Photo update 2: Feathered friends of Kenyir!

Did you know that nine species of hornbills can be found in the forests near Lake Kenyir? We’ve only seen five species so far and photographed three, but that’s only because we’ve been busy looking at the ground for mammal tracks.

Did you know that the world’s fastest bird, the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), passes by Kenyir on its migratory route? It came and went so fast we couldn’t get a photo (yet)!

We’ve decided to pay tribute to the 230 bird species that have been recorded in the forests near Lake Kenyir by giving you an update of birds recorded during birding trips and mammal surveys in the Kenyir Wildlife Corridor Project.

Here are two little appetisers which show you what to expect if you visit us at our field station in Kenyir.

Great Slaty Woodpecker (Mulleripicus pulverulentus)
Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)

We welcome corrections to our identifications as we’re still fledgling birders. This is a great place for hornbill research so if you have any ideas, let’s talk! Please scroll down the list for the rest of the ‘main course’: Continue reading

Photo update 1: Kenyir’s wildlife up close!

These are just some of the wildlife photos taken by researchers from the Kenyir Wildlife Corridor Project.  Hopefully, they’ll entice you to conduct research in Kenyir!

Featured photos:

Leopard spotted near the Kuala Berang Highway. © Rimba_William

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