Singapore/Borneo/Peninsula Malaysia/Halmahera & Sulawesi

Published by Mike Nelson (madbirder AT

Participants: Mike Nelson


This seven week tour took us to some of Asia’s most amazing birding spots where we racked up some mega targets, saw some amazing scenery, ate some lovely cuisine and generally had a great time birding. Among some of the fantastic birds we saw 11 species of pitta including the Endemic Ivory-breasted and Blue-banded Pittas. 27 species of night birds including the incomparable Satanic Nightjar, Blyth’s, Sunda and Large Frogmouth and Moluccan Olwet-Nightjar. 14 species of Cuckooshrikes, 15 species of Kingfishers and some magical gallinaceous birds like Mountain Peacock-Pheasant, Crested Fireback and the booming chorus of Argus Pheasant. 13 species of Hornbill were seen including great looks at Helmeted, White-crowned, Plain-pouched and Sulawesi. Overall 134 endemic species were seen.


The tour started with some birding around Singapore and at the Central Catchment Reservoir. We started off well with Short-tailed Babbler, Chestnut-bellied Malkoha, Banded Woodpecker, Van Hasselt’s Sunbird and loads of Pink-necked Green Pigeon. Bukit Batok did well with Straw-headed Bulbul, Common Flameback and Laced Woodpecker and a particularly obliging group of White-crested Laughingthrush.


We then flew to Borneo where we began with some local birding along the coast picking up some common species of waterbirds but also a mega with White-fronted (Bornean) Falconet. We ended the day at some rice paddies where we found Buff-banded Rail and Watercock among several marsh denizens.

We then hit the highlands stopping at a small park along the way which gave us our first Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush and great looks at a small group of very noisy Red-breasted Partridge we continued on birding around the Rafflesia Center where we picked up Bornean Bulbul and Whitehead’s Spiderhunter and some nice raptors in Blyth’s Hawk-Eagle and Mountain Serpent-Eagle.

Our next stop was Mount Kinabalu where we spent several days but sadly a storm off the Philippines was causing us some afternoon rain which dampened our efforts. That said we did score some fantastic birds in Whitehead’s Broadbill, Bornean Stubtail, Golden-naped Barbet, Bornean Green Magpie, a very vocal group of Mountain Wren-Babbler and Orange-backed Woodpecker. We also spent some time around the Mesilau sector where we found Pale-faced Bulbul, Bornean Whistling Thrush, Sunda Bush Warbler and a pair of Fruithunters, sadly only seen in flight.

From the highlands we dropped down into the lowlands around Sandakan and visited the Rainforest Discovery Center where we spent a few afternoons on the canopy walkway where we had some fantastic birding with the endemic family of Bornean Bristlehead as the star attraction, we also had Bornean Black Magpie, an active group of Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, two huge Great Slaty Woodpeckers, a deafening group of Bushy-crested Hornbill, and the awesome sight of a Rhinoceros Hornbill flying right at us and landing feet from us above one of the towers. We also saw several Orangutans including a mother and baby which was quite cool.

The forest trails below the walkway were great for some stunning birds like Oriental Dwarf and Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Crested Honey Buzzard perched up in the scope, amazingly close views of Black-crowned Pitta singing from a branch next to the trail, Black-and-Yellow Broadbill sitting right above us as we watched a large party of sunbirds feeding in a flowering tree.

The forest around our lodge was great as well with the flowers in the garden attracting Orange-bellied Flowerpecker and Thick-billed Spiderhunter. The forest trails were great for Buff-necked Woodpecker, Black-capped Babbler, Crested Jay and Yellow-bellied Bulbul. There was also a nice pair of White-crowned Forktails chasing each other along a stream.

Our next destination was the stunning as well as stinky Gomantong Caves. Here we checked out the nesting colony of Mossy-nest, Edible-nest, Black-nest and Glossy Swiftlets. The caves were also full of several species of bats and bugs.

We reached the Kinabatangan River in the afternoon and spent the next several days cruising the waterways and tributaries for the birds. Our first afternoon was punctuated by six species of hornbill including a nice group of six White-crowned Hornbills. The action didn’t stop over the next couple of days as we chased down Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Bornean Black Magpie, Ruddy Kingfisher, Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Bat Hawk, Storm’s Stork, Wallace’s Hawk-Eagle, Wrinkled Hornbill and Hooded Pitta to name a few.

From the river we headed to some lowland Dipterocarp forest where we spent the next several days wondering the forest which was split between true lowland forest and some hill forest. This gave us the chance at some stunning birds. Black-bellied Malkoha, Red-naped Trogon, Blue-headed Pitta, Black-throated Wren-Babbler, Wrinkled and Helmeted Hornbill and Banded Broadbill come to mind. The night birding was spectacular with Brown Wood, Tawny Fish and Barred Eagle Owl found in the space of thirty minutes on the first night. We also had great looks at Blyth’s Frogmouths. Night mammals included the fantastic Colugo outside our room with day mammals including the tiny Greater Mouse Deer.

One of the stunners of the Borneo leg had to be Blue-banded Pitta on our last day in the forest which we had great, walk away looks at. Eventually located in some slope forest deep in the park we spent about half an hour waiting as the bird moved closer then spending another twenty minutes just admiring it as it sang from a branch in the understory.

Mantanani extension

Our Borneo adventure didn’t end here though. After we returned to Kota Kinabalu we traveled to the Mantanani Islands where we spent a day exploring the main island of Mantanani Besar. Our main target here was the Mantanani Scops Owl which we found quite a few of once it got dark. We also spent some time looking for other island specialties like Grey and Pied Imperial Pigeon and Philippine Megapode. The other great spectacle was the dusk gathering of frigatebirds as they came to roost on Lungisan Island which sits in between the two main islands. We chartered a small boat over to the island to watch the spectacle of hundreds of Lesser, Christmas Island and a few Great Frigatebirds coming in to roost. This is one of the main post breeding roosting spots for the critically endangered Christmas Island Frigatebird. With a total estimated population of less than 7,000 birds we were probably looking at 5-6% of the population here circling above us.

From Mantanani Island we headed back to Kota Kinabalu for the night before we began our next leg of the trip.

Peninsula Malaysia

We began our Peninsula Malaysia tour around the town of Ipoh in the north. Our first stop was a set of two parks with some nice slope forest. Our first target was Chestnut-naped Forktail along one of the rivers which we managed to secure after some time tracking its high pitched calls above the roar of the river. We birded round here for a while longer picking up Blue-winged Leafbird, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker and a very bright Scarlet Minivet. Our next stop was a secluded jeep track with a nice open area of fruiting trees at the base where we found Gold-whiskered Barbet, Streaked, Black-headed and Asian Red-eyed Bulbul and in a lone snag our first of many Black-thighed Falconets. The jeep track was filled with birds like Black-throated Babbler, Buff-rumped Woodpecker, Banded Broadbill and Grey-cheeked Bulbul.

We also spent some time in several local mangrove areas to the west where over a couple of days we found many specialties of this habitat like Mangrove Blue Flycatcher, Mangrove Whistler, White-chested Babbler and other species mixed in like Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Greater and Common Flameback, Little Bronze Cuckoo, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker and Ruby-cheeked Sunbird. One odd bird to find in a tropical, coastal mangrove was an Arctic Warbler. We also visited some orchards where we found Blue-winged Pitta, Green-billed Malkoha, Golden-bellied Gerygone and Yellow-rumped Flycatcher among others.

We also spent some time around some hill forest near Taiping at Bukit Larut where we picked up Purple-naped Sunbird, Grey-and-buff Woodpecker, Tiger Shrike, Large Woodshrike, Yellow-bellied Erpornis, Verditer Flycatcher, Changeable Hawk-Eagle and Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker.
We spent the afternoon on Lake Temmangor where we managed to see a group of Plain-pouched Hornbills coming into roost. We also observed several groups of them the next morning as they headed out into the surrounding forest to forage for the day.

From here we headed to one of Peninsula Malaysia’s most famous parks, Taman Negara. We spent four days here in two locations where we racked up some stunning birds. Close and prolonged looks at both Malaysian Banded and Garnet Pittas, Black-capped, Moustached, Chestnut-rumped Rufous-crowned, Ferruginous, Short-tailed, Sooty-capped and Scaly-crowned Babblers, Black Magpie, Checker-throated Woodpecker, Rufous-winged and Maroon-throated Philentomas, Dusky, Green, Black-and-yellow and Red-and-Black Broadbills, Rufous-chested Flycatcher, Straw-headed, Spectacled and Cream-vented Bulbuls and Crested Fireback to name a few of the great array of birds we saw. The night birding was no less stunning with Brown Wood and Oriental Bay Owl and Large Frogmouth.

From the lowlands we headed up to one of the most famous hill stations, Bukit Fraser, where we had two days of some lovely highland birding. The drive up was punctuated with a stop along the road for a large group of Black Laughingthrush which lead to Black-browed Barbet, Orange-breasted Trogon, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Bronzed Drongo, Black-and-Crimson Oriole, some noisy Sultan Tits, Grey-throated Babblers and Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike.

Once up on Fraser’s Hill we spent the afternoon and the whole of the next day scouting the roads and trial of this famous birding spot picking up Malayan and Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush, Silver-eared Mesia, Streaked Spiderhunter, Javan Cuckooshrike, Fire-tufted Barbet, Everett’s White-eye, Pygmy and Streaked Wren-Babbler, Mountain Fulvetta, Golden Babbler, Black-eared and Blyth’s Shrike-Babbler, Maroon Woodpecker, Greater and Lesser Yellownape and Great Hornbill.

Our last day was a special treat as we went to the stakeout for one of Malaysia’s five endemics and one of the finest at that. Mountain Peacock-Pheasant is a usually skulking and not oft’ encountered denizen of highland forest trails where it’s status is vulnerable, so being able to set up a hide and be so close to them was a real treat. We also had Buff-breasted Babblers and in the surrounding forest picked up Pin-striped Tit-Babbler, Grey-rumped Treeswift, Orange-breasted Trogon and Puff-backed Bulbul.

From here we went to the Genting Highlands where we drove to the top to visit the fog laden slopes for a short while. We encountered a nice group of Bar-throated Minla and eventually drew out a Striped Wren-Babbler. We also found a nice pair of Large Niltava and were constantly serenaded by the song of Mountain Tailorbird.

We ended up back in Kuala Lumpur for the night before we continued on our mammoth journey through Asia.


Our Halmahera leg began with a morning flight from Makassar on Sulawesi to the town of Ternate. From here we caught a boat across to the main island where we loaded up and drove to our lodge. We spotted Willie Wagtails right out of the gates and we made several stops over the next three hours as we made our way to the lodge. Beach Kingfisher in a small patch of coastal mangroves was nice and the Pied Imperial Pigeon in the same spot was a bonus. The phone wires were roosts for Blue-and-White and Sombre Kingfisher plus a Brush Cuckoo. We encountered both Metallic and Moluccan Starlings along the way and a brief stop in a remote area gave us great looks at Moluccan Cuckooshrike, Violet-necked Lory, Spotted Kestrel and Moluccan Flycatcher. We also enjoyed some amazing scope views of Oriental Hobby before we arrived at our lodge.

We had three glorious days exploring the surrounding forests and open woodlands here amassing an impressive list of endemics like Moluccan Hanging Parrot, Cream-throated White-eye, Drab Whistler, Dusky Brown Oriole, Cinnamon-bellied and Spectacled Imperial Pigeons plus Scarlet-breasted, Grey-headed and Blue-capped Fruit Doves, Halmahera Flowerpecker, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Long-billed Crow, Rufous-bellied Triller, Halmahera Cuckooshrike, Paradise-Crow, Halmahera Swiftlet, White Cockatoo, Goliath Coucal, White-streaked and Dusky Friarbird and White-naped Monarch. The night birds were great too with Moluccan Owlet-Nightjar within feet of us as well as Moluccan Scops Owl plus a large group of foraging Large-tailed Nightjars circling overhead just as it got dark.

One morning we spent at the lek of a group of Standardwings that was attended by five females. The males put on quite a spectacle flashing wings and standards while also diving from branch to branch an doing parachute flights the entire time calling back and forth with loud screams, squawks, cackles and any number of unmusical sounds. It was a truly marvelous spectacle to take in.

Other great birds that were not endemic but not less enjoyable were plenty of Blyth’s Hornbills, White-bellied Cuckooshrikes, Shining Flycatcher, Northern Golden Bulbul, Moustached Treeswift, Eclectus and Red-cheeked Parrot, Chattering Lory, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Common Sacred Kingfisher, Common Cicadabird, Pale-vented Bush Hen and a pair of Olive-backed Sunbirds that had made their nest in a small tree next to the dining area of our lodge. We enjoyed watching the pair bring food to the pair one day only to find the nest empty the next day where the chicks had fledged.


Our trip round this four pronged island began in the north east at Tangkoko where we spent a few days picking up some of the local endemics and specialties like Bay Coucal, Red-bellied Pitta, Red-backed Thrush, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Sulawesi Babbler, White-rumped Cuckooshrike, Great-billed, Lilac, Green-backed and Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, Moluccan Scops Owl, Grosbeak Starling, White-necked Myna, Sulawesi Nightjar, Purple-winged Roller, Sulawesi Hornbill, Great and Pygmy Hanging Parrot and Ashy Woodpecker.

From here we travelled to Bogani Nani Wartabone on the central Minahassa Peninsula. We started off our first morning stopping by a known breeding site for Maleo, a mound builder that lays its eggs in the warm volcanic soil here. After locking down that bird we continued to bird the forest and edge habitat picking up Yellow-billed Malkoha, Black-naped Fruit Dove, White-rumped Triller, Rusty-breasted Cuckoo, Sulawesi Serpent Eagle and the mega Blue-faced Rail.
We spent a day at Bogani Nani Wartabone picking up some more great species like Barred Buttonquail, Pied Cuckooshrike, White-faced Dove, Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, Oberholser’s Fruit Dove, Barred Rail, Isabelline Bush Hen, Speckled Boobook and Spotted Harrier.

The next day we birded along the valley back towards Kotamobagu finding Sulawesi Goshawk, Grey-sided Flowerpecker, Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle, Sulawesi Myzomela, Sulawesi Hornbill and Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove. We also did a little night birding in some palm groves for Sulawesi Masked Owl.

We spent the next morning climbing up Gunung Ambang and the slope forest here gave us Rusty-bellied Fantail, Chestnut-backed Bush Warbler, Spot-tailed Sparrowhawk, Sulphur-vented Whistler, Sulawesi Leaf Warbler and Red-eared Fruit Dove, the star up here was great looks at Sombre Pigeon.

We also spent another morning in hill country at Gunung Mahawu where we picked up several of the previous species but large group of Mountain White-eyes was new along with Citrine Canary-Flycatcher, Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker, Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher, and improved looks at Sulawesi Myzomela, Sulphur-vented Whistler and Sulawesi Babbler to name a few.
We ended up back in Manado where we caught our flights to Makassar and onto Palu for the night.
The next day we began the drive to Lore Lindu, we did stop along the way in some open areas for Pale-headed Munia, White-shouldered Triller and Lemon-bellied White-eye.

Once in the park we set up packed lunch and watched the birds roll in. Pygmy Cuckooshrike, Sulawesi Drongo, Streak-headed White-eye, Turquoise Flycatcher, Blue-fronted Blue Flycatcher, Malia and Little Pied Flycatcher.

We spent several mornings and afternoons birding along the road where we picked up Maroon-backed Whistler, Hylocitrea, Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher, Dark-eared Myza, Piping Crow, Sulawesi Thrush, Citrine Lorikeet, Purple-bearded Bee-eater, Sulawesi Cicadabird, Spot-tailed Sparrowhawk, Golden-mantled Racket-tail, Cerulean Cuckooshrike and Snowy-browed Flycatcher.
We also hiked up the Anaso Track to the helipad and camped one night which gave us the chance to get up to some higher ground where we found Mountain Serin, Geomalia, Satanic Nightjar, Dwarf Sparrowhawk and White-eared Myza.

The night birding was good with the aforementioned Satanic Nightjar which we’d found on day roosts but also Sulawesi Nightjar, Cinnabar Boobook, and the last morning Minahassa Masked Owl woke us with its screaming calls and on the way back to Palu we stopped for day roosting Savanna Nightjars.

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Species Lists

E = endemic H = heard only L = Leader only

Singapore Species list*

1 Changeable Hawk-Eagle
2 Red-legged Crake
3 Pink-necked Green Pigeon
4 Chestnut-bellied Malkoha
5 Little Bronze Cuckoo
6 Banded Bay Cuckoo
7 Plaintive Cuckoo
8 Grey-rumped Treeswift
9 Glossy Swiftlet
10 Germain's Swiftlet
11 Asian Palm Swift
12 Stork-billed Kingfisher
13 White-throated Kingfisher
14 Collared Kingfisher
15 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
16 Lineated Barbet
17 Banded Woodpecker
18 Laced Woodpecker
19 Common Flameback
20 Common Iora
21 Black-naped Oriole
22 Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
23 Malaysian Pied Fantail
24 House Crow
25 Straw-headed Bulbul
26 Black-headed Bulbul
27 Olive-winged Bulbul
28 Cream-vented Bulbul
29 Asian Red-eyed Bulbul
30 Spectacled Bulbul
31 Buff-vented Bulbul
32 Pacific Swallow
33 Dark-necked Tailorbird
34 Chestnut-winged Babbler
35 Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
36 Short-tailed Babbler
37 Common Hill Myna
38 Javan Myna (i)
39 Common Myna
40 Oriental Magpie-Robin
41 Olive-backed Sunbird
42 Crimson Sunbird
* Leader only in Singapore

Borneo Species List

1 Phillipine Megapode
2 Red-breasted Partridge E
3 Chestnut-necklaced Partridge E
4 Crimson-headed Partridge E H
5 Crested Fireback
6 Great Argus
7 Wandering Whistling Duck
8 Storm's Stork
9 Yellow Bittern
10 Cinnamon Bittern
11 Striated Heron
12 Javan Pond Heron
13 Eastern Cattle Egret
14 Purple Heron
15 Great Egret
16 Little Egret
17 Pacific Reef Heron
18 Lesser Frigatebird
19 Christmas Island Frigatebird
20 Great Frigatebird
21 Oriental Darter
22 Crested Honey Buzzard
23 Bat Hawk
24 Black-winged Kite
25 Brahminy Kite
26 White-bellied Sea Eagle
27 Lesser Fish Eagle
28 Grey-headed Fish Eagle
29 Crested Serpent Eagle
30 Mountain Serpent Eagle
31 Crested Goshawk
32 Black Eagle
33 Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle
34 Changeable Hawk-Eagle
35 Blyth's Hawk-Eagle
36 Wallace's Hawk-Eagle
37 White-fronted Falconet
38 White-breasted Waterhen
39 White-browed Crake
40 Buff-banded Rail
41 Watercock
42 Purple Swamphen
43 Common Moorhen
44 Common Greenshank
45 Grey-tailed Tattler
46 Malaysian Plover
47 Common Sandpiper
48 Common Tern
49 Black-naped Tern
50 Bridled Tern
51 Common Ringed Plover
52 Rock Dove (i)
53 Spotted Dove
54 Little Cuckoo-Dove
55 Common Emerald Dove
56 Zebra Dove
57 Little Green Pigeon
58 Pink-necked Green Pigeon
59 Thick-billed Green Pigeon
60 Large Green Pigeon
61 Green Imperial Pigeon
62 Grey Imperial Pigeon
63 Mountain Imperial Pigeon
64 Pied Imperial Pigeon
65 Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
66 Blue-rumped Parrot
67 Long-tailed Parakeet
68 Greater Coucal
69 Lesser Coucal
70 Raffles's Malkoha
71 Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
72 Black-bellied Malkoha
73 Banded Bay Cuckoo
74 Plaintive Cuckoo
75 Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo
76 Mantanani Scops Owl
77 Barred Eagle-Owl
78 Buffy Fish Owl
79 Brown Wood Owl
80 Sunda Frogmouth
81 Blyth's Frogmouth
82 Malaysian Eared Nightjar
83 Large-tailed Nightjar
84 Grey-rumped Treeswift
85 Whiskered Treeswift
86 Glossy Swiftlet
87 Mossy-nest Swiftlet
88 Black-nest Swiftlet
89 Edible-nest Swiftlet
90 Brown-backed Needletail
91 Asian Palm Swift
92 House Swift
93 Red-naped Trogon
94 Scarlet-rumped Trogon
95 Oriental Dollarbird
96 Rufous-collared Kingfisher
97 Stork-billed Kingfisher
98 Ruddy Kingfisher H
99 Collared Kingfisher
100 Blue-eared Kingfisher
101 Rufous-backed Kingfisher
102 Red-bearded Bee-eater
103 Blue-throated Bee-eater
104 Bushy-crested Hornbill
105 Oriental Pied Hornbill
106 Black Hornbill
107 Rhinoceros Hornbill
108 Helmeted Hornbill
109 White-crowned Hornbill
110 Wrinkled Hornbill
111 Wreathed Hornbill
112 Golden-whiskered Barbet
113 Red-throated Barbet
114 Golden-naped Barbet
115 Blue-eared Barbet
116 Brown Barbet
117 Rufous Piculet
118 Grey-and-buff Woodpecker
119 Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker
120 White-bellied Woodpecker
121 Banded Woodpecker
122 Common Flameback
123 Greater Flameback
124 Maroon Woodpecker
125 Orange-backed Woodpecker
126 Rufous Woodpecker
127 Buff-rumped Woodpecker
128 Buff-necked Woodpecker
129 Whitehead's Broadbill E
130 Banded Broadbill
131 Black-and-yellow Broadbill
132 Blue-headed Pitta E
133 Bornean Banded Pitta E H
134 Blue-banded Pitta E
135 Black-crowned Pitta E
136 Hooded Pitta
137 Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
138 Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike
139 Rufous-winged Philentoma
140 Bornean Bristlehead E
141 White-breasted Woodswallow
142 Common Iora
143 Green Iora
144 Lesser Cuckooshrike
145 Pied Triller
146 Fiery Minivet
147 Grey-chinned Minivet
148 Scarlet Minivet
149 Bornean Whistler E
150 Blyth's Shrike-babbler
151 Dark-throated Oriole
152 Black-and-crimson Oriole
153 Ashy Drongo
154 Bronzed Drongo
155 Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
156 White-throated Fantail
157 Malaysian Pied Fantail
158 Spotted Fantail
159 Black-naped Monarch
160 Asian Paradise Flycatcher
161 Crested Jay
162 Black Magpie
163 Bornean Green Magpie E
164 Bornean Treepie E
165 Slender-billed Crow
166 Bornean Bulbul E
167 Pale-faced Bulbul E
168 Yellow-vented Bulbul
169 Olive-winged Bulbul
170 Cream-vented Bulbul
171 Asian Red-eyed Bulbul
172 Spectacled Bulbul
173 Ochraceous Bulbul
174 Grey-cheeked Bulbul
175 Yellow-bellied Bulbul
176 Hairy-backed Bulbul
177 Buff-vented Bulbul
178 Streaked Bulbul
179 Cinereous Bulbul
180 Barn Swallow
181 Pacific Swallow
182 Yellow-bellied Warbler
183 Mountain Tailorbird
184 Sunda Bush Warbler
185 Bornean Stubtail E
186 Mountain Leaf Warbler
187 Yellow-breasted Warbler
188 Yellow-bellied Prinia
189 Dark-necked Tailorbird
190 Rufous-tailed Tailorbird
191 Ashy Tailorbird
192 Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler
193 Grey-throated Babbler
194 Chestnut-rumped Babbler
195 Chestnut-winged Babbler
196 Bold-striped Tit-Babbler E
197 Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler
198 Brown Fulvetta
199 Black-throated Wren-Babbler E
200 Mountain Wren-Babbler E
201 Abbott's Babbler
202 Horsfield's Babbler
203 Short-tailed Babbler
204 Sooty-capped Babbler
205 Rufous-crowned Babbler
206 White-chested Babbler
207 Striped Wren-Babbler
208 Black-capped Babbler
209 Sunda Laughingthrush
210 Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush E
211 Chestnut-crested Yuhina E
212 Pygmy White-eye E
213 Mountain Blackeye E
214 Black-capped White-eye
215 Everett's White-eye
216 Asian Fairy-bluebird
217 Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
218 Asian Glossy Starling
219 Common Hill Myna
220 Bornean Whistling Thrush E
221 Fruithunter E L
222 White-browed Shortwing
223 Oriental Magpie-Robin
224 White-rumped Shama E
225 Rufous-tailed Shama L
226 Bornean Forktail E
227 White-crowned Forktail
228 Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher E
229 Snowy-browed Flycatcher
230 Little Pied Flycatcher
231 Dark-sided Flycatcher
232 Verditer Flycatcher
233 Indigo Flycatcher
234 Large-billed Blue Flycatcher
235 Malaysian Blue Flycatcher
236 Greater Green Leafbird
237 Lesser Green Leafbird
238 Bornean Leafbird E L
239 Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker E
240 Yellow-vented Flowerpecker
241 Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
242 Black-sided Flowerpecker E
243 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
244 Ruby-cheeked Sunbird
245 Plain Sunbird
246 Brown-throated Sunbird
247 Purple-naped Sunbird
248 Van Hasselt's Sunbird
249 Olive-backed Sunbird
250 Crimson Sunbird
251 Temminck's Sunbird
252 Little Spiderhunter
253 Thick-billed Spiderhunter
254 Long-billed Spiderhunter
255 Yellow-eared Spiderhunter
256 Bornean Spiderhunter E
257 Whitehead's Spiderhunter E
258 Eurasian Tree Sparrow
259 Dusky Munia
260 Chestnut Munia
261 Red Avadavat

Peninsula Malaysia species list

1 Crested Fireback
2 Mountain Peacock-Pheasant E
3 Great Argus
4 Milky Stork
5 Asian Openbill
6 Black-crowned Night Heron
7 Striated Heron
8 Eastern Cattle Egret
9 Grey Heron
10 Purple Heron
11 Great Egret
12 Little Egret
13 Western Osprey
14 Bat Hawk
15 White-bellied Sea Eagle
16 Lesser Fish Eagle
17 Crested Serpent Eagle
18 Black Eagle
19 Changeable Hawk-Eagle
20 Blyth's Hawk-Eagle
21 Black-thighed Falconet
22 White-breasted Waterhen
23 Purple Swamphen
24 Common Moorhen
25 Barred Buttonquail
26 Red-wattled Lapwing
27 Pacific Golden Plover
28 Oriental Pratincole
29 Greater Painted-snipe
30 Common Sandpiper
31 Wood Sandpiper
32 Little Stint
33 Long-toed Stint
34 Common Snipe
35 Swinhoe's Snipe
36 Pin-tailed Snipe
37 Rock Dove (i)
38 Spotted Dove
39 Barred Cuckoo-Dove
40 Little Cuckoo-Dove
41 Common Emerald Dove
42 Zebra Dove
43 Little Green Pigeon
44 Pink-necked Green Pigeon
45 Thick-billed Green Pigeon
46 Green Imperial Pigeon
47 Mountain Imperial Pigeon
48 Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
49 Blue-rumped Parrot
50 Greater Coucal
51 Raffles's Malkoha
52 Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
53 Black-bellied Malkoha
54 Green-billed Malkoha
55 Little Bronze Cuckoo
56 Banded Bay Cuckoo
57 Plaintive Cuckoo
58 Rusty-breasted Cuckoo
59 Sunda Cuckoo
60 Oriental Bay Owl
61 Spotted Wood Owl
62 Brown Wood Owl
63 Collared Owlet
64 Collared Scops Owl
65 Large Frogmouth
66 Malaysian Eared Nightjar
67 Large-tailed Nightjar
68 Savanna Nightjar
69 Grey-rumped Treeswift
70 Glossy Swiftlet
71 Edible-nest Swiftlet
72 Germain's Swiftlet
73 Silver-rumped Spinetail
74 Brown-backed Needletail
75 Asian Palm Swift
76 Cinnamon-rumped Trogon H
77 Scarlet-rumped Trogon
78 Orange-breasted Trogon
79 Oriental Dollarbird
80 Stork-billed Kingfisher
81 White-throated Kingfisher
82 Collared Kingfisher
83 Blue-banded Kingfisher
84 Blue-eared Kingfisher
85 Common Kingfisher
86 Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
87 Red-bearded Bee-eater
88 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
89 Blue-throated Bee-eater
90 Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
91 Bushy-crested Hornbill
92 Oriental Pied Hornbill
93 Black Hornbill
94 Great Hornbill
95 Rhinoceros Hornbill
96 Helmeted Hornbill
97 Plain-pouched Hornbill
98 Fire-tufted Barbet
99 Lineated Barbet
100 Golden-whiskered Barbet
101 Red-throated Barbet
102 Black-browed Barbet
103 Yellow-crowned Barbet
104 Blue-eared Barbet
105 Coppersmith Barbet
106 Brown Barbet
107 Grey-and-buff Woodpecker
108 Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker
109 Banded Woodpecker
110 Checker-throated Woodpecker
111 Greater Yellownape
112 Lesser Yellownape
113 Crimson-winged Woodpecker
114 Laced Woodpecker
115 Common Flameback
116 Greater Flameback
117 Maroon Woodpecker
118 Buff-rumped Woodpecker
119 Buff-necked Woodpecker
120 Great Slaty Woodpecker
121 Green Broadbill
122 Black-and-red Broadbill
123 Banded Broadbill
124 Black-and-yellow Broadbill
125 Dusky Broadbill
126 Malayan Banded Pitta
127 Garnet Pitta
128 Blue-winged Pitta
129 Golden-bellied Gerygone
130 Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
131 Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike
132 Large Woodshrike
133 Rufous-winged Philentoma
134 Maroon-breasted Philentoma
135 White-breasted Woodswallow
136 Common Iora
137 Green Iora
138 Javan Cuckooshrike
139 Lesser Cuckooshrike
140 Pied Triller
141 Fiery Minivet
142 Grey-chinned Minivet
143 Scarlet Minivet
144 Mangrove Whistler
145 Brown Shrike
146 Long-tailed Shrike
147 Tiger Shrike
148 White-bellied Erpornis
149 Blyth's Shrike-babbler
150 Black-eared Shrike-babbler
151 Dark-throated Oriole
152 Black-naped Oriole
153 Black-and-crimson Oriole
154 Ashy Drongo
155 Bronzed Drongo
156 Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
157 Hair-crested Drongo
158 Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
159 White-throated Fantail
160 Pied Fantail
161 Black-naped Monarch
162 Asian Paradise Flycatcher
163 Crested Jay
164 Black Magpie
165 Common Green Magpie
166 House Crow (i)
167 Slender-billed Crow
168 Large-billed Crow
169 Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher
170 Sultan Tit
171 Straw-headed Bulbul
172 Black-headed Bulbul
173 Black-crested Bulbul
174 Puff-backed Bulbul
175 Stripe-throated Bulbul
176 Yellow-vented Bulbul
177 Olive-winged Bulbul
178 Streak-eared Bulbul
179 Cream-vented Bulbul
180 Asian Red-eyed Bulbul
181 Spectacled Bulbul
182 Finsch's Bulbul
183 Ochraceous Bulbul
184 Grey-cheeked Bulbul
185 Yellow-bellied Bulbul
186 Hairy-backed Bulbul
187 Buff-vented Bulbul
188 Mountain Bulbul
189 Streaked Bulbul
190 Ashy Bulbul
191 Barn Swallow
192 Pacific Swallow
193 Striated Swallow
194 Pygmy Wren-babbler
195 Yellow-bellied Warbler
196 Mountain Tailorbird
197 Mountain Leaf Warbler
198 Yellow-breasted Warbler
199 Yellow-bellied Prinia
200 Common Tailorbird
201 Dark-necked Tailorbird
202 Ashy Tailorbird
203 Grey-throated Babbler
204 Chestnut-rumped Babbler
205 Black-throated Babbler
206 Chestnut-winged Babbler
207 Rufous-fronted Babbler
208 Golden Babbler
209 Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
210 Brown Fulvetta
211 Mountain Fulvetta
212 Streaked Wren-Babbler
213 Abbott's Babbler
214 Short-tailed Babbler
215 Moustached Babbler
216 Sooty-capped Babbler
217 Scaly-crowned Babbler
218 Rufous-crowned Babbler
219 White-chested Babbler
220 Ferruginous Babbler
221 Buff-breasted Babbler
222 Black-capped Babbler
223 Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush
224 Black Laughingthrush
225 Malayan Laughingthrush E
226 Oriental White-eye
227 Everett's White-eye
228 Asian Fairy-bluebird
229 Blue Nuthatch
230 Asian Glossy Starling
231 Common Hill Myna
232 Jungle Myna
233 Common Myna
234 Oriental Magpie-Robin
235 White-rumped Shama
236 Chestnut-naped Forktail
237 White-crowned Forktail
238 Slaty-backed Forktail
239 Rufous-chested Flycatcher
240 Snowy-browed Flycatcher
241 Little Pied Flycatcher
242 Verditer Flycatcher
243 Malaysian Blue Flycatcher
244 Mangrove Blue Flycatcher
245 Rufous-browed Flycatcher
246 Yellow-vented Flycatcher
247 Large Niltava
248 Greater Green Leafbird
249 Blue-winged Leafbird
250 Orange-bellied Leafbird
251 Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker
252 Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker
253 Orange-bellied Flowerpecker
254 Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
255 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
256 Ruby-cheeked Sunbird
257 Brown-throated Sunbird
258 Purple-naped Sunbird
259 Black-throated Sunbird
260 Crimson Sunbird
261 Little Spiderhunter
262 Long-billed Spiderhunter
263 Spectacled Spiderhunter
264 Grey-breasted Spiderhunter
265 Streaky-breasted Spiderhunter
266 Streaked Spiderhunter
267 Eurasian Tree Sparrow
268 Baya Weaver
269 White-rumped Munia
270 Scaly-breasted Munia
271 Tricoloured Munia
272 White-headed Munia
273 Java Sparrow (i)
274 Forest Wagtail

Sulawesi and Halmahera Species List

1 Maleo E
2 Dusky Megapode E H
3 Sunda Teal
4 Nankeen Night Heron
5 Striated Heron
6 Javan Pond Heron
7 Eastern Cattle Egret
8 Great Egret
9 Pacific Reef Heron
10 Eastern Osprey
11 Brahminy Kite
12 Gurney's Eagle
13 Sulawesi Serpent Eagle E
14 Sulawesi Goshawk E
15 Spot-tailed Sparrowhawk E
16 Variable Goshawk
17 Dwarf Sparrowhawk E
18 Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle
19 Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle E
20 Spotted Kestrel
21 Oriental Hobby
22 Isabelline Bush-hen E
23 Pale-vented Bush-hen
24 Barred Rail
25 Buff-banded Rail
26 Blue-faced Rail E
27 Common Sandpiper
28 Wood Sandpiper
29 Rufous-necked Stint
30 Spotted Dove
31 Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove E
32 White-faced Dove E
33 Stephan's Emerald Dove
34 Zebra Dove
35 Nicobar Pigeon
36 Pink-necked Green Pigeon
37 Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon E
38 Red-eared Fruit Dove E
39 Oberholser's Fruit Dove E
40 Scarlet-breasted Fruit Dove E
41 Superb Fruit Dove
42 Blue-capped Fruit Dove E
43 Grey-headed Fruit Dove E
44 Black-naped Fruit Dove
45 White-bellied Imperial Pigeon E H
46 Grey-headed Imperial Pigeon E
47 Green Imperial Pigeon
48 Spectacled Imperial Pigeon E
49 Cinnamon-bellied Imperial Pigeon E
50 Pied Imperial Pigeon
51 Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon E
52 Sombre Pigeon E
53 White Cockatoo E
54 Great Hanging Parrot E
55 Moluccan Hanging Parrot E
56 Pygmy Hanging Parrot E
57 Violet-necked Lory E
58 Ornate Lorikeet E
59 Citrine Lorikeet E
60 Chattering Lory
61 Red-flanked Lorikeet
62 Red-cheeked Parrot
63 Yellow-breasted Racket-tail E
64 Golden-mantled Racket-tail E
65 Great-billed Parrot
66 Blue-backed Parrot
67 Eclectus Parrot
68 Goliath Coucal E
69 Bay Coucal E
70 Lesser Coucal
71 Yellow-billed Malkoha E
72 Black-billed Koel E H
73 Little Bronze Cuckoo
74 Brush Cuckoo
75 Rusty-breasted Cuckoo
76 Minahassa Masked Owl E
77 Sulawesi Masked Owl E
78 Sulawesi Scops Owl E
79 Moluccan Scops Owl E
80 Ochre-bellied Boobook E
81 Cinnabar Boobook E
82 Speckled Boobook E
83 Moluccan Owlet-Nightjar E
84 Satanic Nightjar E
85 Great Eared Nightjar
86 Large-tailed Nightjar
87 Sulawesi Nightjar E
88 Savanna Nightjar
89 Moustached Treeswift
90 Grey-rumped Treeswift
91 Glossy Swiftlet
92 Halmahera Swiftlet E
93 Sulawesi Swiftlet E
94 Uniform Swiftlet
95 House Swift
96 Purple-winged Roller E
97 Oriental Dollarbird
98 Green-backed Kingfisher E
99 Lilac Kingfisher E
100 Great-billed Kingfisher E
101 Ruddy Kingfisher
102 Sombre Kingfisher E
103 Collared Kingfisher
104 Beach Kingfisher
105 Blue-and-white Kingfisher E
106 Sacred Kingfisher
107 Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher E
108 Purple-bearded Bee-eater E
109 Blue-tailed Bee-eater
110 Rainbow Bee-eater
111 Sulawesi Hornbill E
112 Knobbed Hornbill E
113 Blyth's Hornbill
114 Sulawesi Pygmy Woodpecker E
115 Ashy Woodpecker E
116 Ivory-breasted Pitta E
117 Red-bellied Pitta
118 Dark-eared Myza E
119 White-eared Myza E
120 Sulawesi Myzomela E
121 White-streaked Friarbird E
122 Dusky Friarbird E
123 White-breasted Woodswallow
124 Ivory-backed Woodswallow E
125 Moluccan Cuckooshrike E
126 Cerulean Cuckooshrike E
127 Pied Cuckooshrike E
128 White-rumped Cuckooshrike E
129 White-bellied Cuckooshrike
130 Pygmy Cuckooshrike E
131 Halmahera Cuckooshrike E
132 Common Cicadabird
133 Sulawesi Cicadabird E
134 White-rumped Triller E
135 White-shouldered Triller E
136 Rufous-bellied Triller E
137 Maroon-backed Whistler E
138 Black-chinned Whistler E H
139 Sulphur-vented Whistler E
140 Drab Whistler E
141 Dusky-brown Oriole E
142 Black-naped Oriole
143 Hair-crested Drongo
144 Sulawesi Drongo E
145 Spangled Drongo
146 Willie Wagtail
147 Rusty-bellied Fantail E
148 Black-naped Monarch
149 Moluccan Monarch E
150 White-naped Monarch E
151 Moluccan Flycatcher E
152 Shining Flycatcher
153 Piping Crow E
154 Long-billed Crow E
155 Paradise-Crow E
156 Standardwing E
157 nHylocitrea E
158 Citrine Canary-flycatcher
159 Sooty-headed Bulbul
160 Northern Golden Bulbul
161 Malia E
162 Barn Swallow
163 Pacific Swallow
164 Mountain Tailorbird
165 Arctic Warbler
166 Sulawesi Leaf Warbler E
167 Oriental Reed Warbler
168 Chestnut-backed Bush Warbler
169 Gray's Grasshopper Warbler
170 Golden-headed Cisticola
171 Sulawesi Babbler E
172 Streak-headed White-eye E
173 Cream-throated White-eye E
174 Mountain White-eye
175 Lemon-bellied White-eye E
176 Black-crowned White-eye E
177 Metallic Starling
178 Asian Glossy Starling
179 Moluccan Starling E
180 Short-tailed Starling
181 White-necked Myna E
182 Fiery-browed Starling E
183 Grosbeak Starling E
184 Geomalia E
185 Red-backed Thrush E
186 Sulawesi Thrush E
187 Great Shortwing E H
188 Pied Bush Chat
189 Grey-streaked Flycatcher
190 Snowy-browed Flycatcher
191 Rufous-throated Flycatcher E H
192 Little Pied Flycatcher
193 Turquoise Flycatcher
194 Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher E
195 Blue-fronted Blue Flycatcher E
196 Yellow-sided Flowerpecker E
197 Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker E
198 Halmahera Flowerpecker E
199 Grey-sided Flowerpecker E
200 Brown-throated Sunbird
201 Black Sunbird
202 Olive-backed Sunbird
203 Eurasian Tree Sparrow
204 Black-faced Munia E
205 Chestnut Munia
206 Pale-headed Munia E
207 Eastern Yellow Wagtail
208 Mountain Serin