Malaysian Honeyguide, the sighting of which provided a few minutes of bliss on a Sunday morning in Bishop's Trail, Fraser Hill during Wild Bird Club Malaysia outing, with story to this outing available for reading HERE. My right ankle was bleeding the night before from a leech bite which I had discovered only after I had pulled out my sock which was soaked in blood, Saturday evening after returning from birdwatching at Telekom Loop. Wild Bananas of Fraser Hill on which some of the forest animals feed on were growing by the side of the roads. This versatile fruit has many local varieties such as Pisang Mas, Pisang Berangan, Pisang Tanduk Kerbau, Pisang Susu (which grows well in gardens it seems) which reminds me to collect sapling from a friend for my sister's garden.
This White-tailed Robin is a lifer for me in Fraser Hill since I've never actually had a good look of them before in Fraser's. I've observed them in a previous trip to Cameron Highland.
To quote Michael McCarthy "The Moth Snowstorm Nature & Joy" on appreciating bird songs on an individual basis and not through dollars and cents:-
We can generalise or, indeed, monetise the value of nature's services in satisfying our corporeal needs, since we all have broadly the same continuous requirement for food and shelter; but we have infinitely different longings for solace and understanding and delight. Their value is modulated, not through economic assessment, but through the personal experiences of individuals. So we cannot say - alas that we cannot - that birdsong, like coral reefs, is worth 375 billion dollars a year in economic terms, but we can say, each of us, that at this moment and at this place it was worth everything to me. Shelley did so with his skylark, and Keats with his nightingale, and Thomas Hardy with the skylark of Shelly, and Edward Thomas with his unknown bird, and Philip Larkin with his song thrush in a chilly spring garden, but we need to remake, remake, remake, not just rely on the poems of the past, we need to do it ourselves - proclaim these worths through our own experiences in the coming century of destruction, and proclaim them loudly, as the reason why nature must not go down.