Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June in Panti Bird Sanctuary, Johor

We made a number of visits to the Panti Bird Sanctuary in June and there were still some birds nesting and we saw many active young birds.
Rufous-backed Kingfisher
Banded Kingfisher
The weather has been dry recently and there was some dust kicked up from passing vehicles, but not as much as in some previous years, given that the  logging is no longer underway.
Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike

Scarlet Minivet

We were lucky to see a number of birds that are not commonly seen outside the forests and saw many young, Black-naped Monarchs chasing each other in the trees.
Black-naped Monarch 

Asian Fairy-bluebird

We also came across a group of 5 Dusky Broadbills all helping to build a really huge nest. This communal nest building is evidently common.

Dusky Broadbill 

Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker 
Early one morning we saw a pair of Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeons which was a lifer for us and an unexpected bonus.
Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon

Common Tailorbird 

Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler

Considering the pace of development in the area, it was good to see that most of the species are still managing to survive and many are flourishing.