Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Shorebirds of Malim Nawar Perak

Count the number of Stints in the picture above. With beautiful breeding plumage, these Long-Toed Stints were feeding in the algae-covered (almost dried-up) pond in Malim Nawar, Perak. Also seen were Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Snipe species, Oriental Pratincole, Black-winged Stilts, Grey Herons, Purple Herons, Cattle Egrets, Little Egrets, Red-wattled Lapwings all of which have been updated through E-Bird portal. It was a hot Friday morning and we (Ang, Raj and myself) ended our birdwatching session at around 11.45am since our primary goal was to birdwatch in Cameron Highlands. We sat in Ang's Isuzu 4-wheel admiring these shorebirds and took pictures from inside the car in order not to spook them.
Grey Herons above, with two looking to the right of the lake and one looking to the left. Such elegant birds.
Four White-breasted Woodswallows perched on a wire, with one of them a juvenile. First sighting of the day at Malim Nawar, Perak. Little Grebe were swimming away whilst a flock of White-Winged Terns were flying around the mining ponds, in their dark breeding plumage. Lovely sight indeed.


  1. Malim Nawar is near Kampar. Latter famous for chicken biscuits and curry buns.

  2. TAR college headquarters is in Kampar, Perak.


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