Birdwatching at Bukit China

Located in the heart of Malacca town is Bukit China the oldest Chinese burial ground outside of mainland China. During the 1980’s beautification of the hill was undertaken where many plants and trees were planted. Eventually various types of birds make their home on top of this ancient hill and other birds around the area feed on the various types of plants and wild fruits available there. The best time to observe the birds is during the middle of the year when many of the wild fruits are in abundance. Among the various kinds of birds that can be spotted are:

 

White bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) - Lang Siput

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) – Pekaka Belukar

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) – Merpati

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata) – Merbuk Aman

Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron Vernans) – Punai Gading

Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) – Sewah Tahu

Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) – Merbah Kapur

Richard’s Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae) – Pipit Tanah

Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) – Murai Kampung

Long-tailed Tailor Bird (Orthotomus sutorius) – Perenjak Pisang

Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) – Kelicap Mayang Kelapa

Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) – Pipit Pinang

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) – Ciak Urasi

Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) – Tiong Gembala Kerbau

White-vented Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) – Tiong Tongkeng Putih

Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) – Dendang Selayang

House Crow (Corvus splendens) – Gagak Rumah






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