Articles from August 2012
I remember that in years gone by, most of the nature lodges in Sabah had their resident blue flycatcher. The Borneo Rainforest Lodge had a Bornean Blue Flycatcher coming near the restaurant and so did the Tabin Wildlife Resort with their Malaysian Blue. Those were the days. Recently I was at another lodge in Sukau along the Kinabatangan River and this male Malaysia Blue Flycatcher came to say hello. It’s all good.
Here’s a case for bird photography. The Pygmy Ibon (Pygmy White-eye) Oculocincta squamifrons is locally common in hill forests populated with recolonizers of the Macaranga species of trees. It has a tendency of being overlooked as it is more warbler-like and it is difficult to see the thin white eye-ring. With the luxury of photographic examination, the forehead appears more like thin wavy dashes in white than speckles as described in most publications.
A Bornean endemic.