Following our visit to Laos (see following post) it was on to Penang in Malaysia, one of our favourite places in south-east Asia.
|View from Georgetown hotel|
Mostly here it was enjoying the hustle and bustle and great food - and the lovely view from our hotel in Georgetown across the water to Butterworth - but there were a few birds locally that were absent from my life list.
|Choy Wai Mun|
We moved on to Air Hitam Dalam, a small area of swamp forest that I had visited a few years ago with ChooEng Tan to successfully connect with Mangrove Pitta. That species is now gone from the site, doubtlessly due to its small size and possibly predation of eggs and young by the constant stream of Long-tailed Macaques being liberated there by local authorities.
|Coming to grips with Spotted Wood-Owl|
|Temminck's & Long-toed Stints|