Friday, September 17, 2010

Some interesting waterbirds from Kapar

Since I haven't managed to get into the field for almost a month, I've asked permission from Ang Teck Hin to post some of his recent discoveries at Kapar Power Station, Selangor, the country's prime migratory waterbird site.

The first is a small calidrid sandpiper with a shortish downward-curved bill.

The second is potentially even more interesting - the large, pale-mantled tern on the left of the picture with a mostly yellow, black-tipped bill!

Before I say what I think they are, I thought it would be interesting to hear other people's opinions!


Jason Bugay Reyes said...

Heeeee Chinese Crested Tern ah :)

Alfred Chia said...

Non-breeding Dunlin?
Tern is difficult although a very wild guess & far-fetched one is immature River Tern?

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Hi Dave, Dunlin for the first pic. My guess for this strange looking tern is Chinese Crested, but the nape is not dark.

tippytommi said...

Cannot be Chinese Crested. You would have jumped into your car and headed to Kapar immediately. How about non-breeding River Tern. Out of range.

digdeep said...

Sound logic Tun Pin!