“I have intentionally kept the sighting dates and location of this bird vague as I want to reduce harassment of rare birds.
“The Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster) is currently a vagrant to Peninsular Malaysia and seen very infrequently.
“It is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List. I have seen two birds recently in my region.
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Perak, Malaysia