Wednesday, 23 April 2014


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 ├╝ber 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