May 19, 2011

Birds of Kenong Rimba Park, Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Malaysia

Covering an area of 121 sq. km south-west of Taman Negara, Kenong Rimba is situated in natural surroundings with cascading waterfalls, mountain streams and a variety of flora and fauna. It offers great adventure such as exploring limestone caves, river swimming, camping and jungle trekking. Spanning across the Kenong Valley and Sungai Renong, Kenong Rimba Park shares a common eastern and northern boundary with Taman Negara.

Kuala Lipis is 171 km from Kuala Lumpur. Both bus and taxi services are available. Rail services link Kuala Lipis from both Singapore as well as from Kuala Lumpur. 


My mind was focused in the search for avian life forms here. I had 3 objectives to achieve on this trip. To digitally record the Green Broadbill, the Asian Paradise Flycatcher (white morph) and the Hornbills. I achieved 2 of the objectives. The mission to get the Asian Paradise Flycatcher have to wait for the next opportunity. Anyway 2 out of 3 isn't all bad. It's better than good. And add all the 'bonus' birds in between. Can't complain really. :-)


In total 36 species were either photographed, sighted or heard. Here are some species which were sighted and photographed.

       Green Broadbill, Calyptomena viridis, 15 - 17 cm (Male)




      Green Broadbill, Calyptomena viridis, 15 - 17 cm (Female)




       Ashy Drongo, Dicrurus leaucophaeus, 25.5 - 29 cm




       Black and Yellow Broadbill, Eurylaimus ochromalus, 15 cm (record shot)




       Blue-winged Leafbird, Chloropsis cochinchinensis, 16.5 - 18.5 cm (Female)




         Blue-winged Leafbird, Chloropsis cochinchinensis, 16.5 - 18.5 cm (Male)




       Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker, Prionochilus maculatus, 10 cm  




      Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus paradiseus, 30-37 cm




       Grey-cheeked Bul Bul, Alophoixus bres, 21.5-22 cm




      Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis, 19-21 cm




      Raffles Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus chlorophaues, 35 cm (Male)



        Raffles Malkoha Phaenicophaeus chlorophaues, 35 cm (Female)




      Black and Red Broadbill, Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos, 23 cm  




      Black and Red Broadbill's nest



        Red-eyed Bul Bul, Pycnonotus brunneus, 19 cm




      Red-throated Barbet, Megalaima raffesii, 25-27 cm (Male)




       Red-throated Barbet, Megalaima raffesii, 25-27 cm (Female)




       Streaked-earred Bul Bul, Pynonontus blanfordi, 17.5-19.5 cm




        Common Tailor Bird, Orthotomus sutorius, 11-13 cm




       Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Dicaeum melonoxanthum, 13 cm




        Plaintain Squirrel


                          

       Black Hornbill, Anthracoceros malaynus, 76 cm (Female) ( record shot ) 



I would not hesitate to recommend Kenong Rimba Park to birders or pure nature lovers!. Cheers!

2 comments:

  1. Yes Wah Lin and I am sure you will not be disappointed. Cheers!

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