Cameron Highlands, September 2010

The Cameron Highlands is a classic Malaysian birding destination that gives you the opportunity to see many montane species that cannot be found in the lowland areas. We didn’t see as many birds as at Fraser’s Hill, but still had a great couple of days.

Our first walk was along the road to the Lutheran Mission Bungalow. We didn’t see too many birds, but a highlight was a Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker, even though it was rather distant.


Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker

Mountain Fulvetta

White-tailed Robin

Black-throated Sunbird (M)

We think that a raptor that flew over us was an immature Rufous-bellied Eagle.

Rufous-bellied Eagle (immature)

Back at our hotel I had to content myself with photographing the Black-throated Sunbirds during a rain shower.

Black-throated Sunbird (F)

We also saw other birds around the hotel:

Silver-eared Mesia

Magpie Robin

Black and Crimson Oriole (female)

On our second day in the Cameron Highlands we spent much of the time birding on the road up to the top of Mt. Brinchang.

The final morning was spent birding close to Tanah Rata.