Sultan Tit in the lowland forest

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Sultan-Tit-2a-Kledang-Sayong-Forest-Reserve,-Ipoh,-Perak,-Malaysia-1st-August-2016

“…I saw a Sultan Tit (Melanochlora sultanea flavocristata) – 2 heard and 1 seen this week unexpectedly in lowland forest. I say ‘unexpectedly’ because I have never encountered this species in lowland forest locally in more than 40 years of bird watching (probably speaks about my limited range of bird watching in the country). Wells 2007 states ‘at all elevations but in the Malayan forest zone encountered most often on the major slopes’. I have seen it in the hill stations but this is my first encounter in the lowlands.

Sultan-Tit-3a-Kledang-Sayong-Forest-Reserve,-Ipoh,-Perak,-Malaysia-1st-August-2016

“Went back twice to same location and managed to spot the Sultan Tits on the second time (top, above). Hope they stay and propagate in this part of the forest.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
25th July and 1st August 2016

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: A ‘damaged’ trail along primary jungle

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2 Responses

  1. I just saw two making a racket outside my kitchen window. I am at 600m elevation in Janda Baik, Pahang.

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  2. Thanks for the feedback.

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