Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)
Authority: Raffles, 1822.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). **source (http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/22694612). Usually arrived to the Island of Labuan during the early month of May every year and seen mating and breeding along the islet of Pulau Ular, Layang-Layangan Labuan.
The mugimaki flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki) is a small passerine bird of eastern Asia belonging to the genus Ficedula in the Old World flycatcher family, Muscicapidae. The name “mugimaki” comes from Japanese and means “wheat-sower”. The bird is also known as the robin flycatcher. In November 2016 this species has been record for the first time by our team at Botanical Garden Labuan.
The pin-tailed snipe or pintail snipe (Gallinago stenura) is a species of bird in the family Scolopacidae, the sandpipers. It breeds in northern Russia and migrates to spend the non-breeding season in southern Asia from Pakistan to Indonesia. It is the most common migrant snipe in southern India, Sri Lanka and much of Southeast Asia. It is a vagrant to north-western and northern Australia, and to Kenya in East Africa. These birds forage in mud or soft soil, probing or picking up food by sight. They mainly eat insects and earthworms, but also some plant material.