Sunda pygmy Woodpecker (Yungipicus or Dendrocopos moluccensis) – 13cm

     A species of bird in the family Picidae. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore . Some taxonomic a

uthorities continue to place this species in the genus Dendrocopos or Picoides. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) – 8cm

   A species of passerine bird in the flowerpecker family Dicaeidae. Sexually dimorphic, the male has navy blue upperparts with a bright red streak down its back from its crown to its tail coverts, while the female and juvenile are predominantly olive green. Originally described by Linnaeus in 1758 in the 10th edition of his work Systema Naturae, with the binomial name of Certhia cruentata among the treecreepers. It has been observed feeding on the figs of Ficus fistulosa and F. grossularoides. The scarlet-backed flowerpecker weaves its pouch-shaped nest hanging from a branch high up in a tree. The nest has a side entrance, typical for those of the flowerpecker family. 

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Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus) – 23cm

    A member of the thrush family Turdidae. It breeds in dense coniferous forest and taiga eastwards from Siberia. It is strongly migratory, wintering south to China and Southeast Asia. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe. Migrating birds and wintering birds often form small flocks. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthwormsand berries. This is an attractive thrush, with a grey back and head, the latter having a black eyeline, bordered white above and below. The breast and flanks are orange, and the belly white. The sexes are fairly similar, but immatures have a browner back. In 2016 record, an eyebrowed thrush was sighted in Labuan Island in quite a number. Someone would easily spotted this aves almost everywhere on this island during their migration arrival in 2016

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Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) – 20cm

     Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. There is also a huge number of this species inhabiting towns and cities, They often move in large groups and are considered one of the noisiest species of birds. An abudant resident in coastal area such as Labuan Island. Asian Glossy Starling

Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps) – 12cm

    A species of bird formerly placed in the “Old World warbler” assemblage, it but now placed in the family Cisticolidae. It is found in Brunei and nearby by offshore island such as Labuan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This aves has one habit that is it like to see themselves into a mirror, “most probabbly the aves do not recognize the image in the mirror as “themselves.” Because of this, the “other” bird in the mirror may be interpreted by their little birdie brains as a threat or a competitor. ” (Kirk Janowiak, Wildlife Biologist, Educator). But sciencetifically there is still no right solution in this behaviour.

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Ashy Tailorbird

Rufous-tailed Tailorbird (Orthotomus sericeus) – 12cm

     Is a species of bird formerly placed in the “Old World warbler” assemblage, it but now placed in the family Cisticolidae. It is found in offshore island like Labuan. Its natural habitatsare subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Ashy Tailorbird

Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) – 10cm

   Also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird, is a southern Far Easternspecies of sunbird. The sunbirds are a group of very small Old Worldpasserine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Their flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering, but usually perch to feed most of the time.BIRDS of BORNEO1

Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) – 12.5cm

    Also known as the plain-throated sunbird, is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in a wide range of semi-open habitats in south-east Asia. An audlt male bornensis (endemic subspecies). The brown-throated sunbird primarily feeds on nectar, but it will also take small fruits and berries. Juveniles are fed with insects.BIRDS of BORNEO2

Great Egret (Ardea alba) – 80 to 104 cm

Great Egret Ardea alba     A large, widely distributed egret, with four subspecies found in Asia. Distributed across most of the tropicaland warmer temperate regions of the world. To Labuan Island it is a common non-breeding visitor every year. The Old World population is often referred to as the great white egret”. This species is sometimes confused with the great white heron of the Caribbean, which is a white morph of the closely related great blue heron. The great egret is a large heron with all-white plumage. The great egret can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet, though the bill may become darker and the lower legs lighter in the breeding season. In breeding plumage, delicate ornamental feathers are borne on the back. Males and females are identical in appearance; juveniles look like non-breeding adults. Differentiated from the intermediate egret (Mesophoyx intermedius) by the gape, which extends well beyond the back of the eye in case of the great egret, but ends just behind the eye in case of the intermediate egret. – based on a Wikipedia article. Avifauna North Borneo (Noralip B.H), Labuan-15.tif

Striated Heron (Butorides striata) – 48cm

    Also known as Mangrove heron or Little heron [Davidson],  is a small heron. Striated herons are mostly non-migratory and noted for some interesting behavioral traits. This Aves may be spotted easily along the Bebuloh Laut village area and some other time around the coast of the new Labuan Central market shore area._MG_0230.CR2