The trip to Kemensah in early April was my second. The first was in January this year with ardent birders from the Malaysian Nature Society, Selangor Branch fraternity. Birders’ blogs and birding friends have paraded the diverse birds which could be found in Kemensah and expounded on the abundance of birdlife here.
On this trip I had Riz and Emran, both of whom are as equally excited about birds as I do. The maxim is proven right – birds of a feather flock together! LOL. First stop Taman Melawati for the Blue-eared Kingfisher. Emran led us to the spot and it was our lucky day. They were there to greet us. See pics below. Aren’t they cute?
Blue-eared Kingfisher @ Tmn Melawati
Birds @ Kemensah, Ampang
We proceeded to Kemensah. Our luck spilled-over here. As we took our first few steps we passed a nest hanging from a tall tree. A ‘reddish’ bird flew swiftly from the nest into the undergrowth nearby. We decided to do a stake-out. Our patience was rewarded when a sole Red & Black Broadbill returned with a piece of dried leaf in tow. It was making some minor ‘renovations’ to it’s nest! Below are the pictures.
Black & Red Broadbill
Broadbill’s nest, with an adult clearly visible.
As we took our leisurely stroll up the trail, other birds came into view.
Black-headed Bul Bul
Orange-breasted Flycatcher (Male)
Orange-breasted Flycatcher (Female)
Scarlet-backed Flycatcher (Female, with red rump)
Stripe-throated Bul Bul
Olive-winged Bul Bul
Grey & Buff Woodpecker. ID Shot.
Grey & Buff Kingfishers (Male at right and Female at Left) very high up in the tall bamboo canopy. ID shot. Hope to get better picture next time. Both birds are Lifers for all three of us.
Large Wood Shrike
Thanks for dropping by. Cheers!