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The rare capture of Male Mountain Peacock Peasant by our Guide Mr Lee kok chung

From the customer,

I was very impressed by Mr Lee and his knowledge of the birding sites and the special birds of Fraser's Hill. I had a small target list of tricky birds and we did really well, seeing all except one of them. Mr Lee really tried hard and made the extra effort needed to find some difficult species. Finally seeing Rusty-naped Pitta after a lot of hard work was a real highlight. I would highly recommend him.

(1)Mountain Peacock Pheasant,2) Garnet Pitta, 3)Marble Wren Babbler, 4) Bamboo Woodpecker,5) Chestnut-naped Forktail, 6)Malaysian Partridge, 7) Rusty-naped Pitta, 8)Malayan Whistling Thrush. 9)Barred Eagle Owl)

Regards, Philip Rostron, UK (see over 9120++ Bird species,2015)

Dear Jen,I’ve now been back in the UK for about 1 month –much colder than KL! I have a very happy memory of a day’s birding in December near KL with Lee who was a superb guide. By a strange coincidence I heard a talk recently by Roberta who had been on a birding tour in Sabah – with Lee as guide. She was equally pleased in spite of persistent rain. I may well get to SE Asia & now know a good place to get help birding!

Regards, Jennifer,UK

Dear Jen,I just wanted to let you know what a marvellous guide Lee was.

He was courteous, patient, always on time and happy to tailor the programme to our needs. Above all he was a brilliant birder, one of the best I have ever met. He even got the hang of our strange British humour!

Best wishes, Nigel & Caroline Hartley and thanks to Lee

Dear Mr Lee

A belated thank you for taking me to Bukit Ringgit and Genting on 25th July.

The list of my records is as follows:

25th July

Lanchang 0730-0830

White-throated Kingfisher; Edible Nest-Swiftlet; Zebra Dove; Common Myna; Stripe-throated Bulbul; Orange-bellied Flowerpecker; Spotted Dove; Scaly-breasted Munia (=Nutmeg Mannikin); Yellow-vented Bulbul; Pacific Swallow; Starling; Brown-throated Sunbird; Long-tailed Parakeet; Common Iora; White-rumped Munia; Red Jungle-Fowl; Oriental Magpie-Robin; Pied Fantail (pic); Banded Woodpecker (pic); Olive-winged Bulbul; Yellow-bellied Prinia; Large-billed Crow; Javan Myna. TOTAL: 23

Bukit Ringgit 0845-0930

Hill Myna; Gold-whiskered Barbet; Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker; Oriental Pied Hornbill; Greater Racket-tailed Drongo; Black-bellied Malkoha; Common Flameback (Woodpecker); Ashy Tailorbird; Coppersmith Barbet. TOTAL: 9

Pond 0940-1015

Red-eyed Bulbul; Black-and-yellow Broadbill; Greater Coucal; Blue-eared Kingfisher; Black-thighed Falconet; Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot; Black-naped Oriole; Raffles Malkoha TOTAL: 8

Forest 1030-1300

Red-billed Malkoha; Chestnut-breasted Malkoha; Scarlet-rumped Trogon; Diard Trogon; Buff-rumped Woodpecker; Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (f,m); Rufous Piculet; Maroon-breasted Monarch; Purple-naped Sunbird; Brown Barbet; Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker; Garnet Pitta; Crested Serpent-Eagle; Hairy-backed Bulbul; Rufescent Prinia; Cream-vented Bulbul; Rufous-tailed Tailorbird; Green Broadbill; [Black Hornbill]; Spectacled Bulbul; Blue-winged Leafbird; Green-winged Pigeon (Emerald Dove); Black-and-red Broadbill (2); Sooty-capped Babbler. 24

Genting 1520-1730

Rhinoceros Hornbill; White-bellied Swiftlet; Streaked Spiderhunter; Long-tailed Sibia; Common Tailorbird; Striped Tit-Babbler; Little Cuckoo-Dove; Black-browed Barbet; Chestnut-capped Laughing-Thrush; Bar-winged Flycatcher-Thrush; Sultan Tit; Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo; White-browed Shrike-Babbler; Black-crested Bulbul; Ochraceous Bulbul; Large Woodshrike; Mountain Fulvetta; Golden Babbler; Grey-throated Babbler; Green-billed Malkoha; Yellow-bellied Warbler; Orange-bellied Leafbird. 22

That totalled 86 species, excluding the following four which you heard but which I didn't count, wanting to identify them "properly" the first time.

[Blue-eared Barbet]; [White-breasted Waterhen]; [Lesser Coucal]

[Blue Whistling-Thrush]

We also saw

Long-tailed Macaque; Wild Boar; Pygmy Squirrel; Common Birdwing Butterfly; Jungle Nymph Butterfly; Dragon-Lizard; Spectacled Leaf-Monkey; Pig-tailed Macaque

Even though I didn't join you solely to get a long day-list, the 86 far exceeded the indications on your website, and I felt that I wanted to write something by way of recommendation:

"I have been birdwatching for over 25 years, but was seriously impressed by Mr Lee's ability, not only to spot birds in the distance, but to get the 'scope onto them so that I could see too".

Thanks again

Nigel (UK)

Krystyna and I want to thank you so much for making our stay in Malaysia so memorable. 161 species in four days including some of the most difficult birds which we would have had no hope of seeing without your assistance. Tell your boss you are worth more money.

We have already passed your firms and your name on to other members of the Central Coast Birding club of New South Wales who may be interested in visiting your country and, to our travel consultant.

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