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Good birding in Bukit Tampin, Malaysia. September 2023 (1 Viewer)


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My wife and I just finished a week in Tampin near to Malacca. A decent town with good food and friendly people. And - unlike some towns in Southeast Asia - there is a decent nature trail walking distance from the town. In our four times up this trail, a paved road with very little vehicular traffic, I made a number of good bird and animal sightings, including 5 additions to my bird life list.

The only drawback to this nature trail is that it is just that - one paved trail, no offshoots until you get near the top. Which we didn't.

Here are some of the birds I saw, starting with the five new additions to my list:
Verditer Flycatcher, Eumyias thalassinus
Rufous Piculet, Sasia abnormis
Tiger Shrike, Lanius tigrinus
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler, Mixornis gularis
Scaly-breasted Bulbul, Rubigula squamata
Asian Red-eyed Bulbul
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Oriental Magpie-Robin
Black-naped Oriole
Common Iora
White-throated Kingfisher
Asian-glossy Starling
Malaysian Pied Fantail
Pink-necked Green-Pigeon
Spotted Dove
Zebra Dove
White-rumped Munia,
White-breasted Waterhen

Some of my target birds I wanted to see I didn't but I was especially glad to see the uncommon Scaly-breasted Bulbul and Verditer Flycatcher.

Also we saw Black Giant Squirrels as well as two species of monkeys, the common Dusky Leaf Monkeys as well as - much harder to get a good photo - the White-thighed Surili.

Shown here are: 1.Scaly-breasted Bulbul 2.Asian Red-eyed Bulbul 3.Rufous Piculet 4.Pin-striped Tit-Babbler 5.Black Giant Squirrel

Scaly-breasted Bulbul, Rubigula squamata.JPGAsian Red-eyed Bulbul, Pycnonotus brunneus.JPGRufous Piculet, Sasia abnormis.JPGPin-striped Tit-Babbler, Mixornis gularis.JPGBlack Giant Squirrel.JPG
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