|A delightful creek channel off the main river, into which we ventured.|
|Oil Palms coming down to the river; this break in the generally complete forest corridor along the river|
is shameful, but fortunately seems to be an aberration.
|Grey-headed Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus. This species is widespread through south and |
south-east Asia, but nowhere common. My excellent Borneo field guide (Phillips) describes it
as 'scarce' there.
|White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster; this magnificent bird also has a wide range,|
from India through to Australia (it turns up here in Canberra from time to time), but is a much
|Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus. A true goshawk, mostly of tropical forests,|
hunting mammals, birds and reptiles by ambush from cover.
|Wallace's Hawk-eagle Nisaetus nanus; crests seem to be de rigueur!|
From the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo, there is limited information about this bird's ecology.
Its name commemorates the great 19th evolutionary biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.
|(Sunlight on the lens!) Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting; a beautiful bird|
closely related to the widespread Eurasian Common Kingfisher A. atthis.
|Rhinoceros Hornbill Buceros rhinoceros. This extraordinary bird, which can be 120cm long, is surely among|
the most striking in the world. Found in low numbers through the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo
and Java, it eats fruit and small animals.
|Wrinkled Hornbill Aceros corrugatus, smaller than the previous species but still substantial, and with|
a similar range. It relies on large areas of primary forest, and is thus declining throughout most of
|Storm's Stork, above and below.|
|Estuarine Crocodiles, above and below.|
This ocean-going species is found from India to northern Australia.
|Long-tailed Macaque Macaca fascicularis; successful and ubiquitous throughout its wide south-east Asian range.|
|Proboscis Monkeys Nasalis larvatus gathering in the evening in a tree with good views of approaching enemies,|
preparing to spend the night. For a little more on both these species, see here.
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