Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Grey-headed Fish Eagle in a nest with a juvvy!

First individual sighted 23rd January 2010 with Steve and Musa near a big body of water in Kuala Baram.

Empty nest spotted 24th January 2010 with Steve, Sara and Musa during early morning 2010 AWC run in Kuala Baram. We weren't sure if the nest belonged to GHFE since no adults were sighted near the nest. Well, there was actually a lone forelorn looking silver leaf monkey on a nearby tree.

Nest and adult sighted by Seng, David, Carol and Nina 02nd February 2010 and later confirmed to be Grey-headed Fish Eagle with at least one downy junior on 14th February 2010.

Grey-headed Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus is an uncommon lowland resident with a Near Threatened status in the 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as eveluated by Birdlife International) .

It was last ticked during 1999 AWC over at Loagan Bunut with John Parr, Tan Cheng Yam, Verma Vitales. Most recently last year's 2009 AWC at Loagan Bunut with Sara , Musa , Clarissa , and Gunaselan.

Nazeri Abghani, February 2010.

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