I last visited Fraser’s Hill eight years ago. Not much have changed except that more and more buildings are left to rot. This was rather depressing. The overall weather is definitely warmer. Global warming or over development? Bird life was disappointing as well. We encountered only two mini bird waves during our three days there. We did not see some of the commoner birds like the Green Magpie and the Niltavas. The Cutias and the Brown Bullfinches had gone for good long ago. At least we got to see the endemic Malayan Partridges, a species that was legendary difficult to see and get to meet some lovely couples there.
This pair of cute Rufous-browed Flycatchers can be photographed with a handphone.
A once impossible birds to see is now a matter of waiting at the right place.
The call of the Fire-tufted Barbets is always welcoming for visitors to the Hill Forests.
Long-tailed Sibias may not be that colorful but are still delightful birds to photograph.
Bronze Drongos do not need the long rackets to stand out.
I was told that there are two species of Glossy Swiftlets at Fraser’s Hill. This species will very soon be renamed.