Arquivo de etiquetas: birding

Small bird, big voice!

Today I took a short walk in Abrantes, my local town.
Spring is upon us and it’s nice to hear and see the birds, they’re busy with the breeding season.

A wren male caught my attention…he spent most of the time singing his heart out. The only time he sttoped was to collect moss to build his nest.


The tiny wren has the strongest vocalization in relation to body size. The high notes of his strophic song can be heard at a distance of five hundred meters!

Ebird checklist here.


FRIM – a man-made forest

Recently I traveled to Malaysia. I had 3 days to spend there and, of course, birdwatching.

I choose to spend my time at FRIM – Forest Research Institute of Malaysia. This forest reserve is situated on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur and is really easy to access.

Amazing Kapur trees at FRIM
Amazing Kapur trees at FRIM

Although artificial (entirely man-made), this place has an amazing diverse wildlife and is a must for the birders who visit Kuala Lumpur.

Talking about birds…

Halcyon smyrnensis
Halcyon smyrnensis
Treron vernans - fruiting trees vibrate with life.
Treron vernans – fruiting trees vibrate with life.
Microhierax fringillarius
Microhierax fringillarius
Copsychus saularis
Copsychus saularis
Picus miniaceus - juvenile
Picus miniaceus – juvenile

FRIM on E-bird.