Birds Of Universiti Sains Malaysia

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Posted by M. A. Muin on October 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Some birds from USM...

Yellow-vented Bulbul. A coomon resident here.

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USM Birding group

Posted by M. A. Muin on June 30, 2011 at 12:18 AM Comments comments (0)

I've been longing to create and activate a birding group for my university, Universiti Sains Malaysia. For this particular purpose i have asked for some money from the university. Although the money stil nowhere to be seen, i decided to give it a try and create a short event of birding in the campus. 


On friday, 24th June 2011, i sent out some notification on my facebook and through SMS to some of my friends regarding the birding and photography activity. Alth...

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Nesting Baya Weaver

Posted by M. A. Muin on June 28, 2011 at 3:54 AM Comments comments (0)

Since i started birding in USM, i've only seen the Baya Weaver (Ciak Tempua) once at snake creek (just beside Durian valley). It was a male but i didn't notice any nest around. I've never seen their nest until recently.

The location was just across the road from the entrance to my workplace, Centre for Drug Research. There is a nice bamboo tree with an Atrocarpus sp. tree on te side. There were at least 10 nest around. Here are some shot of it,
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Update on Nesting Southern Jungle Crow

Posted by M. A. Muin on March 23, 2011 at 12:51 AM Comments comments (0)

After a while, i decided to go and check on the nesting southern jungle crow which i found as in previous post. When i arrived at the tree where the nest were, it is empty. The nest became quite hidden as new leaves are out.

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Nesting Southern Jungle Crow

Posted by M. A. Muin on March 23, 2011 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Southern Jungle Crow or formerly known as Large Billed Crow is formerly a common resident on Penang island. Nowadays it has become quite uncommon. In USM, this large black bird can be seen flying over or calling on high trees. I've seen an attempt from this bird to sit on a nest before at the museum. I was not sure back then whether it was really nesting or just trying to attack the nest. But recently, i manage to locate a nest which is actually quite noticeable. Quite surprising for such ...

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Some rarities

Posted by M. A. Muin on January 12, 2011 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Being one of the USM's staffs gives me the opportunity to explore the campus more than who is not. But i guess that's not the fact because of my job which is not related to my hobby doesn't allow me to spend more time birding. Anyway, like everybody said, its a matter of luck too when it comes to birding. Here are some of my rare find recently from the campus... An Eyebrowed Thrush,

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Some which i missed

Posted by M. A. Muin on December 2, 2010 at 9:59 PM Comments comments (0)

USM 101126

Posted by M. A. Muin on November 25, 2010 at 9:01 PM Comments comments (0)

Though this post dated today, some of the bird's photos may came from as old as a month ago. Year end is always a busy time for any company or institution including USM. I also missed out some other post which should have posted much earlier.. The urgency of creating this post is to highlight my sighting of a raptor which i long to see perching, a Japanese sparrowhawk. This smallish raptor is always very secretive. It always perched or roost in a hidden area. The main reason is...

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USM 100925

Posted by M. A. Muin on October 7, 2010 at 12:06 AM Comments comments (0)

As the migration started, i'm stuck in the office with lots of things to be done. I manage to squeeze a weekend to check for the early migrants in USM while joining the Friends of Tasik Harapan Programme organized by the Uni. My intention is to look at how serious and to have a first impression of what's going to happen to this programme. And i'm quite dissapointed.....anyway its good to see somebody still concern about the lakes in USM. I hope they will succeed in future. The grill door of t...

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USM 100806

Posted by M. A. Muin on August 12, 2010 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (2)

Its the convocation week. I was on my bike waiting for my wife to go back home. It is then i saw a scaly breasted munia beside the parking lot of Eureka building. I was lucky that i brought my camera along. The bird  looked wary and i'm wondering why...

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