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. 

2 comments:

John said...

Some splendid birds there... thanks for posting !

Anonymous said...

I have been to both Phoneon Thung and Bang Krang Camps. Will get there again as soon the rain period is over, this time to spend weeks there!

http://www.thainationalparks.com/kaeng-krachan-national-park

Great photos you've managed to take! I am also looking forward to test my new camera equipment when I get there..