Saturday, June 8, 2013

Kaengkrachan National Park in Spring

As usual I have neglected to post on my blog. It seems that Facebook takes priority these days along with my pbase account. Anyhow, here is a little something.

These are amazing wild oxen found free roaming in the tropical forest of Thailand: How do they grow that strong only feeding on planst? Gaur!

The master of the tree tops: Gibbons.....these are incredible strong animals well adapted for a life in tree tops. They also live of plants and fruit.....amazing, isn't it?

On the forest floor. A Ferruginous Partridge is carefully viewing the road before crossing the road. Just too bad I didn't manage to focus correctly. 

Male Banded Kingfisher with prey for its young. Simply gorgeous looking bird! 

The only place in Thailand to see Ratchet-tailed Treepie and with a tail like that it makes it a rather special bird. Unlike other treepies this one prefers it inside the thick forest. 

The Rufous-browed Flycatcher has its strong hold near to Panern Thung. The birds like it low inside the dark  forest gullies. I managed to lure this one out in the open. 

The song of Golden Babbler is always present. Very curious little bird!

I hadn't had good views of Great Slaty Woodpeckers for awhile so it was nice to connect well with a family group working a tree near the 3rd stream.

Heart-spotted Woodpecker showed well at stream 2.

No posting from Kaengkrachan would be complete without an image of a Broadbill. This pair of Black-red Broadbills were building a nest at Bahn Krahng camp.