Greeted me with a soft whistle only after the forest got really dark. I was already walking home and hesitated to pursue, but then thought hey I came hundreds of miles just to capture such an endemic. So I called back and out it came hopping. Nice to meet you Little Pitta!
Endemic to Borneo. Lucky to get a shot on my first visit, in the fog. I came back the next 3 days to get a better shot but could not find this bird anymore
Different from the Peninsular species by the color on its back/wings.
I had to duck under a fallen tree when crossing a trail. Then I stood up on the other side and there it was, a trogon 5 meters away!
Scarlet-rumped Trogon (female)
Interesting habit it has. I saw a pair walking on the forest floor. They walked and pecked like chickens.
Crested Serpent Eagle (Female)
Dining on a freshly caught snake. What's in a name?
Crested Serpent Eage (Male)
Another marvel of technology. This black bird, at sunset in the dark jungle was beyond sight with naked eyes. Set the camer to low shutter speed, and you get the picture.
Black-winged Flycatcher Shrike
Alone and hardworking
Purple-naped Sunbird (Female)
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
From what I read on the internet, this bird is a must-have when you visit RDC.
With a freshly caught snack
Grooming its feathers above the stream
Little Pied Flycatcher
I certainly feel good getting a good shot of this species finally. I had a mishap a few months ago trying to snap a picture somewhere else when the lens foot came loose causing blurry picture.
Little Pied Flycatcher (female)
Bornean Green Magpie
Missing yellow crown that the Peninsula species has
Without the brown cap sported by the Peninsula's namesake
As common as the long grass by the roadside
No, those aren't his eyes. They are feathers to trick bird photographers :)
The color is less striking than male's.