Thursday, August 10, 2017

Far from Madding Crowd - in Fraser Hill

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
More than 50 species of montane, sub-montane and lowland birds were seen (and heard) during a short 1 night weekend trip to Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor and Fraser Hill, Pahang. Met up with Mr and Mrs Ang who drove up from Malacca on Saturday morning at Madam's Woo Wantan Noodle Shop in Kuala Kubu Bahru on Saturday morning for breakfast. I had stayed Friday night at a homestay in KKB, to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in KL. Below are some of the birds seen from 5th to 6th August 2017. Fire-tufted Barbet, Silver-eared Mesia, Red-headed Trogon were some of the montane birds seen that weekend. Full lists have been submitted through eBird Malaysia and are available below:- (6th August 2017) (5th August 2017)

Silver-eared Mesia
Silver-eared Mesia
Fire-tufted Barbet

Silver-eared Mesia begging for food from the other Mesia 

Red-headed Trogon
Always a thrill to see this Trogon!
Red-headed Trogon is such a regal-looking bird:)
White-throated Fantail
Literally a Fantail in display:)
Crested Goshawk of KKB - its flight is so silent as it glided to perch on this tree
Checklists of the Birds recorded in KKB, Selangor on 5th August 2017 as below:-
An earlier article on Fraser Hill outing with members of Wild Bird Club Malaysia is available for reading at:-
Joint Event between Fraser Hill Community Library and Wild Bird Club Malaysia Part 1: Wild Bird Club of Malaysia organized a 2 days 1 night trip to Fraser Hill from 11 th to 12 th June 2016. This outing included a ...


  1. Interesting post on Fraser Hill by Penang Birder at

  2. We now have our very own (Peninsular) Malaysian Partridge Arborophila campbelli! eBird Taxonomy Update 2017 at


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