Sunday, August 31, 2014
|Pic taken on 14 July 2012|
Friday, August 15, 2014
|Fishing boats at Pandan Beach, Lundu.|
|Wide and long beaches slopes gently into the South China Sea|
|Coastal greenery and tall coconut trees|
|Fresh coconuts are available on sale at the beach stalls|
|Collared Kingisher (Pekaka Sungai - Malay)|
Note : All images above taken on 5th August 2014.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
|Hill Myna - Tiong Mas (Malay)|
Kambatik Park, oil palm trees and many other fruit trees as well as landscaping ornamental trees are mixed in a new landscape to encourage maximum ecological diversity. The idea is to preserve and enhance the rainforest ecology from 0-50 meters above sea level as represented by the original forest formation at the park. The idea of developing the nature park is to conserve the birds habitat and other wildlife. Many very tiny, small to medium-sized birds (8-20 cm) and large birds will come out of the forest and forage the forest edges, plantation and cultivated gardens to look for insects, nectar etc. The park provides shelter, food, water, and nesting sites for these birds. Over a space of about a year and a half, I have noticed many large birds that come perching on tall dead trees, and leafy branches of jungle trees in the botanic islands and mixed planting areas. Here's a few of these large birds for study purposes and a quick reference that were observed at the park.
|Lesser Coucal - But-But Kecil (Malay)|
|Oriental Pied Hornbill - Enggang Betulang (Malay)|
|Chestnut- breasted Malkoha - Cenok Birah (Malay)|
|Jungle Crow in silhouhette|