Trip Report: Peninsular Malaysia, July 1-16, 2000

Tomas Carlberg, Annelundsvägen 7, 181 46 Lidingö, Sweden;
Peter Lundberg, Källvägen 19, 181 57 Lidingö, Sweden;
Tomas Lundquist, Knut Stangenbergs väg 126, 131 47 Nacka, Sweden;

Short Summary and Highlights

It was very dry during our trip with only a few hours rain in Fraser's Hill. We found very few fruiting trees. This certainly affected the abundance of some groups of birds, e.g. Doves, Bulbuls and Babblers. The forest floor was dry and we saw few leeches.

We saw or heard 218 species of birds (10 species were only heard) and 15 species of mammals. 130 species of birds were seen in Taman Negara including river Temebeling and 103 species at Fraser's Hill and The Gap.

A Black Cobra at close distance was a thrilling sight, and a Siamang seen well is surely among the highlights of the trip.

Highlights in the bird list include Crested Partridge, Malayan Partridge, Crested Fireback, Malayan Peacock Pheasant, Olive-backed Woodpecker, Orange-backed Woodpecker, Red-crowned Barbet (heard only), Great Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Wrinkled Hornbill, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Blue-banded Kingfisher, Banded Kingfisher, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Chestnut-bellied Malkoha, Collared Owlet, Brown Wood Owl, Malaysian Eared Nightjar, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Japanese Sparrowhawk, Black-thighed Falconet, Peregrine Falcon, Bat Hawk, Rusty-naped Pitta (heard only), Garnet Pitta, Blue-winged Pitta, Banded Pitta (heard only), Crested Jay, Black Magpie, Slender-billed Crow, Malayan Whistling Thrush, Rufous-chested Flycatcher, Pygmy Blue Flycatcher, Malaysian Blue Flycatcher, Lesser Shortwing, White-tailed Robin, Chestnut-naped Forktail, Blue Nuthatch, Sultan Tit, Black Laughingthrush, White-chested Babbler, Ferruginous Babbler, Sooty-capped Babbler, Large Scimitar Babbler, Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler, Striped Wren Babbler, Streaked Wren Babbler, Pygmy Wren Babbler, Golden Babbler, Fluffy-backed Tit Babbler, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch.


1 July Flight with KLM from Stockholm Arlanda 16.10 (to KL via Amsterdam).
2 July Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 13.40. Taxi from KL to The Gap 14.30-17.00. Birding in The Gap 17.15-19.15. Stayed at The Gap Resthouse.
3 July Birding in The Gap 6.50-11.15 and 12.30-14.45. Bus up to Fraser's Hill (FH) and birding there 17-19. Stayed at excellent Temerloh Bungalow for MYR 130 per night (3 pers.)
4 July Fraser's Hill. Bishop's trail 7.00-11.15, Hemmant trail 15.20-16.45, New road 17-18.45 (walked ca 2 km)
5 July Fraser's Hill. Bishop's trail 7.10-11.00, Telekom Loop 15-18, walked from Temerloh-Old Smokehouse 21.30-23.
6 July Fraser's Hill. Birding around the gate 7.15-8.15, then walked downhill on road 8.15-11.00, Mager trail-High Pines-High Pines trail 13.45-19.00.
7 July Fraser's Hill. Bishop's trail 7.00-11.45 (together with North Irish birder John Kennedy) and 16.30-19.00.
8 July Fraser's Hill - Taman Negara (TN). Left FH by taxi at 8.05 reaching Kuala Tembeling jetty 11.45; we paid MYR 180 for 4 persons including John Kennedy. Boat to Taman Negara ca 14-17.
9 July Taman Negara. Birded River trail - Jenut Muda trail 7.15-12.30, and Swamp Loop trail + Hostel/HQ area 16-19.45.
10 July Taman Negara. Took a boat at 7.15 (MYR 35) together with John Kennedy to Blau and Yong hide area. Walked back, reached HQ area 13.30. Birded the Hostel area in afternoon/evening.
11 July Taman Negara. Canopy Walkway trail - Jenut Muda trail 7.15-12.30, River trail 15.30-19.00.
12 July Taman Negara. Boat from Kuala Tahan at 7.15 (ordered the day before at TN Resort reception) to Kuala Trenggan. Birded, together with John Kennedy, Kumbang trail from Kuala Trenggan-"the bridge"-Kumbang hide and further a bit to where the trail crosses a river, then back to Kuala Trenggan and boat back at 17.45.
13 July Taman Negara. Jenut Muda trail Canopy Walkway trail 7.15-12.30 (TC,PL), Canopy Walkway trail 15-17 (TC), Lubok Simpon 18-20. (TL) and John Kennedy went again to Blau and Yong hide area in the morning.
14 July Taman Negara - Kuala Lumpur. Birded in the Hostel area, including Canopy Walkway trail 7-8. Left TN at 9. Bus to KL, arrival ca 17.
15 July Kuala Lumpur - Changi Airport / Singapore. Taxi KL - Johor Bahru took ca 4 hrs / MYR 300; taxi Johor Bahru - Changi Airport ca 1 hr / MYR 200. Flight back to Europe around midnight.
16 July Arrival Stockholm, via Amsterdam, at 10.00.

Birds Seen or Heard in Peninsular Malaysia, July 2000

  1. Crested Partridge (Rollulus rouloul). Seen twice in Yong hide area, TN: 1 pair (all of us) + male and 1 pair (TL)

  2. Malayan Partridge (Arborophila campbelli). A party of 3 seen close on Bishop's trail, FH, signpost 10, 4/7. When discovered the birds walked slowly uphill.

  3. Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita). TN: 1 pair on Jenut Muda trail and 1 pair on River trail

  4. Malayan Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense). TN: 1 male seen close + 1 h. Swamp Loop trail 9/7, 1 h. Jenut Muda and 1 h. River trail 11/7, 1 female seen close Kumbang trail + 1 h. 12/7, 1 h. Swamp Loop (TL) + 1 h.and taped on Jenut Muda (TC) 13/7

  5. Great Argus (Argusianus argus). Heard only: 1 from the valley 2 km downhill FH gate (TC) and 1 h. from Jenut Muda, TN on 3 different days

  6. Speckled Piculet (Picumnus innominatus). 1 New road, FH (TC) and 1 near Old zoo, FH (TC,TL)

  7. Rufous Piculet (Sasia abnormis). 1 Jenut Muda trail, TN (TC,PL)

  8. White-bellied Woodpecker (Dryocopus javensis). Heard drumming, but unfortunately not seen, at Yong hide, River trail, Kumbang trail and Jenut Muda, TN. It was most probably this species.

  9. Lesser Yellownape (Picus chlorolophus). 4+1+1 seen in FH

  10. Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus). 2 TN

  11. Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha). 3+4 FH

  12. Checker-throated Woodpecker (Picus mentalis). 3 TN

  13. Olive-backed Woodpecker (Dinopium rafflesii). 1 female seen in The Gap 3/7, a bit uphill The Gap Resthouse (TC,TL). A quiet exceptional sighting of a species that only has been seen rarely at such altitude (Glenda Noramly pers com.). The bird was seen well on a branch a few metres above ground and positive identification was made after a few minutes consultation of literature.

  14. Maroon Woodpecker (Blythipicus rubiginosus). 1 Yong hide area, TN (TL)

  15. Bay Woodpecker (Blythipicus pyrrhotis). Heard only: 3 FH (taped)

  16. Rufous Woodpecker (Celeus brachyurus). 3+2 TN

  17. Orange-backed Woodpecker (Reinwardtipicus validus). 1 pair seen close Yong hide area, TN

  18. Buff-rumped Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tristis). 1 TN (TC,PL)

  19. Buff-necked Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tukki). 1+1+5+5 seen in TN

  20. Fire-tufted Barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus). Seen and heard daily in FH, with up to 5 seen and 10 h. in one day. The easiest Barbet to see.

  21. Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon). Heard only: Fairly common in The Gap, FH (once only) and common in TN

  22. Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii). Heard only: 2 Jenut Muda, TN

  23. Red-throated Barbet (Megalaima mystacophanos). 1 h. The Gap, 1 seen FH, 2 seen + 4 h. TN

  24. Black-browed Barbet (Megalaima oorti). 2 seen and many heard The Gap, 4 seen and many heard FH

  25. Yellow-crowned Barbet (Megalaima henricii). Heard daily in TN, fairly common

  26. Blue-eared Barbet (Megalaima australis). 1 seen and several h. The Gap, h. FH, 1 along road between The Gap and Raub, h. daily in TN (1 seen)

  27. Brown Barbet (Calorhamphus fuliginosus). 1 The Gap, 3 road Gap - Raub, 4+7+5+5 seen in TN, often in small flocks

  28. Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris). 3+5+1 TN

  29. Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus). 2 Swamp Loop trail, TN

  30. Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros). h. FH, heard daily in TN; only 1 seen perched close Yong hide area

  31. Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis). 2 flying over forest, New road, FH 4/7

  32. Helmeted Hornbill (Buceros vigil). 1-2 heard daily in TN, 1 seen by (TL)

  33. Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus). At least 2 Wrinkled Hornbills could be identified in a flock of 10-15 Hornbills seen in one flock along Kumbang trail, near Kuala Trenggan, TN. The birds were perched in a huge tree but we only saw them flying. It would have been extreme if all birds in the flock were Wrinkled because this species is the rarest of the Hornbills in TN (Glenda Noramly, pers. com.)

  34. Wreathed Hornbill (Aceros undulatus). 1 flying at long distance in The Gap and 3 were seen flying over Jenut Muda, TN (TC)

  35. Diard's Trogon (Harpactes diardi). 1 female at second stream, Jenut Muda trail, TN (TC)

  36. Red-headed Trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus). 2 pairs at The Gap, 1 pair + probably another male on Bishop's trail, FH seen on 3 occasions.

  37. Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus). 1 adult seen close and heard just behind The Gap Resthouse, 1 immature seen close at Telekom Loop, FH, and 1 adult seen close on Jenut Muda trail, TN (TC)

  38. Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis). Common along River Tembeling and in TN (maximum 20 in TN)

  39. Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo euryzona). TN: 1 along river to Kuala Trenggan (TC,TL) and 1 female Lubok Simpon

  40. Banded Kingfisher (Lacedo pulchella). 1 female perched quiet high in a tree at first bridge, River trail, TN 11/7

  41. Stork-billed Kingfisher (Halcyon capensis). 1 seen only along River Tembeling

  42. White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis). 2+5 seen on River Tembeling and 1 in TN

  43. Rufous-collared Kingfisher (Actenoides concretus). 2-3 seen along River trail, TN 11/7: 2 (probably a pair or adult feeding young) were seen sitting low in dense bush. One of the birds gave the other bird what (TC) believed was a frog but (PL) a fish. These birds were seen quiet well. We then walked about 100 m and discovered a female sitting on a branch ca 5 m from us, ca 3 m above ground, for a long time. Superb!

  44. Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus). 1 seen close perched on a wire, Telekom Loop, FH

  45. Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus). Heard only: 1 FH, 1+1 TN

  46. Drongo Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris). 1+2 seen and 1 h. TN

  47. Black-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus diardi). 2 TN

  48. Chestnut-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus sumatranus). 1 The Gap

  49. Green-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis). 3 The Gap

  50. Raffles's Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus). 4+2+1+1 TN

  51. Red-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus javanicus). 1 Jenut Muda trail, TN

  52. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris). 1+1+2 TN

  53. Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis). 1 along river to Kuala Trenggan (TC,TL)

  54. Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis). 5 along River Tembeling and 1 seen daily in TN

  55. Blue-rumped Parrot (Psittinus cyanurus). 1+1 seen in TN but no close views were obtained

  56. Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus). 1+3 The Gap, 2 along the road between The Gap - Raub, 2-5 seen daily in TN but only once one bird perched close giving excellent views.

  57. Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta). Common in The Gap and FH

  58. Silver-rumped Needletail (Rhaphidura leucopygialis). 2 The Gap and 15+4 TN

  59. Brown-backed Needletail (Hirundapus giganteus). 1 The Gap, 10 up to 40 seen daily in TN

  60. Asian Palm Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis). 2 The Gap

  61. House Swift (Apus affinis). Seen along road Kuala Lumpur - The Gap, 5 The Gap and up to 7 in FH

  62. Grey-rumped Treeswift (Hemiprocne longipennis). 6 The Gap, 1+2+10 TN

  63. Whiskered Treeswift (Hemiprocne comata). 2 at bridge near Kumbang trail, TN

  64. Mountain Scops Owl (Otus spilocephalus). Heard only: 1+1 FH

  65. Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei). 1 seen fairly well and heard (high up in a tree) on Bishop's trail, FH and another 2 calling birds heard there around 08.00 in the morning.

  66. Brown Wood Owl (Strix leptogrammica). 1 seen flying over New road, FH (PL)

  67. Malaysian Eared Nightjar (Eurostopodus temminckii). 5 over Lubok Simpon, TN, at dusk

  68. Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). Seen along major roads

  69. Mountain Imperial Pigeon (Ducula badia). 5 The Gap, heard and seen (up to 10) daily in FH

  70. Green Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aena). 3 seen flying high, TN

  71. Little Green Pigeon (Treron olax). 2+5-10+5 in the garden/hostel area, TN

  72. Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Treron curvirostra). 10 garden/hostel area, TN

  73. Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis). 4 along road between KL - Johor Bahru

  74. Little Cuckoo Dove (Macropygia ruficeps). fairly common in The Gap and common in FH

  75. Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica). 1 road KL - The Gap, 1+1+1 TN

  76. Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata). 1 between Kuala Tembeling and KL

  77. Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela). 1 imm. River Tembeling

  78. Rufous-bellied Eagle (Hieraaetus kienerii). 1 (seen close) + 1 (probably 2 different birds) The Gap and 1 seen flying low over Temerloh, FH

  79. Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus). 1 ad perched high in a tree, Kumbang area

  80. Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis). 1 female was seen flying and perched high in a tree along Jenut Muda trail, TN (TC,PL). Obviously a summering bird.

  81. Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus). 2 along road between KL and Johor Bahru

  82. Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius). 2 The Gap and 1+1 (probably the same bird) on 2 days in the garden/hostel area, TN

  83. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus ernesti). 1 seen flying and perched in a tree 2 km downhill from the gate, FH 6/7

  84. Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus). 1 seen flying over Lubok Simpon, at 19.37 on our last day in TN

  85. Pacific Reef Egret (Egretta sacra). 1 seen on the Malaysian - Singapore border

  86. Rusty-naped Pitta (Pitta oatesi). Only one bird heard calling twice at 07.30 one morning on Bishop's trail near Muir Cottage end. According to Mr Durai the pittas were probably not in the area because it was to dry. At least they were not calling!

  87. Banded Pitta (Pitta guajana). Heard only: 2 Kumbang area, TN

  88. Garnet Pitta (Pitta granatina). TN: 1 h. Jenut Muda, 3 h. Blau - Yong area, 1 h. River trail, 1 h. Kumbang area, 1 h. Jenut Muda another day (TC) and 1 seen after hard work in Yong area (TL)

  89. Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis). 2 seen close and heard 13/7 (the usual call and alarm call which was taped by TC); 1 was adult and 1 immature, Canopy Walkway trail about 100 m from HQ area, at 7.45 (TL,PL) and 17.15 (all of us). Both birds also seen at 7.15 next day 14/7. The birds were often confiding and spent several minutes on or beside the trail. An interesting question is whether this species breeds in TN because even other birders have seen this species here during season. Glenda Noramly of the Malaysian Nature Society comments that the Blue-winged Pitta has only been confirmed as breeding on Langkawi Island. However, there have been reports of vocalization through the middle months of the year, which seem to indicate that birds are indeed resident elsewhere on the Peninsula (e.g. recent reports this year from secondary forest not far from Ipoh in Perak state).

  90. Green Broadbill (Calyptomena viridis). 1 The Gap, totally 3 seen close (a pair taped in) and another 5 heard in TN during 6 days

  91. Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos). 2 River Tembeling and 4+5 TN

  92. Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus). 1 h. The Gap, 3 seen (1 taped in close) and another 5 heard during 5 days in TN

  93. Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus). 5 seen (giving good views) and another 10 heard in TN

  94. Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella). 6 The Gap and 1+2+4 TN

  95. Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati). 1 female TN

  96. Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon). 2 TN

  97. Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis). 2+15 The Gap, 3 road The Gap-Raub, 1 TN

  98. Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii). 2 The Gap, 2+10+5 FH

  99. Bronzed Drongo (Dicrurus aeneus). 5 The Gap and 1 FH

  100. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus remifer). Fairly common FH

  101. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus). 2-10 daily in TN (27 in total)

  102. Crested Jay (Platylophus galericulatus). 1 h. Jenut Muda, TN, 1 seen Jenut Muda (TC,PL) and 2 seen Yong hide area (TL)

  103. Black Magpie (Platysmurus leucopterus). TN: 2 Swamp Loop trail 8/7, 1 Kuala Trenggan 12/7 (TC,PL) and 1 Jenut Muda 13/7 (PL)

  104. Common Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis). 4-10 daily FH (36 in total)

  105. House Crow (Corvus splendens). Common around KL

  106. Slender-billed Crow (Corvus enca). 5+1 River Tembeling

  107. Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos). 2+5+h. FH, 2 River Tembeling

  108. Dark-throated Oriole (Oriolus xanthonotus). 1 female Jenut Muda seen on 2 days

  109. Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis). 1 KL, 2 road KL - Johor Bahru

  110. Black-and-crimson Oriole (Oriolus cruentus). 2+5+1+1 FH

  111. Green Iora (Aegithina viridissima). 2 males seen in TN

  112. Javan Cuckooshrike (Coracina javensis). 1 immature The Gap, 1+2 FH

  113. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus picatus). 1+ca 10 The Gap, 1 TN

  114. Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus hirundinaceus). 2+1 TN

  115. Grey-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris). Fairly common FH; up to 20 daily

  116. Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus). 4+10 The Gap

  117. White-throated Fantail (Rhipidura albicollis). Common FH

  118. Spotted Fantail (Rhipidura perlata). 1+2+2 TN

  119. Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea). 3+2+2+2 TN

  120. Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi). 3+4+1+1 TN

  121. Rufous-winged Philentoma (Philentoma pyrhopterum). 1+2+3+1 TN

  122. Maroon-breasted Philentoma (Philentoma velatum). 2 Jenut Muda and 2 River Trail, TN

  123. Malayan Whistling Thrush (Myophonus robinsoni). 1 seen close and during several minutes on both sides of the road at the gate, FH, 6/7 between 7.50-8.15.

  124. Rufous-browed Flycatcher (Ficedula solitaris). Fairly common FH; 1-7 seen daily

  125. Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina). 2 The Gap

  126. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis). 2+1 TN

  127. Rufous-chested Flycatcher (Ficedula dumetoria). 1 male feeding at least 2 juveniles, Kumbang trail

  128. Little Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula westermanni). 2 (TL) + 2 FH

  129. Pygmy Blue Flycatcher (Muscicapella hodgsoni). 1 male Bishop's trail, FH

  130. Large Niltava (Niltava grandis). 1+10+6 FH

  131. Hill Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis banyumas). 4 at the rubbish tip, FH (TL)

  132. Malaysian Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis turcosus). 1 male seen well on River trail, ca 500 m from Tabing hide, TN, 11/7

  133. Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae). 1 male River trail, TN 11/7 (TL)

  134. Lesser Shortwing (Brachypteryx leucophrys). Not uncommon in FH; totally 6 seen and 11 heard singing, mainly along Bishop's trail

  135. Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis). Common in TG, FH, TN

  136. White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus). 3-6 seen and heard daily in TN

  137. White-tailed Robin (Myiomela leucura). FH: 1 singing male seen close ca 200 m from Zoo end of Bishop's trail, 1 singing High Pines, 3 singing along Bishop's trail including 2 seen males (TC,TL) and 1 female/young male (totally 5 different birds)

  138. Chestnut-naped Forktail (Enicurus ruficapillus). 2+1 Kuala Trenggan - Kumbang trail

  139. Slaty-backed Forktail (Enicurus schistaceus). FH: 2 rubbish tip and 2 Jeriau road (TL) and 2 New Road, 2 at the gate

  140. White-crowned Forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti). 1 in second stream, Jenut Muda, TN

  141. Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis). Few road KL

  142. Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis). Common around KL, Gap-Raub, TN

  143. Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus). Common Johor Bahru area

  144. Crested Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus). 4 KL airport

  145. Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa). 2 Yong hide area (TL) and 2 HQ area, TN

  146. Blue Nuthatch (Sitta azurea). 3+5+5+2 FH

  147. Sultan Tit (Melanochlora sultanea). 2+1 The Gap and 2 FH

  148. Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica). Common in most places

  149. Striated Swallow (Hirundo striolata). 10 in The Gap and 5 FH

  150. Black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps). 1+2 TN

  151. Black-crested Bulbul (Pycnonotus melanicterus). 3+8 The Gap

  152. Scaly-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus). 1 along road between The Gap and Raub

  153. Puff-backed Bulbul (Pycnonotus eutilotus). 2 TN

  154. Stripe-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus finlaysoni). 2+2 The Gap, 1+2 TN

  155. Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier). 1 TN, 1 KL

  156. Streak-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus blanfordi). 2 TN

  157. Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus). 1 road The Gap-Raub, 4+2+10 TN

  158. Straw-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus). 8 seen and another 5 h. TN

  159. Ochraceous Bulbul (Alophoixus ochraceus). 2 The Gap and 1 FH

  160. Grey-cheeked Bulbul (Alophoixus bres). 1 (TC)+3 TN

  161. Yellow-bellied Bulbul (Alophoixus phaeocephalus). 4+2 TN

  162. Hairy-backed Bulbul (Tricholestes criniger). 2+4 TN

  163. Ashy Bulbul (Hemixos flavala). 5 The Gap

  164. Mountain Bulbul (Hypsipetes mcclellandii). Common FH

  165. Mountain Tailorbird (Orthotomus cuculatus). Common FH

  166. Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis). 1 The Gap, 1+1 FH, 1+1 TN

  167. Mountain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus trivirgatus). 1+1 FH

  168. Everett's White-eye (Zosterops everetti). Common in The Gap, 1 FH

  169. Chestnut-crowned Warbler (Seicercus castaniceps). 5+3+5 FH

  170. Yellow-bellied Warbler (Abroscopus superciliaris). 1 FH (TC,PL)

  171. Black Laughingthrush (Garrulax lugubris). 2+2 seen in The Gap

  172. Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus). Fairly common The Gap and common FH

  173. Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush (Garrulax erythrocephalus). Heard daily in FH but only 3+3 seen

  174. White-chested Babbler (Trichastoma rostratum). 2 Kumbang trail (bridge not far from Kuala Trenggan)

  175. Ferruginous Babbler (Trichastoma bicolor). 2 seen and taped on Jenut Muda, TN

  176. Abbott's Babbler (Malacocincla abbotti). 1+1+5+6 TN

  177. Short-tailed Babbler (Malacocincla malaccensis). TN: Unusually few seen; 1+1 (TL) and 1 (TC)

  178. Buff-breasted Babbler (Pellorneum tickelli). FH: Up to 5 heard daily and ca 10 seen

  179. Black-capped Babbler (Pellorneum capistratum). TN: 2 + 1 (TL) + 3 (TC,PL)

  180. Moustached Babbler (Malacopteron magnirostre). TN: 4+2+2

  181. Sooty-capped Babbler (Malacopteron affine). TN: 1 seen (all of us) Swamp Loop trail and 1 singing and taped on Canopy Walkway trail (TC)

  182. Scaly-crowned Babbler (Malacopteron cinereum). 2-8 daily in TN

  183. Rufous-crowned Babbler (Malacopteron magnum). 2-10 daily in TN

  184. Large Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus hypoleucos). 4 (TL) + 2 (TC) seen close and heard + 1 h. Bishop's trail near Zoo end

  185. Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus montanus). 1 Kumbang trail TN

  186. Striped Wren Babbler (Kenopia striata). TN: 2 h. (1 seen close) on Jenut Muda and 2 seen Yong hide area

  187. Streaked Wren Babbler (Napothera brevicaudata). FH: 2 seen on Bishop's trail, signpost 11, and 1 Hemmant trail

  188. Pygmy Wren Babbler (Pnoepyga pusilla). FH: Seen close or heard daily; seen along Bishop's trail (2+1), along road near Silver Park (1) and the gate (2, PL); up to 4 heard daily.

  189. Golden Babbler (Stachyris chrysaea). Common FH

  190. Grey-throated Babbler (Stachyris nigriceps). 1+6+8+5 FH

  191. Chestnut-rumped Babbler (Stachyris maculata). 1+1+10 TN

  192. Chestnut-winged Babbler (Stachyris erythroptera). Up to 15 seen daily in TN (35 in total)

  193. Striped Tit Babbler (Macronous gularis). 2+2 The Gap and 2 TN/Hostel area

  194. Fluffy-backed Tit Babbler (Macronous ptilosus). TN: 2 taped in close on Swamp Loop trail and 1 h. Jenut Muda trail one day and 2 taped in close (TC) on Jenut Muda trail

  195. White-browed Shrike Babbler (Pteruthius flaviscapis). 1 male New road, FH

  196. Black-eared Shrike Babbler (Pteruthius melanotis). FH: 3+10+1+1+5

  197. Blue-winged Minla (Minla cyanouroptera). Common FH

  198. Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris). Common FH; up to 20 daily

  199. Brown Fulvetta (Alcippe brunneicauda). 2 TN (TL,PL) + 2 TN

  200. Mountain Fulvetta (Alcippe peracensis). Common FH

  201. Long-tailed Sibia (Heterophasia picaoides). Common FH

  202. White-bellied Yuhina (Yuhina zantholeuca). 1 River trail, TN

  203. Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus). 1 male FH (TC,PL)

  204. Yellow-vented Flowerpecker (Dicaeum chrysorrheum). 1 Yong hide area (TL)

  205. Plain Flowerpecker (Dicaeum concolor). 2 Hostel area, TN

  206. Fire-breasted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum ignipectus). 1 (PL) + 1 FH (TC,PL)

  207. Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis). 1 male Kuala Tembeling (TC)

  208. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Anthreptes singalensis). 5+2 TN

  209. Purple-naped Sunbird (Hypogramma hypogrammicum). 1+1+1 TN

  210. Black-throated Sunbird (Aethopyga saturata). Fairly common FH; up to 20 daily

  211. Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra). 1 FH and 1-3 daily TN

  212. Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys). 1 FH near Allen's Lake

  213. Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera affinis). 2+1 TN

  214. Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna). Common FH

  215. Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus). 1 River Tembeling (PL)

  216. Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus). Few along major roads and up to 2 daily TN

  217. White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata). 10 The Gap and 15 New road on 2 days

  218. Pin-tailed Parrotfinch (Erythrura prasina). 1 female seen close The Gap 2/7 and 1 male The Gap 3/7

Mammals Seen in Peninsular Malaysia, July 2000

Reptiles Seen in Peninsular Malaysia, July 2000

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