Our second trip with Charly was to the Rainforest Discovery Center near Sepilok, again using the local party-music bus. The RDC is a popular destination for twitchers who stand posed on the canopy walkway with über long lenses waiting to snap a flitting bird. We captured a few colourful specimens on camera and then set off on a stroll to find a giant tree. The Dipterocarp (species Shorea faguetiana) stands at 87.5m and is the second tallest tropical tree in the world. We spotted a Buff-Rumped Woodpecker rapping at a dead strangler fig, which had been chopped off near the base by the park rangers before it took too strong a hold on the arboreal giant.
Up high in the canopy 27 metres up
The canopy allows you to see straight into the tree tops through the deep foliage
Not just birds hide up in the tree tops
Green Iora searching for insects
Green crested lizard
Can you see him?
Second tallest tropical tree in the world
Buff-Rumped Woodpecker looking for a meal