A private nature park developed by Syarikat Lanskap Kambatik based on the principles of ecological diversity, oil palm integrated agro-forestry practices and Kambatik landscape design philosophy and aesthetics
Thursday, May 1, 2014
In the early morning light
'Tekukur' or Spotted-necked Dove
In the early morning light when the rays are soft and gradually glowing, I would normally walk the park to observe the early birds. At the Cempedak Hill I noticed a dove and a pigeon taking turns to rest on their favourite perch. First was the Spotted-necked Dove which is more seen in the towns than in the forest environment. Later a pigeon dropped by and it was not an ordinary pigeon. On closer observation I noticed it was the male of the Pink-necked Green Pigeon which the Malays called 'Punai Gading'.
The picture at right shows the Punai Gading (Malay) - Treron vernans. It produces a very soft yet melodious whistle. Its legs and feet are coral pink with pinkish grey neck and head. Its flight feathers are black.