Month: September 2023

Discover the fascinating world of the lesser fish eagle in Malaysia: facts, photos, and more

The call of the lesser fish eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis) echoes across Malaysian waterways, a wild cry that stirs the soul of nature lovers nationwide. This iconic raptor is more than just a bird – it is a national symbol of wilderness, a reminder that untamed beauty still persists despite industrialization’s trampling march.  Let us delve …

Discover the Majestic Jerdon’s Baza: A Guide to Aviceda jerdoni, a Fascinating Bird

The magnificent Jerdon’s Baza (Aviceda jerdoni) is a fascinating bird of prey found in Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia. With its beautiful white-tipped black crest and impressive hunting skills, this rare raptor captures the imagination of nature enthusiasts across the region. Overview of the Species Jerdon’s Baza is a medium-sized, slender brown hawk …

Birds of Malaysia: Exploring the Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis)

The shrill alarm calls of songbirds pierce the dense forest air as a swift shadow darts by. A blur of gray and russet feathers reveals itself for a split second before disappearing into the canopy once more. The ambush predator has announced its presence, sending smaller birds scattering in a frenzy of evasive action.  Yet …

Imperial Eagle of Malaysia: Captivating Photos of Aquila Heliaca

The Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca), also known as the Eastern Imperial Eagle, is a magnificent bird of prey that visits Malaysia during the winter months. With its impressive size, striking plumage, and majestic presence, this rare raptor has captured the fascination of birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts across the country. In this article, we’ll explore captivating …

Exploring the Malaysian Bird Checklist: Spotting the Himalayan Buzzard

For bird enthusiasts visiting Malaysia, spotting the majestic Himalayan buzzard should be high on your birdwatching checklist. This fascinating raptor can be found soaring over mountains and open plains during its winter migration. Overview of the Himalayan Buzzard The Himalayan buzzard (Buteo burmanicus) is a medium-sized bird of prey belonging to the Accipitridae family. Some …

Discovering the Magnificence of the Greater Spotted Eagle in Malaysia

The cry of the majestic Greater Spotted Eagle pierces the skies as I scan the marshy wetlands of Kuala Selangor Nature Park. Binoculars in hand, I eagerly search for any sign of this magnificent raptor.  The Greater Spotted Eagle has captured my imagination not just because of its imposing size and striking plumage, but also …

Discover the Majestic Grey-Headed Fish Eagle in Malaysia: Haliaeetus Ichthyaetus

A majestic predator soars high above the lush mangrove forests, its piercing eyes scouring the river below. With wings widespread, the raptor tilts into a sudden spiraling descent. Talons open wide, it splashes down in an explosion of water.  The Grey-Headed Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus ichthyaetus) emerges, mighty wings beating as it clutches a writhing fish …

Discovering the Enigmatic Beauty of the Gray-faced Buzzard: A Comprehensive Exploration of Butastur indicus

The Gray-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus) is an enchanting and fascinating bird of prey found across parts of Asia. With its distinctive facial markings, impressive wingspan, and graceful flight, this species captures the interest of ornithologists and birdwatchers alike. In this comprehensive article, we will thoroughly explore the biology, behavior, distribution, and conservation status of the …

Exploring the Enchanting Eastern Marsh Harrier in Malaysia: A Bird Photographer’s Journey

The cry of the Eastern Marsh Harrier has fascinated my dreams since childhood. As I tracked through the wild and wooded wetlands, this elusive raptor remained the most coveted subject for my lens. Known for its acrobatic aerial displays and lightning-fast hunting skills, the harrier epitomizes freedom, power and grace in the animal kingdom.  To …

Eastern Buzzard: A Fascinating Bird of Prey in Asia

The Eastern Buzzard (Buteo japonicus) is a medium-sized raptor belonging to the genus Buteo in the family Accipitridae. Native to Southeast Asia, this majestic bird of prey has captured the fascination of ornithologists and bird enthusiasts with its striking plumage and impressive hunting skills. Overview Physical Description The adult Eastern Buzzard has dark brown upperparts …