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|Sunday 18th February 2007, 01:00||#1|
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Ampang and Genting Highlands on a Rainy Season 26 November 2006
I thought this is one of the trip that I enjoy the most up in Genting Highland so far. This morning, I joined ‘endemic guide’ and Mark on a trip to Taman Rimba Ampang in the morning and Genting Highlands in the afternoon. Hoping to see the Blue-banded Kingfisher, I walked along the stream. And the only things I saw were children playing in the water. No sight of any bird at all. Well, the weather isn’t good either. We do get to see some birds up in the top canopy of the forest. Since we also wanted to go and see montane birds, we left ampang at 12pm. Oh, I met Soon Pin in the park as well for a short chat. Up in Genting after lunch, we headed straight to the peak. The rain is not doing much of a favor for today. Still, we walked in the rain hoping to find birds for our friend from Australia.
Ok, the list of sighting includes
some of the unconfirmed sighting (and those that escape my scope and camera)
drongo (both the guide and Mark saw this and probably a black drongo)
whiskered treeswift (flying high up in the sky of ampang)
common buzzard (it was raining and misty on the highland)
unidentified raptor (on the way up to Genting Highland)
unidentified spiderhunter (at least 2 species)
another flycatcher was sighted with the mugimaki (the guide says it is a pair but to me, it looks like a narcissus)
So, in total 43 species of birds. Not too bad for a day trip.
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