFC and KNC

M315.Indian Roller (Coracias bengalensis)
Only seen once at Krabi airport.

399. Bushy-crested Hornbill (Anorrhinus galeritus)
This species moves around in noisy gangs of 8-10 birds. Seen twice, once flying over the R.Kinabatangan and then perched in a fruiting fig tree near the lodge at BRL.

401. Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros comatus)
The Field Guide describes this species as shy and so it proved. Seen only once and then poorly - a pair flying over the R Kinabatangan to roost at dusk.

402. Wreathed Hornbill (Aceros undulatus)
A pair seen flying low over the forest at DVFC.

404.  Asian Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus)
Scope views of a pair at SEP, seen daily on the R.Kinabatangan and scope views again in the fruiting fig at BRL.

405. Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)
Seen daily along the R.Kinabatangan.

406. Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)
Having missed this bird last year in Peninsular Malaysia we were very eager to find it. As it turned out we need not have worried as we saw it daily at close quarters on the R. Kinabatangan and in the fruiting fig at BRL. A wonderful bird.

408. Helmeted Hornbill (Buceros vigil)
Fantastic bird whose appearance is only outdone by its manic call. Not at all common on our trip and only one bird seen, but on successive days, in the fruiting fig tree at BRL where we enjoyed great scope views.

409. Fire-tufted Barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus)
Not found in Sabah but common at FH along Bishop and Hemmant Trails.

412. Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon)
Heard regularly at PHS but proved difficult and only seen once in a tree around the hot springs. Fortunately birds at BRL and FH proved more co-operative.

413. Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii)
Only seen in one location, at KNC, where it was seen on successive days in a fruiting tree along the B trail.

414. Red-throated Barbet (Megalaima mystacophanus)
Heard regularly at PHS but only seen once at the top of the trail to the Langanaan Waterfall where it sat for ages in plain view.

416. Black-browed Barbet (Megalaima oorti)
Not found in Sabah but common at FH where it can be seen anywhere.

417. Mountain Barbet [E] (Megalaima monticola)
Call, a fast took-took-took-took-hiccup,is repeated constantly but the bird is much more difficult to see. Only seen once on the Bukit Tupai Trail at MKNP.

418. Yellow-crowned Barbet (Megalaima henricii)
Heard incessantly, a fast repeated trrt-tok-tok-tok-tok but never seen.

420. Golden-naped Barbet [E] (Megalaima pulcherrima)
Seen daily at MKNP.

421. Blue-eared Barbet (Megalaima australis)
Seen on a couple of occasions in trees lining smaller tributaries of the R.Kinabatangan.

424.  Brown Barbet (Calorhamphus fulginosus)
This most unbarbetlike barbet was only seen once - a group in the early morning at the ox-bow lake up the R.Kinabatangan.

427.  Rufous Piculet (Sasia abnormis)
Seen on three occasions; from the boardwalk into Gomantong Caves, on W5 in “the grid” at DVFC and along the road at BRL. Generally lower storey of the forest where they can be quite noisy for such tiny birds. Also make a gentle tapping when feeding

428.  Rufous Woodpecker (Celeus brachyurus)
Heard daily at PHS but only seen once from the clearing beyond the hot springs on the way to the Kipungit Waterfall.

T403.Streak-breasted Woodpecker (Picus viridanus)
Seen firstly on the B Trail at KNC and then in the mangroves at Krabi.

431. Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha)
Only seen once on the Hemmant Trail at FH

432. Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus)
Only seen once at W9 in “the grid” at DVFC.

435.  Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus)
Seen on 2 out of 3 days at PHS.

438. Buff-rumped Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tristis)
Seen just once at PHS.

439. Buff-necked Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tukki)
Seen at W9 in the grid at DVFC and on the Hornbill Trail at BRL.

440.  Great Slaty Woodpecker (Mulleripicus pulverulentus)
A pair seen very well from the boat on the R. Manango, a small tributary of the R Kinabatangan.

441.  White-bellied Woodpecker (Dryocopus javanensis)
It sounds like someone gave this bird a power hammer. Very loud hammering led to scope views of this great woodpecker at SEP. Also well seen on the ox-bow lake at the R.Kinabatangan.

444.  Sunda (Brown-capped Pygmy) Woodpecker (Picoides moluccensis)
Only seen once in the mangroves at KS.

445. Grey-and-buff Woodpecker (Hemicircus concretus)
Seen once at SEP in the secondary growth along the road behind the Forest Research Centre.

446.  Maroon Woodpecker (Blythipicus rubiginosus)
Seen once between W6 - W7 in the grid at DVFC.

447. Orange-backed Woodpecker (Reinwardtipicus validus)
 A small party seen at SEP and a pair at DVFC.

448.  Greater Goldenback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus)
Seen on a couple of occasions at DVFC.

450. Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos)
Seen daily on the R.Kinabatangan including 3 roosting birds huddled together on our night cruise. Also seen at BRL and Krabi.

451.  Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus)
Heard daily at DVFC and BRL and eventually well seen from the canopy walkway at BRL.

452. Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus)
This exquisite broadbill seen regularly at PHS, DVFC and KNC.

453. Silver-breasted Broadbill (Serilophus lunatus)
Seen on successive days at TG from the road up to FH and the road to Raub.

454. Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousie)
Another stunning broadbill seen regularly in mixed flocks from both the roads ( Lady Jalan Maxwell) and trails at FH.

455.  Green Broadbill (Calyptomena viridis)
This gave us considerable trouble before we eventually saw a female from the canopy walkway at BRL and the B trail at KNC. It is easily overlooked.

457. Whitehead's Broadbill [E] (Calyptomena whiteheadi)
Having seen one briefly in flight at the 1km marker on the Power Station Rd. at MKNP, we eventually saw a perched bird in the lower canopy on our sixth walk on the upper end of the Silau Silau trail. This seemed to be the most regular spot to find Whiteheads but still tricky as it is generally silent - we only heard its odd snoring/wheezing call on 2 occasions. One of the birds of the trip.

M371Rusty-naped Pitta (Pitta oatesi)
As in our trip last year birds were calling along the Bishop Trail particularly the first 100metres from the old Mini Zoo but they remained extremely hard to see. On the third morning one bird was briefly seen in the gully below the trail.

461.  Blue-headed Pitta [E] (Pitta baudii)
Certainly heard once at BRL and possibly on another occasion at DVFC. By the time we were arrived at DVFC there was little vocalisation from this species and they proved impossible for us to find. Others did see then but with much more difficulty than expected. This was the “dip of the trip”

462. Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis)
One migrating bird found on the Hemmant Trail at FH was a surprise. Several more heard and 4-5 seen at KNC where they seemed to favour the forest/plantation edges on the main road leading to the KNC plateau beyond the left hand turn off to the A Trail up to the Boundary and U trails.

464. Mangrove Pitta (Pitta megarhyncha)
Mangrove Pittas seem relatively confiding (for a pitta) and we had great views of 4 or 5 birds in the mangroves at Krabi.

467. Black-crowned (Black-headed / Black and Crimson) Pitta [E] (Pitta ussheri)
We were fortunate to have great views of a calling bird at SEP and heard others at DVFC. The monotone whistle is superficially similar to that of Garnet Pitta but goes on longer and has a slight upward inflection. This bird has been given species status by Lambert et al in their book Pittas, Broadbills and Asities. Other authorities have lumped it with both Garnet Pitta (P. granatina) or Graceful Pitta (P.venusta) of Summatra.

468.  Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)
A few heard calling and one seen well along the U Trail at KNC.

T445.Gurney's Pitta [E] (Pitta gurneyi)
Gurney’s is a wet season breeder which begins calling with the onset of the rainy season. Available literature suggested that historically the first week in May was the optimum time but this year the rains had come early and birds had been calling since March. Accordingly as we arrived calling had significantly diminished as breeding had begun and the pitta was becoming very difficult. After 2 days we resorted to the services of Yothin Meekao and were quickly rewarded by great views of a male Gurney’s in the forest down by U0.50. Fabulous bird.

T465.Dusky Crag Martin (Hirundo concolor)
2 or 3 birds seen around the limestone outcrops on the main channel into the mangroves at Krabi.

473.  Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Regular throughout the trip.

474.  Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
Regular throughout the trip.

475.  Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)
Only recorded at FH where there were large numbers around the FH Resort apartments. The form found here is the very elegant H.d.badia.

478. Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike (Hemipus picatus)
Only seen once at FH.

479. Black-winged Flycatcher-Shrike (Hemipus hirindinaceus)
Seen on successive days at SEP.

481. Malaysian Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina javensis)
Seen on successive days at FH at High Pines and along J.Lady Maxwell.

484.  Lesser Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina fimbriata)
Seen from the canopy walkway at BRL.

485.  Pied Triller (Lalagae nigra)
Seen in the mangroves at KS.

489.  Fiery Minivet (Pericrocotus igneus)
Seen on the R. Kinabatangan. 

490. Grey-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris)
Seen daily at MKNP.

492.  Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus)
Seen regularly at FH and TG.

493.  Green Iora (Aegithina viridissima)
Seen only once at DVFC. 

494. Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia)
Seen at LB. 

495.  Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon)
Seen at DVFC and BRL.

496.  Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati)
Seen at PHS and DVFC. 

498. Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis)
Seen just once at PHS.

M401Orange-bellied Leafbird(Chloropsis hardwickii)
Seen at both FH and TG.

500. Straw-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus)
Only seen on one day on the R.Kinabatangan along the narrow channel just downstream from Proboscis Lodge.

504. Black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps)
Regular at TG. Also seen at KNC.

505. Black-crested Bulbul (Pycnonotus melanicterus)
Regular at TG. 

506. Scaly-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus)
Seen at PHS in the clearing along the trail to the Kipungit Waterfall. A very smart looking bulbul.

507. Grey-bellied Bulbul (Pycnonotus cyaniventris)
Seen once at DVFC and once at KNC.

510. Puff-backed Bulbul (Pycnonotus eutilotus)
Seen on 2 successive days at PHS on the trail up to the Bat Caves

M410.Stripe-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus finlaysoni)
Recorded daily at FH.

513. Flavescent Bulbul (Pycnonotus flavescens)
Common on MKNP above the Power Station on the Summit Trail.

514. Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)
Seen regularly in most locations.

515. Olive-winged Bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus)
Recorded on one occasion each at DVFC, BRL and KNC.

516. Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex)
Only identified at KNC on 2 occasions at the fruiting tree on the B Trail.The white-eye of the race P.simplex found here make it easier to identify then the red-eyed race P.s.perplexus found in Borneo.

517. Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus)
Recorded at PHS and DVFC. 

518. Spectacled Bulbul (Pycnonotus erythrophthalmos)
Recorded only once, at PHS.

520. Ochraceous Bulbul (Alophoixus ochraceus)
Recorded daily at MKNP and also at PHS.

521. Grey-cheeked Bulbul (Alophoixus bres)
Recorded once each at MKNP and PHS.

522. Yellow-bellied Bulbul (Alophoixus phaeocephalus)
Finally recorded at KNC. 

524. Hairy-backed Bulbul (Tricholestes criniger)
Recorded at PHS by the bat caves, at SEP and at KNC.

527. Streaked Bulbul (Ixos malaccensis)
Recorded only once at KNC. 

528.  Ashy Bulbul (Hypsipetes flavala)
Recorded only once at PHS.

M423Mountain Bulbul (Hypsipetes mcclellandii)
Recorded only at FH.

530.  Ashy Drongo (Dicurus leucophaeus)
Recorded on 3 successive days at MKNP.

532. Bronzed Drongo (Dicrurus aeneus)
Seen in small numbers at MKNP, PHS, DVFC and KNC.

533.  Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus remifer)
Recorded at PHS, DVFC and TG.

534. Hair-crested (Spangled) Drongo (Dicrurus hottentotus)
Recorded only on 2 occasions at PHS and DVFC.

536.  Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)
Recorded at DVFC and BRL.

537. Dark-throated Oriole (Oriolus xanthonotus)
Recorded at PHS and DVFC.

538. Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)
First bird seen on the trip at KL airport as we waited for our flight to KK.

541.  Black and Crimson Oriole (Oriolus cruentus)
A male seen only once at the 1km marker on the Power Station Road at MKNP.

542.  Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella)
This stunning bird seen a number of times. Male and female together from the entrance road at BRL and single males at DVFC and TG.

543.  Crested Jay (Platylophus galericulatus)
Recorded at PHS in the forest just beyond the hot baths on the trail to Kipungit Waterfall, DVFC and on the Hornbill Trail at BRL. Bornean form coronatus is dark brown not black as in Peninsular Malaysia.

544. Short-tailed Magpie (Cissa thalassina)
Recorded on 4 dates at MKNP usually in small noisy parties in the lower storey, although can still be tricky to see well.

545.  Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis)
Recorded only once at MKNP where its longer tail with black and white edgings clearly differentiated it from the previous species.

547. Bornean Treepie  [E] (Dendrocitta cinerascens)
Common and easily seen at MKNP and PHS although in smaller numbers at PHS.

549.  Black Magpie (Platysmurus leucopterus)
Recorded on 2 dates, first at DVFC and then on the TekalaTrail at BRL. The Bornean form P.l. aterrimus is completely black whereas the Summatran form P.l leucopterus has a white wing patch.

550. Slender-billed Crow (Corvus enca)
Recorded regularly at DVFC and BRL.

551.  House Crow (Corvus splendens)
Recorded on 2 dates at PHS.

552.  Large-billed Crow  (Corvus macrorhynchos)
Seen at FH.

553. Bornean Bristlehead[E] (Pityriasis gymnocephala)
Another "must see" endemic we were fortunate to obtain excellent scope views on 2 successive days at SEP, once from the boardwalk leading to the feeding platform and along the Waterfall Trail. Also seen well from the canopy walkway at BRL.

555. Great Tit (Parus major)
One seen in the mangrove at KS.

556.  Sultan Tit (Melanochlora sultanea)
2 birds well seen in the upper storey of the forest from the road from TG to Raub close to the construction site at the start of the “new road”to FH.

557. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis)
Only recorded once when seen in the garden grounds of Proboscis Lodge on the R.Kinabatangan.

559 Black-capped Babbler (Pellorneum capistratum)
Recorded initially on 2 successive days at SEP where its high pitched weet call indicated its presence. Seen again at W5 at DVFC.

M450.Buff-breasted Babbler (Trichastoma tickelli)
Seen only once and then poorly at FH on the Bishop Trail.

560. Temminck's Babbler (Pellorneum pyrrogenys)
Heard every morning at first light at the junction of the upper end of the Kiau View Trail and the Power Station Road. 2-3 birds would call for 10 -15 minutes before disappearing down the slope. Seen poorly on only one occasion.

562. White-chested Babbler (Trichastoma rostratum)
Only recorded at PHS on 2 out of the 3 days we were there.

563. Ferruginous Babbler (Trichastoma bicolor)
Recorded only once where seen just beyond U0.22 at KNC.

564. Short-tailed Babbler (Malacocincla malaccense)
Single birds seen on 3 dates; PHS, SEP and KNC.

565. Horsefield's Babbler (Malacocincla sepiarium)
Single birds seen on 2 dates at SEP and KNC.

566.  Abbot's Babbler (Malacocincla abbotti)
Heard only at KNC. 

569. Moustached Babbler (Malacopteron magnirostre)
Seen PHS and on the U Trail at KNC.

570. Sooty-capped Babbler (Malacopteron affine)
Seen only once at DVFC. 

571. Scaly-crowned Babbler (Malacopteron cinereum)
Seen only once at DVFC.

574. Chestnut-backed Scimitar-Babbler (Pomatorhinus montanus)
Only seen once along the Kiau View Trail near to where it intersects with the Pandanus Trail which rises steeply from the Power Station Road at the Visitor Centre.

576. Bornean Wren-Babbler[E] (Ptilocichla leucogrammica)
Heard only. Another "must see" endemic.2 birds on separate days at W7 and W5 responded to the tape and came in but stayed hidden from our view. They were very close but we were unable to see them. Very frustrating.

577.  Striped Wren-Babbler (Kenopia striata)
Heard only. As with the previous species we heard the bird on successive days - one on the entrance road and the other on the Sapa Bandabil Trail. Both appeared to respond initially to the tape but failed to show.

580. Large Wren-Babbler (Napothera macrodactyla)
At last a Wren Babbler! well seen on 2 dates along the U Trail betwee U0.0 and U0.22.

586.  Golden Babbler (Stachyris chrysaea)
Regularly seen along the Bishop and Hemmant Trails at FH either on its own or with small feeding flocks.

588. Grey-throated Babbler (Stachyris nigriceps)
Seen daily at MKNP.

595. Chestnut-winged Babbler  (Stachyris erythroptera)
Small party seen well at PHS in the scrub beyond the clearing on the way to the Kipungit Waterfall. Initially skulking they responded well to "pishing".

598.  Striped Tit-Babbler (Macronous gularis)
Seen regularly at R.Kinabatangan, and once at SEP and DVFC.

599. Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler (Macronous ptilosus)
Seen first at PHS halfway up the Langanan Waterfall Trail and also at BRL along the entrance road 1km from the Lodge.

601.  Sunda Laughingthrush (Garrulax palliatus)
Seen on 2 dates only along the upper end of the Silau Silau Trail at MKNP where they moved through the forest in mixed parties that included the next 2 species.

604.  Black Laughingthrush (Garrulax lugubris)
Seen on 2 dates at MKNP once on the Silau Silau Trail and on the Pandanus Trail. The Bornean form G.l.calvus with its bald head and throat which has a yellowish cast, it looks completely different from its Peninsular Malaysian counterpart.

605. Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus)
Very common at MKNP where seen daily.

M483.Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush (Garrulax erythrocephalus)
Very common at FH where seen daily.

606. Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris)
This beautifullly plumaged bird is very common and can be seen anywhere at FH.

607. White-browed Shrike-Babbler (Pteruthius flaviscapis)
Not uncommon at MKNP with single males being seen on the Kiau View and Bukit Tupai Trails and a female on the Summit Trail.

M489.Blue-winged Minla (Minla cyanouroptera)
Relatively common at FH where confusingly this form has no blue on the wings.

M493.Mountain Fulvetta (Alcippe peracensis)
Very common at FH.

612. Long-tailed Sibia (Heterophasia picaoides)
Very common at FH. 

613. Chestnut-crested Yuhina[E] (Yuhina everetti)
This endemic seen daily at MKNP where flocks were common. Only seen in its own flock never associating with other birds in mixed flocks.

616.  Lesser Shortwing (Brachypteryx leucophrys)
Heard by the little stream at the landslip on the Bishop Trail at FH.

617. White-browed Shortwing (Brachypteryx montana)
A male seen only once around the first stream that crosses the Silau Silau Trail from the upper end of the trail.

621. Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis)
Seen daily at PHS, SEP and almost daily at DVFC and BRL.

622. White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)
Seen only once on Borneo at DVFC and on two dates at KNC.

623. White-browed Shama[E] (Copsychus stricklandi)
Seen daily at PHS, SEP and regularly at DVFC and BRL.

624. Rufous-tailed Shama (Trichixos pyrrhopygus)
Male seen on 2 dates once at DVFC and the other at BRL

627. Chestnut-naped Forktail (Enicurus ruficapillus)
This stylish forktail seen on two dates, possibly the same bird, at the stream just beyond W5.

628. White-crowned Forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti)
Recorded on a couple of occasions at MKNP and once at PHS.

M506.Slaty-backed Forktail (Enicurus schistaceus)
A pair are regular along the stream just above the Upper Gate on the road in to FH.

629. Black-breasted Fruit-Hunter[E](Chlamydochaera jefferyi)
The first brief sighting of a female along the Silau Silau Trail was a cause for some celebration. This however was significantly surpassed by daily views of male and female at the nest on the right at the lower end of the Silau Silau Trail 50 metres beyond the junction with the Bukit Tupai Trail as it descends to the Silau Silau River where the trail ends. Thanks to Phil Benstead.

637.  Sunda Whistling-Thrush (Myiophoneus glaucinus)
Seen only at MKNP and then only once. Seen in the wooded area on the right beyond the Menggilan Hostel and before the garden area also on the right before the Administration block.

638. Blue Whistling-Thrush (Myiophoneus caeruleus)
Seen once, at Krabi, around the limestone outcrops on the main channel to the mangroves.

645. Eye-browed Thrush (Turdus obscurus)
One bird seen on the Summit Trail.

647. Golden-bellied Gerygone (Gerygone sulphurea)
Seen only once from the trail on the bund on the way to the mangroves at KS.

648. Chestnut-crowned Warbler (Seicercus castaniceps)
Seen only once at FH in a mixed flock along the J.Lady Maxwell

650. Yellow-breasted Warbler (Seicercus montis)
Common at MKNP where it was seen daily.

651. Yellow-bellied Warbler (Abroscopus superciliaris)
Singles seen on 3 occasions at MKNP always on the Kiau View Trail.

655. Mountain Leaf-Warbler (Phylloscopus trivirgatus)
Seen daily at MKNP. As Mackinnon et al.and other trip reports have commented the race found at MKNP is much duller than other forms.

664. Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis)
Seen on 2 dates only; once at PHS and at DVFC.

665.  Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps)
Also only seen on 2 dates; once at LB and at SEP.

667. Rufous-tailed Tailorbird (Orthotomus sericeus)
This is a super looking tailorbird which we saw once at PHS in the scrub around the hot springs and regularly at SEP and along the R.Kinabatangan.

668. Mountain Tailorbird (Orthotomus cuculatus)
Regularly seen at MKNP.

671. Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris)
Seen once in the scrub at LB and in similar habitat around SEP.

677. Bornean Stubtail (Urosphena whiteheadi)
Heard only and a major source of frustration. We heard 7 separate birds making their exceptionally high pitched calls along the trails at MKNP, particularly the Kiau View Trail, but were unable to obtain views of any of them.We may have seen one bird briefly on the trail but utv. as they say.

678.  Sunda Bush Warbler (Cettia vulcania)
Several birds seen on the day we walked up the Summit Trail above the Power Station. Mackinnon et al. describe a race found at MKNP C.v.oreophila which is "darker with black blotching on throat and breast." None of the birds we saw fitted this description; they were all as C.vulcania "nondescript,brown warbler with a pale whitish supercilium". However we saw one other bird at the 1km marker on the Power Station Road that did fit the C.v.oreophila description in Mackinnon et al.

680. Friendly Bush-Warbler (Bradypterus accentor)
Heard only - something of a disappointment.Other trip reports indicate that the bird can be seen from 1.8km up the Summit Trail although the higher the better. We hiked up to 3.5km but only heard the bird far away. Depite playing the tape it failed to live up to its reputation for zipping in and sitting on your bins.

683. Grey-chested Jungle-Flycatcher (Rhinomyias umbratilis)
Single birds seen daily at BRL.

688.  Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)
Singles seen on 2 dates, first at DVFC and then BRL.

T773.Brown-streaked Flycatcher (Muscicapa williamsoni)
A nesting bird seen at KNC.

690. Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassima)
Recorded only once, a pair seen from the verandah of the dining room at DVFC.

691.  Indigo Flycatcher (Eumyias indigo)
Seen daily at MKNP.

694. Mugimaki Flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki)
Singles seen on 2 dates first at MKNP on the Kiau View Trail and then at PHS.

696. Rufous-browed Flycatcher (Ficedula solitaris)
Seen regularly at FH but particularly along the Hemmant Trail.

697. Snowy-browed Flycatcher (Ficedula hyperythra)
Seen daily on the trails at MKNP but particularly alon the Kiau View Trail.

699.  Little Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula westermanni)
Seen almost daily at MKNP and at FH.

701.  Large Niltava (Niltava grandis)
Only seen at FH at the landslip on the Bishop Trail and in the forest edge by the Nature Centre. 

708. Bornean Blue-Flycatcher (Cyornis superbus)
Seen once at DVFC and 2 or 3 singles on two successive dates at BRL.

709. Malaysian Blue-Flycatcher (Cyornis turcosus)
Seen on successive days on the R Kinabatangan and once at BRL.

713. Grey-headed Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis)
Seen only once at PHS.

716. White-throated Fantail (Rhipidura albicollis)
Common at MKNP where recorded daily. Also at PHS and R. Kinabatangan.

717.  Spotted Fantail (Rhipidura perlata)
Seen only on 2 dates at Sepilok and DVFC.

719. Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea)
Seen on 2 successive days at SEP on the Waterfall Trail and once at DVFC and KNC.

720. Maroon-breasted Philentoma (Philentoma velatum)
A pair along the entrance road at BRL and a male at DVFC were th only sightings.

721. Rufous-winged Flycatcher (Philentoma pyrhopterum)
Seen on one occasion at DVFC, BRL and KNC.

723.  Asian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)
First seen on the road in to Gomantong caves and subsequently at DVFC and KNC. All were white phase birds with the exception of one chestnut phase at KNC.

724. Bornean Whistler (Pachycephala hypoxantha)
Common and conspicuous; seen daily at MKNP often in mixed flocks.

733. Common Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)
The only pipit seen on the trip was at Krabi Airport. Mackinnon et al lump Richard’s Pipit (A.richardi) and Paddyfield Pipit (A.rufulus) into a superspecies Common Pipit (A.novaeseelandiae). The species seen at Krabi was almost certainly have been either  Paddyfield which is a common resident, whereas Robson describes Richard’s as rare in S Thailand. 

736. White-breasted Wood-Swallow (Artanus leucorhynchus)
Seen on successive days at LB and also at SEP and R.Kinabatangan.

737.  Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Seen at KL airport while waiting for our flight to KK.

742.  Asian (Philippine) Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)
Recorded at LB and SEP.

749. Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Recorded only at LB. 

751.  Crested Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
Seen by the beach at Tanjung Aru. Assumed to be introduced.

752.  Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa)
This most attractive of mynahs was seen at SEP, DVFC and from the canopy walkway at BRL where a pair were bathing in a dead tree.

754.  Plain Sunbird (Anthreptes simplex)
This apparently common, though inconspicuous, bird seen only at PHS and at DVFC.

755. Plain-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis)
Only recorded once in the scrub and open land along the road leading to SEP.

757. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Anthreptes singalensis)
Recorded on successive dates at SEP, again in the forest and scrub that fringe the road and also at PHS.

758. Purple-naped Sunbird (Hypogramma hypogrammicum)
Seen once only in the forest and scrub that fringe the road to SEP.

M612. Black-throated Sunbird (Aethopyga saturata)
Seen daily at FH and TG.

761. Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis)
2 males in breeding plumage seen at PHS.

763. Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)
Recorded almost daily at MKNP.

765. Temminck's Sunbird (Aethopyga temminckii)
Several males seen at PHS.

766.  Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra)
Seen regularly at PHS, SEP and DVFC.

767. Thick-billed Spiderhunter (Arachnothera crassirostris)
Seen only once on our last day at PHS.

769. Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster)
Seen on a couple of occasions at DVFC.

770. Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys)
Seen only once at PHS.

771. Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera affinis)
Seen twice at PHS and on two other dates at DVFC. We could find no trace of it’s close relative the endemic Bornean Spiderhunter at PHS which historically has been the place to see that species. 

773. Whitehead's Spiderhunter [E] (Arachnothera juliae)
Heard only, and then only once, meaning we failed to complete the “Whiteheads hat-trick”. This one was always going to be tricky and a comment from Kalan Ickes who had visited MKNP on a number of occasions seems to sum it up. “Its totally random who gets to see this bird”. Previous trip reports identify the area behind Rajah Lodge as a good spot, others the Prayer Huts and yet others the Kiau View Trail. One of the park staff told us that the most regular spot was along the short trail between the Bukit Tupai Shelter and the Bukit Burung Shelter by an old landslip. We hung out there without success but on our second last day others did see it at that spot. We went there on our last morning heard it call once but that was it.

M621. Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna)
Common and conspicuous at FH where we saw 2-3 birds daily.

775. Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus thoracius)
This cracking bird only seen once in the forest and scrub that fringe the road leading to SEP.

776. Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus)
Seen only once at KNC.

777. Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker[E] (Prinochilus xanthopygius)
Also seen only once at PHS.

778. Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prinochilus percussus)
Seen once in the forest and scrub that fringe the road leading to SEP.

781. Yellow-vented Flowerpecker (Dicaeum chrysorrheum)
Seen once at KNC.

782. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma)
Seen regularly throughout Borneo except at MKNP.

784. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)
 Seen daily at PHS.

787. Black-sided Flowerpecker [E] (Dicaeum monticolum)
Always at the top of the highest trees nevertheless this species was common and conspicuous at MKNP.

790. Oriental White-eye (Zoesterops palpebrosus)
Seen only once at KNC.

792 Black-capped White-eye (Zosterops atricapilla)
Seen regularly at MKNP and PHS.

793. Everett's White-eye (Zosterops everetti)
Seen once at MKNP and at FH and TG. It was particularly common at TG.

798.  Pygmy White-eye[E] (Oculocinta squamifrons)
A small flock of 8-10 birds seen in the garden area by the chalet boardwalk at BRL. This seems to be the best site as the same flock seen on different dates by 2 other birders who were there before and after us.

799. Mountain Black-eye[E] (Chlorocharis emiliae)
Several birds seen on the one day we walked up the Summit Trail at MKNP.

800. Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Seen at LB and around PHS.

808.   White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata)
A small flock seen in the bamboo in the clearing just before the Crystal Pool at KNC.

809. White-bellied Munia (Lonchuria leucogastra)
A few of this species mixed in with the White-rumped Munias at KNC.

811.  Dusky Munia (Lonchura fuscans)
Seen in the grassy scrub by the entrance to SEP.

813. Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
A few of these birds seen in the park at Tanjung Aru are presumably a feral population.

814. Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca)
Regular at PHS.



Malayan Flying Lemur or Colugo (Cynocephalus variegatus)
Good views of one in the day time clinging to a tree at SEP. This is one of only 2 species in an order of their own, Dermoptera,. They are in fact not lemurs nor do they fly rather they glide.

Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fasicularis)
Seen on a number of occasions at SEP, R.Kinabatangan, DVFC and KS.

Pigtail Macacque (Macaca nemestrina)
Quite common at SEP.

Proboscis Monkey
(Nasalis larvatus)
Several troops of these splendid monkeys seen at close quarters on the R.Kinabatangan.

Silvered Leaf Monkey (Presbytis cristata)
This most attractive langur is common around the chalets at KS.

Maroon Leaf Monkey (Presbytis rubicunda)
A couple seen on the R. Kinabatangan and several more seen on the Nature Trail and from the Hurrell platform at DVFC.

Dusky Leaf Monkey (Presbytis obscura)
Seen at FH.

Bornean Gibbon (Hylobates muelleri)
One small troop seen on the fruiting tree at BRL and from the Hurrell platform at DVFC. Also heard every other day from the W trail in the grid at DVFC.

Siamang (Hylobates syndactylus)
2 seen and others heard at FH particularly from the J.Lady Maxwell near Muar Cottage.

Orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus)
A bearded male from the R.Kinabatangan, a female in the fruiting tree at BRL and then another female at close quarters on the Hornbill Trail were highlights of the trip.

Giant Squirrel (Ratufa affinis)
Seen on 2 occasions from the verandah of the Field Centre at Danum Valley

Kinabalu Squirrel ( Callosciurus baluensis)
Seen only once a Mt Kinabalu on the Kiau View Trail.

Prevost’s Squirrel (Callosicurus prevostii)

Common Porcupine
(Hystrix brachyura)
We found the half eaten remains of one of these on the canopy walkway at BRL. Our guide thought it had been consumed by a clouded leopard - so watch out on the walkway!

Yellow-throated Marten (Martes flavigula)
A pair seen crossing the entrance road at BRL

Malay Civet (Vierra tangulunga)
One seen in the early morning on the road from DVFC to BRL.

Banded Palm Civet (Hemigalus derbyanus)
One in the lodge grounds at BRL, in the pouring rain, at the conclusion of a night drive.

Bearded Pig (Sus barbatus)
A couple of apparently tame animals at BRL.

Greater Mouse Deer (Tragulus napu)
A couple seen on the night drives at BRL.

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