Pale Blue Flycatcher

The Pale Blue Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor usually stays in the canopy of lowland forest making it one of the harder flycatchers to see.  On a particularly hot afternoon this male came down to take a shower in a small stream, allowing me to take this photo.  It is sometimes confused with the Verditer Flycatcher which has dull blue on its underside as compared to the grey on the underbelly of the Pale Blue.  

White-fronted Falconet

white-fronted-falconet by Ck Leong

The falconets are the smallest raptors in the world.  There are 2 species in Borneo, the endemic White-fronted Falconet Microhierax latifrons found in the northern region (mainly Sabah) and the Black-thighed Falconet M. fringillarius which resides south of Sabah.  These birds like to perch on dead branches from where they would take off to hunt prey which are mainly larger insects and small birds.