The Fruiting Fig Tree that attracted 42 species of birds. Genting Highlands.

TREKS School For Birdwatching and Photography. TREKS Nature Academia. Genting Highlands

18.3.2020 – 28.4.2020

As a result of the Movement Control Order instituted by the Malaysian Government to mitigate the Covid19 pandemic, we were essentially to stay lockdowned in our own homes and avoid going out while needing to practice social distancing.

It was during this 6 weeks that the Fig Tree began its ripening of its canopy full of figs. A total of 43 species of native garden and forest Birds as we as a few non native birds were sighted and photographed.

The list includes 2 Pigeons, 4 Barbets, 6 Bulbuls

1. Thick-billed Green Pigeon

2. Yellow-vented Green Pigeon

3. Gold-whiskered Barbet

4. Blue-eared Barbet

5. Sooty Barbet

6. Red-crowned Barbet

7. Yellow-vented Bulbul

8. Cream-vented Bulbul

9. Black-crested Bulbul

10. Striped-throated Bulbul

11. Black-headed Bulbul

12. Scaly-breasted Bulbul

13. Greater Green Leafbird

14. Green-billed Malkoha

15. Black-naped Oriole

16. Common Iora

17. Crested Serpent Eagle

18. Changeable Hawk Eagle pale morph

19. Banded Woodpecker

20. White-breasted Kingfisher

21. Spectacled Spiderhunter

22. Lesser Racquet-tailed Drongo

23. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

24. Helmeted Hirnbill

25. Great Hornbill

26. Red Junglefowl

27. Verditer Flycatcher

28. Common Tailorbird

29. Oriental Honey Buzzard

30. Black Eagle

31. Asian Glossy Starling

32. Common Myna

33. Scaly-breasted Munia

34. European Sparrow

35. Pacific Swallow

36. Oriental Magpie Robin

37. Large Woodshrike

38. Paddy Sparrow

39. Common Pigeon

40. House Martin

41. Swift

42. Zebra Dove