28 November 2008

In search of the purple swamphen

On 15th of November, I 've decided to check out the Paya Indah Wetlands in Dengkil. There are numerous times that I saw the signboards, but didnt actually find the entrance. Well this day I must go and find it! (maybe find the swamphen there..)

The route to go there is simply easy.. go to Dengkil, from Shah Alam, I use the LDP and went straight to Putrajaya, bypass all the exits to Putrajaya and at almost the end there are a traffic light with the Dengkil Sign board. Turn right to dengkil. Within 2 km you'll reach Dengkil town. At the traffic light turn left.(The sign board isnt so clear, you'll tend to drive straight) Drive another 5km, youll pass by Pusat Serenti Dengkil on the left, a little further ahead you'll find a T juction to Paya Indah. The sign boards are quite clear. Admittance is free and you can drive around in your car just like safari.

On the way in spotted a bird on a branch.. just me, shoot first ask later..
Haha! A lifer

Tiong Batu @ Dollarbird
Tiong Batu
Eurystomus Orientalis

Went in, at the lake where they kept the ducks and goose, saw an egret..
Bangau Kerbau @ Cattle Egret

Bangau Kerbau
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis

suddenly i found out my lens is quite loose, the nikon to canon eos adapter got some loose screw. Have to do some emergency repairs. luckily I brought my multifuction tool with me. With the long pointed knife I can tighten the very small screws..lucky there.. a blue-tailed beeeater perched quite near while doing this.. Oh well!

About the Purple Swamphen, the first time I saw it is at Putrajaya Wetlands. then at a swampy riverside at Puchong(I wish they didnt develop houses so near river). I felt I must get a clear picture of this beautiful bird.

So did I get it at Paya Indah?

just a so and so pic...

Pangling @ Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen
Porphyrio porphyrio

but at the spot I did get a lifer..


Tiong Air
Common Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus

Tiong Air @ Common Moorhen

then I move to another spot near the chalets. Park and walk, got these...

Murai Gila @ Pied Fantail

Murai Gila
Pied Fantail
Rhipidura javanica

Perenjak Kelabu @ Ashy Tailorbird

Perenjak Kelabu
Ashy Tailorbird
Orthotomus sepium

and funny pose of this

Pucung Kuning @ Yellow Bittern

Pucung Kuning
Yellow Bittern
Ixobrychus sinensis

Quite a nice day of birding I might say.


  1. Congratulation on two LIFER - Dollarbird and Moorhen.
    I never seen that purple head and Moorhen, only Wak-wak here.

  2. Thanks tabib, I was thinking if I spend a night, and early morning just lazying behind the glass window of the chalets, the chalet can serve as a comfy hide.(with air cond..hehe!)


Sweets or Stones, it must worth something..jot it down!