Month: October 2023

Exploring the Fascinating World of the Rufous-Bellied Eagle in Malaysia

The shadow of mighty wings falls over the forest canopy. A raptor’s piercing cry echoes through the trees. Tilting your head skywards, you catch a fleeting glimpse of russet plumage before it vanishes into the clouds. Somewhere up there, the Rufous-bellied eagle masters the skies over Malaysia.  This elusive bird of prey has captured the …

The Besra: Malaysia’s Agile Bird of Prey

A shadow glides through the forest canopy. Leaves rustle as it swoops among the branches with aerobatic grace. The sunlight catches its feathers, revealing streaks of blue-gray and brown. Talons outstretched, it scans the undergrowth. A high-pitched call pierces the air before it dives towards unseen prey below. This is the Besra – Malaysia’s agile …

Birding in Malaysia: Discovering the Beautiful Pied Harrier

Malaysia is a tropical paradise brimming with diverse flora and fauna. For birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, it offers the opportunity to observe magnificent bird species, including migratory birds that flock here during the winter. One such migrant is the medium-sized Pied Harrier, a bird of prey that breeds in north-eastern China and Korea but winters …

Explore the Majestic Mountain Serpent Eagle: Facts and Photos of the Spilornis Kinabaluensis in Malaysia

The Mountain Serpent Eagle (Spilornis kinabaluensis) is a fascinating bird of prey found in the mountains of Malaysia. With its regal crest, striking plumage, and impressive wingspan, this raptor is truly a sight to behold. Join me as we explore some key facts and stunning photos of the Mountain Serpent Eagle, one of Malaysia‚Äôs most …

Captivating Moments: Oriental Honey-buzzards Soaring in Malaysia

The Oriental Honey-Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) is a medium-sized bird of prey that breeds in various parts of Asia and migrates to Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, for the winter months. With its unique appearance and fascinating behaviors, the Oriental Honey-Buzzard provides breathtaking moments for birdwatchers observing these raptors soaring gracefully in their natural habitats across Malaysia. …

The Fierce Majesty of the Mountain Hawk-Eagle: Malaysia’s Forest Monarch

The cry of the Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus nipalensis) pierces the lush canopy, echoing through Malaysia’s ancient rainforests as this majestic raptor patrols its vast mountain kingdom. With wings like a jet fighter and talons like samurai swords, this ferocious feathered predator rules the skies with grace and power.  Drawing in a deep breath, you can …