Pulau Mantanani: 8 – 12 Oct 2012: Other bits and pieces

A couple of common island residents: White-breasted Woodswallows – noisy and conspicuous, they favoured the tops of casuarinas, and seemed to greatly enjoy hanging stationary in the wind, as above.

Pied Trillers were very common on the island, occurring in flocks of up to 12 or more. Since I’ve only ever encountered them previously alone or in pairs, this gave a few false alarms at first.

 

Blue Rock Thrush, presumably philippensis. This is not known to be a resident bird in Borneo, but the fact that the male was singing, and that Jason Reyes recorded them here in April does make me wonder.

This Barn Swallow was evidently a new arrival and allowed very close approach as it sat on a piece of driftwood on the beach.

Lastly, a skink – probably an endemic to the islands – can anyone enlighten me?

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4 thoughts on “Pulau Mantanani: 8 – 12 Oct 2012: Other bits and pieces

  1. Hi Dave, may I have your permission to upload images of Rosy Starling and Blue Rock Thrush to Borneo Bird Images database? Thanks.

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