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Fauna of Tawau Hills Park

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About the above video :

Bukit Gelas Waterfall of Tawau Hills Park

A spider from the Family Pisauridae. A  female damselfly Vestalis atropha.... where  the male is nearby.

On a big stone nearby, an undentified male Euphaea (subcostalis or subnodalis). Two male Euphaea  fighting for the territory on the stone.

Video on 10th February 2016 Wednesday (Chinese new year holiday)


Visitor may be able to spot some of the animals and birds here:
Civet Cats
Long-Tailed Macaques
Wild Pigs
Leopard Cats
Squirrels
Forest Tortoise
Hornbills
Pheasants
Kingfishers

No such animals in Tawau Hills Park:
Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Proposis Monkey

Insects is most plentiful and visitors mostly saw insects.


Leopard Cats


Wild Pigs


Long-Tailed Macaques


Civet Cat


Pheasants


Hornbills


Forest Tortoise


Squirrels


A Long-horned Beetle of Tawau Hills Park

A Long-horned Beetle of Tawau Hills Park



Tawau Hills Park is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals. During the 4.5 weeks we stayed in the park, we observed more than 170 species of birds. Most of our surveying took place within a kilometre of the park headquarters; many other bird species may be found deeper in the forest. In addition to the broadbill, pitta, and babbler species we were focusing our fieldwork on, we also saw pheasants like argus and firebacks, seven species of hornbills, paradise flycatchers, trogons, drongos, sunbirds, leafbirds, bulbuls, flowerpeckers, piculets, barbets, and many other beautiful birds.

by Teresa Pegan
Cornell University
http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/cefo/fieldsites_tawauhillspark.html


Important Bird Areas (IBAs) : http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sitefactsheet.php?id=16045

We’re here at Tawau Hills, and the bird life is amazing. Of our target taxa, we’ve detected four species of broadbill, three species of pitta, three tailorbirds, and a ton of babblers. It is tough to see the birds, but those you do see are beautiful and new. http://cefotawau.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/tawau-hills-park/

Macaques, creamy white leaf monkeys, giant tree squirrels, civet cats and leopard cats inhabit the park's dense primary forests. Borneo's largest wild cat - the clouded leopard, though rarely seen is not uncommon. It preys on smaller mammals such as rats and even bigger wild pigs. Other inhabitants of the harmless kind include hornbills and pheasants and the slow-moving forest tortoise.

 

 



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