Ulu Muda Forest Reserve - Kedah Malaysia


This wild, expanse of rainforest jungle saddling two catchment areas creates a corridor for wild animals to cross into the Thailand jungles. Covering more than 160,000 hectares, the area is one of the last remaining sanctuaries for animals such as elephants, tapirs, sumatran rhinoceros (this is officially listed as extinct in Malaysia as of 2015), sun bears, seladang, deer, gibbons, otters and numerous species of birds, reptiles, insects and monkeys. This reserve is unique in flora as it sits on the boundary of the northern and southern climatic zones.

This 160,000 hectares of Greater Ulu Muda is situated along the state’s eastern interior border with the Thai province of Yala. This almost impenetrable wall of foliage acts as a seamless border with our neighbouring country and is made up of several forest reserves, Ulu Muda Forest Reserve is by far the largest at 105,000 hectares. Lowland Dipterocarp Forest, Hill Dipterocarp Forest and the Upper Hill Dipterocarp Forest are the forest types found here with an elevation range from about 97m to the highest point of 1256m.

The Ulu Muda Forest Reserve was gazetted in 1932 as a permanent forest reserve and it remains till now just as impermeable to most of us as it was then. Entry into the area requires much planning - mental alertness and physical form is important. Patience is also a bonus, as there are written permits and documentation to be sent to and approved by the Kedah State Forestry Department; Longboats and authorised guides to be arranged through the department. It all takes time. However, a recently set up trekking agency are now offering packages to the Ulu Muda area.(Please refer below) ~ Having said, booking time needs to be at least 2 weeks in order for the above to be sorted. The boat ride to Earth Lodge takes about 1 1/2hours and is roughly 14km from the main jetty at Kuala Muda.


This is an adventure to be experienced only by intrepid adventurers. When you're out there in the wilderness, you're really miles away from anyone. Just you and your guides. The good thing is that Mr Hymeir Kem, our guide and operator has set up camp at an old ranger's station along Sungai Labua and is now actively monitoring the situation at Ulu Muda. Called the Earth Lodge , Hymeir and his team also monitors about a dozen camera traps that are strategically sited in various jungle treks and locations to monitor the wildlife movements in the area. The image gallery shows a selection of photos taken by the auto sensor cameras of animals passing along, among them the Malayan Tapir, The Asiatic Golden Cat, Clouded Leopard, Yellow Throated Marten, The Asian Elephant, Sambar Deer, Porcupines, Pangolins even signs and incriminating evidence of poachers (photo of an illegal sandalwood collector captured in one of the camera traps in the image gallery). The camera traps are sponsored by large by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and data collected on the camera is downloaded into Hymeir's laptop every month and sent to WWF for analysis. Other camera traps were also donated by individuals especially guests who are eager to contribute in any way to the conservation work conducted at Ulu Muda.

So, this is what has been going on these past 5years at Ulu Muda under the watch of Ulu Muda Field Research Centre

Past and ongoing projects:

  • Camera trapping of mammals at selected Saltlick of Ulu Muda (WWF Malaysia/Earth Lodge)
  • Hornbill survey with focus on the Plain-pouched Hornbills (Malaysian Nature Society/Earth Lodge)
  • Fisheries survey of Muda Lake (WWF Malaysia)
  • Survey and Mapping of Saltlicks of the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve (Earth Lodge)
  • Survey and Mapping of trails around Kuala Labua

Future Projects:

  • Rapid Survey of Large Cats of Ulu Muda
  • Rapid Survey of Elephants
  • Small Mammals Inventory
  • Butterfly and Moth Inventory
  • Reptile and Amphibian Inventory
  • Aquatic life Inventory
  • Controlling Boat Access to control and provent Illegal Activities


If you need more information or is interested to do research in Ulu Muda, contact UMRFC at earthlodgemalaysia@gmail.com

Arm yourself with the right kind of clothes and footwear for the jungle environment and most of all, be very aware that this extremely humid, damp - stifling at times, jungle is also home to a million species of crawling, stinging insects and venomous reptiles. Clothes may not dry for days, spectacles and camera lenses fog up often. The thick primary forest canopy, several hundred feet above, cuts off most light from reaching the forest floor. Vines and roots twine across the floor, rattans whip themselves round tree trunks and criss-crosses the undergrowth. If not careful, the thorns can tear flesh away, exposing wounds that are slow to heal in such damp conditions. This is only the start of it all.

For days on end there are no trails except for well-trodden treks made by elephants and rhinoceros visiting favourite salt licks or bathing pools. A number of salt licks and hot mineral springs scattered around are important sources of mineral and vitamin supplements and are frequented by a variety of wildlife. There are about 15 saltlicks along this stretch of Muda River . Sira Hangat, possibly the largest mineral spring in Malaysia is a great place to set camp,but if your intention is to see some action, then seat yourself in a comfortable spot high on the treetop where the foliage will hide you and where the cooler breeze will take your scent away. In order to spot wildlife in our jungles, one must be prepared to wait, avoid slapping on any scented creams or sprays that may deter mosquitoes and other pests. Be as quiet as possible. Can you do that?

Hymeir takes his guests along with him when he goes collecting data from the camera traps especially where the salt licks are situated. The Sira Hangat is where a fascinating mix of cold water from the river and steaming, boiling hot water from the hot spring nearby creates a different selection of flora. The white algae that forms around the banks of the hot spring is edible and full of nutrients , or so says Hymeir....

Along the path, we see a lot of prints and dung left behind by a varied number of animals who come to these salt licks for their fill of mineral and sometimes to recuperate from an ailment. Herbivores tend to have mineral deficiencies in their diet and need to supplement with minerals from these salt licks. These minerals include sodium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. Where there are herbivores, there will be carnivores and along with that, opportunists. That's why protecting these salt licks are very important to ensure the poachers do not exhaust the wild life there. Even our short time in the jungle, we found several animal traps ready to spring on any unsuspecting wildlife that crosses its path.

The tropical rainforest jungles are considered the earth's lungs. As we make way for progress, these supreme landmasses have been reduced to mere pockets. Rainforests are found only on lands that sit on the equator ie. South America, Central Africa, Borneo, Malaysia and parts of Indonesia. . And because many of these countries are economically and technologically strapped, their main source of revenue is by living off the land and its riches. With such political instability witnessed in most of these countries, Malaysia, even more so has the potential to sustain these tracks of virgin rainforests. And you can help raise awareness to save our lands through understanding its importance, its beauty and its spirit.

For those keen on birdwatching, here's an exhaustive list of birds, so far 302 species recorded at Ulu Muda:

BIRDS OF GREATER ULU MUDA (Up To December, 2012)

Common Name / Scientific Name

PARTRIDGES, BUTTONQUAILS

1 CHESTNUT-NECKLACED PARTRIDGE Arborophila charltonii

2 FERRUGINOUS PARTIDGE Caloperdix oculeus

3 CRESTED PARTRIDGE Rollulos rouroul

4 BARRED BUTTONQUIL Turnix suscitator

PHEASANTS, JUNGLEFOWL

5 RED JUNGLEFOWL Gallus gallus

6 CRESTLESS FIREBACK Lophura erythropthalma

7 CRESTED FIREBACK Lophura ignita

8 MALAYSIAN PEACOCK-PHEASENT Polyplectron malacense

9 GREAT ARGUS PHEASANT Argusianus argus

DARTERS

10 ORIENTAL DARTER Anhinger melanogaster

BITTERNS, HERONS, POND-HERON

11 YELLOW BITTERN Ixobrychus sinensis

12 CINNAMON BITTERN Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

13 LITTLE HERON Butorides striatus

14 CHINESE POND-HERON Ardeola bacchus

HERONS, EGRETS

15 CATTLE EGRET Bubulcus ibis

16 GREY HERON Ardea sumatrana

17 INTERMEDIATE EGRET Egretta intermedia

18 LITTLE EGRET Egretta garzetta

FALCONET, FALCON, HAWK

19 BLACK-THIGHED FALCONET Microhierax fringillarius

20 PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus

21 BAT HAWK Machaerhampus alcinus

OSPRAY, KITES, HONEY-BUZZARD

22 OSPREY Pandion haliaetus

23 BLACK-WINGED KITE Elanus caeruleus

24 ORIENTAL HONEY-BUZZARD Pernis ptilorhyncus

SEA-EAGLES, FISH-EAGLES

25 WHITE-BELLIED SEA-EAGLE Haliaeetus leucogaster

26 LESSER FISH-EAGLE Icthyophaga humilis

27 GREY-HEADED FISH-EAGLE Icthyophaga ichthyaetus

SNAKE-EAGLES, HAWK-EAGLES

28 CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE Spilornis cheela

29 CHANGEABLE HAWK-EAGLE Niseatus cirrhatus

30 BLYTH’S HAWK-EAGLE Niseatus alboniger

31 WALLACE’S HAWK-EAGLE Niseatus nanus

GOSHAWK, SPARROWHAWKS

32 CRESTED GOSHAWK Accipiter trivirgatus

33 JAPANESE SPARROWHAWK Accipiter gularis

EAGLE

34 RUFOUS-BELLIED EAGLE Hieraaetus kienerii

WATERHEN, FINFOOT

35 WHITE-BREASTED WATERHEN Amaurornis phoenicurus

36 MASKED FINFOOT Heliopais personata

LAPWING

37 RED-WATTLED LAPWING Vanellus indicus

SANDPIPER

38 COMMON SANDPIPER Actitis hypoleucas

DOVES, PIGEONS

39 SPOTTED DOVE Streptopelia chinensis

40 LITTLE CUCKOO-DOVE Macropygia ruficeps

41 EMERALD DOVE Chalcophaps indica

42 ZEBRA DOVE Geopelia striata

43 LITTLE GREEN-PIGEON Treron olax

44 PINK-NECKED GREEN-PIGEON Treron vernans

45 ORANGE-BREASTED GREEN-PIGEON Treron bicinctus

46 THICK-BILLED PIGEON Treron curvirostra

47 LARGE GREEN PIGEON Treron capellei

48 JAMBU FRUIT-DOVE Ptilinopus jambu

PARROTS

49 BLUE-CROWNED HANGING PARROT Loriculus galgulus

50 REDDISH-CHEEKED (LONG-TAILED) PARAKEET Psittacula longicauda

51 BLUE-RUMPED PARROT Psittinus cyanurus

COCKOOS

52 CHESTNUT-WINGED COCKOO Clamator coromandus

53 MOUSTACHED HAWK-COCKOO Cuculus vagans

54 ASIAN KOWL Eudynamys scolopacea

55 BANDED BAY CUCKOO Cacomantis sonneratii

56 PLAINTIVE CUCKOO Cuculus merulinus

57 ASIAN EMERALD CUCKOO Chrysococcyx maculatus

58 VIOLET CUCKOO Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus

59 DRONGO CUCKOO Surniculus lugubris

MALKOHAS, COUCALS

60 BLACK-BELLIED MALKOHA Phaenicophaeus diardii

61 CHESTNUT-BELLIED MALKOHA Phaenicophaeus sumatranus

62 GREEN-BILLED MALKOHA Phaenicophaeus tristis

63 RAFFLES’S MALKOHA Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus

64 RED-BILLED MALKOHA Phaenicophaeus javanicus

65 CHESTNUT-BREASTED MALKOHA Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

66 SHORT-TOED COUCAL Centropus rectunguis

67 GREATER COUCAL Centropus sinensis

68 LESSER COUCAL Centropus bengalensis

OWLS

69 WHITE-FRONTED SCOPS-OWL Otus sagittatus

70 REDDISH SCOPS-OWL Otus rufescens

71 COLLARED SCOPS-OWL Otus bakkamoena

72 BROWN BOOBOOK Ninox scutulata

73 BARRED EAGLE-OWL Bubo sumatranus

74 DUSKY EAGLE-OWL Bubo coromandus

75 BUFFY FISH-OWL Ketupa ketupu

76 BROWN WOOD-OWL Strix leptogrammica

FROGMOUTHS, NIGHTJARS

77 GOULDS FROGMOUTH Batrachostomus stellatus

78 JAVAN FROGMOUTH Batrachostomus javensis

79 MALAYSIAN EARED NIGHTJAR Eurostopodus temminckii

80 LARGE-TAILED NIGHTJAR Caprimulgus macrurus

TREESWIFT, SWIFTLETS, NEEDLETAILS, SWIFT

81 GREY-RUMPED TREESWIFT Hemiprocne longipennis

82 WHISKERED TREESWIFT Hemiprocne comata

83 GLOSSY SWIFTLET Collocalia esculenta

84 BLACK-NEST SWIFTLET Aerodramus maxima

85 EDIBLE-NEST SWIFTLET Aerodramus fusiphaga

86 SILVER-RUMPED SPINETAIL Rhaphidura leucopygialis

87 SILVER-BACKED NEEDLETAIL Hirundapus cochinchinensis

88 BROWN-BACKED NEEDLETAIL Hirundapus giganteus

89 ASIAN PALM SWIFT Cypsiurus balasiensis

90 FORK-TAILED SWIFT Apus pacificus

91 HOUSE SWIFT Apus affinis

TROGONS

92 RED-NAPED TROGON Harpactes kasumba

93 DIARD’S TROGON Harpactes diardii

94 CINNAMON-RUMPED TROGON Harpactes orrhophaeus

95 SCARLET-RUMPED TROGON Harpactes duvaucelii

96 ORANGE-BREASTED TROGON Harpactes oreskios

KINGFISHERS

97 RUFOUS-COLLARED KINGFISHER Actenoides concretus

98 BANDED KINGFISHER Lacedo pulchella

99 COMMON STORK-BILLED KINGFISHER Halcyon capensis

100 RUDDY KINGFISHER Halcyon coromanda

101 WHITE-THROATED KINGFISHER Halcyon smyrnensis

102 BLACK-CAPPED KINGFISHER Halcyon pileata

103 ORIENTAL DWARF KINGFISHER Ceyx erithacus

104 BLUE-BANDED KINGFISHER Alcedo euryzona

105 BLUE-EARED KINGFISHER Alcedo meninting

106 COMMON KINGFISHER Alcedo atthis

BEE-EATERS / ROLLERS

107 DOLLARBIRD Eurystomus orientalis

108 RED-BEARDED BEE-EATER Nyctyornis amictus

109 BLUE-TAILED BEEEATER Merops philippinus

110 BLUE-THROATED BEE-EATER Merops viridis

111 CHESTNUT-HEADED BEE-EATER Merops leschenaulti

HORNBILLS

112 BUSHY-CRESTED HORNBILL Anorrhinus galeritus

113 ORIENTAL PIED HORNBILL Anthracoceros albirostris

114 BLACK HORNBILL Anthracoceros malayanus

115 GREAT HORNBILL Buceros bicornis

116 RHINOCEROS HORNBILL Buceros rhinoceros

117 HELMETED HORNBILL Rhinoplax vigil

118 WHITE-CROWNED HORNBILL Berenicornis comatus

119 WRINKLED HORNBILL Aceros corrugatus

120 PLAIN-POUCHED HORNBILL Rhyticeros subruficollis

121 WREATHED HORNBILL Rhyticeros undulatus

BARBETS

122 LINEATED BARBET Megalaima lineata

123 GOLD-WHISKERED BARBET Megalaima chrysopogan

124 RED-CROWNED BARBET Megalaima raffelsii

125 RED-THROATED BARBET Megalaima mystacophanos

126 BLACK-BROWED BARBET Megalaima oorti

127 YELLOW-CROWNED BARBET Megalaima henricci

128 BLUE-EARED BARBET Megalaima australis

129 BROWN BARBET Calorhamphus fulginosus

HONEYGUIDES, PICULETS, WOODPECKERS

130 MALAYSIAN HONEYGUIDE Indicator archipelagicus

131 RUFOUS PICULET Sasia abnormis

132 GREY-CAPPED WOODPECKER Picoides canicapellis

133 BANDED YELLOWNAPE Picus miniaceus

134 CRIMSON-WINGED YELLOWNAPE Picus puniceus

135 CHECKER-THROATED YELLOWNAPE Picus mentalis

136 LACED WOODPECKER Picus vittatus

137 RUFOUS WOODPECKER Celeus brachyurus

138 WHITE-BELLIED WOODPECKER Dryocopus javensis

139 COMMON FLAMEBACK WOODPECKER Dinopium javanense

140 GREATER FLAMEBACK WOODPECKER Chrysocolaptes lucidus

141 BAMBOO WOODPECKER Gecinulus viridis

142 MAROON WOODPECKER Blythipicus ribiginosus

143 ORANGE-BACKED WOODPECKER Reinwardtipicus validus

144 BUFF-RUMPED WOODPECKER Meiglyptes tristis

145 BUFF-NECKED WOODPECKER Meiglyptes tukki

146 GREY AND BUFF WOODPECKER Hemicircus concretus

147 GREAT SLATY WOODPECKER Mulleripicus pulverulentus

BROADBILLS

148 LITTLE GREEN BROADBILL Calyptomena viridis

149 BLACK AND RED BROADBILL Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchus

150 BANDED BROADBILL Eurylaimus javanicus

151 BLACK AND YELLOW BROADBILL Eurylaimus ochromalus

152 DUSKY BROADBILL Corydon sumatranus

PITTAS

153 GIANT PITTA Pitta caerulea

154 BANDED PITTA Pitta guajana

155 HOODED PITTA Pitta sordida

156 BLUE-WINGED PITTA Pitta moluccensis

WOODSHRIKE, COCKOOSHRIKE, MINIVET, FLYCATCHER-SHRIKE

157 LARGE WOODSHRIKE Tephrodornis virgatus

158 BAR-BELLIED CUCKOOSHRIKE Coracina striata

159 LESSER CUCKOOSHRIKE Coracina fimbriata

160 ASHE MINIVET Pericrocotus divaricatus

161 SWINHOLE’S MINIVET Pericrotus cantonensis

162 FIERY MINIVET Pericrocotus igneus

163 GREY-CHINNED MINIVET Pericrocotus solaris

164 SCARLET MINIVET Pericrocotus flammeus

165 BAR- WINGED FLYCATCHER-SHRIKE Hemipus picatus

166 BLACK-WINGED FLYCATCHER-SHRIKE Hemipus hirundinaceus

SHRIKE, STARLINGS

167 TIGER SHRIKE Lanius tigrinus

168 BROWN SHRIKE Lanius cristatus

169 ASIAN GLOSSY STARLING Aplonis panayensis

ORIOLES

170 DARK-THROATED ORIOLE Oriolus xanthonotus

171 BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE Oriolus chinensis

DRONGO

172 ASHY DRONGO Dicrurus leucophaeus

173 CROW-BILLED DRONGO Dicrurus annectans

174 BRONZED DRONGO Dicrurus aeneus

175 GREATER RACKET-TAILED DRONGO Dicrurus paradiseus

PHILENTOMA, FANTAILS

176 RUFOUS-WINGED PHILENTOMA Philentoma pyrhopterum

177 MAROON-BREASTED PHILENTOMA Philentoma velata

178 SPOTTED FANTAIL Rhipidura perlata

179 PIED FANTAIL Rhipidura javanica

MONARCHS, PARADISE-FLYCATCHER

180 BLACK-NAPED MONARCH Hypothymis azurea

181 ASIAN PARADISE-FLYCATCHER Tersiphone paradisi

IORAS

182 COMMON IORA Aegithina tiphia

183 GREEN IORA Aegithina viridissima

184 GREAT IORA Aegithina lafresnayei

JAYS, MAGPIES, TREEPIE, CROWS

185 CRESTED JAY Platylophus galericulatus

186 RAQUET-TAILED TREEPIE Crypsirina temia

187 BLACK MAGPIE Platylophus leucopterus

188 SLENDER-BILLED CROW Corvus enca

189 LARGE-BILLED CROW Corvus macrorhynchos

SWALLOWS

190 BARN SWALLOW Hirundo rustica

191 PACIFIC SWALLOW Hirundo tahitica

192 RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Cecropis daurica

193 STRIATED SWALLOW Cecropis striolata

BULBULS

194 STRAW-HEADED BULBUL Pycnonotus zeylanicus

195 BLACK-HEADED BULBUL Pycnonotus atriceps

196 BLACK-CRESTED BULBUL Pycnonotus melanicterus

197 SCALY-BREASTED BULBUL Pycnonotus squamatus

198 PUFF-BACKED BULBUL Pycnonotus eutilotus

199 YELLOW-VENTED BULBUL Pycnonotus goiavier

200 STRIPE-THROATED BULBUL Pycnonotus finlaysoni

201 OLIVE-WINGED BULBUL Pycnonotus plumosus

202 STREAK-EARED BULBUL Pycnonotus blanfordii

203 CREAM-VENTED BULBUL Pycnonotus simplex

204 RED-EYED BULBUL Pycnonotus brunneus

205 SPECTACLED BULBUL Pycnonotus erythrophthalmos

206 SULFER-THROATED BULBUL Alophoixus finschii

207 OCHRACEOUS BULBUL Alophoixus ochraceus

208 GREY-CHEEKED BULBUL Alophoixus bres

209 YELLOW-BELLIED BULBUL Alpohoixus phaeocephalus

210 HAIRY-BACKED BULBUL Tricholestes criniger

211 BUFF-VENTED BULBUL Iole olivacea

212 STREAKED BULBUL Ixos malaccensis

213 ASHY BULBUL Hemixos flavala

WARBLERS, FLYEATER

214 ARCTIC WARBLER Phylloscopus borealis

215 EASTERN CROWNED WARBLER Phylloscopus coronatus

216 FLYEATER Gerygone sulphurea

217 ORIENTAL REED WARBLER Acrocephalus orientalis

BABBLERS

218 RUFOUS-FRONTED BABBLER Stachyris rufifrons

219 CHESTNUT-WINGED BABBLER Stachyris erythroptera

220 GREY-HEADED BABBLER Stachyris poliocephala

221 WHITE-NECKED BABBLER Stachyris leucotis

222 BLACK-THROATED BABBLER Stachyris nigricollis

223 CHESTNUT-RUMPED BABBLER Stachyris maculata

224 LARGE WREN-BABBLER Napothera macrodactyla

225 PUFF-THROATED BABBLER Pellorneum ruficeps

226 BLACK-CAPPED BABBLER Pellorneum capistratum

227 MOUSTACHED BABBLER Malacopteron magnirostre

228 SOOTY-CAPPED BABBLER Malacopteron affine

229 SCALY-CROWNED BABBLER Malacopteron cinereum

230 RUFOUS-CROWNED BABBLER Malacopteron magnum

231 WHITE-CHESTED BABBLER Trichostoma rostratum

232 FERRUGINOUS BABBLER Trichostoma bicolor

233 ABBOTT’S BABBLER Malacocincla abbotti

234 HORSFIELD’S BABBLER Malacocincla sepiaria

235 SHORT-TAILED BABBLER Malacocincla malaccensis

236 STRIPED TIT-BABBLER Macronous gularis

237 FLUFFY-BACKED TIT-BABBLER Macronous ptilosus

238 WHITE-BELLIED YUHINA/ERPORNIS Erpornis zantholeuca

239 BROWN FULVETTA Alcippe brunneicauda

WHITE-EYES, PRINIAS, TAILORBIRDS

240 ORIENTAL WHITE-EYES Zosterops palpebrosa

241 EVERETT’S WHITE-EYE Zosterops everetti

242 RUFESCENT PRINIA Prinia rufescens

243 YELLOW-BELLIED PRINIA Prinia flaviventris

244 COMMON TAILORBIRD Orthotomus sutorius

245 DARK-NECKED TAILORBIRD Orthotomus atrogularis

246 RUFOUS-TAILED TAILORBIRD Orthotomus sericeus

MYNAS

247 COMMON MYNA Acridotheres tristis

248 JUNGLE MYNA Acridotheres fuscus

249 HILL MYNA Gracula religiosa

THRUSHES

250 SIBERIAN THRUSH Zoothera sibirica

TITS, NUTHATCH

251 SULTAN TIT Melanochlora sultanea

252 VELVET-FRONT NUTHATCH Sitta frontalis

ROBINS, SHAMAS, FORKTAILS

253 ORIENTAL MAGPIE ROBIN Copsychus saularis

254 WHITE-RUMPED SHAMA Copsychus malabaricus

255 CHESTNUT-NAPED FORKTAIL Enicurus ruficapillus

FLYCATCHERS

256 YELLOW-RUMPED FLYCATCHER Ficedula zanthopygia

257 NARCISSUS FLYCATCHER Ficidula narcissina elisae

258 MUGIMAKI FLYCATCHER Ficedula mugimaki

259 VERDITER FLYCATCHER Eumyias thalassina

260 DARK-SIDED FLYCATCHER Musicapa dauurica

261 FURRUGINOUS FLYCATCHER Musicapa ferruginea

262 ASIAN BROWN FLYCATCHER Musicapa daurica

263 BROWN-STREAKED FLYCATCHER Musicapa williamsoni

264 PALE BLUE FLYCATCHER Cyornis unicolor

265 TICKELL’S BLUE FLYCATCHER Cyornis tickelliae

266 GREY-HEADED FLYCATCHER Culicicapa ceylonensis

267 ASIAN PARADISE-FLYCATCHER Terpsiphone paradisi

FAIRY-BLUEBIRD, LEAFBIRD

268 ASIAN FAIRY BLUEBIRD Irena puella

269 GREATER GREEN LEAFBIRD Chloropsis sonnerati

270 LESSER GREEN LEAFBIRD Chloropsis cyanopogon

271 BLUE-WINGED LEAFBIRD Chloropsis cochinchinensis

FLOWERPECKERS

272 YELLOW-BREASTED FLOWERPECKER Prionochilus maculatus

273 CRIMSON BREASTED FLOWERPECKER Prionochilus percussus

274 SCARLET-BREASTED FLOWERPECKER Prionochilus thoracicus

275 THICK-BILLED FLOWERPECKER Dicaeum agile

276 YELLOW-VENTED FLOWERPECKER Dicaeum chrysorrheum

277 ORANGE-BELLIED FLOWERPECKER Dicaeum trigonostigma

278 PLAIN FLOWERPECKER Dicaeum concolor

279 SCARLET-BACKED FLOWERPECKER Dicaeum cruentatum

SUNBIRDS, SPIDERHUNTERS

280 RUBY-CHEEKED SUNBIRD Chalcoparia singalensis

281 PURPLE-NAPED SUNBIRD Hypogramma hypogrammicum

282 PLAIN SUNBIRD Anthreptes simplex

283 BROWN-THROATED SUNBIRD Anthreptes malaccensis

284 RED-THROATED SUNBIRD Anthreptes rhodolaemus

285 PURPLE THROATED SUNBIRD Nectarinia sperata

286 OLIVE-BACKED SUNBIRD Cinnyris jugularis

287 SCARLET SUNBIRD Aethopyga temminckii

288 LITTLE SPIDERHUNTER Arachnothera longirostra

289 LONG-BILLED SPIDERHUNTER Arachnothera robusta

290 SPECTACLED SPIDERHUNTER Arachnothera flavigaster

291 YELLOW-EARED SPIDERHUNTER Arachnothera chrysogenys

292 GREY-BREASTED SPIDERHUNTER Arachnothera affinis

SPARROWS, MUNIAS

293 PIN-TAILED PARROTFINCH Erythura prasina

294 WHITE-RUMPED MUNIA Lonchura striata

295 SCALY-BREASTED MUNIA Lonchura punctulata

WAGTAILS, PIPITS

296 FOREST WAGTAIL Dendronanthus indicus

297 YELLOW WAGTAIL Motacilla flava

298 GREY WAGTAIL Motacilla cinerea

299 PADDYFIELD PIPIT Anthus novaeseelandiae

TREE-SPARROW, WEAVERS

300 EURASIAN TREE-SPARROW Passer montanus

301 BAYA WEAVER Ploceus philippinus

"Ulu Muda is only one of two sites in Malaysia where all 10 Malaysian hornbill species call home. Other notable rare and globally threatened birds found at Ulu Muda are the masked finfoot (Heliopais personata), dusky eagle owl (Bubo coromandus), Malaysian peacock pheasent (Polyplectron malacense), blue-banded kingfisher (Alcedo euryzona) and straw-headed bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus). In addition, Ulu Muda is the only confirmed breeding site in Peninsular Malaysia of the hooded pitta (Pitta sordida muelleri)." ~ information and photo credits to Hymeir Kem

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Catch That Bus - Online booking for buses, trains and ferries in Malaysia

Malaysia Airlines - Malaysia's National and Premier airlines

Qatar Airways

Emirates Airways

Airpaz - Flight Booking for Cheap Airline Tickets Made Easy

Jetradar - searches travel and airline sites to help you find cheap flights at best prices

RC9 - Compare prices from small, medium sized and large car rental companies

Getting You Settled

Amazin'graze - Healthy Snacks & Breakfast ideas

A one - Search for lessons, tutors, instructors and classes in your area

Cameralah! - Online camera shop

Babydash - purchase and delivers items to your doorstep

Cat & The Fiddle - Cheescake delivery

Digi - Your Postpaid Telco plan

Dim Sum - A variety of Asian movies online

Flower Advisor - Malaysia's online florist

HLA - Hong Leong AssuranceHonestBee - Online Concierge and Delivery in Malaysia

Kinokuniya - Premier bookstore in Malaysia is now online

The Lorry - lorry and movers rental services in Malaysia

Moma Wosh - Laundry and Delivery Service

Photobook

Printcious - Print on tshirts, mugs etc

Recommend.my - aircon service and cleaning express service

Servis Hero - Need an electrician, a pumber , movers, cleaners?

The Star epaper - Get your daily local and international news right here!

TIME Internet - 100% Fibre Home Broadband up to 500MBPS High Speed Internet

Lazada - Online shopping made easier

Senheng - Electronics store

Gameon - For hardcore gamers

Medical Departures - doctors and surgeons in Malaysia

Dental Departures - dental experts in Malaysia

GetDoc - Check out our exclusive health screening packages