Pin-tailed snipe (25–27 cm) Gallinago stenura

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 IndiaSri 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.

Lesser frigatebird (Fregata ariel) 75 cm

A seabird of the frigatebird family Fregatidae,  it is the smallest species of frigatebird. It occurs over tropical and subtropical waters across the Indian and Pacific Oceans as well as off the Atlantic coast of Brazil. The lesser frigatebird is a lightly built seabird with brownish-black plumage, long narrow wings and a deeply forked tail. The male has a striking red gular sac which it inflates to attract a mate. Breeding seems to occur between May and December, and it is a rare sightings of this aves around Labuan Island.

Sanderling (Calidris alba) 18–20 cm

The sanderling (Calidris alba) is a small wading bird. It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South EuropeAfrica, and Australia. It is highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches. This bird is similar in size to a dunlin, but stouter, with a thick bill. The best spot to see this aves is at the Sg. Lada Shoal or Nagalang shore

***Sanderling breeding range. Black border marks southern limit.

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

The red-necked phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, winters at sea on tropical oceans. The red-necked phalarope was one of the many bird species originally described by Linnaeus in the landmark 1758 10th edition of his Systema Naturae, where it was given the binomial name of Tringa lobata. It has also been known as the northern phalarope. The red-necked phalarope is about 18 cm (7.1 in) in length, with lobed toes and a straight, fine bill. In Labuan Island the best area to see this aves is at the Nagalang shore or the Sg. lada Wetland.Waterbirds Labuan Feb-5.tif(1)

The Flycatcher family

    The Asian brown flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family Muscicapidae.  It is migratory and winters in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka east to Borneo and Labuan Island. This species is 13 cm (5.1 in) long, including the cocked tail. It is similar in shape to the larger spotted flycatcher, but is relatively longer-tailed. The dark bill is relatively large and broad-based. The adult has grey-brown upperparts, which become greyer as the plumage ages, and whitish underparts with brown-tinged flanks. Young birds have scaly brown upperparts, head and breast. The Asian brown flycatcher is an extremely rare vagrant to Western Europe. Records have come from Britain, Denmark, and Sweden, and in addition, there are unproven claims from Ireland, Faeroe, and Norway.

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Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) – 19cm

    The oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered an Old World flycatcher. They are distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously. They are particularly well known for their songsand were once popular as cagebirds. This widespread species magpie-robin is a resident breeder in Labuan Island. Magpie robins breed mainly from  January to June in south-east Asia._-16.tif-8064.tif

Dusky Munia (Lonchura fuscans) – 10cm

    Is a species of estrildid finch which is endemic to Borneo. It is found in subtropical/ tropical lowland shrubland, forest and grassland habitat. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.-4760.tif

Malaysian pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) – 19.5cm

       Is a species of bird in the fantail family and one of 47 species in the genus Rhipidura. It is locally referred to as murai gila, literally “crazy thrush” in the Malay language. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests_MG_8354.CR2

Blue-naped Parrot (Tanygnathus lucionensis) – 31 cm

      Also known as the blue-crowned green parrot, This is a medium size parrot and primarily green except for a light blue rear crown and nape, pale blue lower back and rump, scalloped shoulders with orange-brown on black coverts, and blackish underwings with green underwing coverts. The species use to be widespread throughout the Labuan Island, but due to trapping and lack of enformcement in mid 80s till recently established the Wildlife Depertment here in Labuan.