Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mossy Forest of Cameron Highlands

Chestnut-Crowned Warbler of Cameron Highlands. It was flitting around the trees growing at the embankment just outside the Mountain Strawberry Farm as Ang, Raj and myself were exiting the Mossy Forest in Brinchang, Cameron Highlands. Looks like the Mossy Forest is open to the public. A group of policemen stopped by that Friday afternoon and gave us friendly advice to look after our camera, binoculars, and valuables whilst in Brinchang since petty criminals were lurking around town.
We walked along the tarred road leading to the Mossy Forest. The road that leads to the telecommunications tower was shrouded in mist that Friday and Saturday afternoons.

Town of Brinchang is 11km away from Mossy Forest
A moss that looks like the tail of a fox!
Silver-eared Mesia was part of the bird wave that Saturday afternoon near the Mossy Forest which included the Blue Nuthatch, Grey-chinned Minivets (male and female as shown in picture below), Chestnut-Tailed Minla, Black-eared Shrike Babbler, Large Niltava, Mountain Tailorbird, many pictures of which have been captured beautifully by Ang Teck Hin. He has posted these in his Facebook page. These Malaysian montane birds have been recorded and entered into my E-Bird account.

Mountain Strawberry Farm was another good area for birding as we had seen the Streaked Wren-Babbler there earlier on Friday evening. The Wren-Babbler came out that day and Raj has a really good picture of it. I took some pictures of the Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike and a pair of these are shown below. A solitary Flycatcher-shrike was the focus of my attention thereafter. A trip to Cameron Highlands is not complete without strawberries so the my final picture is of the latter:)  

Strawberries at the Mountain Strawberry Farm of Cameron Highlands

1 comment:

  1. Strawberries you bought from Cameron were very sweet and juicy. Still have strawberry jam:)


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