I needed to make a trip to KKB (that's the nearest town - Kuala Kubu Baru - to give it its full name) today to fill up with petrol, so I set off early. On my way down the road to the Gap I saw a Malaysian Whistling-Thrush briefly in the headlights, and flushed an unidentified nightjar off the road a little lower down. The drive to and from KKB was uneventful apart from a Chestnut-crowned Forktail and lots of White-rumped Shamas flying up off the road.
I spent a few hours around the Gap again, hoping for parrotfinches or Bamboo Woodpecker, but again was unsuccessful, though I did see a good selection of other stuff.
An Ochraceous Bulbul in a fruiting tree.
A Drongo Cuckoo takes a long hard look!
This Black-crested Bulbul was one of a pair at the Gap
A Tiger Shrike - possibly a 1st year male, since it shows signs of an adult male-type head pattern.
Eventually I had to give up on my target birds and head back up the Hill. Back at the fruiting tree in late afternoon the feast was in full swing.
Black-browed Barbets are common, but spectacular!
Another view from below.
And a Fire-tufted Barbet (note the fiery tuft at the base of his bill). Not sure if he's looking at me or eyeing up his next berry.
A male Grey-chinned Minivet - another common bird on the Hill. Fraser's Hill doesn't have too many dull-coloured birds!
A Blue Nuthatch - surely the weirdest of the nuthatches!
And finally, just as I had actually got into the car and was about to drive off, the Siberian Thrush arrived!