Wong Tsu Shi and I were accommodated at the Heritage Hotel and Spa in Kundasang. I did a bit of birding around the hotel grounds on 7 October, and was amazed to come across a jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias sp., which clearly wasn’t an Eye-browed, the only species one would expect at that altitude (1,350m asl).
The only resident Rhinomyias in Borneo with pink legs are Fulvous-chested (has been recorded up to 900m exceptionally, but is usually a lowland forest and coastal species (Myers)), Grey-chested (occasionally recorded up to 1220m (Smythies) but mainly a lowland species), and Rufous-tailed (seen on Gunung Kinabalu as high as 915-1220m and up to 1530m in Sarawak (Mann) and typically a montane and submontane resident). This one does not look particularly rufous-tailed, but could it be? If it is, it’s likely to be the ruficrissa race, which has been recorded on Mount Kinabalu previously (Mann).