Monday, November 12, 2007

New wintering site discovered in Malaysia

A contact from Malaysia, Mr TH Ang, had sighted 3 Nordmann's Greenshanks near Muar in November 2007. This is a migratory bird roosting site not previously surveyed by birdwatchers. (Muar is a coastal town in Peninsular Malaysia situated between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.)

A first winter young adult Nordmann's Greenshank surrounded by many Common Redshanks. (Copyright TH Ang)

A Portrait pose of a non-breeding adult. (Copyright TH Ang)

Thanks to the extensive coverage of local birdwatchers, this elusive wader is gradually unfolded in Malaysia.