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   P E N I N S U L A R   M A L A Y S I A
 
     
23 December 2008 - 27 December 2008
 

   

Introduction:

This short trip stemmed from the planning involved for our trip to Vietnam. When we started investigating the flight options to get from Cape Town in South Africa to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam, there were several options available, but none of them were direct flights. With every option, we would have to stop off somewhere and catch a connecting flight to Vietnam, so when we finally settled on travelling with Malaysia Airlines, we were in the position of having to stop over in Kuala Lumpur. As I had only ever spent a few hours birding in Singapore over a couple of visits in the past and had no other birding experience in South-east Asia and Margaret had never visited this part of the world before, the idea of extending this stop-over immediately started mulling around in my head. As the dates for the Vietnam leg of our trip were already pretty much set, it would mean that we would have to leave a few days earlier in order to squeeze in some time in Malaysia and would probably have to be away from home on Christmas Day as well. I discussed the possibility of this with the other couple that we were visiting Vietnam with, John and Greta Graham, who did not want to be away from home for Christmas, and then finally arranged for Margaret and I to spend a few days in Malaysia on our own before heading off to Vietnam.

Overview:

Being just over 131 500km2 in size, Peninsular Malaysia is situated on the Malay Peninsula and is bordered by Thailand in the north and the island of Singapore to the south whilst to the west just across the Strait of Malacca lies Sumatra. The rest of the area is surrounded by the South China Sea. Also known as Malaya or West Malaysia, this area accounts for the majority of Malaysia's population and economy. The nation's capital, Kuala Lumpur, is an incredible city with a really cosmopolitan feel. Old historic buildings and landmarks continue to survive in amongst the ever growing number of modern skyscrapers including one of the world's tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers. With a population of around 26 million people, the country boast a tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Temperatures are usually between 20-30degC whilst humidity is usually at around 90%. There are several mountain ranges running north-south along the backbone of the peninsula and a wide fertile plain trails the west coast while a narrow coastal plain runs along the east. Over 60% of the country is still rainforest and there are around 8000 species of flowering plants in Peninsular Malaysia alone.

Birds:

With just under 700 species recorded in Peninsular Malaysia, the level of endemism is not particularly high. Only 2 species are considered to be endemic, the Malayan Whistling-Thrush and the Mountain Peacock-Pheasant. Having said this, there are still a number of other great birds which are perhaps easier to see here than anywhere else, whilst the ease of reaching some excellent birding sites within close proximity to one of the major cities of the world is also rather appealing.

     
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush Silver-eared Mesia
     

Mammals:

Most resources indicate that Malaysia has a list of around 285 species of mammals recorded of which 27 species are considered to be endemic and most of these are either bats or rodents. With the vast tracts of forested areas, mammal watching is not particularly easy or rather, it is difficult to accumulate a large list whilst visiting the region. Most birders visiting the region will have a fair chance of accumulating several primates and squirrels at the prime birding destinations, but over and above this, one would have to be rather lucky to catch up with some of the other special mammals that are there.

     
Long-tailed Macaque Sundaic Silvered Langur
     
Reptiles:

With a list of around 270 species of reptiles recorded, the level of endemism in reptiles in Malaysia is particularly high with some 70 species considered to be endemic to the region. I would imagine that if one did a specific "herping" trip, you could probably amass a reasonable list, but there are still a reasonable number of commoner species that one can pick up along the way on a more birding-orientated trip.

     
Green Crested Lizard Malayan Water Monitor
     
Our trip:

Because our time in the country was unfortunately rather short, we opted to go the guided route and made contact with Cheong Weng Chung of Nature2Pixel (www.nature2pixel.com) in order to try and maximise our time there. Lengthy email discussions were had with him in the planning stages to try and squeeze as much as possible into the short time we had available, including several of the most well known birding destinations like Kuala Selangor and Fraser's Hill, but still leaving just a little bit of time to do some of the tourist things. Cheong made all the arrangements on our behalf including arranging our transport and accommodation as well as making a booking for us for a rather special Christmas Dinner.

Peninsular Malaysia has no real health issues and even Malaria was not an issue in the areas we visited. The local currency is the Malaysian Ringitt which, at the time of our trip, was the equivalent of just under ZAR3.00 (South African Rands). Fortunately, we had paid for most of the trip up front, so there was no real need to carry large amounts of cash on us and we exchanged a small amount into local currency at the beginning of our trip which amazingly lasted us the entire time.

Most of the arrangements for the trip went rather smoothly except for the fact that Cheong, who was supposed to be guiding us, got ill and was not able to join us. He did however arrange a replacement guide, Fausi Husin, who together with our driver, Amry Feilani, was to accompany us for our trip. Being involved on an ad hoc basis in the bird guiding game myself, I was a little disappointed in the standard of guiding. Perhaps my standards are too high or I was expecting too much, but I got the impression that not many of the stake outs for certain target species were known (I knew more info on the whereabouts of certain species based on my research reading trip reports in preparation for the trip) and also felt that a very small percentage of the bird calls were actually known. Too many times I asked the guide what species was calling and got a blank look of "I don't know". To top it all off, the replacement guide also got sick shortly into our trip and so, for most of the trip, Margaret and I were left to our own devices in terms of the birding. Fortunately, our driver remained healthy and was at least able to drive to the various sites. Given all of this, I don't think we did too badly, but I'm sure we missed a number of species because of these circumstances.

Daily account:

23 December 2008

Having travelled for about 12 hours (excluding a 2 hour stop over at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport), we finally touched down in Kuala Lumpur at around 05h40. Excitement levels were high and I could not wait to get off the plane and start birding. This excitement soon started waning when we were the last people left standing at the now empty baggage carousel still optimistically looking at the hole in the wall expecting our luggage to miraculously appear through it at any time! Could our trip possibly get off to a worse start that this?! But, fortunately, all was not lost. After lots of discussions with various airport officials, it turned out that our luggage had actually arrived in the same country as we had and, a little over an hour later, we were successfully reunited with our bags and could get our trip started. To this day, I still have no idea what actually happened to our luggage, but I suppose the important thing is that we actually found them in the end.

Finally, we passed through into the public area of the airport and saw our driver, Amry, standing in the Arrivals Hall with a pair of binonculars around his neck and a really forlorn look on his face wandering if these South Africans had gone awol on him. Quick introductions and the news that Cheong was ill and would not be joining us followed whereafter we headed out to the car where we were introduced to the replacement guide, Fauzi. The vehicle we were to travel in was a Proton (a make not well known in South Africa but clearly the most popular make in Malaysia as virtually every second car that we saw on the road was one) and seemed to be bursting at the seams once all 4 of us and all of our luggage were inside. Nevertheless, we set off from the airport making our way through the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on our way to our first destination, Kuala Selangor. With all the "excitement" at the airport, we had forgotten to exchange money, so we found a place in downtown KL to do this and then also stopped off at a local restaurant to get a bite to eat. Already I was in birding mode and was continuously distracted out on to the pavement outside the restaurant to watch a flock of House Swifts wheeling about overhead whilst a Brown Shrike sat on the roof of one of the buildings across the road.

Eventually back on the road, we finally arrived in the town of Kuala Selangor and headed straight to our accommodation, the De Palma Hotel (http://www.depalmahotel.com/kuala_selangor.htm) where we booked in. Our room, which was effectively a small timber cottage out in the gardens, was interestingly labeled a "Superior Suite". Nevertheless, it was clean and comfortable and contained all the necessary facilities. The bags were barely through the front door of the room when we were out into the gardens to see what was about. Quickly, some of the common, yet spectacular, birds were ticked off with the likes of Black-naped Oriole, Oriental Magpie-Robin, Brown-throated Sunbird, Common Flameback and Black-capped Kingfisher all in the tall trees around our room whilst overhead numbers of Brahminy Kites and a single Crested Serpent Eagle soared on the thermals. There was also a large troop of Sundaic Silvered Langurs and a small troop of Long-tailed Macaques present in the gardens whilst a strange Green Crested Lizard was also a welcome distraction. Eventually, the heat and humidity combined with the jet lag caught up with us and Margaret and I headed back to the room to crash for a few hours.

Mid-afternoon saw us waking up and feeling a little refreshed, so we headed out towards the rice paddy fields at Tanjong Karang  where we spent the next few hours. Reasonable numbers of several of the commoner waterbirds were present and we also enjoyed the likes of Eastern Marsh Harrier, White-breasted Woodswallow, Scaly-breasted Munia and Cinnamon Bittern. We then drove through to a look out point overlooking the Kuala Selangor Nature Park where troops of both species of primates seen earlier in the day were present as well as a single Plantain Squirrel and several very noisy Coppersmith Barbets. It was then back to the accommodation to get cleaned up and changed for dinner. Before we were about to leave for dinner, I was out in the gardens again and managed to find Four-clawed, Spiny-tailed and Spotted House Geckos before I got distracted by the incessant calling of a Large-tailed Nightjar. It didn't take long to locate the bird which gave great views and eventually I had to be dragged away kicking and screaming to dinner. Dinner was at a seafood restaurant overlooking the river whereafter we went on a boat trip at Kampung Kuantan to look at the synchronous fireflies. This was a fairly interesting experience with the most frustrating moment of all being when a large dark owl flew down the river past our boat and I was totally unprepared for it. Towards the end of our boat trip, it started raining, but this was not going to dampen our spirits so we headed off again to Kuala Selagor Nature Park in the hope of possibly finding some nocturnal species, but the heavens eventually let rip and it was pretty much impossible to look for anything. Finally back at our hotel, we ended the day off with our only frog found on the trip, a Banded Bullfrog.

     
Amry, our driver Fauzi, our guide
   
Attempting to squeeze everything into the car... Our trusty steed, the Proton
   
The sign says it all... The entrance to De Palma Hotel
   
Our "Superior Suite" The gardens at De Palma Hotel
   
View across rice paddy fields at Tanjong Karang View across rice paddy fields at Tanjong Karang
     

24 December 2008

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we headed off to Kuala Selangor Nature Park with only our driver and no guide. This reserve contains secondary forest, mangroves and wetlands and has several tracks that traverse through the different habitats. Walking through the more open wooded areas, we quickly picked up a number of new birds including Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, Oriental White-eye, Asian Glossy Starling, Asian Koel and Golden-breasted Gerygone whilst several Dollarbirds were colourful distractions. A small thicket produced a Lanceolated Warbler (after what seemed to be a frustrating eternity trying to get a decent view of it!), whilst Mountain Imperial Pigeon and Greater Coucal were also seen here. The wetlands provided a different suite of birds including Collared Kingfisher, several herons and a stunning male Pied Harrier whilst a walk along the boardwalk through the mangroves yielded Laced Woodpecker, Great Tit, Ashy Tailorbird, Pied Fantail and Asian Drongo-Cuckoo amongst others. Long-tailed Macaques were common in the park and we also noted several Malayan Water Monitors and a single Mangrove Skink. After having spent about 4 hours at the park, we headed back to the hotel to pack up and were shortly on the road again.

After a lunch stop at a roadside restaurant (with a Crested Serpent Eagle glaringly watching over us), we were off again towards Frasers Hill (known locally as Bukit Fraser). This small hill resort located on the Titiwangsa Ridge only has a narrow road leading up to it from the bottom and the road operates in one direction only. Every 2 hours this is alternated and then vehicles can move in the opposite direction. So on arrival at The Gap at the base of the hill, we still had to wait a short while before the road alternated back to the up direction, so we took the opportunity to bird around the area. Unfortunately, the weather was already starting to close in, but we still managed to find a few things like Black-crested Bulbul and Black-throated Sunbird. As soon as the road opened, we headed up to the top and went straight to our hotel, the Shahzan Inn (http://www.pahangtourism.com.my/accomodation/shahzan_inn_fraser.html) where we booked into our room on the 3rd floor. The hotel looks out over a golf course with large tracts of montane forest all around it.

As we were waiting outside for the driver and guide, we were approached by a gentleman who asked us if we were birding (clearly the piles of optical equipment hanging around our necks was a dead give-away!!) and it turned out that it was the famous "bird man" of Fraser's Hill, Durai. We spent a bit of time chatting to him and he gave us a lot of gen on where to go and look for various species. After saying our "good-byes", we headed off to the Hemmant Trail, but by now it was already starting to rain quite a bit. A slow walk along the trail through the forest reminded us of just how tough forest birding can be. Periods of seeing nothing (although we were still hearing a number of unidentified calls) and then suddenly pandemonium when a bird party (or bird wave as it is known locally) moves through and you are trying to get on to everything as they are virtually all lifers! I am sure we contrived to miss a number of species in the several parties that we found, but still connected with Large Niltava, Silver-eared Mesia, Little Pied Flycatcher, Little Cuckoo-dove, Mountain Fulvetta, Mountain Leaf-warbler and Golden Babbler amongst others as well as getting good views of Western Striped, Pallas's and Slender Squirrels. We then continued in the rain to the Telekom Loop where we also added Streaked Spiderhunter, White-throated Fantail, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Sooty-capped Babbler and Asian Brown Flycatcher whilst a single Dusky Langur was also a welcome addition. Then it was back to the hotel for dinner before heading out again to go and look for night birds. Fortunately, the rain had stopped by then and we managed to track down Malaysian Nightjar and eventually a Grey Nightjar as well. Chasing off into the vegetation to get a better look at the Malaysian Nightjar also introduced me to one of South East Asia's "menaces", the leech! I had not even realised that I had "picked up" a leech until much later, back at the hotel, when I realised that the leg of my pants was full of blood! I eventually found the engorged leech crawling around on our hotel floor and transferred it outside. Oh well, it all adds to the experience...

     
The sign says it all... Directional signage at Kuala Selangor Nature Park
   
Path through wooded area at Kuala Selangor Nature Park View across Kuala Selangor Nature Park
   
Amry (driver) and Margaret at Kuala Selangor Nature Park Trevor at Kuala Selangor Nature Park
   
The sign says it all... ...as does this one.
   
Shahzan Inn The view from our room
     
Durai giving Trevor some useful gen for the area Entrance to the Hemmant Trail
     

25 December 2008

As our guide and driver were staying elsewhere, they had arranged to collect us at 06h00 to take us to the Jelai Highlands Resort, but turned up about 40 minutes late (driver only), so didn't we look like the idiots on Christmas morning standing all forlorn outside our hotel in the rain!! Jelai is known for leaving its outside lights on through the night which attracts a lot of insects and provides a good breakfast for birds in the surrounding forest early in the morning. After already working myself up that we had probably missed the spectacle, we eventually arrived at the site to find that there was nothing happening. We stood outside the resort under cover of the portico as it was bucketing down for about 30 minutes seeing about 2 birds in total when all of sudden, the birds just erupted into the gardens in front of us! Long-tailed Sibias, Silver-eared Mesias, Chestnut-capped Laughingthrushes, Green Magpies, Blue-winged Minlas and Golden Babblers vied for our attention as we got distracted by the likes of Orange-bellied Leafbirds, Bronzed Drongos, Black-and-crimson Orioles and Grey-chinned Minivets. All too soon it was over and we headed back to our hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we booked out of the hotel and packed our bags into the car and then headed off to bird the trail to the Jeriau Waterfall as well as the Mager Trail. Although it was still raining intermittently, we picked up Crimson-winged Woodpecker, White-browed Shrike-Babbler, Yellow-rumped Flycatcher and Fire-breasted Flowerpecker amongst others whilst Southern Pig-tailed Macaque and White-thighed Langur were new mammals for us. Whilst birding near the gate waiting for the road direction to change, we also added a few other species including Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Mountain Bulbul and Lesser Yellownape. At 14h00, the road opened and we began our descent and eventually our drive back to Kuala Lumpur.

After about 3,5 hours, we eventually arrived at our hotel in Kuala Lumpur, the Dorsett Regency (http://www.dorsettregency-kl.com/ppc/) and booked ourselves into our deluxe room on the 19th floor. This was a rather smart hotel for a birding trip but, after all, it was Christmas so why not spoil ourselves. A little later, our guide and driver were back to collect us and transfer us to the KL Tower where we had booked our Christmas dinner in the rotating restaurant at the top of it. Being the 4th tallest telecommunications tower in the world, our restaurant was situated some 280m up in the air and we had an absolutely awesome view across the city. The restaurant rotates one full revolution every 1,5 hours and we certainly stretched our visit to get a view of the Petronas Twin Towers a couple of times as we enjoyed the brilliant food. After dinner, we also visited the observation deck in the tower, before meeting up with our guide and driver and getting them to take us for an up close and personal view of the Twin Towers at night.

     
The trail to Jeriau Waterfall Birding the trail to Jeriau Waterfall
   
Entrance to the Mager Trail View across the town of Fraser's Hill
   
The sign says it all... The view from our hotel
   
Hotel Dorsett Regency KL Tower at night
   
The revolving restaurant in the KL Tower Margaret enjoying the view from the revolving restaurant
   
Trevor and Margaret at the revolving restaurant Observation Deck at the KL Tower
   
Petronas Twin Towers at night Petronas Twin Towers at night
   
Petronas Twin Towers at night Entrance to the Petronas Twin Towers at night
     

26 December 2008

After a rather leisurely start with a late breakfast (and our driver arriving late to collect us again!), we eventually got away from the hotel at just after 08h00 and headed off to Taman Rimba Ampang. This is a tract of forest just outside the city which is very popular amongst locals as a place to get away from it all. A wide path leads up a valley alongside a river with forest on either side and for the first hour or more, we saw hardly anything in terms of birds with an Oriental Magpie Robin, a Ruby-cheeked Sunbird and some Asian Glossy Starlings being all that was seen. Strangely enough, mammals seemed a lot more obvious with Long-tailed and Southern Pig-tailed Macaques, White-thighed Langur and Plantain Squirrel all showing well. A Grey Wagtail along the river and a few Glossy Swiftlets overhead kept the spirits high until we eventually found a few more birds. Buff-vented, Yellow-vented, Olive-winged and Spectacled Bulbuls were all seen together with Verditer Flycatcher, White-bellied Yuhina, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker and Scarlet Minivet whilst we were also excited to find both Grey-rumped and Whiskered Treeswifts. A Black Giant Squirrel really entertained us and a Changeable Lizard was the only reptile we found in the area.

It was then time to sample the tourist sites of Kuala Lumpur and our first stop was back at the Petronas Twin Towers for a day time visit. We then also went into the KLCC Shopping Mall, a 5 storey mall with one of the largest bookshops I have ever seen. The natural history section was enormous and I could have easily spent the rest of the day there as well as the rest of the money we had allocated for our trip! Our next stop was China Town where hordes of stall owners try to sell you everything from designer label clothing (all rip offs of course!) to dvds and a myriad of other things and then it was on to Central Market which works on a similar concept, but is a lot more sedate. As one of the camera bodies that we had with us had also started giving troubles with the mirror, we made our way to a camera shop as well and managed to have it repaired in no time at all. By the time we had finished all of this, it was around 4pm and we decided to make our way back to the hotel. Big mistake as we had timed it perfectly for rush hour traffic and we got stuck in the mother of all traffic jams! What was effectively only a distance of about 5km back to our hotel from our last stop took some 2 hours to complete! Finally back at our hotel, we relaxed, had dinner and also started packing our bags for our trip to Vietnam the next day.

     
The sign says it all... View of Taman Rimba Ampang
   
KL Tower Petronas Twin Towers
   
View across Kuala Lumpur KLCC Shopping Mall
   
Entrance to Chinatown Inside Chinatown
   
Shopping in Chinatown Shopping in Chinatown
   
Entrance to Central Market Inside Central Market
     
27 December 2009

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we were collected by our driver and guide and transferred to the airport where we met up with John and Greta Graham before catching our connecting flight to Vietnam. Although there was no real time for birding, we still managed to squeeze in our only White-vented Mynas of the trip and by 09h00, we were in the sky heading out of Malaysia.

     

Conclusion:

Although we only had a few days in the country, we still had a fantastic time. Unfortunately, we did not get either of the two bird endemics, but it is a good excuse to go back as we only got a small sampling of what the country has to offer. It would also make sense to visit at a different time of year when the birds are a lot more responsive and the weather is also a little better as the inclement weather certainly also had an affect on what we were able to see. We were still able to rack up a list of 116 birds, 11 mammals, 8 reptiles and a single frog.

Below is the full list of species we recorded in the few days that we were there. Highlighted names are linked to pages where photos of the species that we photographed in Peninsular Malaysia are displayed. The quality of the photos is not necessarily the greatest as we were travelling with smaller lenses (due to weight restrictions) and the light that we had was not all that great for a lot of the time, but nevertheless, they still give some indication of what we saw. And now that all the excuses are done with...

 
Common Name Scientific Name Additional notes
     
Birds - 117 species    
     
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea  
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea  
Great Egret Ardea alba  
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia  
Little Egret Egretta garzetta  
Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus  
Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus  
Striated Heron Butorides striata  
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus  
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus  
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus  
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela  
Eastern Marsh-Harrier Circus spilonotus  
Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos  
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus heard only
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos  
Rock Pigeon Columba livia  
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis  
Little Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia ruficeps  
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata  
Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea  
Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia  
Asian Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris  
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus  
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis  
Malaysian Nightjar Eurostopodus temminckii  
Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus  
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus  
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta  
Edible-nest Swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus  
German's Swiftlet Aerodramus germani  
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus  
House Swift Apus nipalensis  
Grey-rumped Treeswift Hemiprocne longipennis  
Whiskered Treeswift Hemiprocne comata  
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis  
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata  
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris  
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus  
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis  
Brown Barbet Calorhamphus fuliginosus  
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala  
Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos moluccensis  
Grey-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus  
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus  
Crimson-winged Woodpecker Picus puniceus  
Laced Woodpecker Picus vittatus  
Common Flameback Dinopium javanense  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica  
Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata  
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea  
Pied Triller Lalage nigra  
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus  
Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris  
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus  
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus  
Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier  
Olive-winged Bulbul Pycnonotus plumosus  
Red-eyed Bulbul Pycnonotus brunneus  
Spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus erythropthalmos  
Buff-vented Bulbul Iole olivacea  
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii  
Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii  
Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata  
Ashy Tailorbird Orthotomus ruficeps  
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis  
Mountain Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus trivirgatus  
Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps  
Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica  
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica  
Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki heard only
Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni  
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus  
Large Niltava Niltava grandis  
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis  
White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis  
Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanica  
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush Garrulax mitratus  
Sooty-capped Babbler Malacopteron affine  
Streaked Wren-Babbler Napothera brevicaudata  
Golden Babbler Stachyris chrysaea  
Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris  
White-browed Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius flaviscapis  
Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera  
Mountain Fulvetta Alcippe peracensis  
Long-tailed Sibia Heterophasia picaoides  
White-bellied Yuhina Yuhina zantholeuca  
Golden-bellied Gerygone Gerygone sulphurea  
Great Tit Parus major  
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis  
Brown-throated Sunbird Anthreptes malacensis  
Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis  
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata  
Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna  
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma  
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectum  
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum  
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus  
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis  
Black-and-crimson Oriole Oriolus cruentus  
Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella  
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus  
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus  
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus  
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer  
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus  
Green Magpie Cissa chinensis  
House Crow Corvus splendens  
Slender-billed Crow Corvus enca  
Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis  
White-vented Myna Acridotheres grandis  
Javan Myna Acridotheres javanicus  
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus  
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis  
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus  
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata  
   
   
Mammals - 11 species    
     
White-thighed Langur Presbytis siamensis  
Sundaic Silvered Langur Trachypithecus cristatus  
Dusky Langur Trachypithecus obscurus  
Southern Pig-tailed Macaque Macaca nemestrina  
Long-tailed Macaque Macaca fascicularis  
White-handed Gibbon Hylobates lar heard only
Black Giant Squirrel Ratufa bicolor  
Plantain Squirrel Callosciurus notatus  
Pallas's Squirrel Callosciurus erythraeus  
Western Striped Squirrel Tamiops mcclellandii  
Slender Squirrel Sundasciurus tenuis  
     
     
Reptiles - 8 species    
     
Green Crested Lizard Bronchocela cristatella  
Changeable Lizard Calotes versicolor  
Flat-tailed Gecko Cosymbotus platyurus   
Pacific (Four-clawed) Gecko Gehyra mutilata   
Spotted House Gecko Gekko monarchus   
Spiny-tailed Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus   
Mangrove Skink Emoia atrocostata   
Malayan Water Monitor Varanus salvator   
     
     
Frogs - 1 species    
     
Banded Bullfrog Kaloula pulchra