Archive for August, 2013

Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouths are a species of frogmouth found throughout the Australian mainland.  They hunt at night but spend the day roosting on a dead log or branch, staying very still and upright to blend in.  Like all frogmouths, their camouflage is excellent and spotting them during the day can be a big challenge! Fortunately, there […]

Life in the canopy

Sepilok offers visiting wildlife enthusiasts an unparalleled opportunity to get a different perspective on rainforest life – a chance to get up in the canopy and watch things at eye level. Being in the tree-tops not only changes the perspective of things observable from ground level, it also allows you to see things that would […]

A stroke of luck!

After spending days, if not weeks, spent searching for and staking out pittas in the steamy, leech infested jungles of Taman Negara for very little return, I was cursing all those who had written trip reports boasting of ‘mind-boggling views of a confiding pitta’. Pittas must be on the shortlist of all birders visiting South […]